Those Things Which Ye
From The Primitive
10.23-24, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things that
ye see: for I tell you, that many prophets and kings have
desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen
them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not
it that the disciples had seen that had been desired by the
prophets and kings of old? The preceding verse tells us:
"No man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the
Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal
him." To know the identity of the Son is a precious
thing indeed. How many false gods and false messiahs have
been worshipped down through the ages? Men have concocted
every sort of deity and supposed deliverer to please their
mentioned in this verse seem to have had a sincere,
God-given desire to know the answers to these questions.
They were great men, notable men; but notwithstanding that
fact, their natural positions did not give them the
knowledge they desired. That knowledge can come only by the
revelation of God.
fire had come down from heaven to Mt. Carmel in the days of
Elijah, the people of Israel cried, "The Lord, he is the
God; the Lord, he is the God." Jehovah was his name.
Baal had been proven to be an utter imposter and the God of
Israel to be the true God of heaven. What a blessing to know
that fact! What a great privilege to know that Jehovah, the
great I AM, is the living and true God.
Likewise, consider what a wonderful thing it is to know that
Jesus is the name of the Savior. We do not have to guess who
is the Deliverer of the elect people of God. The angel told
Joseph that his name would be Jesus, because He would
deliver his people from their sins. He was named Savior
because He was a savior.
was the one who had been prophesied all the way back to the
garden of Eden. Mighty men upon the earth have desired to
know that fact, and the poor, afflicted people of God today
have the knowledge that they desired. Blessed indeed were
the eyes of the disciples who were able to gaze upon their
Savior, and blessed are our spiritual eyes, as we have been
able to see Him in our hearts, high and lifted up.