Minggu, 06 November 2016
(No. 28, pg 1-4)
December 9, 2015
By C. H. James
To reveal to God’s servants a simple, practical way to shed the light of understanding on God’s word.
Text: 1 Corinthians 2:11-14
1 Corinthians 2:11-14
11 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.
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.
13 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.
14 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.
No; the title of this teaching is not misspelled; it’s a new word I’ve added to our bible-speak, that combines two words, hopefully, to bring clear, Spirit guided revelation. Yes, another new word!
Word #1-“Theo” which simply means “God.”
Word #2-“Logics” meaning that which is logical to the human mind.
God supplied wisdom, given to man in clear, verifiable, logic. He made our mind and knows how our thinking process works. He planted it with logic so we, would know the truth.
God did not give his chosen writers messages designed to be understood by higher spiritual beings. His biblical message is a message to us. It is not written to confuse us and he didn’t write it, as some foolishly believe, to remain a mystery. If he wanted that, he simply would have left out those things he didn’t wish us to know.
12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
God says what he means, means what he says, and he, through his written word, provides the means to unlock, what seems to us, difficult to comprehend.
When confronted by potential obstacles to our biblical understanding, God supplies logical truth, his truth to enlighten us. The only truth that produces “Sound Doctrine” is the truth the Holy Spirit guides us to. “But God hath revealed these things to us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.” “Things of God, no man knows, but the Spirit of God.”
If you were asked, who gave Moses the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, you might answer God. If then, you were asked, do you mean the Father, Son or Holy Spirit, you might reply, all three, i.e. three in one or you might say, our Father God. If you answered, “All three,” it would only serve to prove that you need more teaching on the trinity. If you said, “the Father,” you’d be wrong; not because I say so, but because you failed to use theologics to arrive at the correct answer.
In John, chapter one, verse eighteen, we discover that no man has ever seen God the Father. This is repeated in John 6:46. God, our heavenly Father is a Spirit and as such, is invisible to mortal men living in the natural world.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Jesus is the only image of God visible to mankind; his Father is invisible.
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Now, armed with this knowledge, we’re ready to read Exodus, twenty four, verse one through eleven. Note especially verses ten and eleven. In this chapter, we discover that a total of seventy five people see, the God of Israel. Who is “the God of Israel?” the only member of the Godhead that can be seen. Who is that member? The one who fulfilled the very law given on Mt. Sinai. Who fulfilled the law? Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
If God was seen, which is to say, if he appeared to anyone, the one revealed was our Lord and Savior, Jesus. He appeared to Abram in Genesis 17:1 and in Genesis 18:1. Remember, he existed before Abraham and before the world began.
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
What Have We Learned?
In this example, we learn that the same God who met Moses on Mt. Sinai to give him his personally engraved stone tables on which he wrote the Ten Commandments is the same God who came to earth in the flesh, to fulfill them, the same person that was crucified on the hill called “Calvary.”
What else have we learned? We’ve learned that if we apply this same biblical principle, i.e. “theologics,” we might learn many other things as well. You may find that the teaching following this one, teaching #29, will also shed light on this subject as well.