Do I Really Want to Know Him?
That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection
... Phil 3:10
hear the Lord saying that He is raising up a new
generation, like the disciples of Jesus, who will
drop everything to walk and talk with Him - for life. He
is raising up those who are anxious to spend every
free moment with Him. The disciples were absolutely
in love with Him and were devastated when He said He was
going to leave them. They forgot every other priority,
cleared their schedule and followed Him. There is going
to be a great re-positioning and those whose passion is
not for Christ Himself will be replaced by those who
really want to know Him above all else. Many who appear
ill equipped will be promoted.
3 perfect years, He said He was leaving; they could
not go with Him now, but would follow Him afterward.
They felt like they had been thrust through with knife.
He said He was going to prepare a place for them and
would come for them later, that where He is, they may be
also. How could He leave them after 3 wonderful years?
He knew that His disciples already had a passion birthed
in them that no persecution, no ridicule, no wet
blankets could dampen.
said if we know Him, we know God. It is true. He
said we will do even greater works than He did because
He is going to the Father. How can that be? He said not
to worry and He promised that whatever we ask in His
Name, He will do it. He will send the Spirit of Truth
and He will be with us.
"At that day, you will know that I am in My Father, and
you in Me, and I in you. He who loves Me will be loved
by My Father, and I will love him and manifest myself
to him." (Jn 14:20-21) What does "manifest Myself"
mean? What will our relationship be then?
Jesus manifested Himself to and through the woman at the
well, He smacked "religious legalism" in the face.
She was a woman who was rejected by Jews because of her
race, rejected by religious leaders because of sexism,
rejected by neighbors on account of her serial marriages
and for being a failure at love! But the woman at the
well became the first missionary, appointed by Jesus
himself and she reached her town the same day! Jesus
said, "If they are not against us, they are for us."
Many are called, but today, few chose their calling.
Where are those good Samaritans, who stop for the one
who is hurting and wounded?
is calling out a new generation, young and old, who
crave a new relationship of abiding in Him. Those
who abide in Him and His words abide in them, are
fruitful. We will ask whatever we wish, and it will be
given to us - because we ask for what He wants. This
generation will not live for position, power and
prestige but only to abide in His presence everyday. I
heard Jesus saying that He has spoken all this so that
our joy can be full! Joy is abiding, worshipping Jesus,
hearing His voice, building His Kingdom and His
generation will arise early to pray, but prayer will
be listening to Him, getting our assignment
a-fresh from Him everyday, constantly tuning in to His
agenda and forgetting our own. We will be truly faithful
friends who are never satisfied but always want to know
Him more. Jesus said, "No longer have I called you
servants ... but I have called you friends." (Jn
15:15) Then He commanded us to love one another and to
talked of leaving, He began to pray for all of us -
that we would be one with Him.
"My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those
who will believe in me through their message, that
all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in
me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the
world may believe that you have sent me. I have given
them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as
we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be
brought to complete unity to let the world know that
you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved
me." (Jn 17:20-23)
prayed, "Father, I desire that they ... may be with Me
where I am, that they may behold the glory which You
have given Me ... that the love with which You have loved Me
may be in them, and I in them." Our desire is to be one
spirit with Him. (1 Cor. 6:17) His love constrains us to
share His love in every possible way, everywhere and at any
cost. He is truly our first love. We cannot help but share
His love when so many are starving for Him, His free gift of
salvation, His forgiveness, His unconditional love and
"ministers" have no passion for souls and are not winning
anyone to Christ.
wanted an intimate relationship with each of them. He
wanted to have a special supper together. He washed their
feet. John laid his head on His chest and heard His
heartbeat. I can't imagine any goal but spending forever and
ever with Him. Jesus' last words before His death were about
us being one with Him, abiding in Him, sharing in His love
and His glory. John 14-17 are His message to us today. (Who
will lay down their compulsions to be "productive" and lay
on their face, seeking Him and Him alone?)
As I think about what
Jesus prayed ... that we would abide in Him ... I have to
ask what Jesus Christ wants most in a relationship...
- Is it about large
numbers of people, big churches, big ministries and big
- Is it about which
liturgy, doctrine, theology or which denomination is
- Is it about exercising
gifts, praying in tongues, spiritual warfare or even
what Jesus wants most is for me to want to really want to
What if He wants me to sit at His feet like Mary? to
drink His living water like the Samaritan woman? to eat His
fresh bread? to wait one hour with Him while He prays
(through me)? to drop everything and to follow Him? to sell
the material and go for the invisible spiritual? to lay my
head on His chest? to hear His voice? to abide in Him? to be
one with Him? to pant for Him, like a deer after water? to
worship Him at home alone? to be one with Him? to rest in
Him? to be a Bride to the Bridegroom? Do I really want to
pour out His Spirit on a new generation of
liberators. They may not
be the ones with the great business cards, videos or church
growth. They may be the ones with tattoos, piercings, crazy
hair or dress. They are not afraid of sinners, they know
their language and they will do whatever it takes to destroy
the works of darkness. They are willing to admit their own
need for ministry and receive a new heart.
have to lay down every talent and knowledge
they think they have on
the altar daily, in deference to depending on the Anointing
to break every yoke. God may want to heal as they kneel,
sing, dance like David danced, use
mud and spit or absolute
silence. They know
demons are real, that deliverance is for today and they pray
a little differently, but the devil is afraid of them and
bows his knees to the mention of the Name of Jesus Christ!
What if Jesus promotes those who really
want to KNOW Him?
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