Hosea 4:6a (NLT) My people are being destroyed because they don’t know Me.

The Gospel of Jesus The Christ leads us into the revelation knowledge of our Heavenly Father, empowering and authorizing us to use the keys of His kingdom, by His Word and Holy Spirit.

Our God has provided everything we need to live in the realm of His rule and right way of doing things.

He has provided everything we need to live in the realm where “every knee must bow and every tongue declare the Lordship of Jesus The Christ, AND the sovereign rule of our Heavenly Father, by His Word and Holy Spirit.

Our God has provided everything we need to walk in His character, ways, knowledge, understanding, wisdom, authority, and power in the earth. He has given us everything we need to establish His will in the earth, through Christ Jesus, His promises, and that by the help and guidance of His Holy Spirit.

Our God has provided us with so many spiritual keys (spiritual Truths) and each one leads to doors of revelation knowledge, deliverance, overcoming power and authority! Think about it; our God says we are destroyed because of our ignorance of Him, His character, nature, will, and way of doing things (Hosea 4:6). Does it not stand to reason that knowing HIM is the key to knowing all we need to live the overcoming Zoe life?

What is the purpose of deceiving or deception?
(1) Merriam Webster Dictionary (2015) lists one definition of deceive is “to cheat.” Rest assured; satan wants keep us ignorant of spiritual Truth so we will be cheated out of living in the power and provision of our God (John 10:10a).

(2) Another definition offered by Merriam Webster Dictionary is “to cause to accept as true or valid what is false or invalid.” Rest assured; satan want us to believe things about our God that are not true or valid. Remember Jesus told us the Truth we know will set us free to live as our God intended (John 8:32).

(3) Vine’s Complete Expository of Old and New Testament Words lists a definition of “to catch by a bait.” We are not ignorant of the tricks of the devil (2 Corinthians 2:11); we know satan sets temptations before us, hoping we will take the “bait” and be pulled off course or shipwrecked from our Heavenly Father’s will.

(4) Another definition offered by Vine’s Complete Expository of Old and New Testament Words is “to give judgment against or to condemn.” Isn’t it just like the devil to attempt to guilt or shame us into turning away from the love, power, and authority of our Heavenly Father, who has already told us that unrighteous judgment and condemnation has no place in the life of a believer who is genuinely seeking after Him (Romans 8:1).

Vines also lists the following definitions for deceive: (1) to cause to wander away from, (2) to lead astray from, (3) to miss the mark, (4) to fail, and (5) to cause to wander.

We must understand the purpose of deceiving or deception is to TO HIDE OR DISTORT TRUTH, KNOWLEDGE, AND WISDOM, and TO GET US OFF TRACK FROM FOLLOWING CHRIST! Why? Our Heavenly Father’s Truth, knowledge, and wisdom empower those who learn and use it AND Jesus shows us how to use our Heavenly Father’s Truth, knowledge, wisdom, authority, and power!

The kingdom of darkness seeks to keep humanity ignorant of (1) who our God is (our Heavenly Father, His Word (Scripture/Jesus) and His Holy Spirit), (2) how our God truly feels about humanity, (3) what our God, has, can and will do, along with (4) who HE has made us to be and do, which is demolish satan’s kingdom!

All of darkness is feverishly desperate to keep humanity ignorant of our God, our Christ, and ourselves. However, the spiritual Truth that shakes the foundations of the kingdom of hell can no longer be hidden!

This powerful spiritual Truth is found in Matthew 16:13-19. When Peter CHOSE TO BELIEVE IN AND FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST, he RECEIVED THE REVELATION KNOWLEDGE OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND HIS SON! Jesus gave Peter the master key to all the keys of the kingdom (our Heavenly Father’s rule and way of doing things), which is the revelation of the Person and purpose of Jesus The Christ, Son of the Living God.

We must understand that this interaction between Jesus and Peter reveals that believing and knowing “who, what, why, and how” about Jesus opens our understanding of our Heavenly Father and our faith in Him equips us to operate (rule) in His power and authority.

The revelation knowledge of Jesus The Christ (found in the Gospel), reveals the love, power and authority of our Heavenly Father. The Gospel proclaims all that our Heavenly Father did for and through Jesus The Christ, He will do for all who believe. He empowers believers to bind the works and effects of evil, darkness and all contrariness to His will on and in earth, with His heavenly hosts backing our declarations, decrees, and demands!

The Key is knowing our God and His Righteous Rule. We learn who our Heavenly Father is by listening to, watching, and following Jesus Christ. This is what He mean in John 14:9 when He said to Phillip, “Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me? He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?”

The Gospel of Jesus The Christ IS the revelation of the walk of faith made available to all humanity because of our Heavenly Father’s love.

John 14:21(KJV) He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him.

Deliverance from spiritual ignorance is deliverance from the destruction of satan’s and deception. Jesus says to all that believe on Him:

John 8:31-32 (KJV) “If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Choose to believe and walk in our God’s Truth (as revealed in and by Jesus The Christ), to wield His power and authority to root up, pull down, destroy and throw down the kingdom of darkness.

Choose to believe and walk in our God’s Truth (as revealed in Jesus The Christ), to build, plant, and further His kingdom through prayer, decree, and declaration.


Author: Watchman L. R. Sharpe

L. R. Sharpe, Founder and President of Gethsemane House Ministries, Inc. and The Gathering of His Watchmen International Prayer Alliance, has served in many ministerial capacities. She has earned a graduate degree in Human Services Counseling, with an Executive Leadership cognate. The teachings and mercies of Christ learned through the struggles, failures, and victories of her journey qualifies the message and the messenger. Obedience to the instruction, “After you are converted, strengthen your brother” has given birth to the call to share the lessons learned. Minister Sharpe’s heartfelt desire is that we all grow up unified, strong, and undefeatable in Christ, and that we develop into His full stature through His love, just as our Heavenly Father desires.

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