We need to receive revelation knowledge from the Spirit. In order for us to understand spiritual things, God must be able to reveal facts to our spirits. The Word of God does not deal in speculation, only facts. Sense knowledge proposes theory when knowledge cannot close the gap in understanding. Listen to this message delivered by Dr. Dowdy on March 12, 2017, with key Scripture Matthew 16:16–17.
Matthew 16:15–17 NKJV:
15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.”
See also this Old Testament example in 2 Kings 6:8-12 (NKJV):
8 Now the king of Syria was making war against Israel; and he consulted with his servants, saying, “My camp will be in such and such a place.” 9 And the man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, “Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Syrians are coming down there.” 10 Then the king of Israel sent someone to the place of which the man of God had told him. Thus he warned him, and he was watchful there, not just once or twice. 11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was greatly troubled by this thing; and he called his servants and said to them, “Will you not show me which of us is for the king of Israel?”12 And one of his servants said, “None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.”
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