SPIRITUAL HEALING VS. PHYSICAL HEALING
Part 13: The Spirit of God Comes By Divine Inspiration
(I Corinthians 2: 12)
Peace be unto you. It is truly a blessing to know God. This love is a heart found love. Giving thanks to Almighty God Christ Jesus and for the Holy Spirit.
“The righteous man in weighing his thoughts sought not to offend the flesh but often God being first stood in the way.”
Peace and Love, Carl A. Patton a willing slave of Almighty God writing for the FreedomJournal December 9, 2006 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth
Beloved do you want Spiritual Healing? Can you distinguish between Spiritual Healing and Physical Healing? Why should believers desire Spiritual Healing? Do you have to be physically sick to want/desire Spiritual Healing? Well then are all people sick spiritually?
I Corinthians 2: 1: “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. (Also see Romans 8: 15 and I Corinthians 1: 27).
The spirit of the world at this place also means the matter of human philosophy. Meanwhile the spirit which is of God is the source of divine inspiration. Those that receive this spirit are privy to things that are gifts from God.
I Corinthians 2: 13: “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual”. (Also see Romans 8: 5).
Paul at this place is guided by the Holy Ghost. We advise you to study Romans 6: 19 when Paul used human language although not in the sense taught by the philosophers. Meanwhile he used human language (man’s words) that had a spiritual reference. Doing this allowed him to convey things that were in keeping with the thoughts of the Spirit.
Meanwhile Paul (comparing) expressed spiritual thoughts. He did this with words the brethren could understand. We refer you to Matthew 16: 23 where Peter relied on human wisdom. However his thoughts regarding the kingdom contradicted the divine plan of God through Christ.
For another thought and related scripture turn with us to II Peter, where Peter teaches about paying attention to scripture.
II Peter 1: 20-21: “knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation”.
“For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man; but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost”.
In verse 20 Peter is not writing about someone interpreting the scripture to explain it. Thus he is referring to the prophecies of the Old Testament. These prophecies were nothing they thought about in relation to human wisdom. This same thought and use of language is found a John 11: 51. Here the writer explains that Caiaphas is making a prediction. He did not say it “of himself”. But, spoke like the inspired high priests.
In verse 21 the main thigh of verse 20 is continued. “Will of man” is related to private interpretation. Therefore it means that prophecies were not produced by mere human beings. Here Peter declares that they came by (spoke) inspiration of the Holy Ghost.