“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” (I Corinthians 2:11-12).
Without the Holy Spirit as our Teacher, the Bible is only a book of facts, history, poetry, etc. This Teacher, unlike all others, can teach Spiritual Truth to all who know Jesus as Lord and Savior. Only as the Holy Spirit uses them can human teachers be channels for God’s Truth. Perhaps the greatest Truth the Holy Spirit teaches is that Jesus is the “key” to understanding the Bible’s teaching. It’s all about Him from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21. Understanding this opens our minds and hearts to a vast amount of wonderful discoveries. Spiritual Truth that has to do with the need of Spiritual rebirth is all that the unsaved person is enabled to grasp. Years of opening our Bibles, with our “Spiritual ears” attuned to the Spirit’s voice, will bring many great blessings. Some of these blessings include: Spiritual growth, peace, comfort, strength, courage, trust, joy, intimacy with God and much more. May the longings of our hearts be those found in Eliza E. Hewitt’s hymn, “More About Jesus.” She wrote: “More about Jesus would I know, more of His grace to others show; more of His saving fullness see, more of His love Who died for me. More about Jesus let me learn, more of His holy will discern; Spirit of God, my teacher be, showing the things of Christ to me. More about Jesus in His Word, holding communion with my Lord; hearing His voice in ev’ry line, making each faithful saying mine. More about Jesus on His throne, riches in glory all His own; more if His kingdom’s sure increase; more of His coming, Prince of peace. More, more about Jesus, More, more about Jesus; more of His saving fullness see, more of His love Who died for me.” Selah! May we be zealous students! Ron
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