How can we know something that passes knowledge? Is that possible? Well, the Scripture says it’s so—And so it is. The word translated “know” here is GINOSKO (ge-no-sko). It’s the same word used for sexual intercourse. It’s a deeper knowing than just informational, it’s an experiential knowing. A knowing obtained by revelation, which brings about the birth of faith. Faith is a fruit and it must be conceived. It’s a gift we have within us, but we need to get it out into the physical realm.
We can meditate in God’s Word and “know” that by His stripes we were
healed—We can study and “know” that God will meet all of our needs abundantly—But when we receive that revelation knowledge of these truths from the Holy Spirit so that it connects what we know in our spirit with knowledge we have learned in our soul (mind), it will then cause faith to be birthed from within us, How is this done? By knowing the love of Christ.
It’s knowing the love of Christ that is going to pass regular knowledge—that will rise above, carry us through, bring us to victory. Galatians 5:6 tells us that faith works through love. Now look at our verse again--”to know the love of Christ”. When we experience—receive a revelation knowledge of Christ’s love for us, faith will be at work within us—And we will have a knowledge that passes mere knowledge. If we know God’s love for us, then we know that He would provide for us far more than any earthly father would or could. We would “know” that His Words are above all other words, and He alone is truth. Without doubt we would choose to follow and trust in Him and we would be filled with all the fullness of God.
Father, I want to know You more surely and experience Your love. Open my eyes and reveal to me Your truth, Your love, so I will have boldness to stand on Your promises and put all my trust in You--Then my eyes will only see You, and will not be persuaded by others. Reveal to me the width, length, depth, and height of Your love. Amen.