For every belief there’s an opposite one that sounds very convincing. How are we to know the truth, eh?
I found myself singing: “Well what do ya know? You’d better not know from that evil tree!” and “Ho, ho, ho!” came spontaneously after that. God is laughing and it’s time we did too, because we have a “good end.” Indeed, we shall be perfected! Knowledge from the cursed tree of the knowledge of good and evil is going to pass away (be dismissed,…be entirely idle both literally and figuratively) the moment we come into the state of perfect love… into having our senses exercised to discern, but NOT eat the fruit from that tree that causes more than belly-aches.
The Apostle Paul said: “I determined not to know anything (not to DEPEND on human knowledge) except Jesus and Him crucified.” Here the word “know” is “eidenai” which means “to know, remember, appreciate.” Strong’s #1492. This is different from the knowing “gnosis” aspect obtained from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil defined as “knowing, doctrine, wisdom”… Strong’s #1108
The Bible tells us to seek first the kingdom of God, but how many of us are seeking and dispersing knowledge that is not life to us and to others, but death? How we need to remember that the cares of this world choke out the Word of God- … the truth we need in order to walk in peace, joy, righteousness, love and faith.
Unrighteous, ignorant and judgmental words have caused a lot of people to have more than bellyaches. The humble pie I’ve been having to eat lately has the Holy Ghost in my belly shouting: “No more!” Have you been like me, expressing opinions and rhetoric on political issues, mask wearing, vaccinations, and a whole multitude of other divisive matters?
Let us instead, do what we’ve been called to do-… love one another, love (obey) God and preach the GOOD news, not the devil’s EVIL reports. The fate of the countries of this world is in our hands,… yes, OURS, and they will prosper and be healed if we, God’s people, will “humble ourselves, pray, seek God’s face and turn from our wicked ways.” 2 Chronicles 7: 14.
I believe that repentance is one of powerful forces in our lives because through it comes the knowledge of God’s ways and thoughts and hence, we come to be in our right mind-…. even, the mind of Christ. It’s a result of this power and corresponding action that the accuser of the brethren is cast out of our minds. So come on, you who love God: Let’s repent, put a smile on our faces afterwards and preach what we know. The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord,… even now for those who have cast the accuser of the brethren out of their thinking.
So what can we say to the devil and every enemy, but: “Ho! Ho! HO!!!” I got a holy kick in my belly now and my bellyaches are gone. Are you singing: “Well, what do ya know?” too?
Author’s note: Some years ago (I’ve lost track of time) I had a dream which was a revelation showing what was to manifest in due time: I saw myself rising upward in the sky saying: “Christ is risen in me: The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord!” This was and is speaking of the kingdoms WITHIN: The world is the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride and it’s through our overcoming the kingdoms (the strongholds set up in us by these “takeovers”), that we will be raised up and shine like the sun. Indeed Christ’s coming shall be seen in US by all. It’s what we and the people who live on this earth have been waiting for.
Know it!- NOT politics, NOT natural remedies, NOT the latest word from the wisdom of man!: KNOW that the way, the truth and the life is coming…. in YOU!!