Where’s Your Dot

A municipality in today’s terms is a district of authority determined by a division of land and given power and authority by the people they represent.

A principality is the territory of a prince given title to a territory by a decree of a sovereign.

We know one of many names for Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace. We also know that Satan is the prince and power of the “air”.  One of the great explanations of God’s wisdom is laid out in 1 Corinthians chapter 2. There are some keys and clues in this chapter where God speaks of the spirit world, eternity and the spirit man.

It rubs me everytime I hear a preacher quote  1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

They stop after that verse and tell us we have no idea what God has prepared for us, believers. Many times I find myself yelling at the tv BUT – READ THE NEXT VERSE. Friends God does not leave us in the dark.

1 Corinthians 2:10-16 KJV “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
[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.
[15] But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
[16] For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

God does reveal these things unto us by his Spirit,  meaning by the Holy Spirit.  Well if people are not taught how to hear the Holy Spirit talk to them, how will they know?

Believers, by their own deliberate choices,  decide to believe God and believers actively rule their spirit, soul and body. For years I did what I thought was right. As I look back I now realize even as a believer I was in bondage to my soul, my thoughts, my mind, will and emotions. I could bend on my will and emotions but I did not understand how the mind played a role. I never realized   Satan attacks our mind, our thoughts. Talk about naive. I did not understand the prince and power of the air could influence our thoughts. Now I realize the spiritual man has his spirit liberated from the bondage of the soul.  Yes, if you are living your life based on what your mind tells you or what you think you are in bondage to your soul.

You are in bondage because you base your decisions on what your mind tells you and your mind is limited to the scope of your knowledge. But when you decide to believe God and God’s Word your scope increases to God’s wisdom and God’s knowledge not yours. