Romans 10:16 (KJV) 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
There are always at least two reports that confront you any time you have to make a decision. In any given situation, we always have the choice of whether to believe what our senses say, or to believe what God has already said in His Word.
Sense knowledge is knowledge based on the five physical senses: what you can see, hear, taste, smell, or feel. Spirit knowledge – the God-kind of knowledge or Revelation knowledge – is the knowledge that you get from God and His Word. So far so good? Keep reading.
Yes, of course, we need sense knowledge to function in this world because we are human beings. But, sense knowledge is not the do-all, end-all of everything. Remember, there are two realms that we deal with: the physical realm and the spirit realm. The spirit realm is the higher realm because it created the physical realm.
Continuing on. To be led by the physical senses only, is to set yourself up for defeat because the Word says to be carnally minded (senses ruled) is death. God can’t be much clearer than that. But He also says to be spiritually minded is life and peace. And isn’t that what we want?
So, how do we be “spiritually minded” instead of “sense ruled?” Simply by seeking God’s way of doing things instead of the world’s way. I like to say it this way: The Word of God has to be the “benchmark” for all you do. Whenever a situation or circumstance confronts you, always go to the Word – what does God have to say about this thing? He knew about your situation before it even confronted you. He’s already got it covered.
God has so graciously provided everything we’ll ever need on planet earth for us to be victorious. But, our part is to seek out His way of doing things and then DO IT! Just knowing the answer won’t get results. You actually have to DO IT!
Remember, God is our loving Father, out for our good, and He is faithful, faithful, faithful!
Romans 8:6-9 (KJV) 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Matthew 6:33 (KJV) 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Matthew 6:33 (AMP) 33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.