LACK OF KNOWLEDGE
“My People perish for lack of knowledge”
One of the major challenges facing believers today in the body of Christ is that of ignorance. “Ignorance” of the word of God to be precise. God Himself made it clear in the above scripture. He said, “My people” are destroyed – stripped of honour and dignity – for lack of knowledge, and not because of the presence of the devil.
The devil is too small to be your problem; rather you are supposed to be his problem. The real problem here as revealed by God is IGNORANCE. One of my mentors in ministry, Dr. David Oyedepo once said, that, “There is no mountain anywhere, every man’s ignorance is his mountain.”
If you are to succeed at putting an end to the problems confronting you right now, you must acquire enough knowledge about what God’s word (the Bible) is saying about that situation, and how you can solve them.
Jesus said in John 8:32, that:
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
“The truth Jesus was referring to here is “The Word of God.” The word has answers to all questions of life. It provides solutions to all the problems confronting you today. When the word enters your heart, problems leave your life. You have despised the word too long, it is now time for you to enrol, in the school of the Spirit and open your heart to receive the engrafted word of God that is able to save you and turn around that situation in your favour.
Knowledge is power, and its hold the key that unlocks the supernatural. It is the bridge between bondage and freedom. Some Christians today believe that when things are not working for them the way they expected them to, that someone other than themselves is to blame for it. Majority of the time, we blame it on the devil – which I would say is the easy way out. This is a deception from the pit of hell that has kept many bound for years. God, who is the “all knowing God” has told us that the source of the problem is ignorance. It is time for you to arise from your slumber and go all out to get the knowledge of God that will set you free!
”Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” – Ephesians 5:14
The word will provide you with adequate information about your rights and privileges in Christ, and also how to dominate the things that are dominating you right now!
“Until you know what the word has in stock for you, you will end up as a
laughing stock in the world.”
Not knowing what your rights and privileges are, or what your position in Christ is, can cause your life to be plagued with one crisis after the other. It is time to become a studier of the word and not a studier of problems.
You have no business buying new dresses or shoes, if you don’t have a bible, or tapes, and books of anointed servants of God, which can feed your spirit man with enough knowledge, to deal with the negative issues in your life.
The word is the only solution to your ignorance, so go and buy the truth and sell it not. What the word will cost you cannot in any way be compared to the blessings that come your way, when you give yourself to its application. Deal with the problem of ignorance today, and tomorrow you will become a master over all the issues of life. Even the devil will become a toy in your hand!
Remember greater is He –Jesus – that is in you, than he – the devil – that is in the world. And if He that lives in you is greater, in fact the greatest, why do you want to remain a loser? Go get knowledge of Him and put off your cloak of perpetual ignorance.
I pray that God the father of Glory will permanently damage your ignorance in Jesus name, amen!