How Does Jesus Reveal Himself to Us Today? (2022)

Jesus came and walked the earth for a mere 33 years and then returned to His heavenly position. His disciples first knew Him as a man on earth, but we know Him as the revealed Son of God, once again seated in the heavenly places.

To reveal means to uncover something unknown and to see with clarity something that was previously a mystery. But how do we see and how does that relate to a revelation of Jesus?

Seeing Jesus

The word “see” can be understood in many ways. We can look with our eyes by observing. Perceive with the senses and our inner vision of “knowing” or by understanding from discovery or experience. But we can also see through visions and dreams and through the use of metaphor.

As an artist, it has been my experience that whenever I have taught drawing, I have to first teach people how to see. Once students understand this, it is like watching a light of revelation go on, suddenly everything becomes clear and the discovery excites them. It is the same with discovering Jesus. We first have to learn how to see!

How Do We See Jesus Now?

It’s an interesting question. When I shared this question with a friend, he immediately responded with, “How can you not see Jesus?” After pausing for thought, he then went on to say that it can be a bit like “Where’s Waldo?” If you don’t know what Waldo looks like, then he can be hard to find.

What Does Jesus Look Like?

When I first met Jesus, it was through an invitation to give my life to God during a sermon preached by my father. I was very young when I heard this sermon. My dad spoke about how Jesus had died to remove our sins and bring us to God, and the invitation was made to give our lives to Him. My spirit rose to the invitation and I remember submitting my life into God’s hands.

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But at that point, I did not know Jesus.Revelation for me came as I was taught the scriptures and it was through this that I saw Jesus. It was in the process of studying what He did, how He functioned here on earth, and in His heavenly role that I came to know Him.I have come to realize that Jesus has to be found and for this, there has to be revelation, but how does that occur?

John the Baptist

John the Baptist recognized who Jesus was when He asked John to baptize Him, and this was confirmed when the Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, descended from heaven and rested upon Jesus. But it was not always the case that Jesus was so easily recognized. The disciples didn’t always recognize him. In the account of Jesus walking on the water, they thought they were seeing a ghost!

…But when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, because they all saw him and were terrified(Mark 6:49).

Later, after the resurrection, Jesus appeared again and caused the disciples to question Him.

While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them,“Peace be with you.” They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost.He said to them,“Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see;a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have” (Luke 24:37).

The Holy Spirit Reveals

In Luke 25, we see the devout and righteous man Simeon who was told by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he saw the promised Messiah. He was led by the Holy Spirit the whole time in this account, both to go into the temple and in recognizing that the baby he saw was indeed Jesus.

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And so, it is with us today, the Holy Spirit witnesses and reveals Jesus to us. John’s gospel chapters 15-17 are key to our understanding of this. When He warns them of His imminent departure, Jesus is about to return to heaven but says, “When the Advocate(The Holy Spirit) comes, whom I will send to you from the Father — the Spirit of truthwho goes out from the Father — he will testify about me.InJohn 15:26,we see clearly that it is the Holy Spirit that reveals Jesus to us.

How Can We Receive a Revelation?

…If from there you seektheLordyour God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heartand with all your soul (Deuteronomy 4:29).

Referring to God rather than Jesus and speaking to the Jewish nation, in particular, this verse says that if they search for God with their whole hearts, they will find Him. I believe this truth stands for us today; if we desire to “see” Jesus with our whole hearts, He will indeed be revealed to us, for it is God’s heart that we encounter Jesus. For it is in and through Jesus that we come close to God.

Wanting to See Jesus

In the delicate intricate weaving of the small and beautiful touches that are of your hand, I see beauty; I see your love. You weave your touch through my day.Your intricate beauties are not lost by me (Petrina Kent, 7/9/13).

This is an excerpt from a poem I wrote about Jesus and it touches upon how we can see Him metaphorically. A friend responded to it by asking how it was that I saw Jesus in small things when she didn’t. I was saddened by this, but the truth is that we must want to have Jesus revealed, we must yearn for him just as those two disciples did on the road to Emmaus.

