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Biblical Knowings

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"I know whom I have believed ..."

2 Timothy 1'12.

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"I know", Paul wrote to Timothy, because he was certain - about his Saviour and his believing. Years before, Jesus had spoken about Believers knowing God.

He said:

"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.

So how does a person possess this "eternal life" that facilitates this "knowing"? The answer is, by receiving a gift! But how?

Here's the initial situation: "... the wages of sin is death,

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the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord," Romans 6'23.

So every unbeliever who repents and receives Christ receives eternal life and knows God.

1 John 5'11-12 affirms it by declaring:

"... this is the testimony that

God has given us eternal life,

and this life is in His Son.

He who has the Son has life;

he who does not have the Son of God does not have life".

[Pehaps you are reading this and you don't know God's Good News of salvation. Click on New Start? New Life on the Menu to find out.]

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Like Paul's, “I know ...” a Believer's knowings are very personal understandings from the Lord. (The New Testament also calls them revelations.)

They come from hearing and receiving Christ's New Covenant Kingdom word.

Knowings are powerful and keep Believers victorious, safe and in the spiritual place where the Holy Spirit can move in our lives.

[Note. Before continuing it's important to read the Hear Him! message. Click Hear Him! on the Menu.]

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DO YOU NOT KNOW?

Reading the word of Christ brings Believers face to face with many benevolent things. Among them are some reminders about not knowing.

They either ask directly, “Do you not know?”, as in Romans 6'3, or express concern about Believers' ignorance, such as 1 Corinthians 12'1.

The Lord wants His People to be a knowing people – firstly to know Him, then to know His will and then to know His ways.

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