Apostle Grace Lubega
Acts 17:30-31 (KJV); And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
There are times when God extends grace to men because of their ignorance.
This is what the Bible means in our theme scripture when it says that in the days of ignorance, the Lord winked.
Sadly, there are ministers of the gospel who have built doctrines around the things that God winks at.
Simply because the Lord answered a man’s prayer does not necessarily mean that the man prayed by the patterns established by the scriptures. God can answer a man’s prayer despite his ignorance.
Simply because some fruit is evident in a man’s life does not mean that he is living exactly by the patterns dictated in the Word of God. He may simply have stumbled upon some graces in the realm of the spirit but if asked how he did certain things; he may not be able to explain his miracle.
For example, a man may fast to move God. If “God moves” on behalf of that man, it does not mean He is moved by fasting.
We are in the days of knowledge. God wants us to repent and change our mindsets. This repentance requires that we understand the scriptures by the patterns set by God because acting in ignorance will always limit us.
This is the dispensation of knowledge. God is calling us to become students of His ways.
FURTHER STUDY: Acts 14:16, Ephesians 4:17-21
GOLDEN NUGGET: We are in the days of knowledge. God wants us to repent and change our mindsets. This repentance requires that we understand the scriptures by the patterns set by God because acting in ignorance will always limit us.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this word. Thank You because we are living in the days of great knowledge and revelation. I receive what You are pouring out and exercise it in my life. Ignorance is far from me because I am a lover of truth, in Jesus’ name, Amen.