What you KNOW is what you UNDERSTAND and this is what you FOLLOW


KNOWING AND UNDERSTANDING
In the Spiritual World Knowing comes before Understanding:

“We usually do not make a distinction between these two words; in spiritual matters, however, the difference between them is incalculable: the spirit knows while the mind understands. believer knows the things of God by the intuition of his spirit. Strictly speaking, the mind can merely understand; it can never know. Knowing is the work of intuition; understanding, the task of the mind. The Holy Spirit enables our spirit to know; our spirit instructs the mind to understand. It may appear difficult to distinguish these two in the abstract, but they are as disparate as wheat from weed in experience. So ignorant are modern believers in their quest to know the thought of the Holy Spirit that they do not even realize how to distinguish knowing from understanding… We may say we know the mind of the Holy Spirit in our spirit. Nevertheless our mind may still fail to understand what the meaning of it all is. In spiritual matters it is possible for us to know without understanding it.”  Watchman Nee, The Spiritual Man, Part II, Intuition

FOLLOWING
In at least four separate occasions and recorded in the four Gospels the Lord Jesus called His disciples to deny their soul life, deliver it to death, and then to follow Him. The Lord fully recognizes that this is the sine qua non for any believer who desires to follow Him and to be perfect like Him in serving men and in obeying God.  He is summoning men to commit their natural life to the cross.
"He who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. He who finds his (soul) life will lose it, and he who loses his (soul) life for my sake will find it" (Matt. 10.38-39).
 (Watchman Nee, Vol 1, Ch 13, The cross and the soul)

I was listening to Rick Wiles from True News and once again he's preparing the saints to go through the tribulation. Not once has he nor does he as far as I know, mention the Rapture, Pre-Tribulation Rapture, which is the truth as written in 2 Thessalonians 2:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; 1 Corinthians 15 etc., but he spends all of his focus on the terrible things that are happening to us believers and how much worse it will get.  Of course he's right about things getting bad and growing worse and he's right about the church must be persecuted.  BUT, he has failed to KNOW has failed to UNDERSTAND and therefore he has failed to FOLLOW the truth.  But notice how it all began with Rick and his kind failing to know which leads me to believe that God has for some reason chosen him to be one of  the scouts, guides, a voice for the lost souls left behind. 

I am now therefore convinced, unless God intervenes in a miracle here very soon,  that Rick Wiles and all of his kind will go through the Tribulation and I'm convinced Rick will be a Moses of sorts to help the ones left behind to stand for the truth and most likely become martyrs.      Rick Wiles, you are a brave man. God bless you and keep you as you lead the lost sheep through the perilous tribulation while the true church has been raptured with our Lord Jesus Christ.    

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