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Things Freely Given: The Knowledge of God

It’s such a blessing to know that when God saved us, He didn’t leave us out in the cold to figure out what to do next. Instead, He came to live inside of us and leads and guides us from within. the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 2:12 - “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”. The spirit of God is the one who lets us know the things that are freely given to us by God. He makes a powerful impression on our hearts that influences our sentiments, our will, our decisions and our thoughts.

To influence our hearts this way, God uses something called revelation. Revelation is enlightenment from the word of God. It is where the Holy Spirit ministers the knowledge of God to our spirit so that we may see from His perspective. If a word is from God’s perspective, it must not be refuted by any scripture in the Bible. God’s design for His church ensured a free flow of revelation from Him to His children, by telling His mysteries to His apostles, who would feed it to the rest of the Body of Christ.

The apostles’ doctrine is likened to “every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God”, because that doctrine is constantly sustaining and building Christ’s Body. Many want to know God but are stuck because they seek a unique revelation for their personal situations; many pastors seek for a word for their local assembly based on the issues they see in their congregation. But, if you have been following this series for this week, you are aware that we cannot experience the things that God has given us by moving based on visible circumstances and situations. We do not need to seek for a unique revelation for our circumstances, but rather, seek to understand what God is saying now through the mouth of His holy apostles and prophets, and walk in that word. If we do that, our obedience to the word will deal with every issue.