PRAYER AND KNOWLEDGE

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“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek”
Romans 1:16

It is the gospel of Jesus Christ that has the power to save, not morality.

This is why the knowledge of the gospel is so important. One of the most important prayers in the bible is in Ephesians 1:15-19.

The Apostle Paul said that since he learned of the Ephesians’ faith in Jesus and their love for the saints, he hadn’t stopped praying for them.

What was this all important prayer? It was a prayer for knowledge:

“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints”
Ephesians 1:17-18

It is your knowledge of spiritual truths that influences your experience as a believer. As important as your inheritance in Christ is, it profits you nothing if you don’t know about it.

The same mighty working power that raised Christ from the dead lives in you, but if you aren’t established in that knowledge, you can’t walk in it.

The Bible in Colossians 1:9-10 also mirrors the same prayer.

“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.”
Colossians 1:9-10

This means that if you’re going to be fruitful in your walk as a believer, you must first grow in spiritual understanding.

If there is an area where you’re struggling, it is because you don’t have enough ‘knowledge’ about what God’s word says concerning it.

So, look to the word and let it shape your reality.

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