The Four Types of Spiritual Knowledge


Ephesians 4:16  From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love

This scripture shows us that only when every member of Christ’s body, is working to his or her maximum output, in the ministries, callings, and giftings that Christ has placed within each of us, can real building up take place.

Satan is quite content to allow individual ministries to become large and powerful, as long as the majority of the body never realizes that each of us, is likewise equally called into something great and of significance for the Lord.

The New Testament model of the church is very much founded on our acquiring certain types of “spiritual knowledge” which are important to God.

Our understanding and our acquisition of these four types of spiritual knowledge are vital for building our churches.

  OUR KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST

 Ephesians 1:17  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 <1922> of him: 

These four types of knowledge all come from the Greek word “epiginosko”

(Strong’s # 1921 and 1922)

This  word describes a knowledge that is “mature, probing and deep, complete, correct, thorough, and precise.” It is so penetrating that the revelation of this type of knowledge will transform a person and propels him to do the will of God and to the next leval

The exhortation in the previous verses is that we would build our churches through a precise, intimate, and exact knowledge of Christ Jesus living within each of its members.  Why is that?

Eph3:7  Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.

Christ reveals Himself differently in each of us in accordance with the callings that He has placed within.

The more that we know Him personally in accuracy and intimacy, the more that every ministry will be revealed, strengthened, and guided within the local body, fulfilling Ephesians 4:6.

Rev 19:10  And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy;

We can see that very manifestation of the living Christ is the source of all spiritual gifts.  Out of the very presence of Jesus flows the power of God.  His very gifts glorify Him.

John 15:26  But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

1Cor 1:5  That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you.  Brethren, the more of Jesus that is revealed in each of, the more the gifts will operate, and the more will be the edification which the church will receive.

 KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S WILL

 Col1:9 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;

10That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

Many churches function without  an exact and complete knowledge of what God’s will is for their specific vision?  To know God’s will in “all spiritual wisdom” is incredibly important.  The “wisdom of God” is the will of God according to His strategy, His ways, and His timing.  It will always occur in the Spirit, and always through a death and resurrection of the vision for that ministry.  We need to spend the days, weeks, and months, which it takes in prayer to discern that will.

To do His will “with all spiritual understanding” is to discern what are God’s specific steps in fulfilling the will which we have just discerned.  A church fulfilling the will of God “with all spiritual understanding” will take the painstaking time to move step by step in line with the Holy Spirit, never behind, and never before Him.

KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTH

1Tim2:4  Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.  Beloved, to know the truth, is to know God’s word deeply, with accuracy, and in accordance to fact and certainty.

John 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 

Many, sadly quote this scripture without understanding it.  What Jesus is telling us, is the truth shall free us in the exact proportion to our accurate spiritual understanding and precise application of it.   Our misunderstanding of scriptures through error, or because we attempt to modify and justify them to make them adaptable to the current culture, will not free us. God is not obligated to honor our errors or cultural adaptations. He is only obligated to honor His Word.

 THE KNOWLEDGE OF EVERY GOOD THING WE HAVE IN CHRIST

Philemon 1:6  That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

This rarely used, but vitally important scripture, tells us that our faith will only become effectively empowered, in proportion to our discovery and use of  every  spiritual gift, calling, and ministry that Christ has placed within each of us.  Beloved this is not the responsibility of the few but of all.  When a church discovers and implements it, we shall see another church of Acts.

2 Timothy 4:5  But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Colossians 4:17  And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil

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The Secret Society


Ephesians 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us

All of God’s fullness is permanently resident within Christ, and Christ resides within His saints.

So the fullness of what God has and what God wants to do is given to the church.

The church is the society which makes the invisible God, visible.

She is the most powerful human entity on planet earth, if she functions as God intends her to be.

The church is a secret society, for it manifests the invisible riches of God which dwell in mysteries, or secrets.

Spiritual gifts are used to take portions of God’s invisible riches dwelling in secrets, and energize them through the church in a visible form called glory, into the world.

