Tag: revealed by the Spirit

Unseen Truth 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.”

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Revelation wisdom!

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)

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The mind of Christ is ours!

Scripture reading for August 6th: 1st Corinthians 2:6-3:4

When we humbly confess our sins and ask  Jesus Christ to be Lord, we come into a new understanding of wisdom.  According to Paul, it is a ‘secret wisdom’ that God has hidden from unbelievers and even from the worldly rulers of earth’s kingdoms.   (1st Corinthians 2:6-7)  In their ignorance, they crucified Jesus Christ and actually helped God to complete His plans to bring the revelation of His wisdom to light.

Now, through the Holy Spirit living in us who believe, we have access to God’s wisdom.  “We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.  This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.” (1st Corinthians 2:12-13)  Paul explained how the Spirit of God helps us  to understand divine wisdom.  As a result of the Spirit, we can understand and preach about this wisdom because of revelation.  The Spirit brings us information about the unseen realities of the kingdom of God that we can only know through God’s grace.  We cannot learn them with our human minds and senses.

“Who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?”  “But we have the mind of Christ.” (1st Corinthians 2:16)  The obvious answer to the Old Testament question (Isaiah 40:13) is “no one.”  The startling revelation that Paul gives the Corinthians and us is that we now have access to the mind of Christ through the Holy Spirit!  Our new life should now be characterized by living by this new ‘mind of Christ’ via the Holy Spirit.

The Corinthians had a problem because they were fighting and quarreling over which teacher of the Gospel to follow.  Paul said that they were ‘mere infants in Christ’, needing milk instead of solid food.  They were not walking by the Spirit and allowing the mind of Christ to reveal truth to them.  They did not understand spiritually who they were.

This problem is very real in the body of Christ today!  People may be born again but never grow up.  They remain carnal and worldly and engage in fighting and following certain teachers who tickle their ears.  Check out your own life and mind today.  Are you enjoying the mind of Christ?

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