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Wednesday, 01 July 2009
Your spirit knows your thoughts
I watched part of sermon by Leslie Ramiah yesterday evening on Spirit Word channel.
He said something about a passage of scripture we have read so many times but I don't think we realise what we read! Well, I didn't!
No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit.
(1 Corinthians 2:11)
Your spirit knows your thoughts.
Everybody feels inclined to say, "Duh, of course!"
But stop and really think about it. We are spiritual beings who have a body, not a body who happens to have a spirit. That part of you that will spend eternity with Jesus, the bit that's "you" when your body falls away, is the "being" that knows you, that knows your thoughts.
A lot of "new agers" talk about their inner Self or their inner Being and we go "froooooot cakes!".
But like the devil usually does, he takes something with truth to it and twists it.
And God's Spirit communicates with our spirit, who then communicates God's message to us.
1 Corinthians 2:10-16 (New Living Translation)
10 But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.
11 No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit.
12 And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.
13 When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths. [b]
14 But people who aren’t spiritual [c] can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.
15 Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others.
16 For, “Who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” [d] But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.
b 1 Corinthians 2:13 Or explaining spiritual truths in spiritual language, or explaining spiritual truths to spiritual people.
c 1 Corinthians 2:14 Or who don’t have the Spirit; or who have only physical life.