Known of God (Part Two)

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

God created the heavens and the earth, and He formed, made, and created man to live upon the earth. God, being the Creator, designed the mind of man to hold His Word and for men and women to walk with God in His Word is His greatest goal. The Bible says that God knows our frame (Psalms 103:14). He understands everything that there is to know about us, and thankfully, He still loves us even though some people will deny His existence. God also formed our bodies and made us the way we are.

Matthew 10:29:
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

Nothing falls without God knowing about it. His concern for us is beyond all human comprehension. Yet the greatest thing God ever made was man.

Matthew 10:30:
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

This verse is probably familiar to most people, and I have heard it said that God knows how many hairs we have. Yet this verse goes way beyond this, for God has numbered each and every one of them! He knows which hair was numbered as one, all the way through to the end. God’s care and concern over us is almost unbelievable when we compare how we care for and think of ourselves. A friend who had very little hair once said to me “God only made a few perfect heads, and He covered the rest of them with hair.” Well, anyway, this I do know: God has numbered the very hairs on our heads, and I’ll lay wages that God even knows where each hair we have lost has fallen!

Romans 11:33:
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

It is beyond the mind of man to thoroughly search out God; for instance, have you ever wondered where God came from? Well, Romans 11:33 says that it is “past {beyond} finding out.” In other words, forget about it, because we cannot understand it now; however, when Christ does return we will “know as well as we are known” (I Corinthians 13:12). Still, God has given to humanity more than enough to acknowledge the reality of Him (Psalms 19:1-6; Hebrews 11:3).

Romans 1:20a:
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made {the heavenly amphitheater above, the earth and all that is therein}, even his eternal power and Godhead. . .

“Godhead” is old English for head God. “The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever . . .” (Deuteronomy 29:29a). Your heavenly Father has revealed many things, not only what you can physically see with your eyes out in the world, but even more emphatically: He has revealed many secret things to your heart throughout His Word, so that you may come to know Him Who knows you intimately.

See: Known of God (Part One)

For in Him We Live!

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

The Bible says that the heaven of heavens cannot contain God (II Chronicles 2:6), because the vastness of God is eternal and everlasting. For the Christian believer who comes to discover God’s calling, and begins walking within this calling, he or she will also begin to recognize that our God is indeed the true center of the universe, and He becomes more and more for us the true center of our spiritual lives. As we make room for God in the center of our Christian families, then the family can begin growing spiritually with the nurture that comes from the Father of Lights.

Hebrews 11:3 – Through {our believing} faith we understand that the worlds {ages} were framed {prepared} by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made {did not come into being} of things which do appear.

In Genesis 1:1 it says “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” This is when God began laying the foundation for the different ages of time, such as the paradise age, the age of Law, the age of grace, etcetera. Man without God cannot understand or truly believe the spiritual realities of divine creation, nor comprehend that it is God Who made the very life (breath life) we have and enjoy (Genesis 2:7, Psalm 100:3); however, the Christian through his own believing faith can begin to understand spiritual matters.

I Corinthians 2:14 – But the natural man {this is someone who has yet to discover God} receiveth not the things of the Spirit of {from} God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they {things of the Spirit that are from God} are spiritually discerned {by believing}.

So when a natural man says something like I simply cannot believe in creation, or in your God, I already know he cannot, because this is exactly what the Word of God teaches.

I Corinthians 2:9-10:
-9: But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
-10: But God hath revealed them {the things which God has prepared for believers who do one thing and one thing only and that is to “love Him” Romans 8:26-28} unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep {and wonderful} things of God.

If the natural man cannot perceive spiritual matters on his own, then who can know God or “Who then can be saved?” (Matthew 19:25) Jesus answers this question for us in Matthew 19:26 “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” The key here is to be “with God” for with Him salvation is found, and anyone can reach out beyond themselves and simply look for God and find Him, and request and invoke His aid and assistance (Romans 10:8-14).

Acts 17:27-28a:
-27: That they {people} should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
-28a: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; . . .

In the Epistle of Romans 1:20 it says “For the invisible things of him {God} from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead.” As we look around at the life in the world and the perfection of how everything works, what we can see by our senses is the creation and living amphitheater of God wherein we live and move and have our being, “seeing he {God} giveth to all life, and breath” {Acts 17:25}. God’s calling to us today is a calling into His family to be His children, His sons and His daughters. The healing Word of God expresses how to walk worthy and appreciative within our heavenly calling into God’s family and household. The more we continue walking in God’s family, we will begin enjoying His divine presence (and presents!) and graces upon our lives, the more we can spiritually acknowledge God Who infuses us with His strength and wisdom as He continues to nurture our own lives and families with His healing Word.