November 30, 2019

The Bible affirms the importance of every believer having the knowledge of God


Ephesians 1:17 (NKJV) that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,


1. The knowledge of God will bring every believer to experience the power of hope


The Bible emphasized that hope will work in our lives like an anchor (Hebrews 6:19); with an anchor, a ship will not be swept away by the ocean currents – so will the hope in our souls, when there are many waves of life are trying to drag us away from the reality of God’s presence, it will not just happen!


Sometimes, God doesn’t quickly answer all of our prayers; while we are ‘waiting’ for the fulfillment of God’s promises or the result of our prayers, the enemy easily tosses about our mind and emotion to start doubting God’s existence who SURELY answers our prayers and remains faithful with His Word.


At such times, the knowledge of God will help us to keep persevering and believing Him and His Word – no matter what is the fact before us! With the work of hope which works in our lives, we can keep persevering to ensure the fulfillment of God’s promises!


2. The knowledge of God will bring every believer to find and live in their true identity in Christ


1 John 3:2 (NKJV) Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.


When a believer experiences the work of the spirit of wisdom and revelation in his life, his spiritual eyes will open – there is an inner purification that makes believer can see God with his spiritual eyes (Matthew 5:8) – and he will start to ‘see God’ in His real existence!


When a believer starts to see God, he is actually being taken to see his true identity in Christ and at the same time experience the work of the Holy Spirit that makes his daily life starts to manifest the divine identity!


There is a new spiritual position that he is entering, that makes him experience various God’s intervention in his daily life! There is God’s glory being with him! This is what makes him treated differently and specially from any others in his everyday life (Malachi 3:17-18).


3. The knowledge of God will bring every believer to live in the dimension of Kingdom authority, the power of ressurection and the victorious spirit in all times and situations


If we observe the Bible characters whom we call the heroes of faith, we find how they lives in their respective ages or generations had done many spectacular things for the continuity of the fulfillment of God’s agenda over the mankind (Hebrew 11).  Everything they had done were impossible things in their age (even in some events it is still impossible in this present time).


Imagine how Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego destroyed the power of death that was manifested through a burning fiery furnace. Abraham and Sarah conquered their physical limitation so that eventually the child of God’s covenant was still born through Sarah’s womb that had been covered by her old age, and there were still many believer who rose up to be conquerors in their time and represented the reality of the Kingdom for their generations!


I believe, this is the time for God’s people once again to push in His presence and experience the work of the spirit of wisdom and revelation to have the knowledge of Him.


Daniel 11:32 (NKJV) …but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.


The time of God’s people to fully reveal His sovereignty is drawing near! Make sure we are part of His people! #ILoveGod


Ps. Steven Agustinus