FREEDOMJOURNAL PRESS REVELATION SERIES
(12 March 2010)
THE APHONIC THE ASININE THE OBLIVIOUS
(The Foolish & The Bible)
PART 5: THE GOSPEL IS HEAVENLY WISDOM
(I CORINTHIANS 2: 10)
In the name of God Master, of the Universe, Ruler of the earth
Editors Note: Beloved the Spirit of God is alive and well. It also resides in all that He created. But how do you awaken this Spirit? Many came walking in the Spirit as the inspired writers sent the Bible as called out by God. Many come today with no intention to do God’s work as they rely on the temporal pleasure of material things as their greatest priority. Some of these same lost souls also claim the Sprit told them ‘this and the Spirit told them that.’ Remember brethren the Holy Spirit only moves in righteousness. The Spirit does not dwell and come to life in those that preach and teach another Gospel.
“The con men and women flourish and thrive on the weak and other people who also have a heart of larceny. In fact many confidence games could never go down if the conned did not think they were conning the conner. However John quickly noted that you are a Damned Fool if you believe you can Trick God.”
Peace be unto you. Join us now brethren as we turn to the Apostle Paul as he addresses the corrupt behavior of the people of Corinth. Corinth was the most important city in Greece during the time that Paul wrote two letters to the people there. The people of this highly commercial city were mired in many things not pleasing to God. However Paul established a church there (Acts 18: 1-17). At the 2nd Division of I Corinthians at Chapter 2 Paul beginning mainly with the 6th verse discusses the aspects of wisdom and how God is instrumental in this wisdom. There are 16 verses found here thus we suggest that you read and study all 16 verses especially verses 6-16.
Meanwhile our primary verse is verse 10 however we will box this scripture to include the verse before and the one that follows to get a good understanding of our primary verse. What is heavenly wisdom? How does one acquire this wisdom? Those that deny heavenly wisdom how are they described?
I Corinthians 2: 9 “But as it is written, EYE HATH NOT SEEN, NOR EAR HEARD, NEITHER HAVE ENTERED INTO THE HEART OF MAN, THE THINGS WHICH GOD HATH PREPARED FOR THEM THAT LOVE HIM.”
There has been much discussion in song and in speech regarding a distortion of this scripture. The divine love of God is not something that is a mystery and is not waiting to be revealed in the future. The eyes, ears and heart of man are the natural senses of man. No man liveth (this includes all of the wise men the great philosophers etc.) can discover through his human faculties what God has in store for the faithful and the righteous. There is something else and it comes from God which we will see in the next verse. (Also find at Isaiah 64: 4 a similar scripture). This is also the only place in the Old Testament where this passage of scripture occurs. Also see Isaiah 65: 17 for an additional cross reference.
Now for our primary scripture and a clear answer to the question raised in verse 9. How can we see God and have power?
I Corinthians 2: 10 “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”
It is obvious that one’s natural mental faculties cannot discover these great spiritual truths. Therefore it was necessary to give a revelation through the Spirit and this was bestowed upon the Apostles and other New Testament writers. This is the Holy Spirit. For a further disclosure of the Holy Spirit and how and when it came about see: John 14: 26; 15: 26 and 16: 13-15. Meanwhile what happens to those that reject the Spirit? Can one be described as dumb, stupid and blind that reject the Holy Spirit? Is the Spirit of God available to all that embrace Christ?
Now look at our final verse that shed more light on our primary verse noted previously.
I Corinthians 2: 11 “For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.”
Logically those with good sense know their thoughts as they are the spirit of a man. Also the Spirit of God knows the thoughts of Him. The Spirit is an intelligent and supernatural being. Therefore this Spirit can communicate between God and man and carry the thoughts of the former to the mind of the latter. This will naturally make him acquainted with the truth that his human philosophy and wisdom could not discover.
Now turn with us to several cross references the first from the Old Testament and Proverbs and then the New Testament and Romans.
Proverbs 20: 27 “The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.”
Saints Glory to God. When Almighty God formed the spirit within man (see Zechariah 12: 1) he lighted a great candle, and fire by which man the human being could seek for information. Just who would deny this power? But you cannot know of God’s power if you do not read and study God’s Word. Beloved beware of those that just use the Word of God for self gain.
Meanwhile this search for information among those that are not Fools concerns the entire belly or body and of its interests. Go now over to Romans for an added word. We are grateful today as we liveth that we continue to see the Truth and blessings of God in His Word.
At the last three verses of Romans 11 Paul writes about the restoration of Israel and the glorifying of God.
Romans 11: 33: “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”
Why wouldn’t the Apostles rejoice in the depth of the riches of God? For this provides the way for His mercy. Now look at the key word here “unsearchable.” This means that the judgments of God are beyond the full comprehension of man. God would not be God if man could come to know all about God. Furthermore at the following two verses we see that man is not privy to know the infinite mind of the Lord. Therefore it would be foolish to think that he can advise God. He does not need our help He knows what He is doing. Although we may not understand at the time I heard someone say “Just let God have His way.” Meanwhile man cannot give any favors to God that would obligate Him to give back to you. This also means the distorted view of giving that is called a Tithe by so many in the Church houses today. God is not a lottery banker.
Therefore we give not money to the church or anybody nor service with the thought of a return more than what we gave. Think on these things and remember God is God and man is man. Peace and Love.
Peace and Paradise,
Dr. Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press 14 May 2010 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
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