Epignosis

Philemon 1:6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging (epignosis) of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

Paraphrase: The expression of your faith produces intended results only by the precise knowledge of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

In the above verse, Philemon 1:6, the word acknowledging is translated from the Greek: epignosis, which means precise and correct knowledge. The two words generally translated as ‘knowledge’ are ‘gnosis’ and ‘epignosis’. Whereas ‘gnosis’ conveys the idea of just ‘knowing’, ‘epignosis’ is a knowledge that involves a ‘full discernment’, which is ‘to become fully acquainted with’ or to have a full understanding of something.

One of the primary reasons we don’t see faith in action, the mountain steady and solid in its place despite all our prayers,  is because of a lack of understanding of what we possess in Christ.Faith is efficacious only when we discern the good thing which is in us in Christ Jesus by reading the word of God.

The word says that this is who you are in Christ:

I am born again of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God, which lives and abides forever. I Pet 1:23.

I am a new creation in Christ. 2 Cor 5:17.

I am a spirit being. 1 Thes 5:23

I am blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. Eph 1:3.

The exceeding greatness God’s power is my advantage. Eph 1:19.

I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.  Php 4:13.

I am free from the law of sin and death. Rom 8:2.

I am more than a conqueror through Him Who loves me. Rom 8:37.

I have received the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus. Eph 1:17.

I will lay hands on the sick and they will recover. Mark 16:18.

I have authority, in the name of Jesus, to cast out devils. Mark 16:17

I have no lack.  Php 4:19.

I am the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ. 2 Cor 5:21.

I am the temple of God and the Spirit of God dwells in me. 1 Cor 3:16.

I am redeemed from all curse. Gal 3:13

I have been given the spirit of power, love and a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7.

It is not I who live anymore, but Christ lives in me. Gal 2:20.

I am strengthened with all might according to his glorious power. Col 1:11.

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Php 3:14.

I am rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith. Col 2:7.

I have been delivered from the power of darkness, and has been translated  into the kingdom of his dear Son Jesus.  Col 1:13

I am His elect. I am merciful, kind, long-suffering and meek. Col 3:12.

I am Christ’s ambassador. 2 Cor 5:20.

I am a partaker of His divine nature. 2 Pet 1: 3 to 4.

I am the light of the world. Matt 5:14.

Acknowledging, discerning, what we possess as an heir of God through Christ  is the beginning of our stint in the supernatural.

 

The Kingdom, March 29, 2017

 

 

 

 

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