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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 own believing. He said:

"... 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.

Years earlier Jesus had spoken about all 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 receive this "eternal life" that facilitates "knowing" God? The answer is, by receiving a gift! But how?

The first thing to recognise is everyone's basic situation, and your own - as Romans 3'23 explains:

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

To those in that situation Romans 6'23 emphasises that:

"... the wages of sin is death,

but

the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord".

So the gift is found in Jesus. Receive Him and receive the gift.

Every person who repents, believes and receives Jesus receives the gift 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. Click on New Start? New Life on the Menu to find out.]

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Like Paul's “I know”, every Believer's “I know” is an understanding from the Lord. Knowings are understandings (sometimes called "revelations") that come from hearing and receiving Christ's New Covenant Kingdom word.

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

[Note. Before reading further it's important to read the study Hear Him! Just click it on the Menu.]

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DO YOU NOT KNOW?

The word of Christ has some strong exhortations about not knowing. They either ask “Do you not know?” directly, as in Romans 6'3

"... do you not know that as many of us as were immersed into Christ Jesus were immersed into His death?

Or express concern about Believers' ignorance, such as 1 Corinthians 12'1:

"Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

The Lord wants His People to be a truly knowing people.  He wants us to know Him, to know His will and to know His ways.

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