Knowing God Intimately – Eating with Christ Begets Revelation Knowledge
Text: Luke 24: 30 & 31.
I have read the story of the Emmaus disciples, quite a number of times. I guess most us us have. As we read or study the word at home and in our church gatherings. Especially, during Easter Sundays.
However, there is something striking about this story that keeps me longing for more of him. More time in His presence, eating at His table, every single day.
The two disciples travelling to the village of Emmaus could not recognise the master till they sat at meat with Him. They only recognised when he broke bread and gave to them to eat. Verse 31 says..” And their eyes were opened and they knew Him..”
Do you Really Know Him?
No matter how much we think we have known Him.
Even when we can quote the scriptures from Genesis to revelation.
We may cram and recite bible verses and win bible trivia. Since has said in John 17:3 knowing Him and His son Jesus Christ. Whom He sent is eternal life. We have to do the needful in order to be assured of that life.
Steps to Knowing God Itimately
To know Him intimately, eat with Him daily at His table.
When you do that daily, we will not only have a revelation knowledge of Him. You will also see His life manifesting in you. Remember, He lives in you. And His life in you is not to be suppressed but expressed.
To know Him and have His life manifested daily in you, you must spend time at His table.
It pains the Lord that we don’t like spending time at His table.
Most Christians are always in a hurry to go out for their work and business without first seeking his face through personal study of His word and prayer. But that is where all our problems lie. We are “indomie” Christians. We want good things but we are not willing to pay the price of getting the things we need for the good life. We spend most of our time doing soulish things. We starve our spirit man the nourishment it needs to grow to the image of Christ.
This is why we are where we are today. We have become prayer collectors, rather than solution providers.
Paul the apostle, with all the revelation he had about Christ said “….that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection…” Philippians 3:10.
The Lord is asking us today
“Do you really know me?”
He is asking if you really want to know Him.
I encourage you to eat at His table daily. That is the surest way to know Him, and see His life manifested in you.
We have 24 hours in a day, but in the gathering of 100 Christians, if you ask “how many people had a personal bible study today?”
You would be surprised at the response. Not even 10 people spent time, studying the word on their own.
Most of us spend the 24 hours we have daily for ourselves, without giving at least one hour or 30 minutes to our creator.
Yet we want His blessings.
We don’t want His face, we want his hand.
” Our prayer has always been “Lord, bless me”.
To Know God you Must Learn of Christ
Christians need to change their prayer to ” Lord, I want to know you”, “show me your glory”, “I want to know you personally”, “I want to know you intimately”, I want to know you experientially.
If you can seek His face, you would not only see His face. You would also see His hand in your life and family.
Jesus, said in Matthew 11:29 “Take my yoke upon you and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you will find rest unto your souls”. So knowing God intimately, requires you to spend time with Him and learn of Him.
God’s plan from the beginning of creation is to conform us to image of Christ. (Romans 8:29) Who is the first born among many brethren. Therefore, we are to live our lives after Him. We are His representatives here on earth. We are to know God experientially not just by facts but intimate knowledge of Him. Spending time in His presence eating spiritual food: which is His word. And seeking God daily in our personal prayer lives is the sure way to knowing God intimately.
Jesus Himself, always spent time in God’s presence. So, if you want to know God intimately, you must also create time to meet with Him daily. This is the way to have a personal knowledge of Him.
Lord, I want to see your glory. I want to know you personally.