Today, I want to show you some of the marks you can see in the life of a man that will help you to discern if he knows the Lord or not. Our knowledge of the Lord is progressive. We will know Him better and better. Nobody knows everything about Him at once. The following are some of the marks of a man that knows the Lord:
1. He is born again
This is where our knowledge of the Lord starts from. If you ever see or meet any man who claims that he is a child or servant of God and you cannot see the fruits/evidences of salvation in his life, such a person simply does not know the Lord.
2. He is a doer of God’s word
A man who knows the Lord will be a doer of God’s word. He may not know the whole Bible but the little he knows, he will do. That a man knows the Bible does not mean he knows the Lord. But you have never seen a man that knows the Lord and will not know the Bible eventually (James 1:22-25).
3. He has a knowledge of His power and Grace
Don’t forget Daniel 11:32, “They that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits.” However good as this is, it is not a good yardstick. This is because the power of God can still be in a life when God Himself is no longer there e.g. Samson.
4. He knows the ways of the Lord
To know God’s ways is to know His principles and patterns. God’s methods are not always the same but His principles are the same everywhere (Exo.33:12-17; Heb.3:7-11; Ps.103:7).