How Do You Know? Workbook
How do you know? What is the process you use to discover truth? I did not ask that question during the first 25 years of my life. I used various methods for discovering truth such as: if my parents said so then it was so. If my teacher said it was so then it was so. If my pastor said it was so then it was so. If my theology said it was so then it was so.
Satan's temptation in the Garden of Eden was that man could "eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and know himself." I wouldn't need daily walks and talks with God letting Him reveal truth to me. I could figure it out on my own. "YOU can KNOW" was satan's lie to Adam (Gen. 2:17; 3:5).
So now the Bible speaks of knowledge versus true knowledge man's knowledge versus God's knowledge.
True knowledge is knowledge birthed in revelation from God which comes directly to man through the Holy Spirit. To receive this revelation knowledge man must yield his heart and his mind to the indwelling river of God - to "flow." This will result in reasoning together with God (Isa. 1:18) receiving words of wisdom words of knowledge prophecy discerning of spirits and much much more.
The Bible teaches us that God's paradigm for knowing is a broad-based approach. You will discover God's method as you work your way through the 5000 verses which form the base of this guided self-discovery manual.
This book lays out a Spirit-anointed epistemology requiring an educational paradigm shift from rationalism to revelation knowledge. The goal of education is stated in I Timothy 1:5 - love from a pure heart a good conscience and a sincere faith. These are all heart experiences not mental exercises. And these are exactly the heart experiences which are required for us to come through the veil into God's presence and receive His voice His wisdom His anointing His dream and His vision (Heb. 10:19-22).
Education must teach us how to come to our hearts and allow God to live His life through us by His indwelling Holy Spirit. Then we are eating from the Tree of Life!
May you adopt God's paradigm for knowing so you can know God's thoughts and do God's deeds.