If my mind’s eye sees Jesus as merely sensible and convenient and not as supreme and preeminent; if my heart’s vision views Christ as simply “better than what I have now” and not as the Beloved of the Father, perfect in righteousness, holy and exalted over all creation; and if my soul receives Jesus Christ as nothing more than an additive and not my all in all, as something and not my everything, as momentary or for the time being and not as my Messiah and my Eternal God; then we have less than a revelation of Christ from the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will glorify Christ, and with that view of Christ, convince the world of sin, righteousness and judgment.
The Christ of merely, simply, and nothing more than does not exist in the pages of the Bible, neither in heaven above, nor in the earth beneath; that “christ” only exists as an idol in the corrupt imaginations of fallen man’s wicked heart apart from God’s grace.
O, but a glimpse of the Christ, who is Supreme in Majesty, Preeminent in all, Holy and Exalted over all creation, Ruling and Reigning, Perfect and Propitiating, Prophet, Priest, King, Advocate, Son of Man, and Son of God, is a revelation of the Holy Spirit that will hurl and man down to the dust in true humility and spiritual poverty to call out for mercy if he has none, and thank Christ for His grace if that wretched soul has partaken.
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. —1 John 1:1-3