Emanna for 11/18/2018
Not Knowing Outwardly, but Clear Inwardly (2)
John 21:12 Jesus said to them, Come and have breakfast. But none of the disciples dared to inquire of Him, Who are you? knowing that it was the Lord. 2 Cor. 5:16 ...even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him so no longer.
Words of Ministry
(Part 2 of 2) None of the disciples dared to ask who He was, knowing that it was the Lord. Do you not feel that this word is quite ambiguous? Outwardly they were still wondering who this man was. Yet inwardly, they knew that it was the Lord. They may have said, "I do not know Him when I see His face. I do not know Him when I hear His voice. In my mind, I want to ask Him who He is. But in my heart I do not need to ask Him because I already know that He is the Lord." Have you ever had this experience--on the one hand, you do not know anything, but on the other hand, you are very clear? This is the experience of many Christians. We are not clear about many things and are bewildered about many things. But at the same time, we are very clear. This is the meaning of revelation. Blessed are those who know the Lord according to revelation! Outward knowledge cannot replace inward revelation. We must have an inward knowledge of the Lord. Once we have inward knowledge, no one can shake us. May the Lord open our eyes to realize what we cannot realize otherwise. With our mind and our senses, we can only know Jesus in the flesh; this knowledge is not that useful to us and does not give us any strength. May the Lord truly reveal His Son in us so that we can be clear within, have inward knowledge and understanding, and have no doubt whatsoever within us.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, General Messages, pp. 5-6. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.