An important question for our Lord (Rabbi where do you live)?.
John 1:35 “Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;
36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
39 He saith unto them, Come and see. And they came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. and it was about the tenth hour.
Shortly before the Lord Jesus began His earthly ministry, John the Baptist appeared to witness to him, preaching almost everywhere about the coming of the Savior of the world. and as he preached, he told them that the Savior was already among the Jews but they did not recognize Him (John 1:26).
That made many people wonder, who is He, and where does He live? .. John told all the people that even he himself did not know, but God told him that he who would see the Holy Spirit descending on him like a dove would be.
So some of his students were very careful to wait until the event was revealed. and indeed, when the days came, when Jesus had been led up by the Spirit into the baptism of John, while he was still in the water, he was baptized, he announced that this is the savior of the world, all the people who were there heard ..But after Jesus was baptized he went away, and they did not know where he was going fortunately the next day, when John was with two of his disciples he was teaching them, one of whom was Andrew, probably asking him about the coming of the Savior who had given the news yesterday. Suddenly, they saw the Lord Jesus passing by them. Place and as he passed by, he saw him, and said unto them, Look on him lamb of God !! .. At the same time, the two disciples quickly left John and began to follow the Lord Jesus secretly. then when Jesus realized that there were people following him from afar he turned around and asked them what are you looking for??, This is a question that even today..
The Lord Jesus is asking us who claim to follow Him..What? what are we looking for What do we want? but the two young men did not tell the Rabbi, we are sick to pray, nor did they tell him we ask you to lay hands on us and bless us, nor did they ask you to sit and teach them on the street, nor did they ask for miracles, No! Instead they asked the Rabbi, where do you live?
We need to know where you live so that we know how to find you even if you get lost in our eyes to know where we are giving you ..we have a lot to learn from you, we need to sit down and talk to you, while on the road alone it is not enough to solve all our problems, and serve all our needs… where we end the conversation then we will never see each other again.
When Jesus heard this, he sent them away to their home that made the disciples at peace from then on and soon after one day, Andrew, who was one of the disciples, went to call his brother Peter to come to Jesus. Now imagine if he did not know the dwelling place of Jesus, he would direct his brother to a place to find Jesus.? Even now, many people follow Jesus, but they do not ask where he lives If you say I am looking for healing, then He will give you your healing and your story will be over right there if you say I am looking for a house and cars he will give you a house and cars but your information and he will end up on the way, if you say I am looking for a fiance he will give you a fiance but your contract will end there… But if you say LORD DWELL, WHERE? then he will take you and welcome you and see you stay.
When he stays you will find everything, most of all if you need him anytime, you know where you will find him, even if someone else needs to know the Jesus you are following it will be easy to tell him where he is because he knows his home… .and his home is probably no more than in HIS WORD. Many people today are running away from the Word of God, looking for shortcuts to Christ ..and that is why the Lord is not permanent in them because they meet Him on the road just like a hawk, just turning a corner then they do not see Him again.. and they do not know Him anymore. .because they have found the need of their hearts. when you run from the Word of God, you don’t want to know Christ in His Word and then look for Him in intercession, or the anointing water, or miracles there is the same as running from Christ, because He Himself is the WORD.
Any preacher who brings you the good news of Jesus Christ is an example of John the Baptist.. he is pointing you to Christ, so it is your responsibility to find out what goals you follow with Him. If it is only temporary, to meet your needs then, or that is permanent ..if it is permanent then you want to know where he lives…
If the word of Christ abides in you, then know that you are nearer to Jesus than any other man, as was the case with the apostles, who were more than just the multitudes who were following Christ you’ll just hold on to your religion, or your denomination, you think Christ is there and you don’t know the Bible, you never set aside to read at least one whole gospel book without waiting to be told by somebody or preacher I want to tell you haven’t found Jesus yet. and sometimes he passes by walking here and there and meet you on your journey of Life… like the people of Emmaus, who were walking and suddenly on the way Jesus joined them without themselves knowing if it was Jesus… and if you read there carefully you will see after Jesus talking to them while On the way, he wanted to continue on his journey.. until the two men forced him to go inside and eat with them.. and when he came in and ate with them, suddenly their eyes were opened and they recognized him as Jesus, and he disappeared from their sight. (Luke 24:13-32)
Likewise today when you hear a gospel like this that reaches you when you are free, it is Jesus passing by you to make sure you welcome him into your home (ie let him come into your heart like the people of Emmaus).
In His Word as the two disciples of Jesus did.it is my prayer that Today, do not let Jesus be the ONLY PASSENGER FOR YOU, begin to take a permanent step to go to His home (in His Word), to find true rest.. and may He come to you Christ will be with you always… He will call you FRIEND as he called them APOSTLES ask him today where you live? And he will reveal to you things that even other humans do not know because you are always in his house and he is in your home.