Accurate knowledge

Spiritual laws are at least as precise and accurate as physical laws and can be apprehended with the same mind we use to apprehend simple arithmetic. Invisible realities can be handled as easily and confidently as we handle visible realities. While there is mystery about the Spirit we may be unable to apprehend, everything needed for life and godliness can be known precisely and accurately.

Jesus had mastery of invisible realities which explains the many miracles he performed. To people without knowledge, they are mysterious miracles that get dished out when God is in the mood, but to those who truly understand, they are results you produce at will, following precise laws.

We ought to expect the words of our mouth to manifest as we would expect a glass of water to be lifted up from a surface when we lift it up.

Jesus knew the water would become wine. He knew he would not sink when he put his feet on water. He knew Lazarus would come forth. He knew the loaves and fishes would multiply, every time he needed them to. He knew that everyone who requested healing in faith would be healed. He was not unsure, neither was he experimenting.

Faith is not unknowing, neither is it denial of facts but a deep, unshakeable knowledge of invisible realities. This knowledge can be so strong as to make martyrs prefer death to denial of what they know.

Knowledge allows you to repeat exploits and “miracles” at will. When my younger brother was kidnapped, I knew by discernment and experience, how to arrest the development. The deliverance like all divine interventions, was praiseworthy but it was not surprising. Mystery surrounds God but He expects us to know Him and to know His ways having built into us the ability to apprehend Him.

The reason for our lack of mastery in spiritual matters and by extension life and godliness, is not so much due to the mystery of godliness as our laziness. Knowledge of any subject requires diligent study, how much more knowledge of the Highest. The degree of attention and study we give to the truth determines our level of spiritual mastery, which translates into ability to live on planet earth like Christ did – far above natural and human systems.

18 thoughts on “Accurate knowledge

  1. Loved this so much that I had to share it every where. Thanks for “feeding me,” the sheep. God bless you. This is so true. A lot of times we shy away from the intellectual concept of faith, however this intellectualism (which is as simple as Arithmetic) is the reason why God gave us a brain + intelligence. It’s when we attempt to reason further than God Himself that problems arise and it becomes foolishness. We must master spiritual matters and increase our depth of knowledge. 

    It’s funny because since 2011, God has been teaching me to just bask in His Word. There’s no day that I don’t desire His word, because I’m training myself to hunger for it every single day. There’s always a newness of life that happens to us when we meditate on His Word. 

    • Thank you Jennifer. Thank you for allowing a fellow sheep to feed you. We are all sheep of his pasture… Thank you for feeding me with your comments.

      We tend to separate faith and intellect forgetting that in the author and finisher of our faith lies all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. We seem not to realize that the God who asks us to believe Him made our minds and wants us to love him not only with all our hearts but all our minds. Without our intellects squarely in the mix, something is amiss. I think that if God exists, which I am proof that He does, every thought must lead to Him. It must be possible to intellectually arrive at God through faith. Romans1 makes it clear that God’s invisible attributes and eternal power are clearly discernible from the things that were made – us, the physical universe, the earth, living things, ecosystems which we did not make. Our minds begin to decay when we refuse to acknowledge the obvious. Perhaps this is why intelligence begins with acknowledgement of God and foolishness begins with denial of God, because it is obvious.

      The more we study the Word (The Truth), the more we realize these things intellectually – faith, before understanding.

      Thank you for enriching me. I almost wrote a blog post. Lol.

      • “We seem not to realize that the God who asks us to believe Him made our minds and wants us to love him not only with all our hearts but all our minds.” I think you need to finish this post. Lol. As in, on a new blog post. I’m already looking forward to it… ha ha. 

        • Nowadays, I hardly finish a blog post. Brevity tends to introduce “àbò òrò”, which in Yoruba literally means “half a statement” or “half a word”, a theme I have wanted to write about for a while. And I think in reality, we can never finish a statement, a blog post, a book because there is more, much more to everything we say or know than we realize. In other words, every thing we say or write is incomplete and I love that. It ought to be because even as we speak or write, we ought to be growing in knowledge. This comment itself is incomplete…ha.

  2. Powerful word Tolu. 

    Many believe that miracles are complex, a preserve of few. But I have come to see and live different. 

    I did a post called “why I believe in miracles more than dreams”. Your post here just lays it out on the table.

    great insight. am very blessed.

    • Thank you Ngina. Your blog post blessed me. Miracles may be complex but we experience them daily. How easy is it to make a human being and keep him or her functioning for decades? To say we don’t believe in miracles I think is to live in denial.

      And when we realize how much we are surrounded b miracles, it will be easy for us to believe we can produce them. This universe belongs to God and He shares. Denying his existence or input is functioning beneath our intelligence.

  3. The veil that at a time blinded our vision has been torn apart; no excuse for ignorance anymore. It is a pity that most Believers carry the entirety of the Godhead within and still eat crumbs with the chickens and expect to grow and develop… What a waste! The solution to most global challenges lie within, we only need men and women of understanding to dig from the well of answers… Thank you for this timely piece. Timely, I say, because now more than ever, the Church should be at the forefront of policy making and ideation in the world. 

    • The only reason for darkness in the world and in our nations is the absence of light not the intensity of darkness. Therefore, we believers are the problem. Decadence stops when we start being the salt we really are. Like you said, we carry the entirety of the Godhead but look for solutions elsewhere. When we see God no longer as a religious figure but the Way, the Truth and the Life, we will step up to the plate. Thanks for your comment.

  4. “…The reason for our lack of mastery in spiritual matters and by extension life and godliness, is not so much due to the mystery of godliness as our laziness. Knowledge of any subject requires diligent study, how much more knowledge of the Highest…”This was the apex for me  Tolu. I’m guilty of this laziness. This helped me to realize the power of building capacity; not only in daily activities, but most importantly, in spiritual activities (not that the two should be separated anyway). The moment we start seeing God and all that concerns him as reality rather than concepts, then our lives truly begin.
    Thank you for this and as you might have noticed, I have shared it.

    • Says @almalina, “the moment we start seeing God and all that concerns him as reality rather than concepts, our lives truly begin.” That, for me is the apex and the spirit behind most of my blog posts. Thank you  for reading deeply, for sharing and for contributing.

  5. “…The reason for our lack of mastery in spiritual matters and by extension life and godliness, is not so much due to the mystery of godliness as our laziness. Knowledge of any subject requires diligent study, how much more knowledge of the Highest…”This was the apex for me  Tolu. I’m guilty of this laziness. This helped me to realize the power of building capacity; not only in daily activities, but most importantly, in spiritual activities (not that the two should be separated anyway). The moment we start seeing God and all that concerns him as reality rather than concepts, then our lives truly begin.
    Thank you for this and as you might have noticed, I have shared it.

    (Sorry, first comment was with a wrong ID.)

  6. We are to be pure… glistening white
    against the darkness of the world. We are to flavor life with the wonder of
    God’s presence among us. We are to sting and convict the sinful wound of the
    world. We are to create a thirst for Christ by the very way we live… as Israel
    is to be provoked to jealousy by the church. We are to be a preservative and an antiseptic in the world to retard the spread of its corruption. If it
    weren’t for Christians in the world… it would be far more corrupt that it is
    now.

    • True. We may not be where we want to be but the world has not seen darkness until the light of the world is taken out. The world has not seen decadence until the salt of the earth is removed.

      Our primary challenge is as you said, “create a thirst for Christ by the very way we live,” by Love.

  7. I always get challenged by your posts sir! This time around though, I think I’m more than challenged. Your words moved me in a deep place within. Why should I settle for far less than God has called me to attain? Why am I doing the world around me a disservice by failing to reach the heights I was designed to reach? Why do I pay more attention to studying the products of men’s minds when the mind of Christ can open up an infinte number of possibilities for me? Why? Why? Why? Thanks for this powerful post Tolu. You’ve really got me thinking.

    • Thank you Watchman. It is a great honor to be able to challenge one who himself challenges. It is a great honor to be able to provoke someone who is provocative.

      Having said that and I know this may sound conceited but I was born to challenge assumptions, provoke thought and reveal truth. I say it pointing to the One who formed me, whose product I am. Brilliance in a stone is meant to point to the Creator’s brilliance not the stone’s.

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