What you KNOW will condition what you THINK.
What you think will condition what you BELIEVE.
What you believe will condition what you SAY
What you say will condition what you DO.
And what you do will condition who you ARE!
Let me show us something about BELIEF and BELIEVING?
Three levels kinds of knowledge.
Let me show us something the Parable of the Plate of Rice.
I put a plate of rice before thee.
Some people might not KNOW that this is a plate of rice!
If that plate of rice contains poison some people would not KNOW.
If you can eat the rice and the poison and nothing would happen to you some people would not KNOW.
Whereas it is possible for MAN to operate at a HIGHER LEVEL of KNOWLEDGE!
The level where you see KNOW what is not seen of/by human eyes.
Level 0 Gnosis.
Surely the man of gnosis could use his education and experience to see that this is a plate of rice. Some might not. Reason being that they found white stones in the last plate of rice that they ate so their education and experience teach them to wonder if rice and white stones are not synonymous. Hence they judge all plates of rice from the prism of THE WHITE STONES. And then they intellectuals and philosophers – push their paranoia to the limits by trying to make all of humanity believe that rice=white stones.
Level 1 Ginosko.
The man of Ginosko would see the white stones in the rice. He WILL see the poison in the rice. Ginosko is REVELATIONAL KNOWLEDGE. Mt. 16:13. The Lord Jesus asked Peter. Who do men say I am? Watch the answer. Peter said: Thou art the Christ! Other translations say THOU ART THE CHRIST OF GOD!
Who GAVE – TOLD Peter this answer that could be the topic of 10 other teachings?
Verse 17. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Jesus is the CHRIST of God but the Christ of God is not Jesus!
So, the Lord God is in the business of making REVELATIONAL KNOWLEDGE GINOSKO – available to his children?
Ro 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.