12th December 2014
Key thought this week:
"Are we seeking and receiving transformative knowledge or factual knowledge?"
Clay used the term "transformative understanding" in his message last Sunday, speaking of a knowledge that transforms us from the inside out.
It is this knowledge that births the life of Christ in us and literally changes us so we are fully capable of demonstrating His nature, character and power on the earth now.
Transformative knowledge is a living, active, creative, powerful knowledge that births life where life wasn't. This is the life we receive as He abides in us and WE ABIDE IN HIM. May we pursue this transformative knowledge and no other.
We will know what knowledge we are in because we will have the corresponding life operating in us, the life that innately comes with and from this transformative knowledge.
If there is no change and ongoing transformation in us then we only have factual knowledge and this isn't the knowledge the Bible speaks of.
9And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you mayapprove the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ; 11 having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11
Here are some questions to ask ourselves:
Please feel free to respond with any thoughts that you have on this passage and the questions by email or leave a comment on this post on our discipleship blog: http://therock.org.nz/blog/
Have a favoured week,