Holy Spirit Teaches Believers

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Daily God Walk for Tuesday, July 26, 2011

 We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. – 1 Corinthians 2:12-13

 In 1 Corinthians 13 Paul addresses the limited ability of man to comprehend spiritual truth in the statement, “Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face” (v12). I like the way KJV renders this passage because of the imagery it projects. It reads, “Now we see through a glass darkly.” His message is that in human ability alone we cannot clearly see spiritual truth.  

One of the purposes of Holy Spirit indwelling believers is to reveal truth to them they would not otherwise understand. Jesus told his disciples, “The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you” (John 14:26). All that is known by Father God, which is everything there is to be known both in this world and in the heavenly realm, is available through an active relationship with Holy Spirit.

Paul speaks of “words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.” When we are living a life that is given to the work of the Holy Spirit the things we say will be influenced by the Spirit. There have been many times that I have been praying for someone and a word or a phrase will come to mind to pray for them. When I have finished praying they have said, “How did you know what to pray?” I didn’t, but Holy Spirit did.

  Holy Spirit teaches us through giving us understanding of the meaning of Scripture. He also teaches us through communing with us in prayer. Have you ever been praying and a deeper understanding, or a new application of a Scripture will just pop into your mind? That is Holy Spirit teaching you.

Take time to commune with Holy and listen to what he says.

 Prayer: Lord, grant me the patience to wait on the Holy Spirit to speak wisdom to my spirit. In Jesus name, amen.

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