Friday, September 5, 2008

The Holy Spirit reveals the things of God, gives discernment

Many a time I have this deep yearning to know more of God and to understand the things of God. Sometimes I even get frustrated as I try to study or work out something. Today was one of those days and I was drawn to these scriptures.

1 Corinthians 2:9-10, 11-16 “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.”

1 Corinthians 2:11 “For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.?”
The Holy Spirit reveals deep things from God. What are these things? The things from God include His will for us, His wisdom, our righteousness, our redemption, gifts, spiritual things as well as physical things, great things which can change our lives! Our loving Father gave us the Holy Spirit to reveal these things and help us to appropriate them.

In other words, the Holy Spirit enables us to discern the things of God and He helps us to execute our gifts and to walk in our blessing. He discloses the truth to us and when we know the truth, the truth sets us free.
Isn't it funny how we tend to forge ahead in life without even inquiring from or referring to our Lord? Why go through the heavy stuff alone when help is there for the asking? As children of God in Christ we should be enjoying the blessing and all that our Lord acquired for us, but are we?

1 Corinthians 2:12-14 “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

Do you want to know the deep things of God? Submit to and be led by the Spirit of God. You are different from the world. Do not speak like the world. Do not act like the world. As we speak the Word of God and walk in faith like our Lord Jesus Christ, following the guidance of the Holy Spirit, nothing will be hidden from us and we will be unstoppable!

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