DO YOU KNOW GOD?

Philippians 3:8 and 10: Yea doubtless, and 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. Verse 10: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his suffering, being made conformable unto his death.  Jeremiah 9:23-24: Thus saith the LORD. Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth for in these things I delight saith the LORD.  

The question I would like to pose to you is this: How well do you really know God? Do you just know about Him or do you know Him? Do you know the things that please Him and the things that displease Him? Do you know what makes Him happy and what makes Him mad? What He tolerates but would rather you didn’t  do? What it takes to get answers to prayer? What you should and should not pray for? How he would like you to treat the brethren, especially your family and especially your spouse?  

I have just finished a series on Knowing God. These messages can be found on archives.org under Anchor of Hope Baptist Church (AOHBC).  These messages are an extensive scriptural study of the Bible on this most valuable subject. These are not my opinions or a lot of personal stories but what God says about Himself in the Book, the only Book, He has written about Himself. Please, please, remember that the most important thing in the world is your personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. I do believe that these messages can be a help and blessing to you, they certainly were a blessing to me and my congregation and some friends who have heard some of them.   

4 thoughts on “DO YOU KNOW GOD?

    • Dear Hank,
      Thank you for your question. I will answer the question to the point but first let me point out that the premise for the question is wrong. The issue is not whether or not what’s wrong with it but what’s right with it, not does it hurt but is it obedience. The Bible says Look not upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth its color in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. Proverbs 23:31. This is obviously a reference to fermented wine and states we are not even to look at it, much less drink it.. Also the Bible says in Ephesians 5:18 Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess: but be filled with the Spirit. The excess is not in the amount but in the type of wine, for alcohol is a spirit that opposes the Holy Spirit. (Sometimes a liquor store is called a Spirit store) I Corinthians says you cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of devils: (chapter 10 verse 21.
      Also a pebble thrown into a pond makes ripples til it reaches the bank. A parent who “drinks responsible” very often has children who are drunks. Some times one serving of Booze is all it takes to ruin a man’s life and reputation forever. I have seen and had it reported to me many times. And I have heard many different definitions of drinking responsibly. But let me speak as a grey headed man and father. If you want to really please God give up drinking altogether pray and read the Bible to find God’s Will for your life. If you have any further questions please contact me and I will help you in any manner that I can.
      sincerely,
      Brother Barker

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