By David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]
Jesus came to earth as a Man to redeem humankind from sin and from every kind
of bondage and imprisonment. That fact has been established in the minds and
hearts of most Christians. But Christ also came to earth to reveal to us the
Jesus told His disciples, “The Father hath sent me” (John 5:36). He said, “I
can of mine own self do nothing . . . I seek not mine own will, but the will of
the Father which hath sent me” (verse 30). And finally He stated, “I go unto my
Listen carefully to what Jesus is saying: “I came from the Father and while I
am here, I do only His will. Soon I will go back to my Father.” Jesus said His
entire life was about the heavenly Father: His coming to earth, His purpose
while here, and His return. It was all about revealing the Father.
“The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do . . . the
Father . . . sheweth him all things that himself doeth” (John 5:19-20).
Jesus said He had no will of His own, that He did nothing on earth except the
will of His Father. Indeed, Christ told the Pharisees, “Watch My life, My
ministry, all the miracles and good works I do, and you will see the heavenly
Father. Everything I do is a reflection of who He is and it is all meant to
reveal Him to you.”
“All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but
the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to
whomsoever the Son will reveal him” (Matthew 11:27).
Jesus is saying here, “It is impossible for you to know who the Father is
unless I reveal Him to you. You cannot get that revelation on your own just by
reading the Bible or going to church. I must reveal Him to you.”
“No man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).