All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17 KJV)
FEAR, SIN AND IGNORANCE (Tackling the terrible TRIPLET)
We would be looking at the third of the terrible triplet in this capsule, ignorance. In my estimation this is the most dangerous of the three, in fact if you can deal with this the other two will fall in line.
It is a great deception if you think that there is substitute for knowledge . For anything to be meaningful, effective and productive it must be based on knowledge, not just knowledge but the right knowledge. Nature abhors vacuum, if you don't have the right knowledge you will operate on sentiments or superstition or tradition (Mark 7:13)
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV)
Unfortunately there is no shortcut , except you find out for yourself you will end up parroting others. Your final authority must be the word of God. At times we try to add weight to what we believe by attaching the name of a respected man or woman of God. The problem with this is that you are trying to live on somebody else's revelation, it won't sustain you. That is the problem the second type of soil in Matthew 13 and Mark 4 had.
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:31,32 KJV)
The scripture above is often quoted, but see what it says. Its the truth that 'you know' that will make you free, not the one that Sister or Brother so and so validates. The Greek word translated 'know' is 'ginosko' which refers to intimate personal knowledge of something. This can only happen when you have meditated on it such that it has become a personal, practical concept. Am I saying we can't learn from others? Definitely no, in fact we should!
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so (Acts 17:11 KJV)
The Christians in Berea were described as noble because despite the fact that they were receptive to Apostle Paul, the word of God was their final authority. They meditated on these truths until they became theirs. When you have an intimate knowledge of 'by His stripes you were healed' then disease and sickness would have met more than their match (1Timothy 4:15,16 KJV)
IT'S ONLY THE TRUTH THAT 'YOU KNOW' THAT CAN MAKE YOU FREE!! DON'T BE A PARROT
PS - In capsule 27, we will discuss how to break generational curse. I'm excited, I can't wait, don't miss it!!!