1 Corinthians 2:8-16 –
“the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood;
for if they had understood it
they would not have crucified the Lord of glory;
but just as it is written,
“Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard,
And which have not entered the heart of man,
All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”
For to us God revealed them through the Spirit;
for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.
For who among men knows the thoughts of a man
except the spirit of the man which is in him?
Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world,
but the Spirit who is from God,
so that we may know the things freely given to us by God,
which things we also speak,
not in words taught by human wisdom,
but in those taught by the Spirit,
combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.
But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God,
for they are foolishness to him;
and he cannot understand them,
because they are spiritually appraised.
But he who is spiritual appraises all things,
yet he himself is appraised by no one.
For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him?
But we have the mind of Christ.
The Bible tells us, “We walk by faith and not by sight.”
Sounds great, doesn’t it? BUT . . . I would venture to say that has really NOT been the case for MOST of us in the “Western Nations”. . . . . NOPE!!!
It has been more like: “We walk by our ability to make income, putting away money in our retirement account and some day, LORD willing, I’ll go on a missions trip to Hawaii.”
Hmmmmm. . . . Uhhh, not quite the “faith walk” our forefathers and mothers had to walk, or even our brothers and sisters in MOST nations around the globe have to walk RIGHT NOW, particularly those in countries where being a Christian means:
LIKELY PERSECUTION and even DEATH.
WHAT’S THE POINT OF THIS POST?
We have been quite spiritually lazy . . LUKEWARM. . . in our comfortable “Western Nation” lives, reading the Bible (well, sometimes) . . . .which is still readily available to us, praying a quick here and there, maybe singing a worship song or two, going to the Sunday Social Clubs, where “nice messages” are spewed forth from the puke-pits, I mean pulpits. . . AND thinking “persecution” is when somebody says snarky comments to us.
WELL . . . THAT’S ABOUT TO CHANGE!!! Because we can’t have our faith tested . . . . Well . . . unless it’s actually tested.
OH I KNOW . . . UH OH is right. . . BUT GUESS WHAT? That is where we REALLY get to see more of the TRUE POWER of the Holy Spirit, as we get PURIFIED. . . WITH FIRE!!!
Peter had to step outside of that boat for him to see that through faith . . . .listening to and obeying Jesus who called him out onto the water . . . He too was able to walk on the water, until his faith failed . . . He started sinking. . . .BUT EVEN THEN, Jesus grabbed him and lifted him up.
SO . . . GET READY TESTING IS AHEAD . . . BUT ALSO “ADVENTURE” IS AHEAD.
WE’RE ABOUT TO BE LAUNCHED OUTSIDE OF OUR COMFORT ZONES . . .
READY OR NOT!!!
If you are not ready, start clinging to JESUS with ALL THAT YOU HAVE and give Him your ALL 100%, in a CLEAN walk with HIM.
RESPECTFUL COMMENTS are most welcome in my “virtual home”, here on this blog, where the LORD JESUS CHRIST, Hebrew name is Yahshua, is lifted up and the TRUTH is being told.
PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL IN MY VIRTUAL HOME . . . YOU ARE A GUEST HERE. . .
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PLEASE TAKE ALL OF THESE POSTS TO THE LORD IN PRAYER FOR HIS CONFIRMATION.
I don’t need to hear why you don’t believe what I share. I’ll tell you again, to take these posts to the LORD in prayer. I won’t engage in debate. . . time is too short. . . I’m too weary and it’s a WASTE of time!!!
If you have honest questions, yes. . . Or not quite sure, that’s absolutely understandable, some of this stuff is difficult for me too, so I must seek the LORD for confirmation and FULL TRUTH, just like you.
If it’s to bring the “you are wrong” comments. . .no. . . Those won’t be posted, Nor will the comments of Mockers & scoffers, those with hateful comments, and those who bring discord. . . .
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