Wednesday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time
July 19, 2017
Jesus is the final revelation of God
All things have been handed over to me by my Father.
No one knows the Son except the Father,
and no one knows the Father except the Son
and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”
God revealed himself to many children of God from time of Creation till the Birth of Jesus. God appeared to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Solomon and finally to Jesus. Mount Horeb was the chosen place of God where Isaac was sacrificed, Jacob encountered God in his dream and Solomon built the temple of God and this is the Place the temple of God built and destroyed repeatedly by Worldly rulers when Children of Israel sinned against God.
God is holy and he wants his children to be holy like him. If the Children are sinful or unholy, God’s Spirit cannot live with them. This is the reason whenever the Spirit of God left the children of Israel , the enemies defeated them but when God’s spirit was with them , we can read in the Bible , God’s angel went before Israel and defeated the enemies without any human power. When Moses encountered God in Mount Horeb, he was unholy and God tells him to remove the sandals. Sandals were the first object in our bodies which bears the dirt. This encounter of God changes the unholy, murderous, run away, timid and stammering Moses in to a confident and holy Moses. God does mighty miracles through Moses and gives the ten Commandments and makes him leader of Passover and Exodus. I was just analysing Moses life, what God saw in Moses that he revealed himself to him. Though Moses was sinful, he had a zeal to protect and save the children of God. Moses cared the poor in spirit. God saw his heart which was full of Compassion and pity for the Children of God. God chose to come and live in this heart of Moses and lead the children of God to the promised land.
God revealed himself to Jesus. The revelation to Jesus was the final revelation of God. Jesus is also being a Prophet like Moses and God reveals himself to both of them in a mighty way. Jesus was a Prophet like Moses and the promised Messiah of Heaven. If we read the prophesies of Isiah and all other old testament messianic description ends with Jesus. Messiah is the final and last revelation or Testament of God. There is no further revelation of God, because the search or quest for the Kingdom of God ends on the Pentecost day when the Holy Spirit was revealed to every Faithful who believed the Messiah. This is the Kingdom of God on this Earth.
The spirit of truth is revealed to the humble and poor children of God. The people who have real compassion and pity to do right and live good life, God reveals himself through Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The Holy trinity reveal themselves in fullness of their love through Jesus. God reveals Jesus to the Children of truth and Jesus reveals the Holy spirit of God, the love of the Father. The holy spirit is the presence of God the Father and Jesus. This presence is heaven and kingdom of God. If we possess this Spirit of God, no troubles or temptations, hunger or thirst, enemies or friends, poverty or riches can disturb us because we are in the Presence of God and the rest of the things look rubbish or of last priority in our life. At this stage God becomes our provider, Saviour, Protector, Deliverer, teacher and all in one Good shepherd of our life.