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Trust Comes Before Knowledge






Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding.” If you will meditate on this and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you; you will see something here that you will miss in the natural and that is; knowledge comes after trust. Unfortunately, many of us have had that part backwards, we want the knowledge first and then we’ll trust the Lord. Do you know that there are two types of knowledge in the Bible? One is revelation knowledge and the other is natural knowledge. Natural knowledge is knowledge that comes through our five senses, it’s knowledge gained by what we can see, touch, hear, feel, or taste; it comes into our minds and there we reason. God didn’t give us a brain for us to reason things out, God gave us a spirit so that we could hear His voice and gain supernatural knowledge by which we can live and walk with Him. This supernatural knowledge is also known as revelation knowledge, it’s knowledge that has not been revealed to us through our five senses; it’s knowledge that is revealed to our recreated spirits by the Holy Spirit.

God’s plan, from the beginning, was for man to live a life of hearing His voice and trusting Him. However, when Adam fell he began to start reasoning things out through his five senses. Unfortunately, the same thing is going on today, that’s why we see so many Christians living defeated lives; they think they have to understand something first; instead of just trusting God. Let me give you an example of what I’m talking about: I’ve seen people over and over in prayer lines get filled with the Holy Ghost and speak in other tongues. I’ve gone down the line, laid hands on this one and they speak in tongues, and then lay hands on that one and they look at me like a brick wall; they receive nothing. The problem is always the same, they’ve allowed reasoning to kick in and they’re thinking things that go something like this: I can’t speak in another language, I don’t know how, I don’t understand this, or I can’t do this. Trust doesn’t do that, trust simply says, God said, if I ask for the Holy Spirit then, I receive the Holy Spirit, in other words; God said it so that settles it, it’s a done deal. Child of God, when we start learning to trust God and lay our reasoning aside, we’ll have more understanding. We don’t believe because we understand; we understand because we believe. Where does your trust lie today, is it in what God says or are you still trying to reason things out?






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