TOPIC: KNOWLEDGE: KEY TO WINNING THE WAR AGAINST FAMILY LIFE
Scripture: Hosea 4: 6. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Beloved, I welcome you another Moment of Daily Encounter with the word. The place of a working knowledge of family life is crucial because everyone behaves to the best of their knowledge. Hence, you cannot have a glorious family life, if you reject knowledge! Knowledge is power!
A man and a woman can live together happily depending on their level of knowledge of the principles that govern marriage. What you know is what you show!
Your actions and behaviour define who you are, which is a product of the degree of your knowledge in life! So go for knowledge.
The Bible said:
Proverbs 11: 9. ….: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
Observe, your deliverance even as the justified ones is a function of knowledge. Jesus teaching on the subject of family life, drew the attention of the religious leaders of His days to reading and acquiring knowledge!
Matthew 19: 4. And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
Observe the clause “have you not read”? That is simply saying you should have acquired the knowledge of these things by reading and studying what has been written along this line.
Beloved, knowledge is power! There are dimensions of knowledge that you will attain that makes some challenges child’s play, it will make you not bother because you know what to do, infact, you will sleep on the devil and he cannot do you anything.
But when you lack knowledge, panic will set in, fear and all sorts of demonic harrasment will come in. For the Bible said:
Hosea 4: 6. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, …
What areas do you need knowledge?
1. Experiential knowledge of God. You need to know God by experience not by fiction or as a tale. You need to experience various dimensions of God (holiness, love, power, mercy, grace etc) not historical or theoritical but practical knowledge. You need to know God not at the level of “our God”, rather “my God”.
2. Knowledge of the word of God : the word of God needs to process you from your raw state into finished products, where personal ambition gives way to kingdom assignment. Where the word is accepted as the final arbiter that vetos your decision. You are processed to the point where the word becomes superior to your culture and tradition.
In having the knowledge of the word is not in quoting, as anybody can quote the Scripture! Rather it is in living the life behind the scripture.
It is in allowing Jesus to be seen in you. I have counselled some persons, and when asked what the Bible says concerning this and that?
Their response usually is “pastor lets keep the Bible aside on this matter “. They will remember how they handled it traditionally but the biblical perspective is not welcome, yet they are believers.
Beloved, are there areas of your life you have not permitted the word of God to have it’s way?
Today, repent of such, if you really want to have a blissful family life! Are there issues you are currently struggling with in your heart because you know it is against the word of God?
Are there steps you are about to take that negate the word of God? Are you about entering into a relationship that you know God is not in support? The Holy Ghost is saying don’t destroy your destiny by violating the word of God!
Don’t live in constant disobedience against the word today and expect a great tomorrow! Please note you don’t have eternity to fulfil destiny! If you make a shipwreck of your life today, don’t blame God tomorrow! If there are areas of your life you need repentance, repent now.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real! The choice you make now determines where to spend eternity tomorrow. Give Jesus a space in your life.
– Father thank you for your word to me today
Father help me to pursue knowledge of family life in Jesus name.
– I declare the attack of hell against your family life is hereby arrested in the name of Jesus.
– May the Lord give you the understanding of the mystery behind marriage and how to run a successful home in name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.