Believers must know: wrong thinking leads to wrong believing

Published Jul 8, 2017 at 4:00pm

Wrong thinking produces wrong believing and this results in wrong experiences.

Job suffered this fate.

He later found out: Job 42:5 KJV “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.”

He had lived on assumption.

A different translation puts it clearer.

Vs 5 “In the past I knew only what others had told me, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.” (Good news)

Many of us can be like that.

James warns us of seeing God in a light of presumption or assumption

James 1:13, 16-17 KJV

[13] Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 

16] Do not err, my beloved brethren. 

[17] Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

The believer has a responsibility to be filled with knowledge.

That’s why any local church that downplays the accurate teaching of the scriptures is not safe.

We must seek to have knowledge.

Precise and accurate knowledge of What God did for him in Christ

Ephesians 1:17 KJV

[17] That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

This was Paul’s prayer.

Growth is dependent on this.

Ephesians 4:13-14 KJV

[13] Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:

[14] That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

Else we become susceptible to error and deceit.

It’s the will of God that we be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.

1 Timothy 2:4 KJV

[4] Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

Man is recreated in Christ. Now are we Sons.

1 John 3:2 KJV [2] Beloved, now are we the sons of God...

We have His Spirit. Romans 8:14-16 KJV [14] For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. [15] For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16] The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

The Word Led in verse 14 implies being taken from.

It goes beyond direction. It brings a new direction...

We have the Spirit of adoption.

Galatians 4:6 KJV [6] And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

This is the Spirit of His Son. So Christ has fulfilled the prophetic scriptures concerning the new creation, new man , new species. We must acknowledge this.

2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV [17] Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

In Christ, You are a New Man. A new creature. Not like the first Adam, You still a man but a Man in Christ. Far beyond sin, Satan and its dictates.

This man needs no intermediary to go to/ before God.

No deliverance. He is new! He is in Christ. Glad? I am a man in Christ, a new species, in Him, I am God’s son.

Jesus is Lord, We Win!