Chika is a Christian who loves seeing Christ Glorified in every aspects of life.
Knowledge of God is what every believer must have in order to know how to relate with God and to know how He works. The knowledge of God starts from salvation and is at salvation that you experience a particular dimension of His knowledge and this will help you to have access to deeper knowledge of God. when a man understands and knows God, his relationship with God will be perfect and intact. Devil cannot do anything to anyone that truely understands and knows God. So the job of every believer is to contend for the knowledge of God. Daniel 11 vs 32b says as I quote but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. So what it means is that strength and exploits are accrued from the knowledge of God.
What Does It Mean To Know God.
Knowing God has to do with having full expression of God without any reservations. Knowledge of God culminate to divine friendship. The Bible says in Genesis 5 vs 24 as I quote And Enoch walked with God: and was not; for God took him. Enoch was a typical example of a man that knows God to the extent that God took him without him experiencing death. Another man in the Bible that knows God is a man called Abraham. God said in Genesis 18 vs 17 shall i hide from Abraham that thing which I do. Is only a man that has a good knowledge of God that he trusts with secrets. There is another man called Moses because of the knowledge of God he has the Bible says Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with God. Knowledge of God opens you to a higher dimension and possibilities in God. So knowledge of God has to do with intimacy with God (any man that knows God is intimate with God).
Two Aspect of knowledge Of God
1. Knowledge of His person: This knowledge reveals the personality of God or His nature like His love, Compassionate, Holy, peaceful, and righteous nature. This knowledge impacts His nature and spiritual strength. This knowledge helps you to live on earth having the consciousness of God. At salvation this is the knowledge that is made available. When Moses encountered God at the burning bush the first knowledge he encountered there is the knowledge of the person of God, God revealed to him His holy nature. The same also happened when Saul encountered Jesus on his way to Damascus what God revealed to him is his person(who He is).
2. Knowledge of His ways: This knowledge reveals how God works and how He does things. This knowledge helps you to do exploits. This knowledge knowledge gives you strategy or keys to achieve a particular result in God's kingdom. It also helps you to access the law or principle that governs a particular result that you seek to achieve. This knowledge is what helped Joshua and the Israelites to throw down Jericho because a particular strategy was give to them. This knowledge is what helped Jesus not to bypass John the Baptist though He is the son of God because he understood that He must fulfill that law in order to be launched into ministry. Is also inability of king Saul to have this knowledge that caused him to be rejected as a king. Is also this knowledge that helped Solomon to be the richest man that have ever existed.
How Does God Reveals The Knowledge of His person and His Ways
God reveals His personality and His ways through divers experiences and encounters. We experience and encounter God
1.Through His word ( and the Lord appeared again in Shiloh: for the Lord revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the Lord 1 Samuel 3 vs 21): Through the word of God we encounter and experience the personality of God and His Ways.
2. Through divine visitations ( And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; and he lift up his eyes and looked, and lo, three men stood by him Genesis 18 vs 1 - 2): Divine visitation can also helps us to know God in a higher possible way.
3. Experiences we face in life as a Christian: This helps to reveal God to us. Job is a man that got to know God in a higher possible way through experience.
4.Through spiritual exercises: Spiritual exercises like praying and fasting has the capacity to draw men to higher knowledge of God. When Jesus prayed and fasted for 40 days and 40 day what happened after that is that He started doing mighty works because that spiritual exercises has drawn His to a place of higher knowledge of God.
Men of daily and consistent encounter are men that can knows and understands the person and ways of God also men that thrive through divers experience around their life are men that knows and understands the person and ways of God. When Moses had an encounter at the burning bush it open Moses up to having understanding of who God is.
God's personality reflects in all His ways. In all of God's way you will see His love, Holy and righteous nature. (The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. Psalm 145 vs 17).