The passion of my heart is to know God in Jesus Christ. Not to just know about the bible or to know facts about God in Jesus, but to know HIM personally, truly and something that deeply effects everything in my life. Since God is a real person (albeit on a completely different level from all other beings) we can know him in a personal way. I can only know him in the face or person of Jesus Christ. Apart from Jesus I am sinful, wicked and separated from God. But through Jesus Christ I am in perfect oneness and harmony with God.
My soul is desperate to know him more, to know the reality of his being, his purpose in the world and in my life. I do not want anything false, half real, half truth, but the reality that God has for me to enter into NOW, present tense. I want my heart to beat with his, my soul to be knitted to his, my mind to be in union with his. I don’t want to seek my own purpose, have my own agenda, but to be about my Father’s business.
I would rather die than not know God in a reality. I would rather know Him and be loved by Him than any other thing in this life. Without Him life is depressing and meaningless. With Him life takes on new meaning. Relationships take on real meaning, friendships take on real meaning, work takes on real meaning, everything is NEW in Him. This is how I want to know God and this is how I pray that you know Him.
William Branham made this beautiful statement, “So now we are invited into Him, to be partakers of all that He is. We’re invited into Him, which is hid to unbelievers, by the veil of human flesh. See? They know that Glory, they read of It, It’s in the Word here, “the Glory of God” and things like that, it’s just a word to them. To us, it’s a manifestation! See? It is no more a word; it’s a reality! Amen!”
Do I know Him like this? Yes, in part, but I want to know Him in the fullness of all that He is. Through Jesus Christ he has disclosed ALL of himself to us if we come to Him this way. We are invited to be partakers of all that he is, to experience his glory not in word only, but in true reality, manifestation and delight.