A lot of Christians are ignorant of the kind of life they’ve received as a result of being born again. They still think they are their same old self because nothing seems to have changed outwardly. Even when educated about it, they still do not fully comprehend it. It is just too big for their minds to accommodate due the high things that this Life boasts of being able to accomplish. God never intended for us to fully comprehend this new life with our minds but to grasp it with our spirit and allow it flow through our minds. In the kingdom of God, ‘the reverse is always the case’ and this is why all that is required of us is to ‘only believe and receive’.
The inability of Christians to grasp the reality of the eternal life makes them unable to walk in the fullness of it. This ignorance is the reason they are still the way they are; living a life that doesn’t demonstrate the fullness of all that God has made available in Christ Jesus. There are lots of provisions that we have access to legally as Sons of God as affirmed in His Word. The lack of knowledge of these provisions is what is responsible for the incessant and unnecessary struggles we experience everyday of our lives.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” (Hosea 4:6 KJV)
This article was first posted on Edify Minstry's website August 2011.