Knowledge Based Faith
Nothing in the world glorifies God as much as simple rest of faith in what God’s Word says.
“This is the work of God, that you believe.” Jesus said, “My Father has been working until now, and I have been working” (John 5:17).
He saw the way the Father did the works; it was on the groundwork of knowledge, faith based upon knowledge. When I know Him, there are so many promises I can lay hold of, and then there is no struggle,”for [he] who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened” (Matthew 7:8).
Jesus lived to manifest God’s glory in the earth, to show forth what God is like, so that many sons might be brought to glory (Heb. 2:10). The Son came, and in the power of the Holy Spirit revealed faith.
In the measure we are clothed and covered and hidden in Him. His inner working is manifested. Oh, the joy of knowing Him! We know if we look back on how God has taken us on. We love to shout “Hallelujah,” pressed out beyond measure by the Spirit as He brings us face to face with reality, while He is dwelling in us and manifesting the works. I must know the sovereignty of His grace and the manifestation of His power. The Holy Spirit, the great Revealer of the Son, is in us for revelation to manifest the Christ of God. Therefore, let it be known to you that “the Father who dwells in [Christ] does the works” (John 4:10).
“The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus had made [us] free from the law of sin and death” (Rom. 8:2).
“For [he] who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened” (Matthew 7:8).The Spirit working in righteousness has brought us to the place where Christ is made our Head; “this was the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes” (Matthew 21:42). It is a glorious act that we are in God’s presence, possessed by Him. We are not our own; we are clothed with Another. And what for? For the deliverance of the people.
Many can testify to the day and hour when they were delivered from sickness by a supernatural power. Some would have passed away with influenza if God had not intervened, but God stepped in with a new revelation, showing us we are born from above, born by a new power, God dwelling in us and superseding the old. “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it” (John 14:14). If you dare to believe, “ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full” (John 16:24).
“What shall we do, that we may work the works of God? This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent” (John 6:28-29).
God is more eager to answer than we are to ask. I am speaking of faith based upon knowledge.