Message by Pastor Percy Ocansey – Walk2live.com
John 5:39-40; Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life”.
The experience of Christ that you had today can become the tree of knowledge tomorrow. You can do something today under the leading of the Holy Spirit; at that moment it’s the tree of life but when the same is repeated by studying it become the tree of knowledge and these do not produce life but rather death. What we did some days ago was the tree of life; now, once it is repeated in the way same way according to the knowledge of our understanding, it becomes the tree of knowledge.
Let’s see, parents often instruct their children by saying, “Don’t you see that your friend is such a good friend? Why don’t you act the way he/she goes about what he/she is doing?” If the behaviour of your friend comes from a dependence upon the Lord, it is the tree of life. If your child imitates whatever the friend is doing, his imitation is the tree of knowledge.
We need to apply this to ourselves. If we act in a certain way according to life and then repeat that action according to the knowledge derived from our first experience, that repetition becomes the tree of knowledge. When you exercise your spirit by depending on the Lord Rhema word of God, to touch the Word, the Bible is the tree of life.
However, if you exercise your mind and investigate the Bible as a book of letters, it will be the tree of knowledge. When we are dependent upon Him through the study and the meditation upon His word and praying alongside with what we receive, everything you receive become life to you; to guide; to lead and to protect you.
Psalms 119:105; “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path”.
Philippians 3:13-14; “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I Press Toward the Mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”.
Our merciful and gracious father, blessed is your name. May you help to depend upon you and your word, so that all we do will lead us into eternal life. In Jesus Christ name, Amen.