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"Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee" (Job 22:21).

Our text talks about getting acquainted with God. I like it best in The Amplified Bible: "Acquaint now yourself with Him [agree with God and show yourself to be conformed to His will] and be at peace; by that [you shall prosper and great] good shall come to you."

As I have traveled, preaching, I have found that there's a cry on the hearts of God's people for a mighty move of God. But if we are to have a supernatural move of God, we first must get acquainted with God. We must know and understand who He is.

First, we must realize that God is a spirit. We hear this; we tritely talk about it; and we mentally agree to it sometimes. But we need to realize that God, who is a spirit, is omnipresent: He is present everywhere all of the time, existing everywhere simultaneously.

It is almost beyond our understanding, in fact, to comprehend a Being who is present everywhere and has the same power everywhere. Some will respond, "I never thought of God in that magnitude before. I thought of Him as a King on a throne."

Suddenly you begin to realize that this omnipresent Spirit of God who is the same all over the world also is communing with you and me on a one-to-one basis.

John 4:24 says, "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."

You must realize that you are a spirit; you have a soul; and you live in a body. You cannot understand God with your intellect. That's what's wrong with the world today: People have tried to understand God and the things of God with their minds.

That's why you see empty words with no power and no supernatural manifestations in so many churches. People are trying to understand God with the intellect.

I have textbook after textbook, many huge, written by people who have many degrees after their names. All of them talk about God and His family - but they're explaining it from a theological standpoint.

Oh, you'll learn a little from these books, but you'll never know God from them! You can study every theology book that's ever been written, but you'll still never know God from them. You'll know something about God, but you'll never know God.

You will never get acquainted with God until your spirit comes in contact with God's Spirit. Then you'll get acquainted with God.

Furthermore, you can't understand God with your emotions. Faith is not emotion; faith produces emotion. There's a big difference!

Supernatural vs. Spectacular
When you're intimately acquainted with God, you'll quit looking for the spectacular, because you'll realize that the supernatural is not the spectacular.

If someone were to get out of a wheelchair miraculously during a service, word would get around, and you couldn't get all the people in the building the next night. We humans, for some reason or other, prefer getting involved with the spectacular - with something in the emotional realm - instead of getting involved with God in our spirits.

We should get just as excited about God - and should jump just as high and have just as much excitement - whether we ever see anybody walk out of a wheelchair or not.

Knowing God and having the Spirit of God flow in you does not depend on how many people get healed. To listen to some people, you would think they had to have somebody healed or delivered in a service - which is fine - but they have quit looking at God in the supernatural and have started looking at God in the spectacular.

God does not work when people come to church expecting to see supernatural miracles. God works when people come together to worship Him in spirit and in truth and are not concerned about signs and wonders.

Understanding Our Inheritance
Why did God create man? He created man to have someone to fellowship with - someone to give His inheritance to. That's what the Bible teaches.

Sometimes we get excited about the inheritance we have in God, but we don't know the Creator who gave it to us in the first place. We also must understand what that inheritance is: God has left us salvation, according to John 3:16.

"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."

Knowing that God is love is getting acquainted with God. He is so much, and He loved us so much, that He gave.

When you get acquainted with God, you will not be concerned any longer about the "big I" and what "I" can get. You will be concerned about those who are lost, dying, sick, and entrapped in satanic bondage.

When you know who God really is, your cries and prayers will not be, "God bless me and mine." You'll quit praying for God to bless you. You'll begin to pray for God to meet the needs of others.

That's what happens when you get acquainted with God.

I am tremendously excited about enjoying the prosperity God can give us, yes - but I am more concerned about people being won into the kingdom of God. To me, that's more important than anything else.

Jesus Christ also left us an inheritance of healing. First Peter 2:24 says, "by whose [His] stripes ye were healed." If ye were, then ye are. As a fellow said to me down in Texas, "If I were, then I is." (Now, I realize that's not good English, but I want to tell you, he got hold of it and got healed!)

God said in His Word that He has given us all the desires of our heart. When we get acquainted with God, we will know that we can have all of our needs and desires met: "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Phil. 4:19).

You see, they're our inheritance.

Agreeing with God
Once you get acquainted with God - once you know Him - you must agree with Him. That's what our text said: "Acquaint now yourself with Him [agree with God]...."

Agree with God. Too many people don't even agree with what God said. When you tell them what the Word says, they reply, "Yeah, but...."

To get acquainted with somebody, you've got to listen to him; you've got to hear what he says. If you want to get acquainted with God, listen to Him; hear what He's saying. It's right here in the Word of God.

To get acquainted with God, we've got to read His Word, find ourselves a place of prayer, and do some talking to Him - but not all the time. There are times we've got to be quiet and let Him talk a while.

Get acquainted with God. Know Him. Know Him through the Word. Converse with Him.

And once you do, you've got to agree with Him. This goes right back to Matthew 18:19, where Jesus said, "If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven."

What can happen then? Anything! When you and God come into agreement on this Word, heaven and earth will move.

Be at Peace
If you make a mistake and sin, ask for forgiveness. First John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins [ask for forgiveness], he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Oh, what a loving heavenly Father! Come on over and line up with God - really get acquainted with Him. Then, after acquainting yourself with Him, agreeing with Him, and being conformed to His will, be at peace.

You have to make yourself be at peace. You do it; God doesn't do it for you. You make yourself be at peace.

What does it mean to be at peace? It means don't think about what you're missing in the world. Don't think about what the economic system is going through. Don't think about what the magazines and newspapers are saying. Be at peace.

The key to the supernatural is to get acquainted with God. It's simple. It's not complex. Just get acquainted with God.

You first must get acquainted with Him through salvation. You don't have to do anything or give up anything to be saved - just come to Him as you are.

Others may be acquainted with God through salvation, but not through the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Get acquainted with God in this way. He will be real to you and will minister to you. You will not be disappointed.

Author Biography

Kenneth W. Hagin
Web site: Kenneth Hagin Ministries
Kenneth W. Hagin, President of Kenneth Hagin Ministries and pastor of RHEMA Bible Church, ministers around the world. Known for calling the Body of Christ to steadfast faith, he seizes every ministry opportunity to impart an attitude of “I cannot be defeated, and I will not quit.”

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