Kingdom Inheritance Today


Biblical Knowings

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"... knowing this,

that our old self was crucified with Him,

that the body of sin might be done away with,

that we should no longer be slaves of sin,"

Romans 6'6.

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"I know whom I have believed", Paul said these confident words of certainty, which convey to every Believer the confidence to say the same:

"... 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 through the centuries have said it, and Believers can say "I know" today.

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KNOWING GOD

Years earlier Jesus had spoken about knowing God - and also about knowing Himself:

"Father ... Glorify Your Son ... as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.

And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom You have sent," John 17'1-3.

But how does an unbeliever receive this eternal life that leads to knowing God? The answer lies in receiving a gift! But what is the gift and how is it received?

The first step is to recognise that every person's basic situation is the same. Romans 3'23 and 6'23 explain:

"... there is no difference; all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God".

"... the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord".

The gift is offered to every sinner who repents, believes and receives Jesus. To receive Him is to receive the gift.

Paul speaks of the gift this way: "This is a faithful saying ... Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief," 1 Timothy 1'15.

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Knowings are understandings (sometimes called "revelations") that come by the Holy Spirit from Christ's New Covenant Kingdom word.

He gives the certainty that keeps God's People safe, victorious  and in the place where the He can move in their lives.