Hear Him!

What would you give in exchange for the wonders of seeing Jesus?


A partial revelation of Jesus.

"He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven." Matthew 16:15-17,

Peter trying to manipulate circumstances.

"From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, "Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!" But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men."" Matthew 16:21-23,

Jesus makes the rules not you.

"Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. "For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it." Matthew 16:24,25.

The real reward can be traded for temporal things.

""For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? "For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. "Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."" Matthew 16:26-28.

Peter also here attempts to propose his agenda.

"Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."" Matthew 17:1-4.

The real reward can be traded for living by rules and regulation, legalism, and a mediator between you and God.

Moses and Ellijah were great guys, but Moses represented the Law, and Ellijah the prophets. One represents living by rules and regulations or a creed; the other represents living by a mediator who comes to you to say, "Thus saith the Lord." You don't see God for yourself, so you need an in between person to tell speak for Him. God may use others from time to time, but only under the anointing of the Holy Spirit and only to reveal Jesus, who is our only mediator.

Mediators can come in all shapes and sizes. It can be some religion based upon a man who stuck his head in a hat and saw an angel. Then he comes and tells you what God said. One of the world's largest religions is based upon this! It can be an Eastern or New Age idea that is propagated by men and gurus. It can be a priest or a pope. Whatever it is, I don't what to stake my eternal life on what some man can argue with me about. I need to SEE the Creator for myself!

A deeper revelation of Jesus.

Beholding His Glory in such a way that one is changed.

"While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!" And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid. But Jesus came and touched them and said, "Arise, and do not be afraid." When they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only." Matthew 17:5-8.

I believe that when Jesus said, "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" that He was indicating to you and to me that we are made whole, we have our greatest reward, our soul is healed, our thirst quenched, our hunger satisfied when we Hear Him and Him alone. Only the Eternal God, the One who never did not exist means anything to me!

Seeing and hearing Him is the only thing that matters.

We don't need rules, regulations or a mediator; we don't need to manipulate our circumstances. We need to take up our cross about those things so that we don't loose our real reward, seeing Jesus in His glory, right now on this earth. When we see Him we become like Him.


What would you give in exchange for the wonders of seeing Jesus?


____How about your own plans?

____How about your own soul power and talents?

____How about the need for a "mediator."

____How about your moral or religious rules and regulations?

____How about your love for the things of this world?