About Jesus - Steve Sweetman
12:4 states that prior to the end of this age knowledge will increase.
Skeptics say that was an easy prediction to make, but knowing when
this prophecy was inspired I'd argue that point.
It's a fact today that knowledge is increasing at an unseen
exponential rate. In his most
vivid dreams Daniel could never have envisioned our technological advanced
reports say that overall knowledge is doubling every 12 months and will soon
double every 12 hours, but that's not all.
Access to this ever expanding world of knowledge is literally at our
fingertips. With the touch of a
finger on our hand held devices we can know pretty much anything we want to
know. As Christians, we now have
access to Biblical resources that Christians in times past could not
conceive of let alone benefit from. This
should make us the most Biblically literate Christian community ever, but
statistic say we're not. Biblical
illiteracy, even among Evangelical Christians, is a deadly disease that
infects the health of the western world church.
4:12 is well known but not so well applied these days.
"For the Word of God is alive and active.
Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing
soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of
the heart." The Word of
God, the Bible, is no ordinary book. When
given the opportunity, the activation of the printed Word by the Holy Spirit
into the living Word will carve the carnality from the core of who we are. The
double-edged Biblical blade will perform surgical procedures that will
create in us the culture of Christ. This
metamorphic change in a life is what being a Christian is all about, or have
we forgotten about that?
including Biblical knowledge, is increasing at a rate faster than we can
keep pace with. It has now been
democratized into the hands of the ordinary person on the street.
It's no longer for the educated elite.
For the Christian, it, along with the power and authority of the Holy
Spirit, provides an opportunity for us to be the most effective Christians
in human history.