In all areas of life, it’s our level of knowledge or mastery that determines the quality of our results. In other words, to hope for viable and effective results, we must necessarily know what you are doing.
We will start this article with a simple question to ask you.
Knowing that without the hen, we can’t have an egg and without an egg we can’t have the chick: between the hen and the egg what has existed before the other?
Well the answers are very mixed on this subject, just organize interviews in the street to realize it. You will see that some will say that it’s the hen that existed before the egg, others will say the opposite.
Let’s go back now to God’s word.
What does the word of God tell us about this?
The word of God is very clear on this subject.
We are in the first chapter of the book of Genesis from verse 20 to 25
And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl thatmay fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
In the light of the word of God, we clearly understand that God first created every kind of animal includig hen that would later multiply after the order of multiplication and fecundity that He gave.
This is so in many areas of life: many people, even Christians when they are stuck with problems, suffer because of challenges that go beyond their knowledge and few dare to return to God’s word to find in it accurate answers.
It’s important to know that no area of life escapes God, He is the Master of all the Universe.
God’s word, light of life is in the Bible. The Bible is the procedures book for our glorious destiny.
As we know: ignorance kills, ignorance belittles, ignorance makes us slaves of darkness, ignorance submits us. Hence the need to come out of this state of ignorance and access to light by understanding the importance of knowing the benefits that are attached to the knowledge of God’s word.
Let’s see now four reasons that tell us the importance of knowing the word of God.
1. The knowledge of God’s word sets us free from all form of ignorance prison to place us in our dimension of fullness and dominion in Christ. God’s word empowers us with the capacity to abandon dead works, the works of the flesh in order to align ourselves completely with the will of God.
In fact when we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we look like a flash disk or a formatted hard drive, so we need the knowledge of the God’s word to load new files that will replace any form of virus or corrupted files from which we had separated by the new birth. The renewing process of our intelligence is therefore supported by a permanent desire to know what God says for a particular subject.
Ephesians 5: 8-17
For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
2. Knowledge of God’s word gives us the ability to walk in the fear of God. He who walks in the fear of God pleases Him, and he who pleases God is called righteous. God takes pleasure in what the righteous does and takes care of being His shield.
Because God is the protector of the humble; of those who put their trust in Him. Nothing is worth being assured by the protection of the One who holds the Universe. It’s not the possession of the most sophisticated weapon in a fight that guarantees your victory, but rather the kind of protection you have against the sophisticated weapons that your ennemy holds and that can be used against you. During our sleep, during the flight, God is our shield, our protector.
Proverbs 2: 1-9
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
3. The word of God gives us the necessary audacity to overcome any form of adversity that may arise in life. Jesus Christ is our perfect model and we must walk in His image. It was the knowledge of his identity that gave Him the ability to take authority over any form of adversity.
This is how He could declare to the windstorm, to people possessed by demonic spirits and even to people already dead (Lazarus case) with amazing results of change or reversal of situation.
The knowledge of God’s word sets us above adversity because it gives us the assurance to really recognize that our strength is in God who made the heavens and the earth and who reigns above all forms of demonic power, curses, sorcerer or authority of the world of darkness.
Mark 4: 35-41
And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
4. Knowledge of God’s word gives us success: but when we practice it.
It’s not enough just to sit in the seat of your car so that it starts to move forward by it own. It’s necessary to trigger the movement first by using the key to switch on motor and then pressing the accelerator to move forward.
It’s same with God: it’s the practice of His word which makes us advance towards to our glorious destiny. To simply limit oneself to listening to the word of God and not practice it is similar to a person who simply use key to switch on motor without pressing on the accelerator to move forward.
Not practicing the word of God is simply to refuse to reach one’s destination because of the stagnation that may probably take place.
Every child of God wherever he would be, is called to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth by an unconditioned practice of God’s word in all areas of life. So success will be our portion in each area.
James 1: 22-25
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
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