|Posted by Richard J Roman on March 11, 2017 at 10:05 AM|
Mark 4:23-25Amplified Bible, Classic Edition
23 If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him perceive and comprehend..........I like what it says when it says: "LET HIM". This is a wonderful phrase to me because there are so many religious people around that would somehow kill the revelations that you are receiving from the Spirit of the Lord the Holy Spirit. They will not let you get closer to the Lord because it would destroy their doctrinal view that they have clung on to as part of their salvation. Do you know what I am saying here??? Having ears to hear only comes when the Lord is drawing us to the truth and you know that it is Him speaking to you because it gives a certain LIFE into our being. The other ones who don't follow the Lord with the Law of the Spirit of LIFE in Christ Jesus are the religious ones. They are the have not's , they have become religious and slander the things they don't understand. They try to follow Christ out of a doctrinal view and if you come against what they believe they have a tendency to get rid of you because you are a threat to their little belief system club. If you have been born again, the potential to hear the Lord is there but you can smother it out by compromise. There is something you know to be true and you received it with the LIFE of the Lord but for the sake of peace you began to doubt what the Holy Spirit has been telling you. What a battle rages.
Jesus goes on here: 24 And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.........The word of God is our source, the bible is here to keep us in the truth when we receive revelation. It is a safe guard of what the Lord has already spoken from Genesis to Revelation. God will not change for any man. God is not like man, God does not lie. He will not say something and then change it somewhere else. If the revelation you are receiving does not line up with the bible it would be wise to find out the source of it. The powers of darkness are just as real as the Father the Son and The Holy Spirit. So be careful what you are hearing. Know what the bible is saying, make it your life ambition to know the scriptures and to read them and ask the Lord to always keep you in the truth. He is faithful to teach us. Remember the scripture says the head of everyman is Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:3 But I want you to know and realize that Christ is the Head of every man, the head of a woman is her husband, and the Head of Christ is God...........This is the true order of things from the Lord. There are many forcing their own way and will end up in destruction..... The head of everyman is Christ, it is not an apostle, it is not a prophet, it is not a teacher, it is not a pastor, these are just tools of the Lord that are meant to help bring the people into maturity in Christ and are supposed to gradually fade away as the people mature in Christ but most of the time these offices are abused because of the church systems we have. I would say I have yet to see any functioning right.......To get back to the last verse of Mark 4:23-25 For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away [by force],.........To me this is powerful. If you have been receiving things by the Lord (by His Spirit) more will be given but if you have been receiving things just by your intellect (your own wisdom) what you think you have will be taken away.