"I know whom I have believed!" Those are the confident words of Paul the apostle. And they are words that every Believer can speak out with the same confidence. Here's what he said in full:
"... I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day," 2 Timothy 1'12.
Believers throughout the centuries have spoken similarly, and many Believers today also do, with the same confidence. The oppressive situation of some Believers, however, means that they can only hold them in their hearts.
Biblical "knowings" are understandings (sometimes called "revelations"). Through Biblical knowings the Holy Spirit gives the assurance and confidence to God's People and puts them in the place where He can move in their lives.
Biblical knowings come to those who believe because of their faith, which, "comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10'17).
And the Holy Spirit responds to faith. For instance:
"By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts ...," Hebrews 11'4.
Amazingly, even Job could say by faith:
"I know that my Redeemer lives. And He shall stand at last on the earth. And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God whom I shall see for myself," Job 19'25-27.
As Believers believe Christ's New Covenant Kingdom word they are able to say "I know that I know that I know". How? Because:
"The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God," Romans 8'16.