Ignorance is Costing Your Spiritual Growth

spiritual ignorance

It is advised for Christians to submit to the will of God—to acquire his wisdom and guidance; however, knowledge is pivotal in understanding, interpreting, and taking action towards this discussion (Proverbs 1:7).

God is the one who gives wisdom, knowledge, and understanding to those who explore a genuine relationship with him, but how can you have that honest relationship with God if you lack knowledge of who he is?

Understanding the importance of knowledge and ideas in your Christian journey

Knowledge is information and facts we acquire through education or experiences we pass through. To effectively power your spiritual life and understand God’s plan for your life, you need to understand who he is through learning his word.

In John chapter 1, we learned that in the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.

The New Testament was first translated from Hebrew to Aramaic and Greek, and these three translations bear words in their weight, unlike the English translation.

In Greek, the term for “word” is “logos,” which means an expression of an idea. So let us have John chapter one again: In the beginning, there was an expression of ideas, and the expression of ideas was with God, and the expression of ideas was God.

Looking at Chapter 4, we can see that the expression of God’s ideas (logos) is life, which is the light of men. So, you have to know what light is to have life.

The word light in Hebrew means knowledge, and darkness means ignorance, so you need knowledge to understand the expression of God’s idea for the world and your life and shatter all the bonds of ignorance.

Satan can only rule your life to the extent of your ignorance

Satan is referred to as the prince of darkness, but this doesn’t mean he moves around at night; it means he can only take advantage of you in areas where you are least knowledgeable.

This is why Satan is not threatened when emotional preaching is delivered; he is only scared when teachings towards spiritual and personal growth are delivered because he will keep losing grip on you the more you keep acquiring light.

When you tell someone, “do not fornicate,”  you only make the idea more pleasurable, but once you teach the same person what it means to be the temple of the Holy Ghost, he or she automatically begins to think about what is good for the temple of the Holy Ghost or not.

More like keeping a jar of candy in front of a kid and asking him not to go for it, you will only pique his attention, and until he steals some of those candies, he won’t be himself.

In Romans 7:7-8, Paul explains how the law makes sin more desirable. Also, in James 2:9–11, we can see the condemning nature of the law, and this is what Satan takes advantage of when he manipulates our minds, keeping us rooted in sin and addiction.

So, knowledge or light is what we need to conquer all spheres of life in accordance with the will of God.

How can we acquire this knowledge?

Faith comes by hearing, and hearing, God’s word (ideas). If you want to change the trajectory of your life positively, you need to change the ideas you have been receiving.

John 1:14 says that the word (God’s ideas) became flesh. So Jesus Christ is God’s ideas in the flesh. This is why Jesus says he is the light (knowledge), and darkness (ignorance) cannot stand or comprehend the light.

God had revealed his thoughts to us—the blueprint for our lives through Jesus, and if you want to acquire this big idea, you have to listen to Jesus.

All the problems we face in the world—crimes, poverty, unemployment, dealing with sin, and a lack of love and empathy are caused by a key thing we are missing that Jesus brings.

We all think the answer to problems is religion and some other ideas, which is why we have numerous ideas and religions littering the earth, but there is still no peace.

For unto us a child is born, and unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

The government he is referring to here is not a coup or an election, but of peace (to expel worries) and righteousness (towards the infinite goal), which, if you look at Isaiah 9:7, is the increase of his government upon which there shall be no end.

The kingdom of heaven (Jesus’ government) is like yeast (Matthew 13:33), and I have never seen yeast lose a fight in a dough. Once the yeast is worked in, the dough has no other option other than to keep increasing until it is worded into a fine final product, despite the degree of heat it may face.

Summing up

Knowledge is going to come through a deeper understanding of Jesus, which places you miles ahead of the devil as you can grasp the width of his devices—stopping him in his tracks with the new power you gained in your permanent role in Jesus’s government, which is bound to bring you peace in all the plights of life and make you excel in the face of persecution.

Your life will become the ideas you have accepted as truth. So what truths are you accepting today?

I am Joshua Odogwu, a lover of the word of God. Nothing excites me like sharing knowledge and revelation of his works and words. https://dreampeas.com/biblical-meaning-of-windows-in-dreams


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