- “I will show myself to him” (John 14:21).
Herein lies the extraordinary promise. Those who love Jesus will receive revelation of Him. Now this passage may simply be revealing Christ’s love and desire for relationship, but one could also interpret this statement to reveal the requirement of faith–as in, If we love Him, He will come to us. Much hinges on the question of man’s ability to approach God. Surely we cannot know Him if He didn’t reveal Himself to us, but He has revealed Himself to everyone in so many different ways. Surely to know Him as Jesus is a deeper understanding, one that must be fueled both by faith and by hunger. So, if we love Him and long to know Him, He will come to us and reveal Himself to us more fully.