Hello my Friends,
The Apostle Paul was a man that came under the influence of our Lord in a true, and beautiful way. He was on the way to hunt and possibly put to death those who claimed Jesus was the true Messiah when he had a “time of revelation.” If you have not read it, or if it has been a while since you read it, please do so in the Book of Acts, chapters 9 and 13. What a tremendous story of a man called by our God of Love to bring us the “Good News.”
As he says in his first letter to the Corinthians, “And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence of human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power; so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.”
So it is with us as we begin to tell others about the Love of Christ for them. We tell the “Good News” of His love for us in our words and in our actions inspired by Spirit.
As Paul writes on, he tells of God’s Wisdom Revealed by the Spirit. He writes, “We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” – the things God has prepared for those who love Him – these are the things God has revealed to us by His Spirit.’
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own Spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.” Paul goes on to say, “But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2: 1-16)
The Word tells us we have the mind of Christ that comes into us when we accept Him as Lord and Savior. We do not have the full understanding of it, but we grow as we go. We do not try to instruct Spirit for we know He teaches us in loving kindness. We know His Holy Spirit is forever showing us ‘the way’ and, as we continue to follow it, we continue to grow and become in the process. Let us be fully aware of the fact that the mind of Christ is in us – teaching, showing the way to what is right, and helping us to think what we really want to as we bring forth the truth and love of our Lord to those in our life. Let us use this truth in all things and in all ways. How blessed we are to have this truth provided by Spirit.