Phil 3:7-11 “7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.”
Through our faith, we shall know the Lord Jesus Christ and His characteristics and greatness. If there is no faith, then the knowledge of the Son of Man will be minimal to nothing. However, if we believed that the Son of Man is the Lord of all and He has power to build or to demolish, and authority to fulfill the impossibilities, then we do know Christ and His working.The Centurion knew Him well enough to gain a certificate of great faith and his desire from the Lord Himself. Peter when he tried to walk on water gained a certificate of little faith at that time. His knowledge of the world (His sea skills, current situation and natural fear) overcame the knowledge of the Lord at that time. That is why his faith has failed him at that time. Many today live like this; when there is less weight in the knowledge of the world, then their faith is increased and when the knowledge of the world is more, then their faith is less. That is why we do not see impossibilities in our life turned into miracles. Knowledge of the world always sees (the surroundings, power of possessions, degree of one’s intelligence) and does not know Christ as He supposed to be known. That is why seeing is not knowing. Faith does not see but believe the things that can not be seen by the world. This comes from our spirit and that is why, there are variations in knowing Christ according to the situations one is going through. If we are having the knowledge of the world more, then knowing Christ will be minimal to nothing. So let us consider that as rubbish and place our faith in the knowledge of Christ, which we received through His leading and His word and leap from one level of faith to the next.