Van Til tells us: "Christ has, by His Word and by His Spirit, identified himself with us and thereby, at the same time, told us who and what we are." Christ’s incarnation is the ultimate event in history... that includes not only his birth, but his life, his death, his physical resurrection and physical ascension. The Creator’s physical reign from heaven has a demand on those of us who live under that rule as Creatures. Christ has the divine right to tell us who and what we are. Our meaning comes from outside of ourselves. When we see that Gatorade commercial and it asks us: “Is it in you?”, our emphatic response should be “no, it is not in me." The worldview which is manifested in that commercial is not my worldview. My meaning does not come from within me. It is not self-derived. It must be given to me. Since my meaning comes from outside of me, so does life’s interpretation. All of meaning and interpretation comes from Christ. It is Christ who, in the Scriptures, gives us the “system” of truth which men must believe. Christ said “I am the Truth”. That statement imposes itself on me and the rest of Creation as a demand and claim on my belief system.
How is it that we know all of this? If truth is outside of ourselves, then how is it that we come to know this Truth in the person and scriptures of Jesus Christ? Van Til rightly answers that it is Jesus who "has sent His Spirit, the Comforter, to dwell in our hearts so that we might believe and therefore understand all things to be what Christ says that they are." This reality was visibly portrayed at Pentecost, when the Spirit descended from the enthroned Christ into the church; but it is also a reality that is true of all who would understand and know Christ through the scriptures.