There are some things which you KNOW to be absolutely true; and they can not be refuted; and you will not change your belief. You may not know everything, but you do know some things to be true. You do know what you should do right now today. If you know that you ought to repent, then you know that. If you know that you have not fasted and prayed sufficiently to know the perfect will of God; then you know that. If you know that your faith is weak and you are not endeavoring to put your faith in God and grow stronger, then you know that.
If you know that something is wrong and you do it anyway, your conscience will be defiled and your disobedience becomes sin which separates you from God.
If you know that something is vulgar and you say or do it anyway, your conscience will be defiled and your disobedience becomes sin which separates you from God.
If you know that something you are about to say is false and you say it anyway to deceive someone, then your conscience will be defiled and your disobedience becomes sin which separates you from God.
You know what you know, and you can not refuse to walk in the light of understanding and be clear before God. We are responsible and accountable to walk in the truth we know.
If you have the mind of Christ and the Holy Spirit in you, then you must walk in agreement with the counsel of the Holy Spirit.
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
Like Philip, you may say, “Show me.” And I say, you already know what to do next. The Holy Spirit has been teaching you and talking to you. Do what He has told you and is telling you. You know what that message is. The problem with most people is not that they don't know what to do; but rather, they are not doing what they know they ought to do. They are making excuses for their spiritual weakness. Some are making excuses for their willful disobedience.
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
These verses are very easily understood. No one can honestly say that they can not understand these simple words. They have a very clear and obvious meaning. You know what these verses say and mean. You know that unless you are in Him and He is in you; you know that unless you are part of His body; you know that unless you are one of His obedient disciples, then, you can not be saved, justified, born again or part of His body.
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
If you are listening to Jesus, you will listen to me. I speak the words He spoke. If they had known God the Father, they would have recognized and known Jesus. And so it is today, if you know Jesus, you will know that I am telling you the truth.
You know that if you live a holy life and keep the commandments of Jesus Christ, some people will not like you and they will persecute you.
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
God is faithful to all men and women, boys and girls. He has revealed Himself to each person at some point in time. You either know what God has spoken to you; or, you have known and you chose to forget what God revealed to you. According to God's judgment, if you have known then you are responsible for that which you have known. Even though you may have forgotten what God has told you, you are still responsible for what you have known.
If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.
1 John 2:29
If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
The apostle John wrote the book of First John, in which he states and reminds the people that there are many things which we do know. We are sure of. We know it to be true. John uses the words know, knoweth and known a combined total of 38 times in this short epistle. He was emphatic about what is known to be true. No honest person can study the Bible and history and not know that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of all mankind. We know that we must obey and serve Jesus Christ in order to have an eternal inheritance in heaven.
1 John 2:18-21
18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
1 John 3:14-15
14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
1 John 3:19-24
19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
1 John 5:18-21
18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.
What do you know?
How are you living?
Are you living in agreement with what you know?