Jesus offers what no one else offers: to know God.
Whereas others talked *about* God, Jesus wanted us to *know* God.
“In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.”
Whereas others taught theology and discussed God academically, Jesus spoke with authority from a place of personally knowing God.
“Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, ‘I do not know Him,’ I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His word.”
Jesus spoke from experience. He is intimately familiar with God’s goodness, His love and His power. He’s been with God as He rules perfectly in wisdom, justice and righteousness.
This is why Jesus talked the way He did saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like…”
The gospel, the good news of Jesus is that we can know God and we can be with Him TODAY.
“The kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Because the King has come.
God is not an idea. He is a person that can be known by those whom He chooses to reveal Himself to.
The good news is that He has chosen to reveal Himself to the world through Jesus Christ.
Jesus alone can move us from an intellectual idea about God, to a real relationship with God both here and now, and in ways we cannot imagine in the life to come.
Believe Jesus and know God and be with God, now. #gospel
“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me.
And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.
“Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”
Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.”