Thursday, July 25, 2013

Want Truth? Then Be Filled with the Spirit

In 1 Corinthians 2:6-16, the Apostle Paul presents us with the reality that God's truth cannot be fully comprehended or realized without walking in the fullness of the Spirit.

Here are a few excerpts from this passage of scripture:
10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.
11b So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
13a we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit
As believers, we can actually create intricate doctrines in our "human wisdom." While this wisdom may appear theologically sound and logically make sense, it will fall well short of the depth of wisdom Paul is telling us we have available if we walk in the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

So, if we want want more Truth, then we want more of the Holy Spirit. If we restrict the Holy Spirit or the "things of the Spirit of God" like His gifts, then we will be limiting the wisdom, understanding, and Truth of God in our lives.

Holy Spirit, I continue to invite Your fullness into my life. I want all of You and all that You have. Lead me and guide me into all Truth. Open my eyes to the deeper things. I am Yours.

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Eric Jones is the Lead Pastor of Evident Life Church: a Spirit filled, Bible based, family integrated church in Gilbert, Arizona. Pastor Eric Jones is also the Director of the East Valley House of Prayer.

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