Whatcha Know? Southern Illinois colloquialism for, What Do You Know. Throughout this month my posts have dealt with being filled with the fullness of Christ. What He is filled with, He puts in His children, such as, compassion, comfort, mercy and goodness, joy and hope. As these things dwell in Him so they dwell in His own. Jesus explained to his disciples, through an object lesson, the need to know these things of Him .
He asked, “Know ye what I have done to you…If ye know these things, happy are ye if you do them.” John 13:11,17.
Paul prayed for the Philippians, “And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment…” Phil. 1:9.
To be filled with the fullness of Christ is not something fully realized when you first come into relationship with Him. It’s not an emotion to give you a high, but a certainty of the character of God that comes from knowledge, wisdom and spiritual understanding. To read more on the fullness of Christ, visit my post, “Fullness of Christ”, posted earlier this month.
To receive and grow in the fullness of Christ begins with knowing Him, believing and experiencing the truth of who He is. Knowledge is the accumulation of truth. Fullness of knowledge experiences the truth. We’ll begin at the beginning, the truth we can know as found in God’s word. Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:17.
“For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth… As for our redeemer, the Lord of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel… thou, O Lord, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting…Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus… In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;” (Job 19:25; Isa. 47:4; Isa. 63:16;Rom. 3:24; Eph. 1:7.)
“For I know that my Redeemer liveth…the angel…said unto the women, Fear not ye, for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said…he is risen from the dead… Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures…he was buried, and …he rose again the third day according to the scriptures…he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve…he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once…he was seen of James…of all the apostles… Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead…I am he that liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore. Amen. (Matt. 28:5-7; 1Cor. 15:3-8; Rev. 1:5,18).
“For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth… Whom I shall see for myself… and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory… Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight…And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives,…and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst…and it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark…it shall be one day…known to the Lord…it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem…And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord and his name one.” (Job 19:27a; Matt. 24:30; Zech. 14:4-9).
What do you know?
- There is a Redeemer from sin.
- His name is Jesus Christ.
- He lives forevermore and will one day return to the earth to take His throne.
- He can be your Redeemer.
How have you experienced the knowledge of these truths?
What to these truths mean to you?
Walk with me tomorrow for there’s more to come.