I No Longer Believe Or Have Faith, I Know!!! Part II

April 23, 2010 – 7:34 am

As we discussed in Part I of this piece, we choose to “believe” in God initially.  Then we exercise our “belief” through the learning and studying of His Holy Word, The Bible.  The more we “exercise,” the stronger our “spiritual” muscles get.  We then approach and hopefully achieve stage two which we have referred to as “faith.”  Now we use, rely and live our faith until that time we have the assured state of ‘Knowledge” of our God.  As Webster’s Dictionary has told us in the last piece that: “The fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association.”  Additionally, Webster’s tells us that ‘Knowledge” also can be defined as: “The fact or condition of being aware of something.” 

We use our “knowledge” of things without even considering the content or substance of the item or idea.  We accept that “knowledge” within our lives very routinely.  We put our key into the lock on the door we enter and exit our homes from without ever once questioning first if the key is really going to open this lock.  We pick up our phone knowing there will be a dial tone when we go to make a call.  Our daily knowledge of these things, ideas and concepts that are an integral part of our life are accepted and depended on to be there and be accountable to the needs of our daily lives.  Is God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit known to us in this level of expectation of their unfailing existence within our daily lives?  If They are not yet “known” to you in this fashion, I pray They soon will Be. 

When you become Blessed with The True Knowledge of The Trinity, you will NOT take your questions, actions or lack of actions, your plans or desires to Them.  You will face questions, challenges, responses or lack there of, and your hopes and desires from moment to moment with The Lord there with you.  The Two of You will work out the answers, action or lack of action Together.  This is quite different when you just believed He was waiting for you to make up your mind of what you thought would be the best move or decision for yourself and then go before The Lord to convince Him that you were right.

Our lives are lived without knowledge of the future and the possible outcomes of our decisions.  When we understand that The Lord Knows the future and how all the variables to our decisions will ultimately work out, doesn’t it make sense to let Him Help us and Guide us in our day to day lives?

Love Him, know Him, and live completely within His Will.  Depend on Him for your choices in life, not the “world” and your “selfish” instincts and desires.  Will we adhere to this way of life each and every day?  Of course not!  The world (run by Satan, John 12:31John 12:31
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31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.  

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John 14:30John 14:30
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30 Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.  

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, John 16:11John 16:11
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11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.  

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, Ephesians 2:2Ephesians 2:2
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2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:  

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) will do it’s best to draw us away from our Lord’s Will.  It will use temptation, distractions, fear and ultimately “selfishness” and self interest to tear us away from our Lord’s Will for our lives.  Each and every effort by Satan and his workers is meant to draw us away from our planning and decision power Shared with us by our Lord Through God’s Holy Spirit!  No matter the apparent “winning” or “success” of following Satan’s plans for us – we ultimately loose.  Unfortunately, if we choose Satan’s path as opposed to God’s Will on a regular basis, we can lose Eternally.  Blaspheme The Holy Spirit of God by ignoring His Place in your life permanently and you will have committed the “one Unpardonable Sin” (Matthew 12:31-32Matthew 12:31-32
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31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.  

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So when we consider the dire results of NOT living within our Lord’s Will as compared to living withinHis Will, it really appears to be an Eternal “no-brainer!!!”  It is still not going to be easy living in this world.  However, if we “know” our God and we know who runs the world (Satan), we need to be reaffirming our knowledge of our God every moment we live here on earth!!!  Keep in mind our time here on earth is fleeting and “…You have made my days as handbreaths and my age is nothing to You;…” (Psalm 39:4-5Psalm 39:4-5
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4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. how...: or, what time I have here 5 Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. at...: Heb. settled  

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Compare an Eternity in Hell due to shunning The Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:31-32Matthew 12:31-32
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31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.  

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) to growing in our knowledge of our Lord day by day.  Making Him The Center and most Integral Being of our lives in our “fleeting” time here on earth.  This is the only Way that will let us spend Eternity in Heaven with Him- not in Hell with Satan!!!

May we all walk in the Knowledge of our Lord forever.

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