God knows you and I, but do we know Him?  What would be the most important thing to know about Him?  Paul responded to that query in writing to the Church in Philippi.

Phil. 3:10   that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,

Three dynamics are vital in knowing God.  First to know in Him in the power of the resurrection.  So much could be written and has, yet do we have an understanding of that power which raised Christ from the dead?  That same power is resident within every believer.  Knowing that power and that it is within us gives confidence confronting the forces of darkness that shroud us with death.  Because He overcame death, hell and the grave there is no fear for the saint of God when they even look at us.

Second to know the fellowship (benefits) of His sufferings.  Many are being called on to actually experience physical suffering for their testimony of Jesus.  There are other facets in understanding this benefit; salvation, deliverance, healing, restoration, reconciliation, and prosperity.  When we grasp the importance and benefits of His suffering, we’re armed with an unshakeable awareness of His unending, undeserved, overwhelming love – and there is no fear!

Finally, to know the determination to be unyielding committed to the Father’s will, plan and purpose – even to death.  With this resolve, knowing that nothing can separate us from the love of God death’s sting and the grave’s victory are nullified.

“Father I want to know Him in the power of His resurrection, the fellowship of His sufferings and conformity to His death.”

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