We ought to live in the truth of gospel. The reality is that God is around us, with us and in us (Ephesians 4:6). The heavens, the earth, their hosts, in all their splendor came to being at the utterance of his word (Isaiah 45:18).And mankind, his masterpiece, is the fullness of his workmanship. Created in the image of God, after his own likeness, we are the manifestation of his being (Genesis 1:26-27).
In Christ God has placed the mandate to restore man to his Godly nature, and to reconcile himself with us (2 Corinthians 5:18-19). For Christ is the power and the wisdom of God; through him, by him and for him all things were made (John 1:3, Colossians 1:16). On earth he was the visible image of the invisible God. Walking, living and breathing the heart of the Father, he laid the foundation for sonship. And now he is God in us. Seated at the right hand of God, Christ is all, and in all.
Apostle Paul says, ” I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord; for whom i have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may gain Christ (Philippians 3:8). Remember that knowing someone is deeper than just having a visual understanding of the individual. It also has to do with a feel, hear, smell and sometimes an even deeper taste recognition of the person. And intimacy is at the heart of knowledge, hence as by Genesis 4:1 it is only after Adam knew Eve that she bore Cain (KJV).
And it is only when we have become one with Christ that we can begin to truly understand how he has given us all things pertaining life and godliness, who has called us to glory and virtue (2 Peter 1:3). For the estate of the bridegroom is for the one who has his heart; and it is through knowing him that we can win him. Through his knowledge we are built unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13-16). We are restored into the glory that God had initially bestowed upon man, when he created him in the beginning. And having being revealed before him we are without shame in him who has known us and loves us, and has restored us into his image (Genesis 2:26).