Don’t worry, you’ve got Jesus
By: Seth Gogo Egoeh
The writer of Hebrews told us that, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds”, (Hebrews 1:1-2).
In the Old Testament days, God spoke to his people through prophets. When people wanted to hear from God, they went to the prophets, because prophets were special group of people. God spoke to his people through them. In fact, we saw that when Moses was complaining and God said he would make Aaron his mouthpiece, God told him that he will make him a god unto Aaron. God spoke directly to Moses and Moses in turn spoke to Aaron. Aaron was a high priest and a prophet unto Moses, whilst Moses was a prophet unto God.
So in the Old Testament days, you cannot directly approach God – except the priests and the prophets. The priests interceded on behalf of the people by offering sacrifices. Kings such as David and Solomon all communicated to God, but God only spoke to them through priests and prophets. All these things continued until Jesus came. God was speaking and revealing himself to these people through the prophets to pave way for the coming of Jesus. Once Jesus came, there was no need for God to reveal himself through the prophets. This is because, Jesus is God incarnate. God was in him reconciling the world unto himself, (2 Corinthians 2:19). Everything we need to know about God has already been revealed. It doesn’t mean that God will not speak to us through prophets, evangelists, pastors, etc. But the point is that everything we need to know about God the Father has been revealed to us through Jesus. All we need to know about God to surrender our lives to Him have been revealed.
Thanks to Jesus, you and I can come into the presence of God and petition Him. You and I can come to God and get Him on His own Word. Today, if you have nothing to be grateful for; at least be grateful that you have Jesus. And if you don’t have Jesus in your life, I encourage you to welcome Him. For without Him we are nothing, (John 15:5). It is for this reason Paul could say, “I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me”, (Philippians 4:13). Jesus is everything we can ever imagine to have. Don’t fret, you’ve got Jesus.