Apostle Grace Lubega
Acts 17:21-23; (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.) Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
We live in a dispensation of the increase of knowledge.
The Bible through the prophecy of Daniel the Prophet clearly stated that in the last days, knowledge shall increase (Daniel 12:4).
As such, we see this reality IN THE WORLD with the advancements in medical science, space exploration and technology: generative adversarial networks, the internet of things, virtual reality, health wearables, artificial organs, and robotic surgery. Knowledge is increasing.
Sadly, the increase of knowledge in the world is not proportionate to increase of knowledge in the body of Christ.
The implications of this are truly grave.
There is a general tendency for men to make idols of anything new which was the vice of the Athenians in our theme scripture and is a general vice of men that seek for wisdom outside the Christ.
It is the same vice that consumed some scientists when through discovery of new wonders in the world got lost in the very wonders of the world and forgot the God of wonders.
Today’s greatest secular universities were originally theological seminaries started by Christian men of God but fell prey to the idolisation of new knowledge.
It is therefore a caution to the church that in the face of all these advancements (which in themselves are very good), we yield to the increase of the revelation of God lest he become UNKNOWN as we learn more about our world.
The Spirit of God is hovering over the face of the deep and is ready to reveal the bottomless depths of God.
FURTHER STUDY: Ephesians 1:17, Colossians 1:10
Yield to the increase of the revelation of God lest he become UNKNOWN as we learn more about our world. The Spirit of God is hovering over the face of the deep and is ready to reveal the bottomless depths of God.
PRAYER: Loving father, what a great privilege to live in our times! I know that revelation is available and is being poured out in torrents. Lord I choose to drink from the eternal brooks of knowledge. Lord, at these waters, I don’t take by spoonful, by cups or even by drum full. I take it all, I soak in it until I am drenched in the very spirit of revelation. To the glory of your name. Amen.