Do You Really Know Jesus, Or Just Know About Jesus?
“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.” 2 Peter 1: 3-4
We cannot even fathom how much God really loves us. It says here that He has given us EVERYTHING we need for life and godliness. In Christ we lack NOTHING. Stop, pause and ponder that for a moment? I mean WOW! Through knowing Him we are made complete. This speaks of more than just believing in Him. This is about intimately knowing and experiencing Him in your daily life. Many people know ABOUT God, but that is not at all the same as truly knowing Him and His heart, will and ways. This is not about what we know with our intellect, it is about knowing in Spirit and Truth, with our complete inner being. Most people worship God from afar, but this is about worshiping Him from within, totally up close and personal. It is time to trust in, cling to, and rely on Jesus for everything. He gives Himself to us and in turn we give ourselves totally to Him. Relationship is everything and He presents Himself to us and all we have to do is surrender and respond to His glory and goodness. Jesus stands at the door of our hearts and knocks. So go ahead open the door and let Him in!
The vast majority of the people in the “Church” or religious system today do not really know who Jesus is. They have been taught information concerning Christ by Pastors and preachers, but they have little to no experience of feeling HIS presence or touch in their daily lives. When scripture talks about us KNOWING Christ, in the Greek text it means that we will KNOW Him as in intimately touching Him and being touched by Him. To experience Christ in this deep, rich and rewarding manner requires in depth personal relationship that goes far beyond being told mere factual information and instead goes to the very heart of God Himself. Jesus said that His sheep KNOW His VOICE and obey. This means a very literal hearing and comprehension of Christ’s actual Voice. It is NOT just about what we READ in scripture or what the Pastor’s voice conveys on Sunday mornings. WE are talking about the actual clearcut, real and actual voice of Jesus speaking directly to our heart, ears and inner being. Do you hear His voice? If not, fall on your face and sincerely seek Jesus until you do really hear Him!
If we walk with Him we get to live in His promises and participate in His divine nature. If His nature lives within us then we get to escape the corruption of the world. We will still have to deal with corruption, but it will not come from within us and it will not overtake us and overly burden our lives.
I find it interesting that the corruption in the world is caused by evil desires. Please notice that it is not caused by evil deeds, although deeds follow desires. If His divine nature truly is allowed to live within us then our desires will line up with His will and not be evil. We should not be overcome with evil, we should overcome evil with good. This is only possible by The Christ living in us being greater than the world within us. After all, Christ in us is THE Hope of glory. Wise “men” still seek to KNOW Him and long to hear His Voice each and every day.
Love and …..
Kirk Out !