The first foundation of the Christian faith: “to be known by Jesus” (28/11)

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  • “laying by for themselves a good *foundation* for the future, that they may lay hold of [what is] really life.” (1Tim 6.19);

In Revelation, we appreciate contemplating the New Jerusalem and its twelve foundations (Rev 21.14). It comes the question: what are the twelve foundations that buttress the followers of Christ?

  • “Yet the firm *foundation* of God stands, having this seal, *[The] Lord knows those that are his*; and, Let every one who names the name of [the] Lord withdraw from iniquity.” (2Tim 2.19).

The first foundation is “to be known by Jesus”. Recall that the workers of Matthew 7.21-23 and the five fool virgins of Matthew 25.12 were rejected because they weren’t known by Jesus; and the seven sons of Sceva were beaten up by demons because they weren’t known in the celestial regions.

  • “And you shall keep and do them, for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. For who is a great nation whose God is coming near to them, as Jehovah our God is, in all our calling on Him?*” (Deuteronomy 4.6,7).

Do you feel the presence of Jesus and hear His voice always that you pray? If until Ha-Satan had audience with the Creator (Job 1.6-12; 2.1-7), why shouldn't you have access?

Are you remembering of Jesus in a right way?

  • “And from forever they have not heard, nor did they listen. Eye has not seen a God except You, *who works for him who waits for Him. You meet him who rejoices and works righteousness, those who remember You in Your ways.* Behold, You were angry, for we sinned. In them is eternity, and we will be saved.” (Isaiah 64.4,5).

Recall that if you try to find your life here, you will lost your salvation (Matthew 10.39). After all, our right and reward “is in Jesus” (Isaiah 49.4 - or better, “is Jesus Himself” – Genesis 15.1):

  • “For you died, and your life has been hidden with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3.3).

We need urgently to discover from Jesus who we really are before Him (not what people think about us or who we think or desire to be):

  • “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then *I shall fully know even as I also am fully known*.” (1Corinthians 13.12).

Do you desire to be like Martha or Mary?

  • “Then when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she met Him. But Mary was sitting in the house.” (Joh 11:20).
  • “And saying these things, she went away and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Teacher has come and calls you. As soon as she heard, she arose quickly and came to him.” (John 11.28-29)

Martha sought Jesus; Mary was sought by Jesus.

If you, as me, desire to be sought by Jesus, worship Jesus, not to acquire physical blessings, but lest you were more dependent of them and get free access to the celestial regions where Jesus put you and your true heritage (Ephesians 1.3; 2.6; 2Peter 1.3).

Do this and have a supernatural day in Christ Jesus.