EXPLAINING SPIRITUAL REALITIES WITH SPIRIT-TAUGHT WORDS
MONDAY 03 APRIL 2023
Spiritual realities require spiritual insight and discerning ability to be understood. The gospel truths have a form and manner in which they're taught and expressed. They cannot be expressed in words taught by human wisdom, because they are God-breathed and the wisdom embedded in them are revealed to us by the Holy Spirit. This is because He is the Spirit of truth; He knows all things, and He searches all things, even the deep things of God. So He is more than able to interpret them to those who are alive to God, who walk in the Spirit.
Reference: 1 Corinthians 2:13-14 New King James Version (NKJV) "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."
Spiritual things are explained with Spirit-taught words, meaning that the Holy Spirit helps us to gain the perception and understanding. No one can know and communicate the things of God, like the Holy Spirit, because He is one with the Father and the Son. He makes divine mysteries known to spiritual men, and His way of guiding us into spiritual realities is extraordinary. The spiritual man is the person whose spirit is fully alive to God; he delights in the knowledge of His will, and so he can discern and receive the mind of God by the Spirit.
The natural man is a stranger to the principles, realities, and expressions of divinity. He is dead spiritually, and so he is carnal; he functions mainly by physical senses, which means that he cannot perceive and engage spiritual realities effectively since they are spiritually discerned. The pride of his carnal reasoning opposes the effectiveness of spiritual realities and the possibilities contained in them. For instance, the Bible says there was a severe hunger in a particular land, but in the midst of the famine, the prophet Elisha spoke in 2 Kings 7:1(MSG), saying, 'Listen! God's word! The famine's over. This time tomorrow food will be plentiful- a handful of meal for a shekel; two handfuls of grain for a shekel. The market at the city gate will be buzzing.'
In verse 2 of the same chapter, the attendant on whom the king leaned for support said to Elisha, "You expect us to believe that? Trapdoors opening in the sky and food tumbling out?" Elisha responded to him saying, "You'll watch it with your own eyes, but you will not eat so much as a mouthful!" The attendant was questioning how a situation of famine in a nation would be overturned in a day. To him, it was not possible, since it didn't make any logical or natural sense. He was comparing spiritual things with natural, from the human standpoint and for this reason, he missed the opportunity to benefit from the efficacy of the prophesy in the process.
God gave a word to Moses when the Israelites were being pursued by the Egyptians, which didn't make human sense. It had got to a point where there was no way out, yet the Lord said to Moses, "Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward" (Exodus 14:15 NIV). From the human standpoint, many of them didn't know how they could be saved by moving forward towards danger ahead. They would've tried to figure it out by human theories and they must have failed to. No human theory could explain such a spiritual instruction at such an unfavourable time.
How can HIV be healed by just speaking words of faith? Is it that prayer kills the virus or adds more white cells? That's the reasoning of a natural man who cannot accept the things of Spirit because he is not spiritually minded. How can a vast crowd be able to gather and stand before the throne of God at once? That's a doubtful question from a natural mind. How can you prosper when you always give more to God? These are questions from the natural perspective or carnal man, and that's judging spiritual things from the natural point of view.
In our spiritual walk, we must believe what is said in the Word the way it is and as we declare it, we must make up our minds that the truths revealed in the Word are certain and bound to manifest as we speak them by faith, meaning that God can do exactly what He has said and even beyond. 2 Corinthians 4:13 (BSB) reads, 'And in keeping with what is written: "I believed, therefore I have spoken," we who have the same spirit of faith also believe and therefore speak.' Frankly speaking, we are blessed to have the Holy Scriptures conveyed to our spirit, meaning that we can apply them to any situation and enforce them to become a reality in our lives. That helps us to understand that spiritual things are more real than what the natural eyes can see or perceive.
As a Christian, you must learn to establish spiritual realities in your life and use them to your benefits. How? Start by speaking forth the realities and exercising your faith in them. That way, you can experience the victory of Christ in your life and walk in dominion over all circumstances and enemy's schemes. Therefore thank God for the ability to perceive spiritual truths and remain faithful in putting them to work in your life. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Job 38:36; Romans 1:20; 1 Corinthians 1:3; Galatians 4:1-3.
Guided Prayer: Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the life I have in Christ and the ability to receive and respond to spiritual realities successfully. I prosper and excel in all good things because my meditations are replete with spiritual truths and I establish them in my life accordingly. I win all the time as I apply the Word to my life's situations and the wisdom it transmits empowers me to succeed and make progress in every area of my life, in Jesus' Name. Amen!