Can we know God, the great I Am? Jehovah? We can and we will – now or in the time to come.
“All flesh shall know that I the LORD
am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer,
the mighty One of Jacob.”
- “Look unto me, and be ye saved,
- all the ends of the earth:
- for I am God, and there is none else.
- I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return,
That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear …
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of things in heaven, and things in earth,
and things under the earth;
And that every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
Isaiah 45:22,23; Philippians 2:10,11
Our Father in heaven, may I –
“Count all things but loss
for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord:
for whom I have suffered the loss of all things,
and do count them but dung,
that I may win Christ…
May there be no thing, no thought, no desire, nor person take your rightful place in my heart, in my life – for you are my life. Help me remember you are my reward, my Savior, Redeemer, and King.
May my hope be as Paul’s to –
… Be found in him,
not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law,
but that which is through the faith of Christ,
the righteousness which is of God by faith …
Keep me steadfastly growing from faith to faith knowing I have no righteousness of my own, but all my righteousness is of God by faith. In Christ I stand in righteousness before my Father.
By faith –
- … I may know him, (Christ),
- and the power of his resurrection,
- and the fellowship of his sufferings,
- being made conformable unto his death:
- If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.” Philippians 3:8-11
Father, you have given us Jesus revealing yourself to us –
- knowing him, we know you. May we continue to grow in the knowledge of your power – the new life we’ve been given;
- may your power in us be our strength in suffering that we do not faint but look to the One who suffered all things for us;
- may your power be our victory over the weaknesses of our flesh;
- and be that which we look to for our resurrection from death to life eternal.
“But let the righteous be glad:
let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.
Sing unto God, sing praises to his name:
extol him that rideth upon the heavens
by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.”
Psalm 68:3,4 (JAH – short for Jehovah – I Am – the one who possess life and the one who gives life)
May we join the song of victory with Moses, the Lamb and those who overcome through the great tribulation, remembering it is a song for the victorious but all will worship the King.
“GREAT AND MARVELLOUS ARE THY WORKS,
LORD GOD ALMIGHTY,
JUST AND TRUE ARE THY WAYS,
THOU KING OF SAINTS.
WHO SHALL NOT FEAR THEE, O LORD,
AND GLORIFY THY NAME?
FOR THOU ONLY ARE HOLY:
FOR ALL NATIONS SHALL COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE THEE;
for thy judgments are made manifest.”
The Apostle John tells us how we can sing the victory song –
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world:
and this is the victory that overcometh the world,
even our faith.
Who is he that overcometh the world,
but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?”
1 John 5:4,5
Yes, yes, yes, we can know the great I Am through Christ who dwells –
“in your hearts by faith:
that ye, being rooted and grounded in love;
May be able to comprehend with all saints
what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
and to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge,
that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”
May the children of God sing songs of victory together as we raise our voices in praise and prayer this weekend and throughout each day.