“9 But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love Him.
10 But God has revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
The unregenerate man cannot come to the knowledge of God through worldly intellect. Sadly, many professing Believers themselves do not believe. Instead of faith in the miracles of God noted throughout the Scriptures, they will quickly attempt to explain in the natural that which is supernatural. Spiritual knowledge comes by revelation of the Word of God by the Spirit of God. The two will always and without fail confirm one another. Furthermore, the two will always point to Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross. From Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21, the Word of God points to the Atonement, Jesus Christ and His finished work.
“Howbeit when He, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He will guide you into all Truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come.” John 16:13
The Holy Spirit will never speak of Himself but Who He represents (Jesus). Whatsoever He shall hear, the Holy Spirit will proclaim (the work of Christ). Many of my Pentecostal Brothers and Sisters (myself included) have often put our faith in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues and not Jesus Christ and His redeeming work. By doing this we hinder the moving and the operation of the Spirit of God. As already stated, the Holy Spirit will never speak of Himself but of Who He represents…Jesus Christ.
“For the Law of the Spirit of Life IN Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2 (emphasis added)
Only as we are IN Christ Jesus, by faith in His redeeming work, are we free from the law of sin and death. Only IN Christ Jesus are we made partakers of God’s Divine Nature (2 Peter 1:4) and the Spirit of God reveals to us the deep things of God. Remember, Jesus Christ is the Word. He is ALIVE with His Holy Spirit dwelling in the Believer, Who will witness to His Word. This isn’t hocus pocus…this is being alive unto God from the dead through the power of the Holy Spirit and until someone willingly chooses to believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour, they are and they will remain spiritually dead to God.
Just as many of my Pentecostal brethren have unknowingly placed their faith in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, others have completely neglected the ministry of the Holy Spirit and placed their faith in vain philosophies and self efforts to do that which only the Holy Spirit can do when our faith is placed solely and exclusively in Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done. Unless our faith is placed in Jesus Christ and Him crucified, we are not free from the law of sin and death. The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to reveal unto us the deep things of God; to witness to us that we are a Child of God (Romans 8:16) and make us partakers of God’s Divine Nature which gives us LIFE that flows from the Throne of God when our faith is placed in Him. Again, the Holy Spirit does not speak of Himself but of Jesus Christ and His work.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In Him was life; and the Life was the Light of men. 5 And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” John 1:1-5
Darkness, the unregenerate man, cannot comprehend the Light of the regenerated man, the Child of God. Walk in the Light. Be determined to know nothing else among you save Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
-Donna Clark Warren