|Posted by Richard J Roman on February 13, 2017 at 8:40 AM|
The Nature Of Misunderstandings:)
I love the title of this it is inspiring, "The nature of misunderstandings" I feel something coming up from the inside so I will speak it.
We are all at different levels of spirituality. Maturity means, more sensitivity towards the Holy Spirit and His teaching us on the inside because that is where He resides. We need to be sensitive to His interpretation of scripture because He is the one who wrote it. 2 Peter 1:20 First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, (21) for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. So here we see that it is the Holy Spirit who is the interpreter and the writer of scripture and He is the one who can and will interpret it to us if we allow Him to do so. We must all learn to hear Him from within. We must all remember that we all grew up in the world (Egypt) and was taught by the world how to study and reason out things with our mind. And we were also taught to debate things, whether wrong or right it did not matter as long as you won. We must remember that the world picks from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and that is their foundation. The kingdom of God is not so, it is completely opposite. We who are born again and have been translated out of the kingdom of darkness should be picking from the tree of Life and nourishing that new life within. We should be learning how to abide in eternal life for that is abiding in Christ.
Paul says in Eph. 3:16. That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,
Even Paul wrote and prayed that we may be strengthened in our inner man and become people of revelation, Eph. 1:17. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, Paul was a man who moved in revelation. There is a vast difference between carnal knowledge and spiritual knowledge. You can have a carnal knowledge of the scriptures and actually destroy what God is doing. This is most of the trouble in the churches, we are not abiding in the eternal life that has been given to us individually and we are not taught to do so. We have division because men are being taught by the intellect of mere men and not the power of the Lord within. The word tells us in Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. And again it is written
1 John 2:27 But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.
This is the teaching that we are to abide in because now Christ becomes your head and teacher and will lead us through this religious maze. As one brother said; It would absolutely erase all confusion as to where a thing is coming from if we would listen to the Word of God. (The Living Word of God) Most of us, however, from the time we were children and before we could really read and get into the Word of God for ourselves, were religiously brainwashed. We have heard unscriptural things said all our lives and sometimes even preached in the church we attended. What we heard was just the human mind trying to solve spiritual problems. And the human mind cannot solve spiritual problems. If you will get into the Word of God, it will straighten out your thinking. Think in line with what God's Word says not necessarily with what you have been taught it says, nor what somebody told you it says. Ask yourself, "What does the Word of God say?" And ask the Lord to reveal it to you.
Be willing to let the doctrines of men go.