Natural Or Spiritual Person

There is a vast difference between a spiritual man or woman than a natural man or woman. Now, to learn the differences, this is when we need to tune into God’s Word once again. This time we will read what God says in 1 Corinthians, chapter 2, starting with verse 10. It reads, “but God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 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. 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.” (1 Corinthians 2:10-12) Every person who is living in the Spirit is continually searching to know more about God. Then, as they seek the Lord, do they learn by His great and mighty hand. This is the wisdom of God that we need in this life and the next. The world cannot supply the knowledge that will lead us to eternal life in heaven, but only God. And because God is so good to us, He has preserved His Words in the Bible. This is God’s map for our lives. Read and study it daily and wisdom will flow from those pages.

Paul also taught, “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. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:13-16) And now that we have learned the wisdom from God, even through His Words in the Bible and prayer, we know exactly what to do next in life. Yes, that means that we can now live a life pleasing to God. Even our words and actions are according to His will and not our own when we live in the Holy Spirit. However, if you continue in the ways of the world, then your mind will remain carnal, which means that you will remain a natural man or woman in God’s sight. A person who has now been reborn of the Spirit, but is still on the outside looking in. Only people living in the spirit know how to judge, but other people do not. This is because spiritual people are instructed by God Himself and have His mind in us. So the question is, what mind is in you now?

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people in all countries, young and old, will learn to seek Your hand like no other. The spiritual things in heaven are so important to us on earth, but only a few people have delved into the mysteries You are willing to show us. Surely, in studying the Bible and in prayer, You are able to manifest the truth unto us. Even our eyes are able to be opened in a big way. As for me, my eyes were closed off to Your wisdom for most of my life. It wasn’t until I got married and a few years past that I finally found you. I thought that I had the truth in my life, but I was so wrong. It was nothing but the commandments and teachings of men. I was persuaded to believe one way when Your Words in the Bible said something entirely different. I just wonder how I could have believed a lie for so many years and been so blinded by it. I even went so far as to tell many people about these false beliefs when I was younger, of which I am very sorrowful for. Now, as I am older, I know that You have already forgiven me for my past. I was different then and oh, so lost. Thank You, Lord, for not giving up on a wretch like me. Surely, You heard my prayers and had mercy upon my soul. I am so grateful for the cross and Your death penalty for sins. This gives me renewed hope. I can come to You now and You will receive me with open arms. I love You, Jesus. You are my greatest joy of all. I praise You, Lord. Amen.

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