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EPIGNOSIS
« on: Sat Aug 31, 2013 - 11:33:49 »
Ro 10:2 For <gar> I bear <martureo> them <autos> record <martureo> that <hoti> they have <echo> a zeal <zelos> of God, <theos> but <alla> not <ou> according <kata> to knowledge. <epignosis>
 3 For <gar> they being ignorant <agnoeo> of God's <theos> righteousness, <dikaiosune> and <kai> going about <zeteo> to establish <histemi> their own <idios> righteousness, <dikaiosune> have <hupotasso> not <ou> submitted themselves <hupotasso> unto the righteousness <dikaiosune> of God. <theos>
 4 For <gar> Christ <Christos> is the end <telos> of the law <nomos> for <eis> righteousness <dikaiosune> to every one <pas> that believeth. <pisteuo>

In the New Testament it is written that "KNOWLEDGE PUFFS UP-BUT LOVE EDIFIES"
Now there is several words used to describe "knowledge" but the term "EPIGNOSIS" is a term that describe a comprehensive "knowledge" that is based upon the wisdom of the Cross of the Lord and His work there as to "fulfill" the law and "nail it to His Cross". Those who do not understand that "mercy and truth have met together, righteousness and peace have kissed" based upon His Finished work at the cross, are as babes in the Word of righteousness.

These are those who have "knowledge" that puffs up, but profits no one or nothing but only works to form the dead religion of man that we see today, in that which is called the Church.

"FOR THEY HAVE A FORM OF GODLINESS, BUT DENY THE POWER THEREOF"

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Re: EPIGNOSIS
« Reply #1 on: Sat Aug 31, 2013 - 11:51:25 »
it's one thing to explain something; it's another to accuse others.  There is, by the way, nothing that will ever destroy the real Church Christ founded.  It is based on and in the hearts of men through the work of the Holy Spirit, not in a building or any man-made organization. 

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Re: EPIGNOSIS
« Reply #2 on: Sat Aug 31, 2013 - 13:03:37 »
it's one thing to explain something; it's another to accuse others.  There is, by the way, nothing that will ever destroy the real Church Christ founded.  It is based on and in the hearts of men through the work of the Holy Spirit, not in a building or any man-made organization.
Yes when the truth is understood the error is manifest and the time to manifest the error in what is called the "Church" is now. Not sure if you have read the book of Revelations, or understand its purpose is to explain that it is error that destroys the "church" it is ignorance that causes His people to be destroyed. Religious forms that have no power, and puffed up religious knowledge are the causes of the destruction of Gods people. You may not like that I have made that point? But it is the truth that sets the people free, not mans false religion or mans idea of unity in false systems and teachings.

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Re: EPIGNOSIS
« Reply #3 on: Sun Sep 01, 2013 - 11:23:48 »
Now many can quote scripture, and have much knowledge of religious traditions, but have no ability to manifest the Power of Gods Spirit towards the pulling down of satans kingdom.  Having a "form" of godliness, an "appearance" of the things of God but not having the power to overcome the works of the enemy that seeks to destroy Gods people. This is just dead religion, and false religion.  "knowledge" without power is vain as it relates to the truth of the gospel.

1Co 4:19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.
 20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

1Co 2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

1Co 8:1 ΒΆ Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
 2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

The key to "epignosis" is to admit that one must become a "fool" at The Cross of the Lord Jesus, and that the "knowledge" of Christ is only granted to the humble by the Spirit of grace.

 2Pe 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
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Re: EPIGNOSIS
« Reply #4 on: Mon Sep 02, 2013 - 07:23:17 »
Eph 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge (epignosis)of him:
 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

It is a bit interesting to see how the term (epignosis) is used in certain scriptures, and for many years I have wondered at the term and how it was different from the more common term of (gnosis)? But as of late the Lord has been teaching me more and more of the truth of His Cross, and how all the justice and wrath of God, demanded in the Law, was satisfied, as well as Gods love for all men was also shown in that He delivered up His Son for us all. "MERCY AND TRUTH HAVE MET TOGETHER- RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PEACE HAVE KISSED" for it is at the Cross that we "understand" Gods judgment and Gods mercy toward all men.

The Lords heart is full of mercy, and He works justice with His Hands.

This understanding of mercy and justice is not a thing taught by man, but taught by the Holy Spirit. The "accuser"-satan uses our lack of understanding in this mystery against us? For when we attempt to work justice, he accuses us of lack of mercy. When we attempt to show mercy, he accuses us of failing to work justice.  No there is a place in the Spirit, where we can be confident in that our hearts are always seeking mercy, and we work justice by that mercy.
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Re: EPIGNOSIS
« Reply #5 on: Wed Sep 11, 2013 - 19:33:11 »
Good posts, HiddenManna.

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« Reply #6 on: Thu May 01, 2014 - 06:14:19 »
Good posts, HiddenManna.
Thank you..think I will bring this tread back to life?

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Re: EPIGNOSIS
« Reply #7 on: Wed Sep 03, 2014 - 23:49:32 »
Will not " knowledge" (gnosis) pass away? One kind of knowledge is received through the physical senses, the other through the spiritual senses of the new man. One puffs up, the other builds up. Revelation "knowledge" (epignosis) comes through the enlightening of the eyes of the heart. It causes one to "see" the hope of his calling, which is Jesus Christ.

 

     
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