Going Deeper

Thought provoking and heart examining revelations of God’s Word that will challenge you to experience the depths of the wisdom, knowledge and love of God.

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Close As I Want To Be

imageWe can “say” all we want to that we desire to draw closer to Him, but if we are not walking it out, we are deceiving ourselves. Pursuit is the proof of desire. In this week’s message, “Close As I Want To Be,” we will take an honest look at where we are really at.

I’m sure if I took a poll of believers across the Body of Christ, and asked the question, “Would you like to have a closer relationship with God?” most if not all would say “Yes”! Continue reading

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To Know Him and Make Him Known – Part 2

MakeHimKnownYesterday in Part 1 we were looking at what it really means to KNOW the Lord. See
To Know Him and Make Him Known – Part 1

Now on to what it means to MAKE HIM KNOWN.

Making Him known is not in quoting scriptures, following a format to witness to unbelievers or getting someone to pray a prayer. Now I’m not saying that this isn’t effective in reaching people and introducing the Gospel to them. In some cases it is, and people do come to the Lord. What I am saying, is that there is a spiritually organic essence being manifested through us. The Lord is made known when we have allowed Him to imprint Himself, the Living Word upon our hearts. In so doing, we become Living Epistles.

“You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” 2 Cor. 3:2-3 (NIV) Continue reading

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To Know Him and Make Him Known – Part 1

MakeHimKnownThere are two ways people know the Lord. Some know Him after the flesh, and some know Him after the Spirit. Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; But let him who glories glory in this, That he UNDERSTANDS and KNOWS ME…” Jer. 9:23-24 (NKJV)

YWAM’s motto has a clear and concise mission statement: TO KNOW HIM AND MAKE HIM KNOWN.

That about says it all as far as I am concerned. It is the true high calling of the Body of Christ around the world. But do we truly know Him? This question is of utmost importance, because we cannot make Him known unless we have known Him first. We must return to the centrality of Jesus the Person. I say the Person because we can confuse the historical Jesus, knowing facts about Jesus, with truly knowing Him.

Jesus said in John 17:3, “And this is eternal life, that they may KNOW YOU, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (NKJV) Eternal life is not based on a prayer, it’s based on knowing Him. It can begin with a prayer, but it is walked out as we come to know Him in an ever-growing, ever-deeper fellowship. To truly know Him must be our highest goal and desire. Continue reading