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The Image of the Knowledge?

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The Image of the Knowledge?

We normally do not think that “knowledge” would have an image that goes along with it. Isn't knowledge just something we store in our brain for future use? There are two types of wisdom, the Bible talks about, and the knowledge they provide to the one who has it.

Jas 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Jas 3:14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
Jas 3:15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

Earthly wisdom of this world and the wisdom that comes down from above are two completely opposing kinds that are not compatible with each other.

1Co 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth, not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Everyone has a “natural man” which makes up his physical body along with its flesh, and bone. The natural man has a “fleshly brain” where all of man's five senses connect to it so man can learn through logical analytical analysis through his five senses, and come up with a conclusion. This kind of wisdom which gives knowledge is only temporary, and will one day pass away. (1 Cor 13:8)

This kind of “knowledge” which is of the earth, and resides inside mans brain causes that person to become “puffed up” (1 Cor 1:8). Many scholars who have degrees from various colleges and universities are very proud of themselves, because it took a lot of work, and money to get what they know. Don't get me wrong, earthly knowledge is not bad in itself as long as we put it in its right perspective. It is only temporary and makes you proud, which could cause many problems if we don't know that.

Have you ever known someone who thinks they know it all, and it is either their way or the highway?

Jesus told his followers to not labor, or work for the “meat” that perishes, but for the “meat” which endureth unto everlasting life....” (John 6:27)
The meat that perishes is the knowledge we gain through logical analytical study. It can not provide to anyone life that is eternal, because it is only temporal!
The Wisdom that comes down from above has nothing to do with man's logical brain in his head, as it is never stored there.

Pro 14:33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

If we want to know what Wisdom is, it is “understanding”!! From where does it come?

Pro 2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

The Lord gives us a description of what Wisdom is in this verse. Out of the mouth of God comes “knowledge”, and “understanding”. Knowledge without understanding is useless information!!

No one can have Wisdom that comes down from above without having both knowledge, and understanding.

Understanding of what? All Wisdom is a “revelation” of God himself because God is the Word! What is it that proceeds out of the mouth of God? His Word which is the very foundation of Wisdom, because Jesus is the Power, and the Wisdom of God!!

1Co 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

All Revelation of God is a Revelation of Jesus Christ himself!! Jesus Christ is the “image” of the invisible God (Heb 1:3) who happens to be the image that knowledge unveils to mans heart which gives man understanding of God himself!!!! That Wisdom that resides in man's heart is eternal, and will never pass away unlike the knowledge, and wisdom of this world that will pass away!!

The knowledge, and wisdom of this world is just information stored in the mind of man that can be recalled at some future date. The Wisdom from above is “living” and that “image” revealed in the heart of man a real living person who is Christ the Lord, who we can understand with our hearts!!!

Do not let any person take you captive by logical analytical thinking taught by this world using the elementary teachings that this world uses, and not after Christ!!!

Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Col 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

In Jesus Christ lives all the fullness of the Godhead “bodily” and we are “complete” in him!!!!!!!!!

Who is teaching you his Word, and revealing it to you? Is it the worlds wisdom that is earthly or the Wisdom that came down from above in whom we are complete in him where ALL the Godhead is living in all of his Glory?

Col 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
Col 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:

The new man can not be put on until after we "see" the "image" of the new man which comes after knowledge and understanding revealed.

Curtis Wilson
 
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