Walking In Full Knowledge – Pastor Chris
Sunday, May 28, 2017
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding (Colossians 1:9).
Observe the Spirit’s choice of words through Paul, and his beautiful prayer for God’s people in our opening text. He desires that we be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. I’ll like you to notice the distinctive word “knowledge.” That word is the Greek “Epignosis,” and it means absolute knowledge, far removed from speculations and assumptions; it’s exact, precise, definite or full knowledge.
The Spirit’s desire for you isn’t just for you to have an idea or be merely aware of God’s will; He wants you to become fully acquainted with His will. He wants you to come into the full comprehension of the will of the Father. Moreover, when you know God, you know all things, for He’s the embodiment of all wisdom and knowledge. So, in Christ, you have insight into reality. You can have full knowledge about anything. Can you imagine that?
You might ask, “Why then is this not working for me?” Simple! Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge….” First, you have to know about it, like you’re learning now. Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Secondly, you have to be conscious of it for it to work. If you don’t know it, you can’t use it; and if you’re not conscious of it, it’ll not work.
Thirdly, you have to confess and declare this to be the reality of your life: you’re filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding! Bring it to your everyday consciousness. Philemon 1:6 says the communication of your faith becomes effective by the “epignosis” of every good thing, which is in you in Christ Jesus. This means as you’re brought into this full and special knowledge of all the good things that are in you in Christ Jesus, the demonstration of your faith becomes more productive. Glory to God!
Lord, I thank you for enlightening my spirit to know and apprehend all that you’ve made available to me in Christ! I’m walking in the reality of my inheritance; the communication of my faith is effectual, as I walk in the exact, and full knowledge of Christ. I walk in victory, dominion, and success always, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Philemon 1:6 Ephesians 3:17-19 Ephesians 1:15-18
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 13:31-14:1-14 2 Kings 23-25
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Mark 13:24-37 Numbers 31
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