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Monday, 18 November 2013

#3ThingsToDominateInYourLife - (2) #Ignorance

Ignorance is dangerous and menacingly an enemy you cannot ignore. We are dealing with an enemy whose foremost attack is against the knowledge a person possesses. He tried the same on Jesus but failed miserably. Jesus only won that initial fight through the knowledge he possessed. He used the “it is written” method. (Copy and tweet). He fought the devil with what he had studied and I believe it’s about time we do the same. Knowledge was at play in the temptation of Jesus by the devil. The devil’s quest to test the ignorance level of Jesus if at all there was any failed miserably.
The greatest weapon being used by the enemy to keep believers at bay is ignorance. The bible is the knowledge of God concerning man’s life on earth. Whatever one desires the answer can be found in the bible yet many never bother to find out. Anytime ignorance is at play, captivity and death is what ensues. (Copy and tweet) Ignorance isn’t bliss, it’s destructive! It’s as powerful as knowledge howbeit in the negative sense.
If there is anything you ought to do in order to secure your identity, it will be to know what God’s word says about who you are. You are only going to able to apply faith based on what you know. What you don’t know only leaves you a wanderer in this race of life. (Copy and tweet)
Joshua took over from Moses and I guess like everyone, the thoughts of not leading like him etched on his mind.  Aside the promise of him dividing the inheritance and being admonished to be strong and courageous, God warned him of ignorance. He was told the only way he will fail and do so miserably was to stay ignorant. God told him specifically in these words – “this book of the law shall not depart from thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shall make thy way prosperous, and then thou shall have good success”. (Joshua 1:8)(11). If he followed God's instructions,  Joshua was set to be victorious in all that he did.
Ignorance is prevalent and so is knowledge!(Copy and tweet). Every offshoot of ignorance is pain, anguish, poverty, envy, jealousy etc. A life that lacks the requisite knowledge is one that is bound to be thrust into eternal pain. 

Three men were chosen by a King to head an enterprise. Each was given an amount of money they could handle according to their several ability. No king ever chooses without first imparting the knowledge needed for success. They were given the necessary training with the Kings knowledge and were let loose to make profit for their master. Two excelled with the knowledge whilst one deliberately chose to stay in his ignorance. (Copy and tweet). The two who applied the knowledge received were promoted to possess more whilst he who intentionally chose not to apply the knowledge was sent to eternal damnation and gnashing of teeth. (Copy and tweet) Fight ignorance where ever you find it. Above all fight and dominate any sense or iota of ignorance that is stagnating your upward mobility. (Copy and tweet).
To deal with ignorance, here are a few tips:
1. Know what you need in terms of knowledge and go for it. Apply these three levels of the acquisition if knowledge:
a. Studying (2 Timothy 2:15
b. Buying knowledge (Proverbs 23:23)
c. Meditate for revelational knowledge (Joshua 1:8)

2.Be brutal with anything that wants to hold you ignorant.

3. Finally, feed your mind with the right things. (Philippians 4:8)

Talk About These:

A. Why do you think ignorance is so much prevalent?
B. What other ways can one fight ignorance?


Joe Akuoko II

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