Wednesday, March 28, 2012

KNOWING HIM Thursday 29 March


Open Heavens Devotional by Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Memorise: Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever Amen. 1 Timothy 1:17

Read: Isaiah 6:1-3

Who can truly understand God? After spending three and a half years with Jesus and becoming the closest disciple to the Lord, when John the Beloved saw the same Jesus in glory, he could not recognize Him. He fell down as a dead man at His feet. Who can understand He who in 1 Timothy 1:17 is called the invisible God, yet He says if you seek me you will find me (Jeremiah 29:13)? How can you find Someone who is invisible? The truth is, whenever we discuss God, we only try to grasp whatever we can about Him but can never fully comprehend Him. We will have the whole of eternity to understand Him more, because even the angels who have been with Him for so long are still uncovering some things they never knew about Him.

When you meet a man from the first time, it is common practice to allow Him to introduce Himself. This also applies to God. In Genesis 17:1, He introduced Himself as the Jehovah El-Shaddai, the God Almighty – the God who is more than enough. It is also common with some people to introduce themselves by their aliases (nicknames). One of my closest friends is Emmanuel Morgan but he prefers to be called Emmanueli Morgani. Another close friend is Rufus Abidoye who prefers Abusi Abidoy. Anytime you really want to get something out of these people, simply call them by their pet name. In the same vein, God has several names and titles. In fact, if you read Isaiah 6:1-3, you will get to know what God’s name truly is. There is something about God that puts purity as priority which is why the angels are crying: “Holy, holy, holy” non stop. We see Him called “light” in 1 John 1:5 while James 1:17 calls Him “the Father of lights”. If you have some little knowledge of God, you will know that there is no darkness in Him. He is full of light and so must you. Do you radiate His light where you are? What are you full of – light or darkness?

ACTION POINT:
A personal knowledge of God is necessary to enable you obtain His best for you. Ask God to reveal Himself to you today. 

Bible in one year: Mark 9-12