The tools which the church uses to do this are spiritual gifts. This is why spiritual gifts cannot be prohibited.

The churches job is to make the invisible God visible, no more, and no less!

Ephesians 1:23  Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

The action of God’s fullness is to fill every part of every believer with His secret riches and then to fill every aspect of the world with His glory, utilizing the church, as she displays God’s secret riches visibly back into the world now as glory.

 Eph 1:17  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 invisible and secret mysteries of Christ are made known through revelation.

Our physical senses cannot access them.

This is why having a spirit of wisdom and revelation, for the saint, is the most important thing.

Without revelation, the mysteries of God dwelling in secret, will remain as secrets.

Revelation comes by the voice of the Holy Spirit.

This is why the saint must learn how to tune in into the voice of the Holy Spirit.

Col 1:27  To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

God desires to reveal His mysteries to the world, but only has the church to do so.

She is the secret society.

Eph 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

A dispensation is defined as the administration or the management of a house or property.

It is God’s management or administration in  the fullness of times, to sum up all things into and for Himself.

God uses His church, to make manifest, progressively known, and effectively working the ongoing activity and consummation of this part of His administration.  She is the secret society.

For this purpose the church has received the fullness of God, His secret riches.

The church is used to  sum up all things in the world back to God. She is the secret society.

God uses His church, to make manifest, progressively known, and effectively working within this world and the universe the ongoing activity and consummation of this part of His administration.

Ephesians 1:17  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:

Eph 1:18  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,

The saints therefore are the element in which God’s fullness is deposited, energized and made known as riches in the mode of glory.

The hope of the calling is the call and invitation of God which is received with total obedience.

When the call is received with obedience and ministry is accomplished in oneness and identicalness to the Spirit, it becomes an effectual call, or a call that is full of the powerful energy of God to make it effective,  and to carry out what it is supposed to do through us.

The hope of our calling becomes a reality through each saint’s obedient response to the call of God.

The hope of our calling is based then upon an effectual call; or to those to whom God’s call has come with effect.  It is the call of God to a believer or church that has been answered by a totally obedient response.

When the call is received with obedience, it becomes an effectual call or a call that is full of the powerful energy of God to make it effective, operational and carry out the manifestations of the invisible mysteries of God in the visible form of glory.

Are you fulfilling this?

 Eph 3:21  Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Praise to God is extracted by this revealed glory in the sphere of the church

She is the secret society.

“Refresh your memory 
We were the secret society 
Until eternity 
We are the secret society”   Todd Rundgren

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The U.S.A. Eagerly Awaits The Revelation of the Children of God



I propose that where East Africa is under a stronghold of poverty, America is under a stronghold of distraction brought on by a need for self-entertainment.  This self-entertainment is search for happiness that can only be found in God.  The former craze for Harry Potter was a craving for the supernatural, which God has naturally put in the heart of everyone. I mean, Jesus Christ, is the most supernatural being in the universe.  Hello!

In part, the church has failed to show this to America. I am guilty myself.

We Christians needs to be so God absorbed, so God impassioned, healed, and liberated, that Christ becomes excessive through our lives, drawing people to Him. He is the most lovely and delightful of all Beings! If people would only know. That’s the job of the church, to present Him as all-powerful, wonderful, and charming.

Rom 8:19  For the creation ( America) waits with eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.

I propose to the church then, that America is aching to see the reality of the resurrected and all-powerful, all magnificent, and all beautiful Christ Jesus through the life of the believer.  Unless, we the church become intently fixated upon God, engrossed and obsessed with Him, this will not happen. The price of having Christ magnified, liberated, and resurrected through our lives, will cost the Christian everything. It’s the hardest thing, but equally the most amazingly fantastic.

Who will step up to the plate and do this, when humanity has so very, very, few good leaders to emulate and such a desperation for good role models, Christ Jesus being the maximum one.