How To Obtain The True Knowledge Of God
Knowledge is important because if you lack it, you will perish. But not every information is factual or good. So how do you know the difference?
There is so much information on the internet that it can confuse your mind. Many are accurate data, but many are filled with deception. Some of these websites especially on YouTube are dishing out information by the thousands but have no concrete evidence to prove their claim.
Their information is based on assumption or hearsay. These are called conspiracy theories. Most times they have a political or monetary agenda and are not concern about your wellbeing.
Sadly, many Christians believe these websites and readily share their information on the social media. I have even heard evangelists preaching on some these conspiracy theories as if they were gospels.
What are these theories? The most popular ones are end time prophecies in the Book of Revelation. They have a large amount of ideas about the mark of the beast and the number 666.
They selected certain famous individuals or heads of state and claimed that they are the beast and calculated their names to equal 666.
The internet is filled with prophecies proclaiming doom and gloom in the world which promote terror in the mind of people.
Some of these websites claimed that scientists are inserting computer chips in people’s hands and foreheads, some of them claim that the Nephilim have returned to the earth to become the antichrist while another theory argued that space aliens are returning to take over the land.
Some people go as far as setting dates for the rapture. When these dates are not fulfilled, they gave you a multitude of excuses. Sadly, many people are so gullible that they are like sponges who soak up every doctrine of man.
With so many information bombarding you, how can you know the truth? You are either going to believe everything or become complacent and do not believe anything.
Both decisions are wrong! If you remain in unbelief, you will miss the wonderful plan that God has for your life. If you trust everything, you will become a fool.
So how can you tell the truth? There are two important things about God that you need to know.
He is not the author of confusion, and fear is not from God (1 Corinthians 14:33; 2 Timothy 1:7).
Both spirits are from Satan. Therefore, any prophetic interpretation of the Bible that instill fear and or confusion in your heart and mind are not from God so disregard them. It does not matter who or where you hear the information.
Remember, God is not like a man. His ways are unsearchable, and his thoughts are higher and far from ours (Psalms 145:3; Isaiah 40:28; 55:8-9).
You also need to test the spirit of the individual who is giving the information. Only God can reveal to you the spirit of a person.
Follow the guide below to get you started.
- Ensure that you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and accept His redemptive work for your life. Read here to learn how to do this.
- Accept Christ in your heart, and He will fill you with His Holy Spirit.
- Always be obedient to the Holy Spirit because He is your guide, teacher, and comforter in the tribulation. He will convict you of sin and interpret the scripture for you.
- Pray Ephesians 1:17-23; 3:14-19 every night, so that God will pour on you His spirit of wisdom and revelation to know Him. You can read and copy it here.
- Develop a close relationship with God by obedience, praying, fasting, renewing your mind with the word of God and receiving the mind of Christ.
- Love and forgive one another as God loves and forgives you. Be kind and compassionate and show love to everyone even those who do not like you.
When you read or listen to any information, the Holy Spirit will show you how to wisely sieve through them, align them with the word of God and discard the bad ones and keep only those that are from the Lord.
Over To You
How do you know when an information is true or false? Can you identify the true prophets of God? Who or what is the mark of the beast? Share with us your answers and opinions in the reply box below.