Then we really know it by personal experience.
We know its taste, its smell, how it makes us feel. That kind of knowing is deeper and more subjective. When we eat the food we read about, our hunger is satisfied, and the menu has fulfilled its purpose. In John the Lord Jesus reveals that He is the bread of life. Bread is food, a life supply, something to eat to satisfy hunger. By this eating, we know Jesus as our real food, as our satisfaction and life supply.
Studying about the Lord Jesus in the Word has some merit, but merely studying the Word can be just like studying about a dish on a menu. We may gain much correct knowledge, but be left hungry and unsatisfied within. We can and should subjectively know the Lord Jesus as the satisfying bread of life by eating Him, by taking in His Word as spirit and life. If we come to the Word only to study it, we will at best come to know something about the Lord Jesus.
But when we exercise our spirit by praying with the words in the Bible, we touch and receive the Spirit who gives life.
By this eating, we know Christ subjectively as life to us. We have the Lord as the Spirit indwelling us, and every day is a new opportunity for us to know Him subjectively. As we eat the Lord Jesus in this way, He becomes our very life supply, and we come to know Christ in a deep and inward way. All verses are quoted from the Holy Bible Recovery Version. You can order a free copy of the New Testament Recovery Version here. You can order a free study Bible here and download free Christian books here.
I could stop right there by simply telling you to just do it—to just keep his commandments. You know, the Bible is the sword of the spirit Ephesians 6. We have to spend regular and consistent time in Bible reading and studying in order to know Jesus more personally. It is his life story—both before his birth here on earth and after his death, resurrection, and return to heaven. In reading and studying the Bible we learn who Jesus is, what he did, what he expects of us and the reason we have to put our hope in him for our eternal existence.
Prayer is communication between us and God through Jesus. When we pray, we are talking to Jesus: sharing our thoughts and concerns, confessing our sins, and asking for those things we desire.
Lloyd-Jones asserted. The only way that we can come to know Him more deeply is if He will graciously open our eyes and reveal to us a glimpse of His glory. Principle One: God loves you and offers a wonderful plan for your life. In all our ways! Devote yourself to unselfish religious deeds? Spiritual Growth. This is how God desires that every person live.
When we pray we should also be listening for Jesus to speak back to us through the Holy Spirit, which is that voice inside us, through the tangible answers we receive, and through the words and actions of others. An active prayer life is essential for making Jesus personal in your life. DBY Darby Translation. WEB Webster's Bible.
Knowing Jesus Personally. Like in any relationship, developing a relationship with Jesus takes time and energy. Whether you've just Get started today!. How can we know Jesus personally? . we get to know more than a “photograph ” of Jesus; we get to know a real and living person, personally and subjectively.
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Humankind has always had the desire to know God. In the Book of Job we read a familiar cry.