Understanding Epignosis: Complete Knowledge 2
In our article last week, we saw that the complete knowledge of God is the thrice threefold knowledge of God’s character, power and purpose.
This precise knowledge of God is complete in principle though, we are to increase in the details of the knowledge of those principles.
In other words, the principles of the complete knowledge of God are fixed, complete and do not change:
Malachi 3:6 ESV For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.
However, our knowledge of the details and application of these principles of the complete knowledge of God should continue to increase:
Colossians 1:9-10 LITV For this cause also, from the day in which we heard, we do not cease praying on your behalf, and asking that you may be filled with the full knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, (10) for you to walk worthily of the Lord to all pleasing, bearing fruit in every good work and growing into the full knowledge of God;
Now, to reject the complete knowledge of God is to reject any aspect of the knowledge of His character: loving-kindness, justice and righteousness; His power: of godliness, protection and to get wealth; His purpose: new birth, baptism in the Holy Spirit and perfection.
In this 3rd day in which the church is being brought into the perfection and fullness of Christ, rejection of this complete knowledge of God will lead to spiritual death and consequently in many cases pre-mature physical death to save the person from going to hell:
Revelation 3:1-2 ESV And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. (2) Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.
1 Corinthians 5:4-5 ESV (4) When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, (5) you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.
Hosea 4:5-6 ESV You shall stumble by day; the prophet also shall stumble with you by night; and I will destroy your mother. (6) My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
It is rejection of complete knowledge that will lead to the destruction of the spirit of ‘mother Babylon’ in the church and the banishing of Christians who have committed spiritual idolatry or covetousness (Col 3.5, Eph.5.5) in the church to the ‘outer court’ where they will not be able to enter into (Ezk. 44.10-16) the ‘Holy Place and Most Holy Place‘ to have deeper and closer fellowship with and revelation of God.
Consequently, their destiny in God will be limited to a ‘30fold’ (Mk. 4.20), wood and earth (2 Tm. 2.20) destiny and they can never again become gold or silver and have a better resurrection (Heb. 11.35).
It is for this reason that it is vital NOW to get revelation (2 Cor. 4.6) of this complete knowledge of God, firstly in principle and then to increase in the knowledge of the details and applications of this knowledge.
So, let us get and increase in the revelation of complete knowledge NOW by praying with tongues and travail (See our book ‘A Practical Guide to Prayer’ for details) with an attitude of love (See our book ‘A Daily Guide to Keeping in the love of God‘ for details) and humility and Balanced Bible Reading as a daily habit in 2009!