For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding (Colossians 1:9 KJV)
The knowledge of God is more spiritual than many of us probably realize. When we hear of knowledge, our minds naturally go to information, intellectual processes, studying, or academics. I pray you will erase this mindset and see the knowledge of God for what it truly is!
Col. 1:9 above speaks of being filled with knowledge in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. This is the knowledge of God, which is spiritual knowledge. God created man as a knowledge being. Science is proof of the transforming power of natural knowledge. Science has changed the way we live. When we step into the realm of the spirit, knowledge becomes even more important.
Spiritual knowledge of God is not a mystical or different kind of knowledge per see. It is knowledge of the things of God. God brings us practically into partaking of the things of the Spirit through knowledge. The knowledge of God is far beyond mere intellectual awareness. It brings an experiential component of the spiritual, of the divine. Of course it begins with the intellect, that is, us knowing it.
Col. 1:9 above exhorts us to be filled with the knowledge of His will.Again, this is not just intellectual knowledge of God wants. It is the knowledge that brings us into a spiritual experience of what we know. May the Lord put a hunger in your spirit to desire to be filled with the knowledge of His will.
What is the basic meaning of knowledge as described above? What is spiritual knowledge of God?
APPLY THE WORD
God’s knowledge in your heart is quantifiable and incremental. You can have little or much. God wants you to be full of it, not primarily to be a good theologian or preacher but to bring you into the realms of partaking in grace. Grace and peace are multiplied through His knowledge(2 Pet. 1:2)! Grow in this knowledge. Feed feed feed on the Word!
Ask the Spirit to help you grow in the knowledge of God.