Many people have prayed without ever knowing him. Many people have looked at the bible and studied all their lives and still don’t know who he is. Joh 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. Just because you have searched does not mean you have found him. Just because you think you are saved does not mean you are.
So what does it mean to know him? To really get to know someone you first must be around that person for a long time, and after a while you get to know how that person thinks, and what their response will be to any given situation. And so it is with God. When we open up the pages of the bible we now have access to his ways, and his thought process, but still there is so much more than just his words alone.
There is his spirit. Act 1:5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. To have his spirit is to have power. Its like a electrical current that comes over you and begins to change the way you think and feel emotionally, and physically. Act 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
And so that power is for us to use to tell others about him. To help others tap into the supernatural love affair with Jesus Christ, so that we may know him in spirit, and in the truth of his word that has been handed down to us through the ages of time. This is real. This is for you. Daniel had this to say about him. Dan 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
Daniel knew something about God because he made himself a friend of God. And because he walked with him in prayer he knew things that no one else knew. Infact, some of these visions were over Daniel’s head. Because the things God was showing him was for those of us living today. When you walk with God he may give you a message that is for someone else 10, 20, 30, 100, or even a thousands plus years down the road. For God is not constrained by time.
And the great thing is this. You don’t have to wait for God to come down to planet earth and take over as king of kings before you walk with him. You can walk with him now. All you have to do is allow the ancient of days to sit on the throne of your heart today. By repentance, and the infilling of the holy ghost into your eternal being. Then and only then will you truly know him in spirit and in truth.
Act 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
If you want to know him take the gift.