The Road to Emmaus

This painting is an invitation to journey. I was asked to produce a book cover on the theme “The Road to Emmaus.” I deliberately painted a path of confusion and despair but with light and hope ahead for us to aim for. And just as the blood of Jesus is woven throughout this painting by the use of the color red, He comes as we journey, and He walks with us.

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We do not always recognize this or Him, and we might, at times, stumble and fall. But He places His hand upon us and gently guides, revealing Himself bit by bit until we walk into the fullness of revelation and the joy of His glorious presence.

I deliberately did not paint figures in this painting, or a village to aim for because each viewer places himself within the painting at the point he feels he might be on his journey of discovery. And the as-yet-unseen Christ draws alongside, it is Christ Himself who reveals Himself to them, and might I boldly suggest that He did this because of their hunger to see Him as He spoke to them.

And so, it is with us, our destination is also no earthly village; it is to be hidden in Christ in the heavenly places, in the full light of His revealed glory.

A Prayer

I come to you Jesus, The one who loves my soul, I look to you and pause to wonder.What path have you trod? What made it even possible that you should consider me, the guilty one, full of pain and shame, full of sin, Lost in a wilderness of despair?It had to be love.You loved me enough to leave your majestic throne, Walk the dusty path Mocked Undone Giving all for me, Making it possible for me to be Forgiven, Cleansed Set free.

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Yes, You did this for me and You call me now to gaze upon You! So, I look to you the beautiful one and I see Majesty, Humility, Love, and Purity. There is so much to consider, So much as yet unseen in My Redeemer, My Lover, My King, And I would know You more. Yes, I would know You more(Petrina Kent,2019).

Ask, Seek, Knock

I leave you with this challenge Jesus Himself set:

“Ask and it will be given to you;seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds;and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened”(Matthew 7:7,8).

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How Does Jesus Reveal Himself to Us Today? (2)Petrina Kentis a Christian and a professional artist. Her delight is to honour God through her art. It is her desire to share His love, and to encourage and to inspire others in their faith through the truth of the scriptures. She sees. She loves. She paints.

FAQs

How does God fully reveal himself to us? ›

➢ Because Human reason is limited, God also reveals himself through divine revelation. ➢ Divine revelation begins with Abraham and ends with Jesus. ➢ Jesus, God made man, is the ultimate expression of Divine Revelation.

What would Jesus say to us today? ›

The Bible makes it plain what Jesus would say to the world today: Repent, for the kingdom of God is near. James C. Bell Jr. is a deacon in the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro, an evangelist, a chaplain at the Atlanta Airport and an author of the Book “Arrive Alive.” He is a poet and songwriter.

How many people did Jesus reveal himself to? ›

This lists, in chronological order, the first appearance to Peter, then to "the Twelve," then to five hundred at one time, then to James (presumably James the brother of Jesus), then to "all the Apostles," and last to Paul himself.

How does Jesus identify with us? ›

Jesus identified with us spiritually and physically in his death on the Cross and so spiritual and physically, he bore our sin and our shame. However, there is more. The same power that raised Christ from the dead is available for us to live a victorious Christian life (Romans 8:11).

How does God reveal himself through sacred scripture? ›

The Sacred Scripture is the Living Word of God. By “Living,” we mean that God, here and now, is communicating to us personally in a unique and special way, whatever our time and situation is. The Sacred Scripture becomes God's Living Word through divine inspiration.

Who does God reveal his secrets to? ›

Study the following scriptures: Amos 3:6–7. Amos teaches that the Lord reveals his secrets to the prophets.

What is a good Bible verse for today? ›

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

What Jesus said about the world? ›

He said: “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

What's my daily prayer for today? ›

Help me to keep my heart pure and undivided. Protect me from my own careless thoughts, words, and actions. And keep me from being distracted by my wants, my desires, my thoughts on how things should be. Help me to embrace what comes my way as an opportunity, rather than a personal inconvenience.

