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EPISODE 51 – THE SUPPLY OF KNOWLEDGE – ABOUND IN THESE THINGS 4 (ABUNDANT FRUIT-BEARERS 17)

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Tuesday 14th March, 2023

THE SUPPLY OF KNOWLEDGE – ABOUND IN THESE THINGS 4 (ABUNDANT FRUIT-BEARERS 17)

” But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ 2 Peter 2:5-8 (NKJV).
 
Now we have seen that, the word, “add” in the opening verses, is not in terms of mathematics. To “add” means to supply lavishly.
The Greek word is “epichorēgeō. The root verb is choregeo; it gives us our English word choreography which is defined as the sequence of steps and movements in dance. It is the arrangement of movements that the audience sees on the stage.
Beloved, all the needed sequence of steps and movements in a dance has been arranged, we just supply or demonstrate it on this great stage of life.
One of the sequence of the divine dance we are to lavishly supply to faith and virtue is knowledge.
 

THE SUPPLY OF KNOWLEDGE

In 2 Peter, the apostle used different words for knowledge. Though each of these words may have some similarity, they have their unique rich meanings.
Though he used the word, knowledge about five (5) or more times, he chose a specific word in the Greek.
See these:
 
2 Peter:

 a. 1:2

“… through the knowledge (epignōsis) of God and of Jesus our Lord.”

b. 1:3

“… through our knowledge (epignōsis) of him….”

c. 1:5-6

“For this very reason, make every effort to add … to goodness, knowledge (gnōsis)…”
 

d. 1:8

“… keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge (epignōsis) of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
 

e. 1:12

“… even though you know (oida) them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.”
 

f. 1:14

“because I know (oida) that I will soon put [my body] aside….”
 
You will see that, the word knowledge, gnōsis, used in the opening verse (1 Peter 1:5-6, ) is different from the word knowledge, epignōsis, used in 1 Peter 1:8.
Few people have some subtle resentment towards the word “gnosis”, more because of the “Gnostic movement” (which considered material existence flawed or evil, and held the principal element of salvation to be direct knowledge of the hidden divinity, attained via mystical or esoteric insight. Many Gnostic texts deal not in concepts of sin and repentance, but with illusion and enlightenment.)
 
Peter, the apostle, in his epistle was speaking of knowledge, gnōsis, as , “experientially know”; functional (“working”) knowledge gleaned from first-hand (personal) experience, connecting theory to application; “application-knowledge,” gained in (by) a direct relationship. (Strong’s Bible dictionary)
This knowledge, gnosis, is the possession of information of what is known. Gnosis describes the comprehension or intellectual grasp of something. It refers to knowledge gained by experience. Gnosis is an “experiential knowledge”.
It speaks of an intellectual possession of scriptures, both by study of the Bible and scriptural experience through situations.
This is more of knowing God’s word and His ways.
 
God wants us to supply this knowledge to faith and virtue, so that we can mature and be productive fruit bearers.
Grasp the knowledge of the scriptures on daily basis. Knowledge is an indispensable element in your fruit bearing.
Apply the scriptures in every situation, and don’t assume there are situations, you don’t need the word of God.
Put God’s word to work in your daily life.
Selah
DIG DEEPER
 
(2 Peter 3:18; Colossians 3:16; 2 Timothy 2:15; Titus 2:10; Ephesians 5:8)
 
WE PRAY
 
That we will grow richly and demonstrate the experiential knowledge of Christ in all situations, according as God has produced in us.
 
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2023
 
Day 41: Leviticus 14-16
 
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
 
– I walk in the the experiential knowledge of the word of God.
– I give no room for ignorance.
– I function as a man of knowledge.
-I have great insight into the ways of the Lord.
– I am full of divine light.
– I supply the experiential knowledge of Christ in all matters.
Hallelujah!!!
 
 
 

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Selasie Emmanuel
Selasie Emmanuel
1 year ago

I grasp the knowledge of the scriptures daily. I put the word to work in all situations. The word does not fail. I increase in the knowledge of God’s word. Thank you very much Apostle Sir

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
1 year ago

I increase in knowledge day by day to bear much lasting fruits. I put God’s word to work.
Thank you Jesus for the Grace supplied!!

Nuel
Nuel
1 year ago

Glorey

I supply experiential knowledge to my faith

I apply the scriptures as a fruit bearer.

Hallelujah!

Sampson Coffie
Sampson Coffie
1 year ago

I experience the knowledge of the word of God

Vincent Mensah
Vincent Mensah
1 year ago

I walk in the the experiential knowledge of the word of God.. I give no room to ignorance

Hafiz
1 year ago

I journey into the knowledge of christ ,I don’t give space to ignorance and I used the knowledge of God wisely in his agenda.Glory be to Who had taken out of the world and gave us the salvation of reconciliation

Sulley
Sulley
1 year ago

I supply experiential knowledge to the matters of Christ. Gnosis – Connecting the theory to the application. So insightful! I go for Gnosis too! Glory to God

Francis
Francis
1 year ago

I function as a man of knowledge.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

I supply the experiential knowledge of Christ in all matters.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

have great insight into the ways of the Lord.

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