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Faith is Knowldge

Posted by undergroundchurch on April 11, 2009

Isaiah 53:11 – After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.

An interesting phrase here is “by his knowledge”. Jesus’ work on the cross gives us justification from sin, this means that it is just-as-if-you’d not sinned.  He simultaneously takes on the sin that causes you death. He does this by “his knowledge”. This is the same word for the tree that helped man bring about sin in creation – the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

Knowledge is not always good. When knowledge becomes a substitute for faith, knowledge closes the door to the hand of God moving in your life.  An example would be allowing the understanding of our physical world to invalidate in our minds the possibilities that Jesus could walk on water or even that if you pray for someone, they could be healed. 

We take an aspirin first before praying for the pain of a headache because we trust in our knowledge of the medicine before the knowledge of God.

Jesus took a step in the knowledge of who He was and what his calling was to complete the journey.  He walked the walk, talked the talk and came through victorious.  

Remember Jesus and Satan’s conversation and how Satan tried to tempt Jesus to try a different, less painful path.  Jesus won that victory because of his knowledge of God and faith in the plan of God.

Jesus knew God, knew who he was, knew his mission, knew the outcome. Knowledge, when put on God, is faith.  Faith is not some esoterical, mystical belief of blind understanding but a knowledge that God’s way is right.


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