Our life is limited by the things we know to do, but don’t do. And the things we shouldn’t do, that we do. But, there is a belief in this country being pushed by our federal, state, and local governments using billions of our tax dollars to force upon our citizenry the concept that all we need to do to improve our quality of life is to better educate our citizens. If that were true, everyone would be doing all the right things to improve their life, but that is not what we find to be the truth. But what we do see is a lot of sick folk, a lot of poor folks, and a lot of folks with mental problems. Why are we sick, when we should be well? Why are we broke, when we should be prospering? Why are we having mental problems, when we should be in possession of a sound mind? The world and the internet is full of knowlege concerning all these different problems and how to prevent these limitation from affecting our life. If all we need is more knowledge to improve our life, why are we still so limited in our understanding?
What I find to be the truth is that the people telling us more knowledge will improve our life do not understand what constitutes life. Life begins at the source and the source of all life is truth. If life were a tree, life would be the root system, trunk and limbs, but the tree will die without a source of nutrients, and that is where truth come in to play; truth is the source from which life draws its strength. No truth, no nutrients, no life. No amount of knowledge and speculation can replace truth, just like no amount of water and coffee can replace solid food. To flourish the body needs solid food, just like the tree needs the nutrients taken in from the soil around the root system. Another example that needs close examination is; we know that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in a manger, and we celebrate this fact every year in December. We also know that He was crucified on a cross and died. This is knowledge we possess, but most people do not realize the significance of these two events. So possessing this knowledge of the Savior’s birth and death has no effect upon our daily living and we live life as those these two events were not important. When in fact, these two historical events is the most important information that will ever enter the mind of man. On these two events man can build his eternal future. Without understanding why these two events are so important to man, he is basing his eternal future upon knowledges that has no basis in truth. In Luke chapter six Jesus tells the story of two men which perfectly illustrates my logic. [Luke 6:47-49] “Whoever comes to me, and hears my sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, and the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was built on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.”
Jesus (who is the Word of God (John 1:14), and God’s Word is Truth (John 17:17) was born in a manger in Bethlehem to bring salvation (Life) to all of mankind. He died that all men might be saved. (live) Not many people were present when He was born, and not many was aware of His coming. People are aware that He died, but few understand why He died. But one day all that is all going to change. The Truth shall make Himself known. The next time He (the Truth) comes to earth, every eye will behold Him because He will not be coming as a baby to Save (give Life to) the world, but as KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS, and the executioner who will carry out God’s judgment upon men who did not understand that the baby (Truth) born in Bethlehem was God (Life) in the flesh, or that the one who died upon the cross was the perfect sinless body of the Son of God. Everyone will see Him coming, and everyone will become an instant believer; but for them it will be too late, because He is not coming as their Savior, but their executioner. (Isaiah 66:16)
Life’s Limitations are set by our understanding that accompanies the knowledge we possess. The Christian is a free man, but we live bound by unbelief. We are free men, but we are bound by our lack of understanding of who Jesus, is, was, and will always be. We are bound by our lack of understanding of, what He did, why He did it, and what purpose it served. Christians spend literal fortunes on Christian books, literature, music, bibles, travels and teachings. We are surrounded by Truth, but we know little about Life. We are living life, but not Life abundantly as promised by Jesus. We are bound by sickness, mental problems, and lack, because we do not understand why He lived the way He did, why He died the way He did, and why He arose from the grave. Our Life’s Limitations are set by our lack of understanding, not our lack of knowledge. We know, but we do not apply. The modern-day church is hovering somewhere between life and death because we do not understand that God has prepared a table before us in the presence of our enemy and everything we need in this life to remove the limitations we have placed upon ourselves has been set before us. Why do we not understand? We have not, because we seek not. Rather than seeking understanding of the knowledge we possess, we seek knowledge itself, and knowledge alone is useless. The Christian should understand this better than anyone because the world is full of knowledge, but the world lacks understanding. The world is passing away because its people have placed their hope and eternal future in the knowledge they possess rather than the One who is the source of all knowledge, power, and understanding. That is why when the Lord returns, He is coming to judge the works of men who based their eternal future upon uncertain knowledge rather than the power of Truth available to us all.
Knowledge fills the mind of man but is based upon presumption and unproven theories; understanding of the great power that exists are based upon God’s eternal Truth which is the source of Life and is made alive by the Holy Spirit within and proven outward through the works the man of God does. This is the greatest weapon in the Christian’s arsenal, but, sadly, the arsenals of most Christians are empty. The early church and many people who followed later put their understanding of Life into their work and turned the world upside down for Christ. They were followers of Christ working with God to show forth His mercy on fallen unbelieving man. Men saw the works these men of God were doing and desired to know the whole Truth. They understood that just knowing God is able to do this or that will not get you this or that from God. However, knowing and understanding that it is God’s good pleasure to give us His kingdom will get us whatever we are believing Him for. There is a difference between knowing God is able to do all things, and understanding that He will fulfill our request. Our head ponders the knowledge it receives, but understanding of the holy empties our heart. DThrash
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