*GLOBAL COMMUNION SERVICE WITH PASTOR CHRIS ON SUNDAY, 1ST MARCH*
"...And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,..."
When you study the Bible, it points us to the Seven Spirits of God. Seven is the symbol of completion, the number of perfection.
Verse 3 above talks of a man filled with 3 of God's Spirit.
"And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:"
Before the Messaih (Jesus Christ) came, nobody was filled with all Seven Spirits of God. In the old testament times, the Spirit of God rests on people and used them for mighty works.
"...But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."
The phrase "knowledge shall be increased" means that God is going to cause the increase,
*THIS MONTH OF MARCH IS THR MONTH OF KNOWLEDGE*
Every Child of God has received the fullness of the Spirit (Seven Spirits of God). In this month, there's going to be a manifestation of this particular Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit is going to cause knowledge to increase and you're going to be open to receive this increased knowledge.
Proverbs 8:10, 10:14
"Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold."
God is telling you that knowledge is more important than choice gold.
Proverbs 18:15, 19:2
"The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge."
This is knowledge that can be applied for life; that can cause progress and improve one's life.
There are a lot of people that have useless knowledge that can't help them in life. That the soul be without knowledge is not good.
"Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat. Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven."
Knowledge is what you'd need to get from the outside. The other virtues are from within you. So acquire knowledge; learn something new this month.
2 Peter 1:5
"And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;"
There are three basic kinds of knowledge we are introduced to in the New Testament - Sonesis, Ginosko and Epignosis.
Colossians 3:10 talks about Epignosis. This knowledge relates with God; the more you know Him, the more you're like Him.
2 Peter 1:2-3
"Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:"
You want more grace in your life, more peace manifested in your life; it's not by prayer or fasting, it is by knowledge (Epignosis) of God and of Jesus.
The word of God comes to build your life, to increase your knowledge. That's why it's important for you not to despise the gatherings of the brethren.