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Knowledge

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If we do not have complete knowledge of Scriptures, the devil has something in us because he will use our ignorance to outwit us. The Bible says “for we are not ignorant of his devices” I have never heard of a group of believers as smart as those in Berea. They went back to check if what the apostles said was true.

These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. – Acts 17:11

Believers of today have become spiritually lazy. They no longer search the Scriptures to test the spirits and determine for themselves if the doctrine of their church is in line with the Bible. They swallow everything that is preached by their church. Sadly, their church cannot take the position of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is our teacher. The devil has seen this laziness in believers so all he does is manufacture false doctrines and inject them into some churches. That way, he can weaken the whole congregation.

Jesus told the apostles that they were clean by the words He spoke to them. All the while that Jesus was with the apostles, He made sure that He imparted knowledge to them by speaking the word of God to them. Before He left them the words of Knowledge had already cleansed them. They were already sanctified so He told them to wait for power from on high. Cleansing comes before power and knowledge must precede anointing.

You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. – John 13:3

It is only God that can give knowledge and knowledge of God is a secret which is hidden. By our humility and revelation from God, God will give us Knowledge. It is only in the hard places that we learn the most. I have been through the valley of the shadow of death and it is only in trials and difficulties that we learn if we are willing to learn. Some people waste their trials or look for shortcuts. If we respond to God positively in trials, our faith which is more precious that gold will be perfected.

“Count it all joy when you fall into various trials,  knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. – James 1:2

The spirit of knowledge is one of the attributes of God. Jesus was filled with knowledge. The Holy Spirit rested upon Jesus and gave Him the ability to understand the Scriptures accurately. Knowledge is about knowing the mind and will of God in order to please Him. You cannot please someone you don’t know.

“For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has become His counsellor?” – Romans 11:34

For this reason we have always prayed for you, ever since we heard about you. We ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will, with all the wisdom and understanding that His Spirit gives. Then you will be able to live as the Lord wants and will always do what pleases Him. Your lives will produce all kinds of good deeds, and you will grow in your knowledge of God. – Colossians 1:9

The journey to spiritual maturity is not easy and only a man, full of wisdom and the other attributes of the Holy Spirit can get there. We cannot succeed without the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

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