They Knew Him In The Flesh
In the populated world of Postmodernity, knowledge is highly sought,
intellectualism coveted, carnal prestige held as a mandatory standard, and a right to do as one pleases is upheld as logical methodology for viewing and discerning life, its circumstances and conditions. In essence, a lack of a true connection with Christ exists. Men and women matriculate, approach, and develop decision-making models as if on the same echelon as Jehovah. The Word of God has lost its acute meaning for many. This sad and deplorable mentality is a reality in and outside the church.
We sometimes wonder, postulate, and ponder, what is happening to the church? The reverence, zeal, respect, desire, and hunger, where is it? There is a perplexing difference between those who lived during the earthly walking days of Jesus, and Christians of the A.D. saga. Notice the words of John the apostle: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace” (John 1:14-16).
The striking difference, yet without excuse, rests in the reality that people of the earthly days of Jesus knew Him not only as the Son of God, but tin the flesh. Not that that they knew Him from a carnal or sinful perspective, they merely stood in His physical awesome presence. The seeming disadvantage is that Christ no longer occupies the physical earth. Therefore, it is the powerful Word of God that must be made manifest in the minds of humanity. The mission of Jesus is applicable today to every situation. It is the job of the preacher, teacher, and Christian to view the Word with such tenacity that the physical presence of Christ be encountered. Remember, you are the clay in The Potter’s Hands. God has paved a way to save you today!