Who saw Jesus first? ›

9 Now when he was risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons.

Who Wrote the Bible? ›

Even after nearly 2,000 years of its existence, and centuries of investigation by biblical scholars, we still don't know with certainty who wrote its various texts, when they were written or under what circumstances.

Where did Jesus go after he died? ›

At death his Spirit went to the Father in heaven, and then returned to be clothed in the resurrection body, in which he appeared to the disciples over a period of 40 days before the ascension. The statement in John 20:17 tells us that the ascension of the resurrected Christ had not yet happened.

Why Jesus is important in our life? ›

Jesus Christ was chosen to be our Savior. His Atonement makes it possible for us to be resurrected and to repent and be forgiven so we can return to our Heavenly Father's presence. In addition to saving us from our sins, Jesus Christ, our Savior, also offers us peace and strength in times of trial.

What other ways and times can God speak to us? ›

God speaks through different channels, according to individual needs. Often, He speaks through a still, small voice. Sometimes His voice is felt; other times it is audible. He speaks through scriptures, impressions, dreams and angels.

Who is Jesus and why is he important? ›

Jesus, also called Jesus Christ, Jesus of Galilee, or Jesus of Nazareth, (born c. 6–4 bce, Bethlehem—died c. 30 ce, Jerusalem), religious leader revered in Christianity, one of the world's major religions. He is regarded by most Christians as the Incarnation of God.

What are the three types of revelation? ›

Divine Revelation
  • 1.1 General/Natural and Special Revelation.
  • 1.2 Manifestational and Propositional Revelation.
  • 1.3 Models of Revelation.
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What is the purpose of God's revelation? ›

This revelation, which comes when a person has completed all the steps of repentance, gives assurance that the price has been paid, that God has heard the repentant sinner, and that his or her sins are forgiven. 4. Closely related to the feeling of comfort is the fourth purpose or function of revelation, to uplift.

What is God's revealed will? ›

God's revealed will is His word to us. Through Scripture, God has provided us with instruction on how to live a pleasing life unto Him. As we saw in Deuteronomy 29:29, His revealed will is His law.

Will the Lord do anything unless he reveals? ›

This verse teaches us about the essential role of prophets. 7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

What is God's secret plan? ›

God's secret plan is that the death and resurrection of Christ allow all people to enter equally into God's promises. This secret plan is not just for a special few. No, this secret plan is realised and manifest in the church.

What is hidden belongs to God? ›

The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.”

What is God's message to us today? ›

In the book of Matthew, Jesus makes this promise: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” (Matthew 7:7). God wants to bless us. He wants to lead us, guide us, and teach us. But He doesn't often answer questions that we never ask Him.

What was Jesus famous line? ›

I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me. But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

What is the most important quote in the Bible? ›

"God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won't perish but will have eternal life." "All have sinned and fall short of God's glory..."

What does the Bible say about tattoos? ›

Today they're common everywhere from Maori communities in New Zealand to office parks in Ohio. But in the ancient Middle East, the writers of the Hebrew Bible forbade tattooing. Per Leviticus 19:28, “You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves.”

How do you remain in Jesus? ›

J.C. Ryle explains, “To abide in Christ means to keep up a habit of constant close communion with Him–to be always leaning on Him, resting on Him, pouring out our hearts to Him, and using Him as our Fountain of life and strength, as our chief Companion and best Friend.

Why did Jesus call himself the Light of the World? ›

The Light of the World. Jesus Christ is the light of the world because he is the source of the light which “proceedeth forth from the presence of God to fill the immensity of space” (D&C 88:12). His light is “the true light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world” (D&C 93:2; see also D&C 84:46).

