Do we really KNOW and APPRECIATE WHO Jesus is?

I’ve come to see a little more why of all the things that could have been recorded in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians concerning the way Paul prayed, one thing that prominently features is as follows:

that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, (Ephesians 1:17)

I’ve realised that this really is THE BIG ISSUE. Do we know who He is? I’m not talking about being able to give off a rote answer like little children in a Sunday School class. “I know, I know, Jesus is the Son of God!”. Not like that. I mean, do we appreciate even the meaning of the words we say here?

The Bible declares that nothing was created of our vast Universe without Him. That should give us an idea of how rich and vast He is. We would never get bored searching out His heart. There is an infinite resource of wisdom, knowledge, love and power in Jesus. The key is to KNOW it. That knowledge comes by means of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

This should be our grand pursuit. Whatever problems we may have, they would all be as nothing if we KNEW Jesus for WHO HE IS. If we only knew and appreciated the value of Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God, we would give up everything – riches, fame, fortune, career, family time as God would require – just to know Him. Because in knowing Him, and having Him, we will surely have all we need for maximum life and living. After all, Jesus said that he has come that we might have life, and have it more abundantly. Therefore, the true winners are not those whom the world applauds, but those who KNOW Jesus – who can tap into His heart, His wisdom, His purposes, His love and connect with Him.

If we are not pursuing Him with passion, its because we have somehow lost sight of His surpassing value. May God help us.

What do YOU think?

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The Christian faith is about Jesus. He came to save the lost. About Jesus Christ, Bible teaching, Testimonies, Salvation, Prayer, Faith, Networking.

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  1. If The LORD had not met me at my point of need, what would I have done???

    This is a question which is on my mind right now. The obvious answer is that I would be dead. Listen, fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Give thanks. Then give some more. And some more. For He has been good to you. You are all sitting behind computers for crying out loud. And I’m betting a good portion of us are indoors, not homeless. It becomes something of a cliche sometimes but how long have you been alive? It didn’t really have to end up that way for you, you know–nobody said you had a right to see today, but here you are. Eyes have not seen, nor ears heard… Think of all the times you thought you were finished, but you got so far out, you actually forgot about it. Although we deserved the consequences. And now you have the unmitigated gall to think He can’t get you out of this! I think Craige Lewis said that. God have mercy on us and remember we are just dust. As one pastor said: who do you think you are, in effect, telling God, what He can’t do?!

    We must remember to give thanks. It is not for nothing that the Word tells us, in everything give thanks. You might be going through something serious right now. If you are, understand that God already knows how He will bring you out. He’s not exactly wracking His brain like, “how in the world am I going to manage that?”. The question is, what will you do? Are you going to let the situation speak to you, or are you going to speak to the situation? Are you going to complain, or give Him the praise for bringing you through? What Michael (the site editor) keeps saying is so true: we usually say what we actually believe. Right now, command your mind to call up all the times he came through for you, the ones the evil one is trying to convince you were mere coincidences, especially and you will realize how ridiculous it is that you doubt Him now. Let us have confidence in the LORD, for the Word says he is able to do more than we can imagine.

    So He will bless you, and we’ve established that. But that’s not the big deal: having a consistent relationship with Him is the ultimate we must target. The irony is that He gives it so freely!! Sometimes, I want to come out of the computer screen monitor and shake some of my fellow Christians!! Although He will come through for us like He always does, let us focus on Him. Let us have the enthusiasm for His work he wants us to have, then we will be even bolder in asking for requests…

    Here is my own testimony, and I will keep on saying this as long as I have the oxygen to do so, and my future children will hear and understand this as soon as they are capable of doing so: I put my trust in the LORD, and against all odds, I got into a prestigious academic program although I’m not ashamed to admit my academics were less than stellar, (and that is being polite)and I’m from Africa, so you know the committee wasn’t exactly swooning at the reputation of my institution, hahahaha…. also, just to keep things interesting, I was on an operating table with a tumor in me the size of a child’s fist right before God picked me up and put me on a plane. I was told to forget about it, or at least to think about deferring, but my God was able. Definitely not by my might. Although the enemy is trying what you Americans would call his “darndest” I know I am already through. One of the least favorite verses must be where we are told to rejoice when we face trials because it develops our perseverance, but it’s really true.

    Someone said, (I think it was an American pastor, but the name’s escaped me) that when you’re going through something, know that God has bigger hurdles for you than that.

    I know it’s easier said than done, but take your mind off your problems, for a second, and focus on Him. The reason the enemy works so hard to keep you from doing so is he’s aware it would make you realize you’re actually living BELOW your privileges as a Child Of God. And that he had no power over you.

    Like the title says, we must know and appreciate more who Jesus is. It’s also true that Christians all over the world are facing the same challenges…

    Phillipians 4:19.
    Proverbs 3:5 (stare at it and say it aloud until it’s carved into your memory)
    Isaiah 40:12-31
    Isaiah 41:10

    May God hold you in His care, and draw you closer to Him, and may you be reminded that although your mind may be screaming the contrary, the fight you’re struggling with is actually fixed in your favor.

    A little off-topic: we have a saying where I’m from: an animal struggles most viciously right before it goes down for the count, and the evil ones are quite similar sometimes: when they make the loudest noise in your ears, especially when you’re praying- your blessing is closest and they know it, so giving up should not be an option. Don’t give up. Determine to push your prayers to the very end.

    Greetings, Michael. You have a great and blessed website. May His hand be on you and yours even more.

    We will all be fine: He who is with us is stronger than he who is in the world.

    GIVE THANKS.

    In Jesus’ name,
    Kweku

    ps. Sorry about not having enough bible quotations.

  2. I agree with you completely. 🙂

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