“And my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God” (1 Corinthians 2: 2-5, ESV).
The Apostle Paul told the Corinthians that he did not proclaim the gospel to them using intellectual arguments. He said he proclaimed the simple truth of the gospel through the life-changing power of the Holy Spirit so their faith would not be based on human reasoning but on the life-giving power of God.
It is God’s Spirit who enables human beings to understand and believe the message of the cross, which would otherwise be incomprehensible.
This understanding is possible because just as the human spirit knows the thoughts of a person, the Spirit of God knows God’s thoughts.
So, if God has imparted His Spirit into us, then we can know God’s thoughts. We can know His “spiritual truth.”
And, a person who is “spiritual,” that is, a person filled with the Holy Spirit, can comprehend God’s spiritual truth because God reveals it by His Spirit.
But, the person who does not have God’s indwelling Spirit, does not comprehend spiritual truth and it may even seem like foolishness to that person.
The Apostle Paul told the Corinthians that we are heavenly mindreaders: “We have the mind of Christ” (vs. 16).
You can think God’s thoughts and comprehend God’s plans and purpose because you have the indwelling Holy Spirit to enable you.
So, find out what is on God’s mind for you today!
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