Let Us Know God
(Hos6:3, 6; Jn8:55, 17:3)
God is the God of revelation.
Through all things and the Son, He reveals His deity and power (Rm1:19-20) and
To those who know Him He gives eternal life (Jn17:3).
Faith is knowing Him through revelation (Rm1:20; 1Pe1:12) and
The life of this faith is demolishing any argument that sets itself up against God (2Co1:13, 10:5), and
Pressing on to knowing Him til the end (Hos6:3).
For knowledge is power, through education and information humans press on to know.
- Science: studies the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation, while denying the existence of an observable God;
- Philosophy: studies ideas about knowledge, truth, the nature and meaning of life, while rejecting the idea of a supreme God; and
- Religion: approaches the supernatural with penance, mediation, and spirituality, though it is a mission arrow.
The Bible is a book that teaches about God revealing through the dispensation of
The creation—signs—Israel—the One and Only Son—the Holy Spirit—witnesses,
For what may be known about God is made plain (Rm1:19-20).
The Hebrew word, yada means to experientially know, not as an idea, which means
To obey the word of God and experience the word: to know God (ginóskó, Lk1:34-38).
As promised, at the age of 100 Abraham gave birth to a son, through which
He knew that the One who appeared to him was Jehovah God (Ge18:1-10).
To the Israelites who left Egypt according to the prophecy 430 years before (Ge15:13),
It was revealed that Jehovah is God (Dt7:8-9), and
Conquering Canaan was the result of Jehovah going across ahead of them (Dt9:3).
The sanctuary was the mechanism by which they were to know that Jehovah is the God of Israel.
Their history also showed hat Jehovah was the God who punishes sinners (2Ki10:10).
The prophet said that the only way for Israel to live was to know Jehovah, to press on to know Him
For Jehovah desires the acknowledgement of God rather than burnt offerings (Hos6:1-6).
Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days,” because
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn2:19-21),
He would show not the ideological Jehovah God only to the people of Israel
But the experiential Yeshua the Father God to the souls of all men (Jn14:9),
Revealing not the temple worshiping what they do not know
But the temple worshiping what they do know (Jn4:22).
Though the world did not recognize Him (Jn1:10)
John the Baptism knew Him by revelation and revealed Him to the world (Jn1:33-34).
While Yeshua stressed that one must know the Son to know God (Jn7:29, 8:19, 8:55),
He was handed over to death by those who understood the words of Moses but not His words.
As He died, the temple veil tore, the veil of the divine (He10:20), and
He said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30) declaring that He:
1) Laid down His life according to the Father’s command for He knew the Father from the
beginning, experiencing the Father’s word (Jn8:55, 10:17-18);
2) Judged the devil who deceived himself (Is14:12-15; Ge3:4-6); and
3) Sprinkled His redeeming blood on all men who sinned not knowing, and forgave them (Lk23:34; Eph1:7).
The disciple who touched the hands and the feet of His resurrected body (Dt32:39)
Confessed, “You are God” (Lk24:39; Jn20:28).
The Holy Spirit, the Spirit of revelation (1Co2:10-22),
Lets believers grow in the knowledge of God (Col1:10), that is,
Knowing the hope to which they were called, His glorious inheritance for His children, and
The incomparably great power of the name of God (Eph1:17-19).
The pride of the Christian is that
Through the blood of Yeshua, the Spirit of the Son, he became an offspring of God (Rm8:15-17), and
He gained the great surpassing knowledge of God, of Christ (Php3:7-11).
Therefore, he obeys the word and experiences the divine nature and the eternal power of God, as
He longs to know the Lord fully when He returns (1Co13:9, 12; 1Jn3:2).
Like You opened Lydia’s heart to respond to the Word (Ac16:13-15),
Open my heart, the hearts of our families and of all our members so
We understand and obey God’s word and experience the word,
For the knowledge God is eternal power!
May the Spirit of revelation never cease from the beginning of this New Year to the end! Amen.