Tag: revealed by the Spirit
Scripture reading for August 26th: Isaiah 20-22, 1st Corinthians 2
Key Scriptures: 1st Corinthians 2:9-13 “But. as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him”–these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit Who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.”
God gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit living inside of us. We become a temple of the Holy Spirit and reflect His glory and can know and comprehend spiritual truths and revelation of God’s Word because God’s own Spirit empowers us. God wants us to have understanding. He is Light and Light drives out darkness. The unsaved man cannot know these truths because they live in darkness and the futility of human understanding and philosophy. We who have the Spirit can convey truth to others who have the Spirit.
Faith confession and prayer: Thank You Lord for the amazing gift of Your Holy Spirit to live inside of me, revealing truth to my inner man. Fill me with Your Spirit and empower me with the ability to impart spiritual truth from Your Word and heart.
Isaiah 22:22 “And I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David. He shall open, and none shall shut; and He shall shut, and none shall open.”
Scripture reading for July 7th: 1st Corinthians 2
Key Scriptures for over-comers: 1st Corinthians 2:6-10 “We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: “No eye as seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”–but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit. The Spirit searches the deep things of God.”
Paul’s Gospel message was ‘God’s secret wisdom’ that had been hidden until Jesus Christ revealed it to all mankind. This wisdom revealed that Jesus Christ was and is the eternal Son of God and that through faith in His life and sacrificial death all men, Jew and Gentile, could be made righteous and receive eternal life. Ancient people of God desired to have God “rend the heavens and come down.” (Isaiah 64:1) God did that in sending His Son! Now through the Son, the Father’s gift of the Holy Spirit has been made available to all men and reveals the ‘deep things of God’ to His people! These deep things include our sonship, adoption, suffering, persecution, inheritance, and ultimate destiny.
Observations for over-comers: Over-comers now can live with revelation knowledge and understanding of the deep things of God through the baptism in the Holy Spirit. “For when You did awesome things that we did not expect, You came down, and the mountains trembled before You. Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides You, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.” (Isaiah 64:3-4)