“Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord.”–Hosea 6:3

“To know the Lord” is to know experimentally and spiritually the power of Jesus’ blood and righteousness; to know our eternal union with him; to know him so as to be led by the Spirit into soul communion with him, that we may talk with him as a man talketh with his friend; to know him so that the secrets of his heart should be revealed to us, and we enter by faith into the length and breadth and depth and height of the love of Christ which passeth knowledge; to know him so as to drink into his spirit, and to have his image stamped by the Holy Ghost upon our souls; to know him as coming down into our hearts out of his glorious sanctuary, filling our souls with his presence and his love; to know him as formed in us the hope of glory, making our bodies his temple, dwelling in us, breathing himself into us, speaking in us, moving as it were every affection of our heart and every faculty of our soul. Thus to know the Lord is the sum and substance of vital godliness. And, as “to know the Lord,” implies, as well as comprehends, the knowledge of Jehovah in his Trinity of Persons and Unity of Essence, well may we say that, to know Jehovah the Father in his eternal love, to know Jehovah the Son in his redeeming blood, and to know Jehovah the Spirit in his divine operations and blessed teaching, is the foretaste of bliss below; and to know and see God as he is, is the consummation of bliss above.

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  1. According the Holy Scriptures there is only One God and that is Jehovah. Jesus is the son of men and the son of God, not god the son (a big difference) Nowhere in Scriptures shall you find the word Trinity.
    God is a spirit who can not die, but Jesus was a man who was born and really died. In Jesus a man did proof that it was possible to be truthful to the One and Only Elohim Jehovah God. Now he is made higher than angels (before he was lower than them, and God is the highest of them all) and sits now at the right hand of the Father to be the mediator between God and man.

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