So how do I acquire knowledge of the Lord? I only know one thing to do!
"So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord.
His going forth is as certain as the dawn;
And He will come to us like the rain,
Like the spring rain waters the earth."
And then I realized that I have had an experience of His coming to me like the spring rain. He had given me a prayer in the spring of the year 2000. At first I was neglectful. And then many days, perhaps months later, I sensed an urgency in my spirit and I begin to pray, (I wish I could say unceasingly,) but I did begin to pray.
"Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know."
And also this prayer:
"...ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God..."
Colossians 1:9, 10
And did He in His time answer my prayer? He gave me the Revelation in Handbook 2.
So how do we get knowledge? We ask and keep on asking. We seek and keep on seeking. We knock and keep on knocking.
Now it is obvious why there was and is no knowledge of God in the land -- no one is asking!
Remember AW Tozer's statement about Paul in "Spiritual Facts or Fiction":
"Paul was a seeker and a finder and a seeker still."
Paul's determined purpose!
"That I may know Him -- that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly."
Philippians 3 (Amplified Bible)
"Awake sleeper... be careful how you walk... making the most of the time... So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is."