437 Must God Tell Man Prior to Commencing His Work?
Those of you who keep obstinately to the Bible and cling tightly to Jesus, have you followed the work of Jesus and the words He uttered? How faithful are you to Jesus? In the greatest book of prophecy of Isaiah in the Old Testament, there was never any mention that a child named Jesus would be born in the age of the New Testament; it was merely written that a male infant named Emmanuel would be born. Why was the name “Jesus” not mentioned? Nowhere in the Old Testament does this name appear, so why, then, do you still believe in Jesus? Surely you did not only start believing in Jesus after seeing Him with your own eyes, did you? Or did you begin to believe upon receiving a revelation? Would God really show you such grace? Would He bestow such great blessings upon you? What is the basis of your belief in Jesus? Why do you not believe that God has become flesh today? Why do you say that the absence of a revelation to you from God proves that He has not incarnated in the flesh? Must God inform people prior to commencing His work? Must He first receive their approval? Isaiah merely proclaimed that a male infant would be born in a manger; he never prophesied that Mary would give birth to Jesus. What exactly do you base your belief in Jesus born of Mary on? Surely your belief is not muddled!
Adapted from “How Can Man Who Has Delimited God
in His Conceptions Receive the Revelations of God?”
in The Word Appears in the Flesh