Category Archives: Knowledge

Spirit of Truth

The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 2:14

How can we understand God? How can we comprehend the One who created time, space, and matter? How can we explain The Creator who spoke the Heavens and The Earth into existence? There is only one who can help us understand, and it’s the Holy Spirit

As Paul explains here somebody who if not filled with the Holy Spirit will obviously never accept God because they don’t have the understanding that only the Holy Spirit can give us

the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. John 14:17

Jesus revealed the Holy Spirit would be coming to his disciples. And notice he describes him as the “Spirit of Truth”. The Holy Spirit reveals the mysteries of God to us, if we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. The Holy Spirit will live inside us , to guide, comfort, and teach us.

Does all the wisdom and understanding happen overnight? No,  but you allow the Holy Spirit to mold you into who God has designed you to be, you will see a transformation over time.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; Proverbs 3:5

None of this is possible though without Jesus Christ, once you are redeemed by the blood of Christ, then you will become baptized by The Holy Spirit in Jesus Name Amen!

Tree of Knowledge

And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die. Genesis 2:16-17

The other day my 5 year old son asked me, Daddy do you eat from the tree of knowledge? Now at first this seemed very cute, since we just taught him about Adam and Eve in Sunday School, but the more I thought about it, it is a good question, am I eating from the Tree of Knowledge?

Let me explain, so I’m pretty much a Bible Geek, I enjoy studying the Bible and am always looking for deeper understanding of all the scriptures. Sometimes this pursuit can lead us astray us there is a lot of false gospels and religions out there that will try to pervert the original Gospel. For example, I came across a religion that believed Paul  was visited by Satan on the Road to Damascus and not Jesus, therefore his Gospels are all false.  Now I don’t believe this, as I do believe Paul met Jesus and his Gospels are inspired by The Holy Spirit, but when we allow these false ideas and thoughts to entire our minds it creates doubt which weakens our faith.

“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:4-5

Satan is the great deceiver; he will twist Gods word to fit his agenda. This was apparent when Jesus was confronted by Satan in the Wilderness, he twisted scriptures to try and tempt Jesus and he will do the same to us.

Just as Satan told Adam and Eve he had greater knowledge than God, the world is still telling us this today. As it says in 1 Corinthians 4:4 , Satan is ruler of this world. Even today the world has removed God from our schools, from our governments, and now our country. Are you eating from the “Tree of Knowledge” or do you believe in the Word of God?

But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. James 1:6

 

Some might say I do both, what kind of faith does this display when you second guess Gods truth? The problem is like James said, the one who doubts will be like a wave tossed in the ocean. As soon as a new false prophet or gospel comes along you fall it. remember Jesus is the same today, yesterday, and forever, there is no wavering for him.

The question is will you put your full faith in God or will we continue to eat from the “Tree of Knowledge”? The choice is ours, Jesus is the truth , life and the way he is the Rock you can build your foundation of faith on in Jesus Name Amen.