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John 1:49-50

John 1:49–50 (ESV): "49 Nathanael answered him, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" 50 Jesus answered him, "Because I said to you, 'I saw you under the fig tree,' do you believe? You will see greater things than these."


Jesus knows what to say to reveal Himself to us individually. As our Creator, He understands how we are wired and what it will take for us to realize that He is the Son of God and God the Son. In other words, He speaks to us in our native language.

When Jesus called Philip to follow him, Philip immediately went to Nathanael and told him that he found the Messiah and that he was Joseph's son from Nazareth. Nathaniel didn't believe it and responded, "can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip took him to Jesus said, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!" Nathaniel replied, "how do you know me?"Jesus answered him, "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you." It is assumed this is the place where Nathaniel sought God. This is what he needed to hear to know Jesus real.

Jesus speaks to us in a way we can hear and recognize Him. He wants us to know and believe in Him so He speaks our language. The one responsibility we have is to be seeking Him. We are promised if we seek Him we will find Him, if we seek Him with all our hearts. This never changes no matter how long we walk with Him. Seek His face and don't be surprised when He speaks your language. Believe it, receive it, and cling to it! Amen?

Father, we thank You for being so personal to us that You would speak our language. We pray for sensitive hearts and receptive ears. Speak Lord, Your servant is listening, in Jesus' name amen.
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