How do I start my day with Jesus? ›

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How do I pray to Jesus everyday? ›

That said, ponder these eleven personal requests I've started bringing daily to God.
  1. Examine me. ...
  2. Forgive my sins. ...
  3. Fill me with Your Spirit. ...
  4. Restore and strengthen me. ...
  5. Grant me wisdom. ...
  6. Protect my mind. ...
  7. Stifle Satan. ...
  8. Suppress unbelief and supply faith.
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What was Jesus's wife's name? ›

Mary Magdalene, sometimes called Mary of Magdala, or simply the Magdalene or the Madeleine, was a woman who, according to the four canonical gospels, traveled with Jesus as one of his followers and was a witness to his crucifixion and resurrection.
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Mary Magdalene.
Saint Mary Magdalene
BornPossibly Magdala, Roman Judea
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Who was the first person to go to heaven alive? ›

Sacred Scripture teaches that Enoch and Elijah were assumed into heaven while still alive and not experiencing physical death.

How old was Mary when Jesus died? ›

How old was Mary when Jesus died? According to Christianity.com, Mary was 46 to 49 years old when Jesus died. Britannica states that she “flourished” from 25 B.C. to A.D. 75. Assuming this is in reference to her lifespan, according to Britannica, Mary was approximately 54 to 59 years old when Jesus died.

Does God exist Yes or no? ›

The atheistic conclusion is that the arguments and evidence both indicate there is insufficient reason to believe that any gods exist, and that personal subjective religious experiences say something about the human experience rather than the nature of reality itself; therefore, one has no reason to believe that a god ...

Who destroyed the original Bible? ›

In 100 B. C., Antiochus IV (King of the Seleucid Empire who brutally persecuted the Jews) burned all the scriptures he could find and decreed death to all owners — yet, the scriptures survived.

Who put together the first Bible? ›

Traditionally these books were considered to have been dictated to Moses by God himself. Since the 17th century, scholars have viewed the original sources as being the product of multiple anonymous authors while also allowing the possibility that Moses first assembled the separate sources.

How many heavens are there? ›

In religious or mythological cosmology, the seven heavens refer to seven levels or divisions of the Heavens (Heaven). The concept, also found in the ancient Mesopotamian religions, can be found in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; a similar concept is also found in some other religions such as Hinduism.

What did Jesus do for three days in the grave? ›

Remember, he was not yet resurrected. He returned after his resurrection and showed himself and taught the people. Two, he preached to the spirits in prison. On the third day, an angel came and rolled away the stone that closed the tomb.

Is paradise the same as heaven? ›

It is used instead of Heaven to describe the ultimate pleasurable place after death, accessible by those who pray, donate to charity, and believe in: Allah, the angels, his revealed books, his prophets and messengers, the Day of Judgement and divine decree (Qadr), and follow God's will in their life.

What made Jesus special? ›

His character was pure, selfless, and sinless. Jesus also proved His divine character through His immeasurable love, an unconditional love unique in history. He willingly offered Himself as a sacrifice for all sin and evil, and He gave the free gift of everlasting life to every person who would accept it.

Why is Jesus so important in Christianity? ›

Jesus as a lord and saviour

Through his teachings, and by setting an example of selfless love, Christians believe that Jesus guides people to live less sinful lives. Through his sacrifice of dying on the cross, Christians believe that Jesus atoned for the sins of human beings.

What is life and teaching of Jesus? ›

Summary: The Christian Bible's New Testament includes the Gospels, four different chronicles of the life of Jesus. These books are foundational for Christian belief and practice, sharing the story of Jesus' birth, baptism and revolutionary teachings, as well as affirming him as the Messiah.

How will God reveal himself to us? ›

a. Although God reveals Himself to all people through their reason and built-in desires, He revealed Himself in a special and powerful way directly to the Hebrews (Jews). --God chose a small, weak, sinful people to teach them about Himself, and to prepare them for the coming of Christ.

