Many church going folk claim to know the truth. However, the only truth we truly know, is the truth we LIVE! There can be a great divide between what we have head knowledge of and what we KNOW! Our lives are transformed not because we merely have gained more knowledge of a matter, but because we allowed that knowledge to mold and reshape our thoughts, words, and actions. When you really KNOW something, you have been persuaded and that persuasion transforms you!
Our educational system today can be blamed for our view on this matter. In today’s culture, we have been indoctrinated with the Greek method of learning which says knowledge is obtained by organized curriculum. The Hebrew system is the scriptural model of education and the goal is for the student to BECOME what the teacher IS. Knowledge is acquired as a by-product, while the goal is to shape the character of the student.
With this in mind, when we read scriptures/promises of how God heals what do we do with this knowledge?
Peter 2:24: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed.
3 John 2: Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Or what do we do with the anointed sound coming before us declaring awakening is on the horizon like that of Acts 2 and Joel 2?
This knowledge should produce confrontation!!! At some point you must take the knowledge of the Word of God and place it before your life and dare to look at it. Look at it as if your looking into a mirror. It can be difficult, but if your serious it will produce repentance that leads to godliness. Allow desperation to arise that says, “God mold me, shape me, I want to look like you!”
- Do you believe there are areas in your walk with the Lord that is more knowledge than power or revelation? For example: you know something to be true but it’s not displayed in your life yet.
- Name a few of those areas from question one.
- Spend some time writing down scriptures that need to go from knowledge to persuasion then to transformation.
- What are the next steps? (Mediate on the scripture, and the prophetic word(s), then practice applying it)