Hosea 4: 6 (NIV) “...my people are destroyed (perish) from lack of knowledge…”
Knowledge, many of us have heard that knowledge is power, more importantly applied knowledge is power. In Hosea 4:6 Yahweh is letting us know that people are destroyed or perish for lack of knowledge. That made me think about a seminar I attending at Mars Hill Baptist Church, a mortgage broker was speaking and saying how African Americans were losing their homes to foreclosure because they did not have knowledge. Not only that they were not reaching out to obtain the necessary knowledge they needed to find out ways to save their homes from foreclosure.
Knowledge doesn’t mean that you know everything, knowledge means that you have sense enough to know your strengths and weaknesses and then you use wisdom to find those who are strong where you are weak to help you out! In other words, use your resources, like Yahweh asked Moses what is in your hand? Moses was holding the staff in his hand that parted the red sea. Now of course the staff didn’t part the sea it was Yahweh but more importantly it was Moses faith and belief in Yahweh’s ability to give Moses the knowledge to complete the task of freeing the Israelites.
This morning I was blessed by Pastor Winston, well I am blessed by him every morning and most importantly abundantly blessed by Yahweh as daily I wake up and receive new grace and mercy and I give a big Hallelujah and Thank You Yahweh. Let’s go back to the garden, Satan or the serpent told Eve if she ate of the tree of knowledge and evil she wouldn’t die, she would be just like Yahweh. Here is the revelation moment: Eve and Adam were already like Yahweh! Unfortunately for Eve she didn’t know that she was already like Yahweh and she was tricked into believing she had to do something to become more like him.
The same goes for us, once we were born again and dipped in the water we became just like Yahweh. Not only that we are citizens of heaven. What does that mean?
We are rich in finances, joy, peace, love, hope, faith, health, etc.
We can do anything that we think as long as we have faith the size of a mustard seed.
I like with Pastor Winston said the scripture said people perish from lack of knowledge, it doesn’t say people perish because lack of money, connections, friends, family, hook ups….
People perish because they lack knowledge. The most important knowledge we lack is knowledge of ourselves, who we are and whom we belong too. Once we all come into the knowledge of the truth of who we are, who are creator is, and that our lives have absolutely no limits, then we will walk and live in the fullness of Yahweh.
Be blessed and be a blessing,