Thursday, September 18, 2014

*Excerpt Taken from Part 2: God the Spirit

Part 2: GOD the Spirit

We are from GOD, and whoever knows GOD listens to us;
but whoever is not from GOD does not listen to us.
This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth
and the spirit of falsehood.  1 John 4:6 NIV
  JESUS prayed for His disciples and the world before he was crucified.  He taught His disciples to pray and He told them that they would be given an advocate—the Spirit of truth. This advocate was a gift to JESUS CHRIST’S and GOD’S believers. The advocate is not nor ever was intended for the world’s unbelievers, the advocate was sent to the believers to be with them forever to ensure truthful counsel and teachings from GOD. 
This is what JESUS said:
 “If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it isn’t looking for Him and doesn’t recognize Him. But you know Him, because He lives with you now and later will be in you.  John 14: 15-17 NLT
Please make note what JESUS said about the Holy Spirit and after you fully grasp this, it is easier to understand why many people will not accept JESUS CHRIST’S counsel. 
Believers have to accept JESUS CHRIST before we are given the
knowledge and wisdom to fully, fully understand the deep things of GOD.
Apostle Paul told the Corinthians this:
When I first came to you, dear brothers and sisters, I didn’t use lofty words and impressive wisdom to tell you GOD’S secret plan. For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except JESUS CHRIST, the one who was crucified. came to you in weakness—timid and trembling. And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of GOD.
Yet when I am among mature believers, I do speak with words of wisdom, but not the kind of wisdom that belongs to this world or to the rulers of this world, who are soon forgotten. No, the wisdom we speak of is the mystery of GOD—His plan that was previously hidden, even though He made it for our ultimate glory before the world began. But the rulers of this world have not understood it; if they had, they would not have crucified our glorious LORD. That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what GOD has prepared for those who love Him.”
But it was to us that GOD revealed these things by His Spirit. For His Spirit searches out everything and shows us GOD’S deep secrets. No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know GOD’S thoughts except GOD’S own Spirit. And we have received GOD’S Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.
When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from GOD’S Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means. Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others. For, “Who can know the Lord’S thoughts? Who knows enough to teach Him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of CHRIST. 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 NLT

*Excerpt Taken from Part 2: God the Spirit of My Latest Book
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