Topic: Pursue The Knowledge Of God [Thursday October 12, 2017]
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:” (Ephesians 1:17 KJV)
All power belongs to God. I am not just talking of spiritual power. Economic power, political power or whatever power you can think of, it all belongs to God. Occult power is not power. All these little gods that are all over the place on the continents of Africa, Asia etc. making noise are powerless. Power belongs to God. And the bible says that the gospel we preach is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes. That’s why you shouldn’t just assume you know all about this God, simply because you went to church yesterday. Do you know that preaching a good sermon and getting people saved does not mean that the preacher knows God?
I hear some people say they go to the university to study God. How dare you think you can study God? You can’t study God! God is a revelation! You know him, when you follow on to know. And the good thing is that the more you know him, the more you know the power you carry. That’s the truth. That is why it is very important that you know God for yourself. When God says we should know and live for him, he’s not trying to prove a point, it is for our benefit. No wonder Paul declares towards the end of his ministry, in spite of everything he had achieved, that his greatest desire is that he may know him, the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his suffering and to be made conformable to his death (Phil. 3:10).
If you are going to amount to anything in these last days, you must understand this God by knowing him. When you know God, then you will know the power you carry. When you know God, you will know that you are not an ordinary person, you are more than a conqueror. You can do all things through Christ that strengthens you. Greater is he that is in you than he than he that is in the world. You are a new creation, old things are passed away, and all things are become new.
Further Reading: Philippians 3:1-14, Ephesians 1:15-22
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Isaiah 39-40; Evening- Colossians 4
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.