KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 22:29 (KJV). “Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.”
IT is said, to ERR is human. Humans are prone to making mistakes. Certain mistakes could be very dear. Some errors may even be fatal. The Lord explained in our key scripture why men err. Error is simply a deviation from the truth. The Pharisees asked questions bordering the continuation of marriage in the new age. The Lord said these people talk this way because they do not know the power of God or the word of God. Knowing the truth always sets men free, John 8:32. The Lord reveals that knowing the word of God brings one into the power of God that liberates
WHY then are there so many talkers of the word of God, without experiencing the power of God? This is where the problem is. There is a big difference between being informed about a thing and knowing it. To know is to be one with the thing. To be informed is to be introduced to a thing. To know is to be committed to the information. The act of commitment to an information is what is called believe. Why are there so many who are informed yet only a few know the issues? In matters relating to God, commitment means to the natural mind as ‘risking’ one’s entire being on something he can’t see, feel or reason out. This is the reason Jesus explained that, it takes one to become like a little child to experience God. Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:3. There is the need for one to empty himself of all pride and human reasoning (common sense) if he would know God and therefore the power of God.
These truths suggests that the crisis and confusion(error) men find themselves are self inflicted. They have decided to reject the knowledge of God or the word of God. (Romans 1:18-28) This has brought gross darkness to humanity. “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:” Romans 1:26 (KJV). Europe has rejected God and so sits in darkness. Africa have not rejected God, yet the poverty mindedness has led Africans to confuse the worship of God, as means of financial gain, and therefore are also in error. Worshipping God is not about what we get, but God expressing His nature of love, through us to His creation. This is what the Lord Jesus came to teach and to demonstrate. (Note: God blesses the vessels he uses)
THOUGHT :’Risk’ to know the truth, and you would be free indeed.
Romans 1:21-22 (KJV). Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
John 8:31-32 (KJV). Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.