We must begin to know what eternal life is and not think of it in terms of doctrines and teachings. In the past we have had a knowledge of him, and now we will have the knowledge of knowing him. I can have the knowledge that you like to eat hot dogs just from looking across the fence into one of your cookouts; however, I can have the knowledge from knowing you that you like to eat hot dogs on a short soft bun, with a rub of mustard placed on the bun underneath a long frank as you like it to stick out on both ends. I may make you initially happy by bringing hot dogs over for your treat because I have knowledge of your liking hotdogs, but the people who really know you will steal the cake because they brought over to you hotdogs the way that you like to eat them. We have had the knowledge from the doctrines and the teachings to give us knowledge of the Father, and we thank God for that. However, those of us who want to have the knowledge of him that will make him pleased with us, we are going to have to know him not just in terms of doctrines and teachings; but we are going to have to know him in Spirit and in truth, for that time is now. The Father is seeking those that want to be with him now to have more than just the knowledge of him from doctrines and teachings: John 4:23, “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” So you have to ask yourself the question, will you walk in power from your knowledge of Him, or will you walk in power from your knowledge of knowing Him? So unless your knowledge of him came from your knowledge of knowing him, you will not be able to worship him in spirit and in truth. In order to worship one in spirit and in truth, you have to feel what the other feels, and you have to be in the action with the other in the action: let’s go get in His action, and know the eternalness of Him and ourselves.
So how do we get into Father’s action to know the eternalness of Him and ourselves? And better yet, how do we get to know him, beyond the knowledge of him, in order to know how he likes his hotdogs made, metaphorically speaking? Okay I hear you! I can’t fuss at you for saying “relationship” as your answer, since most of my post lately have been hammering home having a relationship with the members of the God head, even unto the Father. I think I just did a grammar twister, you know, like a tongue twister: “have been, hammering home, having a relationship,” now say that three times real spiritually if you will. lol. Anyway, you are right about the relationship being the way of getting to know the Father beyond the knowledge of him, but how do we get that getting to know Him party started? I need you to remember from recent post how we talked about the development, and maturity of the Body of Christ. I asked you to think of the Body of Christ as you would a growing child, and to call on your understanding of what happens to that growing child once the child has been celebrated by the family as coming of age. Merriam-webster.com definition of coming-of-age is the attainment of prominence, respectability, recognition, or maturity: there are a lot of great achievements that are attributed to one upon the celebration of that special day. Now here is the thing about that great day: his big baby girl can still come sit on daddy’s lap in the days to come, and her baby boy will still say, oh mom, as she hollers to him in front of the big boys, I love you baby! However, everything from that point forward is all about preparation of the now maturing child’s forth coming future. There will be no regressing backwards to preteen years with all things being equal, but the advancing forward into the young adult years of college, military, marriage, etc., and etc. are the things that the whole family looks forward to now. In parallel, the members of the Body of Christ must realize that the corporate Body of Christ has reached a coming-of-age party like wise: there are many activities that will allow you to still sit on the Word, and have a little talk with Jesus; and there are many activities in which you do not have to take hold of still as the Holy Ghost moves on you in the midst of your friends. However, everything from the point of where the corporate Body of Christ has come to maturity and development over these almost twenty-one centuries neighborhood, is all about how we members can get that getting to know the Father party started. The things to come in our future can all be found in the fulness of God at the Father Godhead level. There will be no regressing backwards to the centuries where we got fat off the Word mostly with a sprinkle of Holy Ghost Power here and there. The relationship in which we each have with each of them, the Word and the Holy Ghost, has prepared us to go and know just how the Father loves his hotdogs.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.