KNOWING GOD

KEY SCRIPTURE: Daniel 11:32 KJV “And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do EXPLOITS”

Daniel a great man of God who did so much exploits for God wrote our key scripture. Those who do know their God shall be strong and do exploits. Strength in the Lord always produces results or fruits. This time the prophet calls it exploits.

 The very first step to the journey of being strong in the *Lord is to know him.  The difference between David and Saul was that David knew God while Saul knew Samuel, he did not know God and so He failed terribly. God is a Spirit. He can’t be known by human analysis or science. 1Corinth 1:21 KJV” For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. He can only be known by revelation. He has revealed Himself in His Word. We believe what He has revealed about Himself in the Bible.  God has also made provision where we can encounter Him. Jeremiah 29:13 KJV “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart”. This involves a heart that longs to have a supernatural encounter with God. He says He would offer you that encounter, if only it is a sincere longing. He may appear to you in any way He chooses or communicate a scripture to your spirit. In any case you would know that you have had a supernatural encounter

What would such an encounter bring to you?

I would list six stages that, an encounter with God would result in your life

1.ENCOUNTER

2.REVELATION

3CONVICTION

4.FAITH

5.POSITIVE ACTS OF   OBEDINCE

6.RESULTS OR FRUITS

We see that one encounter with the living God ultimately leads to doing exploits or bearing fruits. When Moses encountered God, he had an uncovering of an information he had never knew. This is revelation. The next effect was that he was fully persuaded to take a stand for Jehovah who had revealed Himself to him: This is conviction.  He believed God without fearing the might of Pharaoh, to tell him in the face to let Israel go. This is faith. Moses then acted in every step to honor God This is: obedience. The end of this was the liberation of Israel from bondage. Your knowledge of God would totally transform your outlook about life and yourself as well. Seek the Lord with all your heart and He would make Himself known to you.

PRAYER

Father thank you that you have revealed yourself to us by your word As I behold your word, I encounter you and see who and how you are. I submit myself to every truth in your word to live by it in Jesus name.  Thank you, Lord.

FURTHER STUDIES

Deut 4:29 KJV” But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul”.

1 Chronicles 28:9 KJV” And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off forever”.

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