|"Knowing Jesus personally vs. knowing about Jesus—what is the difference?"|
Monday, December 15, 2014
SOMETIMES WORDS HAVE TWO MEANINGS
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Much of what is written and many songs that are sung seem to have a spiritual overtone but the sweet implication is no substitute for knowing the true reality in Christ.
To say “I know a person” barely scratches the surface for only with constant communications with them can that individual be known you.
Some think that an allusion to something is the fulfillment of the truth from the Almighty. This leads one to settle for an aura, a misty feeling that seems to come from a spiritual source but can cause one to take the wrong fork in the road instead of the correct one that leads to heavenly places in Christ.
“Jesus said; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to The Father except through me.”
Underlying the false christ is the seductress of pleasure that satisfies through erroneous ideas of what relationship with the Creator is all about.
The so call pleasures of life through drugs, illicit sex, and worship of idols whose chanting creates a hypnotic spell that numbs the spirit and blocks access to the Holy One.
The words spoken by Paul the Apostle tell us concisely what the pursuit of each man must be; “That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.”
Know him in every way; through his words, through fellowship, through practicing the truth.
“1 John 1:6 So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth.”
Beware of those who claim to know Him and walk in darkness for the ditch is waiting for all who do. “Luke 6:39
He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit?”
The pulpit avails not if the practicing of the truth is left lying in the gutter.
The aura of spirituality cannot be a substitute for true relationship with Christ where one can truly say “I know him”.
Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.