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MAN CAN NOT UNDERSTAND


1 Corinthians 2 (NKJV)
2 And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

Brothers, here we are told that Paul did not speak to the Church with persuasive words of human (man's) wisdom. But, rather he spoke to them from the Spirit of God that their faith should not be in man's wisdom, but in the power of God.

We in this day are to speak the same power of God. Man who is lost can not hear what we say, because we speak from the Spirit of God who has come to reside in each of us who know Jesus. The lost of this world will never understand what we say because we speak a mystery. God's word is a mystery to them, but not to us who know Jesus as our Lord and Savior.


Spiritual Wisdom

However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

The mature Christian hears God's wisdom, and gains His knowledge. Please ask the Spirit of God to teach you that you may gain this understanding that God has for you. You grow from a babe in Christ to a mature Christian in this way.

But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 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.

Please note the small s in spirit. This is mans spirit. Now note the large S in Spirit. This is God's Holy Spirit who has come to dwell inside the born again Christian. 

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.

Do you see that the Spirit of God is a free gift from God. You as a child of God do not have to earn this gift. It is yours for the asking.

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. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

We now have the mind of Christ Jesus. We can and should walk Christ like through this life. We see and walk by faith not by sight. It is the Spirit of God who guides our way when we walk by faith.

Man can never understand what we know, because the wisdom and knowledge of God are given to us as Christians when we grow into maturity.
 
God bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus.

John Hipp
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