Know-It-All’s Will Have a Hard Time Receiving the “New.”

Western/Greek knowledge can be very limiting. We tend to worship knowledge when we’re not careful. For instance, if I think I know something. The matter is solved. It is over. I can no longer be taught anything more on that which I already know… because I already know it.
We, all too often, take pride in that which we think we know. When in reality, we all too often, have closed the door to learning on that subject because our pride in that knowledge has closed the door. It is safer when I can know, define, and control something. It is uncomfortable for most westerners to let down their guard and control over what they think they know in order to grow.
In order for the fullness of God to enter into our lives, we must remain open and be teachable. God is looking for those who are seekers. Seeking first the Kingdom of God! Amen!
We are moving into a new era where seekers of God’s will, will be filled with His new wine. While those who believe they know it all and have got everything under control will only drink the old wine because they’re holding onto only what they know and can define.
Are you bold? Are you willing to step out to discover HIS new wine for this new season? God is the same today and forever, but what He teaches us about Himself is constantly growing. Some things I thought I knew, I have to be willing to let Him teach me more.
Scary thought for some. But I’d rather step into the unknown of God’s heart than remain in the little box I’ve created for Him.
How about you?

About the author: GIL HODGES

Gil Hodges has been in various ministries and businesses since 1989; Bible study groups, ministry clubs in college, pastor, business owner, evangelism, small groups, business ministry groups... Currently, Gil and his wife (Adena) are "pastors" of a church in Roseville California called Kingdom Equipping Center. They recently started an online discipleship course called Ultimate Impact. It is designed to help people transition from the traditional church model to becoming the government of God in groups called Ekklesias. Gil and Adena live in Roseville and have 3 adult children. You can find out more information at

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