Spirit & Life Devotional
Sunday, 23 October 2016
Revelations From The Father
“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 16:17 NKJV
1 Corinthians 2:9-12 says, “But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.’ But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.”
Despite the fact that there’s so much information and knowledge in the world today, there’s still a lot that is still unknown! That’s why there will always be new discoveries: and these discoveries will not only be made somewhere in space, or some other planet or galaxy, even in this world, all around us, in the waters, in the forests, even within us, there’s still so much to be discovered.
Same thing concerning the spiritual realm and about God. You think that you’ve heard it all and seen it all? Oh no! There’s still so much about God, His kingdom, His word and His ways that we don’t know! There are deep and deeper things! That’s why we must never get to the point of “satisfaction”, so to say; there must always be a desire in us to know more of Him, and of the kingdom. The world spends billions and trillions of money on research, meanwhile lots of Christians will not spend time to learn from the Spirit.
There’s so much that we can learn from the Holy Spirit – about the natural and the supernatural: God created the world so He can reveal mysteries about it more than anyone else! May our eyes and ears be opened, and may our hearts be enlightened as we wait on Him. Amen.
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim