The things of God are spiritually discerned. Now the question is, how sharp is your discernment?
1 Corinthians 2: 14 – 15 Amplified Version
But the natural [unbelieving] man does not accept the things [the teachings and revelations] of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness [absurd and illogical] to him; and he is incapable of understanding them, because they are spiritually discerned and appreciated, [and he is unqualified to judge spiritual matters]. 15 But the spiritual man [the spiritually mature Christian] judges all things [questions, examines and applies what the Holy Spirit reveals], yet is himself judged by no one [the unbeliever cannot judge and understand the believer’s spiritual nature].
Moses was instructed to make the tabernacle after the pattern that he was shown (Exodus 25: 9) in other words, Moses did not just build his own thing.
One section of the tabernacle is described below:
Have you ever come across a difficult person in church, your home group or home church? The honest truth is that we are all work in process, and there are various reasons why a person can be out of character.
Galatians 1: 15- 19
15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,
16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:
17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus.
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days.
19 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.
Many of us have heard of the account in the bible where Moses disobeyed the commandment of the Lord. He was told to strike the rock, but he smote the rock. But if you pay close attention, it was both Moses and Aaron that were instructed and both paid the price for disobedience.
Many of us are familiar with the account of Abraham and his obedience when God asked him to offer up his only son. The account can be found in the 22nd chapter of Genesis. We have heard sermons of how faithful Abraham was in obeying the Lord, however have we ever thought about the impact on Isaac?
How we see God is so critical to our Christian walk. God is good (Psalm 34: 8, Psalm 145:9) and God is love (1 John 4: 8, 1 John 4: 16), these are just two of the many attributes of our loving father.
We need the eyes of our understanding to be enlightened to know who God really is. We need revelation knowledge (Ephesians 1: 18) to perceive and know our father.
Everything created has a purpose. Even when human beings manufacture things, they are always designed for a specific purpose.
As children of God, we all know that the Lord has formed each one of us uniquely for us to display what He has created us for. Isaiah 43: 7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
During a church service, it is announced that a certain guest speaker will be ministering the following Sunday. You have never heard of the speaker and you decide to do a search on “google” about the person? Does this sound familiar? How many of us have done this or do this fairly often?
Most of us are familiar with the account in the bible, when God brought out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt having been slaves for almost 400 years.
While there are many things we can learn from this account and many lessons, let’s have a look at what happened when the children of Israel got to the Red Sea.
Sacrifice is a step beyond convenience. Bill Johnson