Knowing Jesus Better and Better
Updated: May 7
Philosophy View of Knowing
It shows or suggests that one has knowledge or awareness that is secret or known to only a few people.
It was done in full awareness or consciousness.
Biblical View of Knowing
After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. John 19:28 KJV
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Galatians 2:16 KJV
The first step is to understand that Jesus is the Son of God. He is the only way to salvation. The next step? Which stretches into a long relational walk throughout our lives to know Jesus, our God and Lord, better and better.
Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 2nd Peter 1:2 KJV
What does knowing Jesus’ entail?
Being in a relationship with Jesus is what it means to "know" Him. A Christian not only knows about Christ but also has a personal relationship with him. In John 17:3, during His prayer, Jesus said that knowing the only true God and the Son He sent is the key to eternal life. To get to know Him as a friend would be to get to know Him intimately.
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3 KJV
What does the Bible say regarding knowing the Son of God?
We are aware that the Son of God has come and given us wisdom for us to recognise the True One 1 John 5:20. This is a question I want to ask, how do you know Jesus is honest? According to Romans 10:9, if you publicly acknowledge Jesus as Lord and firmly believe that God did raise him from the grave, you will be saved.
We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 1st John 1:20 NIV
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 NIV
How is this accomplished? As we know Jesus better, His divine power gives us everything we need to live a godly life. Indeed, this is accomplished in our personal devotional life and a local church in fellowship with other believers. The problem is that what we hear in the church may work against our knowing Jesus better.
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue. 2nd Peter 1:3 KJV
According to the book of 2nd Peter 1:14, Peter was about to die; he was concerned about the false teachers who would get into positions of influence in the church once he had gone.
Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me. 2ne Peter 1:14 KJV
In the book of 2nd Peter 2:12-22, Apostle Peter warned us about the false teachers who taught wrongly, lived immorally, and encouraged Christians to do the same.
So, Peter wrote to remind the believers to let their faith produce a life of moral excellence, which leads to knowing God better.
And besides this, giving all diligence adds to your faith virtue and to virtue knowledge. 2nd Peter 1:5 KJV
Wholesome thinking leads to healthy living, whatever another Christian may say.
This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance. 2nd Peter 3:1 KJV
Being a new Christian and having members of the church teach you things that go against the fundamental truth of the Bible is difficult. It is perplexing to see preachers on television speak with apparent authority and cite biblical passages while you are dubious of the veracity of what they are saying. In John chapters 14–17, Jesus promised His Holy Spirit would reside inside us and guide us in our daily lives and religious beliefs.
We can better tell what is accurate or untrue, whether it originates from inside the church or outside of it, as we study the Bible and grow to know Jesus more.
When looking for a church fellowship, you should ask if it teaches that Jesus died and rose again and that he is the only way to heaven. Inquire if it teaches that the Bible is the inspired word of God. Study scriptures and compare what is being conducted with what you have studied.
And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica in that they received the word with all readiness of mind and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women, Greeks, and men, not a few. Acts 17:10-12 KJV
Growing in Christ means that you will become productive and valuable.
For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2nd Peter 1:8 KJV
You will begin to exhibit Christ’s discipline, character and qualities.
And besides this, giving all diligence adds to your faith virtue and to virtue knowledge.
And to knowledge temperance; and temperance patience; and to patience godliness.
And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 2nd Peter 1:5-7 KJV
In addition, you won't be tripped up by whatever you may hear from people who claim to speak for God. Ask God to teach you more about himself so that you will be able to discern the truth from error, and so you can join a church that teaches the Bible accurately as well.
Four simple steps on how to accept Jesus in your hearts.
Understand that Jesus is the Son of God
The first step is to understand that Jesus is the Son of God. He is the only way to salvation.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Jesus came to die for our sins. He took our punishment upon Himself, so we could be forgiven and have eternal life. Believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for your sins. This is critical to understanding how to accept Jesus into your heart.
Repent of your sins
Next, you need to repent of your sins. This means acknowledging that you are a sinner needing forgiveness and turning away from your sin.
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19).
Once you have turned from your sin, you are ready to receive forgiveness.
Confess your Faith in Jesus Christ
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).
By confessing your faith, you declare that Jesus is your Lord and Savior. You are acknowledging that He is the only way to salvation.
Invite Jesus into our Hearts!
“For with the heart, man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation” (Romans 10:10).
This is how to accept Jesus into your heart. By inviting Him in, you are giving Him control of your life. You are surrendering yourself to Him and His will for your life.
Once you have followed these steps, you become a child of God! “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe in his name” (John 1:12).
Individuals might be curious about what occurs after accepting Jesus as their Lord and Savior. What advantages does redemption offer?
Here are several examples:
Forgiveness of sins
A relationship with God
Purpose and meaning in life.
Hope for the future!
Freedom from fear and guilt
Peace of mind and heart