John17:3 And this is eternal life, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. This is the prayer of Jesus Christ Himself. No matter what you achieve on earth, without knowing this truth, your eternal life is not guaranteed. You must know God and know Jesus Christ.
When people backslide, it is because they do not know the true God. When people do not have faith in God, it is partly because they are yet to know God. When Paul met Jesus Christ, he was so sure of Him; not only was he boasting of Him, he was also yearning to know more of Him. Knowing God will give you strength, not knowing Him will make you weak. Nodody knows God fully. Everyone is seeking to know more of God. The knowledge of your God will give you confidence, faith in Him. Paul said again, Acts27:23 For there stood before me this night,the angel of God, whose I am and whom I serve. Paul knew his God for sure. If you know your God you will not mix up His name with gods. Daniel11:32, …They that know their God shall be strong and do exploits. The strength of such people is not just spiritual, but also financial, physical and other areas of life. We can reason that those who do not know their God shall be weak in faith and in all areas and such people cannot go far in life.
Philippian3:10 That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering, being conformed to His death. We should all yearn to know God and “be deeply and intimately acquinted with Him.”
It is important that you know the God you call upon. I have seen people refer to God severally as god in a single mail. This simply means that the person does not know the difference between God and god. You can spend this week to start to know your God.
Who Is God? The God we serve on this website is a great God, and the only God. I will briefly tell you about Him.
God is the Creator, the Maker of the heavens and the earth. Genesis1&2 tells us clearly the story of creation. Let nobody deceive you, the LORD is God and he made us, and not we ourselves. Read Psalm100:3. Not only did God create, He also supervises His creation. He knows the number of your hair, and knows when each falls off. Read Matthew10:30. God also has you graven on His palm!Read Isaiah49:16
God is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, whom He sent into the world to save us from our sins. Read Matthew1:21. As many as receive Jesus, “to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that receive his name”. John1:12. If you are yet to receive Jesus into your life, you will lack the power of a son of God. Do not just go for religion, go for the power of Christianity. The kingdom of God is not in word but in power.
God is the living and the true God. Jeremiah10:10,11 makes the difference very clear. Vers10: But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King… Jeremiah10:10. Verse11 tells us of other gods. Thus shall ye say to them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth and from under these heavens. You can use this verse to detroy the work of darkness around you. If the gods perish, their works would also perish with them, they have limited power. Our God is Almighty, the all powerful God. God is the giver of life. Your breath comes from Him and he owns your life.Read Genesis2:7, Psalm103:4. Without the breath of life, death is proclaimed. But the word of God is life and as you read it, the life
Our God is the God of gods: God reigns and rules and judges among other god, Read Joshua22:22, Psalm82:1, and Psalm136:1 These other gods will perish, it is only our God, the King of kings and the Lord of lords who has eternal reign. He alone is worthy of our worship and praises. Sit down to study the word of God. John10:35 when the word of God enters you, you become a god. See also Psalm82:6. Our God is a jealous God. In fact, His name is Jealous. Whatever you devote attention to outside God, is a god. Do not have gods. Take all your challenges to God, He can see to them all. Put your trust in Him. He is able to do all things.
Our God is faithful, kind, merciful, gracious, wise and He is all knowing. He can reveal secrets as he did to Daniel and the king acknowledged the God of Daniel as the true God. Read Daniel2:47. Know your God as much as you can. As you search for God, God will continue to reveal Himself to you. You cannot compare God with any god. There is no other god beside Him. Read Isaiah45 where God stressed this fact in several verses.
1. Father, Let me know you more as I seek you all the days of my life, in the name of Jesus.
2. Father, show yourself in all my affairs, in the name of Jesus
Glory to God. Jesus is Lord!