John 14:22 Lord, How Is It?

John 14:22 (KJV)
Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?

Every caring Christian has wondered about this and maybe even wished it weren’t so. 

  • We want to see people saved
  • We want to see people in heaven and not hell
  • We want to see people believe in and trust Jesus Christ

But wanting it doesn’t make it happen. 

We can get frustrated, can’t we, that people we care about do not see the same obvious truths in the Bible we see. 

And we are likely to question the Lord about it, “How is it?”

I think the question can be in a couple of different ways:

  • Why is Jesus manifested to us and not the world?
  • How is it that a person can see Jesus unlike the world?

The answer seems to be the same in both cases; it is a faith issue. One has to “keep his words” and then everything else falls into place. This doesn’t mean that obeying the commands of the Bible is what saves us. It means that we accept the Word of God. 

  • We believe what it says about: sin, Jesus, eternity. 
  • We call upon Christ as instructed in the Bible. 
  • We respond to His overtures of love 

and then He, through the Holy Spirit, reveals himself to us. 

And we are likely to question the Lord about it, “How is it?”

I think the question can be in a couple of different ways:

  • Why is Jesus manifested to us and not the world?
  • How is it that a person can see Jesus unlike the world?

The answer seems to be the same in both cases; it is a faith issue. One has to “keep his words” and then everything else falls into place. This doesn’t mean that obeying the commands of the Bible is what saves us. It means that we accept the Word of God. 

  • We believe what it says about: sin, Jesus, eternity. 
  • We call upon Christ as instructed in the Bible. 
  • We respond to His overtures of love 

and then He, through the Holy Spirit, reveals himself to us. 

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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