What are the 5 ways God speaks to us? ›

Five Ways God Speaks to Us
  • FIVE WAYS GOD SPEAKS TO US.
  • Through His still, small voice inside our hearts.
  • Through the rhema word of God.
  • Through a sense of peace.
  • Through open and closed doors.
  • Through other people.
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How did God communicate himself to us most fully and finally? ›

How did God communicate himself to us most fully and finally? Through Jesus Christ who we are meant to follow and be like. Why do we revere and venerate Sacred Scripture? Because it is divine in it's nature.

What was Jesus most important message? ›

When asked which commandment was the most important, Jesus said, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.

What is Jesus real name? ›

Jesus' name in Hebrew was “Yeshua” which translates to English as Joshua.

How did Jesus impacted my life? ›

Jesus is important to us because through His Atonement, teachings, hope, peace, and example, He helps us change our lives, face our trials, and move forward with faith as we journey back to Him and His Father.

Who did God reveal himself to in the Bible? ›

Moses 1:1–11 God Revealed Himself to Moses.

How God revealed himself to the Israelites during the Exodus? ›

​Ways in which God revealed himself to the Israelites on Mount Sinai. Thunder and lightning. Fire/pillar of fire. Earthquake/the mountain trembled violently.

Who is the fullness of God's revelation? ›

The Roman Catholic Church believes Jesus Christ is the "fullness and mediator of all Revelations", and that no new divine revelation will come until the Second Coming.

How did God reveal himself to David? ›

David, the great king of Israel, wrote, "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands" (Psalms 19:1). God also has revealed himself to us through his word, the Bible.

How is it that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world? ›

Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, "But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?" Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.

Who Wrote the Bible? ›

Even after nearly 2,000 years of its existence, and centuries of investigation by biblical scholars, we still don't know with certainty who wrote its various texts, when they were written or under what circumstances.

What name does God use to identify himself? ›

Yahweh is the principal name in the Old Testament by which God reveals himself and is the most sacred, distinctive and incommunicable name of God.

What are two ways God is revealed? ›

There are two types of revelation:
  • General (or indirect) revelation – called 'general' or 'indirect' because it is available to everyone. ...
  • Special (or direct) revelation – called 'direct' because it is revelation directly to an individual or sometimes a group.

How did God communicate to man? ›

Throughout human history, God has initiated communication with humanity by speaking audibly to humans. He also speaks to us through the glory of His creation. Additionally, He speaks to us through His Holy Spirit and through dreams, visions and our thoughts.

Who has seen the face of God? ›

The first one occurs in 2 Enoch 22 which portrays Enoch's encounter with the Lord in the celestial realm. Enoch recounts: I saw the view of the face of the Lord, like iron made burning hot in a fire and brought out, and it emits sparks and is incandescent. Thus even I saw the face of the Lord.

What is the most important revelation of God? ›

Scripture. This is perhaps the most important type of revelation for Christians. Christians believe that the Bible is different from any other book because it is God's word or contains God's words.

Who is the bride according to the Bible? ›

For over 1500 years, the Church was identified as the bride betrothed to Christ. However, there are instances of the interpretation of the usage varying from church to church. Most believe that it always refers to the church.

How many stages are there in revelation? ›

The present article argues that there are four stages of revelation implicit within the Fourth Gospel.

What is divine revelation Why did God wants to reveal himself to us? ›

In its broad meaning, revelation is divine guidance or inspiration; it is the communication of truth and knowledge from God to His children on earth, suited to their language and understanding. It simply means to uncover something not yet known.

What is God's revealed will? ›

God's revealed will is His word to us. Through Scripture, God has provided us with instruction on how to live a pleasing life unto Him. As we saw in Deuteronomy 29:29, His revealed will is His law.

What does the word revelation mean? ›

Definition of revelation

1a : an act of revealing or communicating divine truth. b : something that is revealed by God to humans. 2a : an act of revealing to view or making known. b : something that is revealed especially : an enlightening or astonishing disclosure shocking revelations.

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