Saturday, July 18, 2015

God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit 4

"V12 “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”

Once you have received the Spirit of God, we can grow and understand the things of God, because they are freely given to you by the Spirit of God.  Ministering in the spirit, is when you minister to others, by letting the power that has been given to you by the Spirit, to be revealed to others by the spirit in you.

As you invest yourself into the life of others, they benefit from your relationship with God, in the spirit.  Your spirit is renewed day by day if you let the Spirit of God flow through you, not stop at you.

Reread V12
V13 “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Spirit teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.”

This verse is so dynamic.  When Paul says, “not in the words which man’s wisdom”, he is saying that he is speaking the Word (Logos), the inspired Word of God.  

Paul was writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.  What Paul was writing would become the Word of God to you.  The Holy Spirit unveils the Word of God by revelation. 

This revelation is what takes place inside of your mind, by the Spirit of God.

There is no revelation apart from the indwelling Holy spirit.
Spiritual things are revealed to you by the Spirit of God.
Spiritual things are understood by the Spirit.
It is this same way that the Spirit of God reveals Himself to you, that you reveal your spirit to others; spiritually."

   Excerpt from God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit by Keith C.                                            Powell Copyright 2015

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