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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Getting To Know Him

Those who know His Name will put their trust in Him; why? Because they know His character, His faithfulness, His love. We are not going to bother going through the extensive process of really getting to know someone if they do not have good attributes.


Psalm 9:9,10 says, " The LORD also will be a Refuge for the oppressed, a Refuge in times of trouble. And they that know Thy Name will put their trust in Thee: for Thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee."


It pays great reward to know Him. We do this by studying how He has worked in years past. We study Him and establish our faith in Him by our knowledge of His character, His works and His words. The Bible is our source.


2 Timothy 3:16 says that all scripture is given by inspiration of God; and it is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.


1 Corinthians 10:6 says the dealings of God with people in ages past, written by people who were inspired by the Holy Spirit are examples to us to the intent that we should not lust after evil things.


Our knowledge of Christ and the Father will get us through any difficulty we may face in this life; whether the battle is spiritual, mental, physical or financial.


Study how Moses and the Prophets interceded for those they loved, their people. Study how Job and King David worked their way through greater difficulty by trusting God; these men faced greater difficulties than many of us ever will.


Learn the intercessory prayers of Hannah, Abraham, Moses and Jeremiah; the words they used with God give inspiration and knowledge. They moved God's heart.


And most important of all-learn to pray the way Christ did when He faced the cross- " Nevertheless, not My will but Thy will be done." This is the ultimate prayer.


He told us to make our request known to Him. He has given us this great privilege-then rest in His love and faithfulness, knowing full well that He had heard and will honor every word we utter.


We are His children, the sheep of His pasture. Shall not the God of the whole earth do right? Yes He will, He always has and always will.


The Apostle Paul says that if we are in Christ, and we are, we along with Israel are the seed of Abraham, the father of faith (Galatians 3:24) and the children of promise. God's Promise.


For we are a holy people to the LORD our God; the LORD our God has chosen us to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth."


Get to know Him more and more as the day of the LORD approaches. It will be worth it all, when we see Jesus!

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