TKC Ministries - Leon Hagins 8/14/10
What is knowledge?…..refs. Webster’s School and Office Dictionary
Knowledge - 1. - familiarity , understanding , or information gained by study or experience.
2. - the fact or state of knowing.
3.- something that is or may be known.
4. - the body of truths or facts accumulated in the course of time.
5. - the sum of what is known.
In the word of God , there are many references to knowledge. Let’s take a look a some these scriptures , then afterwards I want to discuss some additional topics concerning knowledge.
Proverbs 1:7 - The fear of the Lord is the beginning of all knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
In the following scriptures we can see the consequences of hating knowledge.
Proverbs 1:22 - 33 -
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand , and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
How long ye simple ones will ye love simplicity? And the scorners delight in their scorning , and fools hate knowledge? Turn ye at my reproof: behold I will pour out my spirit unto you , I will make known my words unto you.
Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge , and did not choose the fear of the Lord: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore they shall eat the
fruit of their own way , and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them , and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkened unto me shall dwell safely and shall be quiet from fear of evil.
Proverbs 10:14 - Wise men lay up knowledge : but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Proverbs 15:7 - The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
Below the prophet Isaiah speaks about the coming Messiah and his ancestry.
Isaiah 11:1-2 - And there shall come forth a prod out of the stem of Jesse , and a Branch shall grow out of it’s roots. And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him , the spirit of wisdom and understanding , the spirit of counsel and might , the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
Christ’s reign during the Millennium….
Isaiah 11:9 - They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
Isaiah 53:11 - He shall see the * travail of his soul , and be satisfied: by his **knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
* The travail of his soul - was for the restoration of man and his domain as before the fall. Refs. Dakes bible pg. 1204 letter p
** It is through the knowledge of God’s plan that all men are blessed (Isa. 53:11 , Lk. 1:77 ; 1Tim. 2:4 , Heb. 10:26 : 2 Pet. 1:2-8 ; 2:20 ; 3:18 ) Refs. Dks. pg. 1204 letter q
More tough words for rejecting knowledge….
Hosea 4:6 - My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children………Wow!
1 Cor. 8:1-3 - Now as touching things offered unto idols , we know that we all have knowledge. puffeth up , but charity edifieth. And if any man think that he knoweth anything , he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. But if any man love God , the same is known of him.
* The Corinthians were puffed up by their knowledge and liberty in Christ and condemned others. It made them bold , rash and careless regarding the consciences of others not enlightened.
Love builds up. It has no quality to puff up or tear down as does knowledge. It can only be constructive since it is of God ( 1 Cor. 13)
The Person who acts in a rash, proud way knows nothing as he ought to know. If he torments his brother’s weak and tender conscience with his food and conduct he does not love God or his brother as he should ( Mat.22:36-40). Refs. Dks bible pg. 318
Below , Paul speaks of spiritual gifts….
1 Cor. 12:7-11 - But the manifestation of the spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same spirit; To another faith by the same spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.
But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
In a letter to Timothy , Paul states…..
1 Tim. 2:1-4 - I exhort therefore , that, first of all , supplications , prayers , intercessions , and giving of thanks , be made for all men;
For kings , and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved , and to come unto the knowledge of truth.
2 Peter 1:2-9 - Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord , according as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promise: that by these ye might be partakers of divine nature having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this giving all diligence add to your faith virtue and to virtue knowledge.;
And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
2 Peter 2:20 - For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
2 Peter 3:18 - But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Additional topics in regards to knowledge……..
Not only do I find people who are not knowledgeable and simply don’t care about the word of God , I also see that many people are unaware of the forces behind the scenes that are manipulating things that are taking place on this planet.
There is an overwhelming amount of information available on the internet that will really have you shaking your head in amazement. A lot of it , most people wouldn’t believe , and that’s just what the powers that be want you to think. They control the media, have access to the military along with huge sums of money , they answer to no one , and will go to great lengths to maintain this power structure.
You may have heard of these secret organizations, or more common secret societies such as ” The Bilderbergs, the illuminati , Majestic 12 , The New World Order. etc.
I suggest going to “Youtube.com “ , and in the search area type in some of the topics listed below…..
* JFK speech on secret societies
* Wake up call new world order
* The Illuminati
* Loose change
* Project Camelot interviews
I also would strongly suggest that you check out these ‘free documentary websites…………..Topdocumentaryfilms.com & Freedocumentaries.net
- High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program(many interesting interviews)( very good documentary film)
As I was researching on how our money system operates, I found that it’s full of riff raff procedures and is designed to keep us in debt.
There is a saying….. “The Federal Reserve” is as federal as Federal Express. If you look in the yellow pages you will find them listed under the business section , not the government section.
I simply love our military men and women who serve each and every one of us who lives in these United States. We all should be most grateful for all those serving and all those that have served.
I was deeply saddened when I came across this very disturbing news concerning our military……..
The Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, and Suicide Prevention report, released on Thursday by the Pentagon, revealed there were 160 suicides last year, the highest total ever.
That puts the army suicide rate at a record 20.2 per 100,000 exceeding the national average of 19.2 for the first time.
The suicide rate in June reached an all time high record of 32 - nearly one suicide per day. And there were 1,713 known suicide attempts last year.
antidepressants and painkillers has tripled.
Latest estimates indicate about 106,000 soldiers are on some form of depression, anxiety or pain medication.
Refs. Article written by “ Morning Star “ , online.co.uk
Friday 30 July 2010
Article found at Hallindsey.com
Dear Lord Have Mercy on Us
US Military suicides reach all-time high
An in depth study into the effect of nine years of war on US troops has found that the suicide rate in the military now exceeds the rate nationally.
Please check out these famous quotes…..
There is something behind the throne greater than the king himself.
Sir William Pitt , House of Lords 1770
The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.Benjamin Disraeli , English statesman 1844
The real truth of the matter is that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson.Franklin D. Roosevelt , US President 1933
There were many reasons for the Revolution, but one of the main reasons was when King George III of England outlawed interest free independent currency the colonies were producing and using for themselves. There by forcing them to borrow money from the central bank of England at interest which immediately put the colonies into debt.
The refusal of King George III to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of money manipulators was probably the prime cause of the Revolution.Benjamin Franklin , founding father.
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous than standing armies……. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of currency … the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of their property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their father’s conquered. Thomas Jefferson , 1743 - 1826
If you want to remain slaves of the bankers and pay for the costs of your own slavery , let them continue to create money and control the nation’s credit.Sir Josiah Stamp , 1880 - 1941
Did you know…….
* 1% owns 40% of the world’s wealth
* 34,000 children die daily from poverty and preventable diseases
* 50% of the world’s population lives on less than $2 per day