Imagine being a King. Everything you create becomes a slave to you. Then one day, you look in the mirror. You see your image. It smiles when you smile. It talks when you talk. Then you get a wonderful idea. “Since I can do whatever I want, how about I give life to my image. He will rule over everything I’ve created. He will think like me, and be my best friend.
What’s my point? Without downplaying the established fact that God created us to worship Him, the primary reason God created us is for intimacy. For us to understand how much He desires us, He intentionally creates everything apart from what Adam could actually be very intimate with; a woman. This was somewhat Adam’s first experience of how God feels when He sees us.
As soon as Adam said, “This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh“, he fundamentally understood in his own experience our intimacy with God. “For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.” We will never fundamentally understand God as our Father until we become a parent. We will never fundamentally understand God as our Husband until we fall in love. What’s my point? Your whole experience in life, regardless of the fall of man, was designed to bring you into experiential knowledge and intimacy with God.
That’s why we have sex; so that by experiencing what it means to be one flesh with another human, we understand what it means to experientially know God. That’s how come Paul was able to easily explain it to the church of Corinth; do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. In other words, all experiences in life in obedience to God is a replica of our intimate experience with God.
Even giving birth to someone who looks or behaves like you in one form or another makes us understand what it’s like to be born of God and be in His image. And Adam …. begot a son in his own likeness, after his image, Genesis 5:3 says.
It’s interesting to know that Moses used the Hebrew word yada as the verb in Genesis 4:1; “Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived”. It’s obvious Adam had sexual intercourse with Eve, but Moses didn’t use sakab which he used in Genesis 19:33 to refer to Lot’s daughter sleeping with his Dad. The connotation is, we know someone on a very different level after having intercourse with them. Intimacy is not just sakab, it’s yada.
Jesus said, “No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. Revelation knowledge is birthed in intimate relationship with God. Did you get it? God wants to yada with us. Nyame yada wo. The question is, wo yada Nyame? God is not looking for someone who has figured Him out. He will always bring confusion to the tower of Babel. God is looking for someone who longs for Him.
Isn’t it interesting that the Bible says that “in Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge? Not just the fact that it’s ALL. It’s also the fact that it is not only found in Him, but hidden in Him. He wants intimacy. He wants yada. That’s why He speaks in mysteries. These mysteries will never be understood outside of relationship. It’s just information when you’re outside of intimacy. It’s transformational when He reveals to you in the confides of His intimacy with you.
That’s why your dreams from God are not straightforward. He doesn’t want you to replace Him with a dream manual. He wants you to yada with Him till He reveals it to you. That’s why it’s wrong to seek God for ministry or revelation or insight. You’re saying, “I want the fruit of intimacy without the intimacy”. That’s why your prayers aren’t getting answered. You want the benefits but you don’t want to commune with Him. The prerequisite for getting all your prayers answered is yada. “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you.“
I’ve given you the secret of the covenant. Write it in your journal. Meditate on it. This is why we seek God. This is why God always speaks in a mystery. This is why we meditate on God’s Word. By meditating, we yada Him.