To receive a greater revelation of Jesus Christ you must increase your capacity to receive His love. Peter tried to express his love for Jesus over and over by performance and self effort. Jesus finally had to ask Peter three times, "Do you love me"? Like many of us, we try to love God and even want Him to know it. But the apostle John had learned the secret of receiving Christ's love by building intimacy with Christ. So much so, he was able to lay his head on Jesus breast and not be embarrassed. John said over and over again, "I am the disciple whom Jesus loved". He did not see his love for Christ but Christ's love for him! That is the key to receiving a greater revelation of Jesus Christ. How do we increase our capacity to receive His love?
1. Receive His forgiveness. Shame blocks love. Jesus is perfect and perfectly forgets our sins once we have confessed them. "He removes them and places them in the depths of the sea and remembers them no more." ... He perfectly forgets!!!
2. Read His word. I know it almost sounds too good to be true. It's because His grace provides His love, not our performance. We understand this totally by FAITH, and faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Ephesians says, "That you may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." (3:18-20)
3. Repeat it over and over again to your heart! We have been so taught that God is not good, that He is to blame for all the terrible things on earth and in our lives. This Satanic lie has distorted the truth that Jesus came to reveal two things about God the Father... "Grace and Truth". Keep repeating over and over and over... "I am the disciple whom Jesus loves" until it begins to connect to the truth of God's love.
Because John understood this simple truth, He received the entire book of Revelation of Jesus Christ! Please watch the 3 minute video above to receive more revelation about this great truth.