Knowing Him

Dear Friends,

In the natural if you had a brand new expensive car and you read all the books about how good this car is and how it works, that would be great, Right? Not really, one thing is missing, the keys! Without the keys you have something that looks great and you know all about it but you’re not going anywhere. As I reexamine my walk with God I am realizing how easy it is to see God as great and know about Him by studying the Bible but we must have the keys. In Matthew 11:29 Jesus said learn from me. John 17:3 says “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent”. Again, to know Him! How many Christians really know Him? We all are familiar with this scripture from Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Wow, God is also saying here it is not just us knowing Him but Him knowing us. Not Signs and wonders, healings, or casting out demons prove that we know Him. Could it be that the stain of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil has been used by Satan to draw us away from a real relationship with God to a relationship of the knowledge of God? Meaning we are following our will and not His Will? Do we believe the Word of God that says He lives in us? That Christ is in us and we are in Him? Or is it just the knowledge of this that we walk in. True life is not found in words written on the pages of the Bible but only in knowing Him who is the Word. I don’t know about you but I am seeking a much deeper walk in knowing Him and pray not to be distracted by all the doctrine made up by man. We are in perilous times friends, we need to know Him and put on Christ. Friends lets eat from The Tree Of Life.