My people are destroyed for they lack knowledge (Hos.4:6).
God’s people are perishing because of ignorance. Adequate knowledge of the scripture is the authentic answer to all humans problems.
Knowledge is priceless. It is the key to dominion.
1). Jesus – Jesus is our perfect example. His culture was to read in his earthly ministry.
“And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went I to the synagogue on the sabbath day and stood up for to read.” Lk.4:16.
2). Paul – As far as the Bible is concern. After Jesus, it’s Paul. Paul was a strong advocate for knowledge. He told his ministry son Timothy to study for approval.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2.Tim.2:15
3). Daniel – Daniel understood by books.
“In the first year of his reign, I Daniel understood by books…” Dan.9:2.
It’s good to acquired knowledge but it’s far better to apply acquired knowledge. Wisdom is applied knowledge.
Benefits of God’s knowledge and its correct application
1). It emits light and dispels darkness. In other words, it establishes health and destroys sickness, it brings abundance and sends poverty on its heels, etc.
The entrance of the words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple (PS.118:130).
Then this is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all (1.Jn.1:5).
2). It guarantees freedom from the oppression of the devil. When light comes in, the devil has no choice than to bows out. The wicked becomes helpless at the entrance of light.
Knowledge of God’s word and its application is the liberty you need to be free from the island of slavery.
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 (JMS.1:25).
3). It makes you to be optimistic in a seemingly impossible situation. In John chapter 6, Jesus was confronted with an embarrassing situation at the mountain side. Five thousands uninvited guests. Strictly speaking, it will be costly to feed such a crowd.
He told his disciples to make the men sit down. Jesus was quite relaxed without strain. Why? Because he was too sure of God’s word. He gave thanks and problem solved. Appreciation equals multiplication, you see. Jn.6:10-11.
4). It’s the surest means to have it just the way you want it in life. God can grant you all your heart desires for sure. Move out of the box. With men it is impossible but not with God Mk.10:27.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose (ROM.8:28).
More scriptural references: Mat.6:33, Deu.28:1-3
Areas of correct application of God’s knowledge
1). Kingdom focused prayer – Kingdom oriented prayer is the will of God. In Mat.6:9, the lord’s prayer is as follows: After this manner therefore pray: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Mat.6:9-10.
And in verse 33 of the same scripture, “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Unselfish prayer is a mystery that works like fire. Prayers for the lost/unsaved, new converts, pastors, nations, and the needs of converts. This kind of prayers move God the most. We get rewards of supernatural additions when we pray after that manner.
2). Soul winning – Soul winning is not a gift, neither talent. It’s God’s mandate for every Christian. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the father in my name, He will give unto you (Jn.15:16).
Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man on the way (Lk.10:4).
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto nation (Jer.1:5).
3). Fasting – Fasting is not counselling neither tips nor tricks. It’s a commandment. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thy head and wash thy face (Mat.6:17).
Is this the fast that I have chosen to loose the bands of the wickedness, to undo the heavy burden, let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke (Is.58:6).
There are forces that won’t let you go in life until you put up a fight by praying and fasting.
You can’t cause things to happen in life without prayer and fasting, And he said unto them, This kind come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting (Mk.9:29).
4). Praise lifestyle – Praise is not a spontaneous or an occasional engagement. Praise is a commandment. Let everything that hath breath praise the lord (PS.150:6). God doesn’t owe you anything. You owe Him praise and thanksgiving. If you want to see God all affairs of your life, praise him. This is God’s inhabitant. But thou art Holy, O thou that inhabitest the praise of Israel (PS.22:3).
Faith – Faith is seeing the invisible and believing the impossible. This was the secret behind Moses victory over Pharaoh and the Egyptians. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible (Heb.11:27)
Who can have this knowledge?
God only entrusts His knowledge to those who fear him. The secret of the lord is with them that fear him; and he will shed them his covenant (PS.25:14).
Who are the people that fear God?
They are those who settled down for delight studies – the meek – and obey his commandments – the lover. The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his ways (PS.25:9). He that hath my commandments and keepeth them; he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him (Jn.14:21)
Finally, Let this word lead you to the recovery of all that the devil has stolen by repositioning your life with the application of the word in your day to day living.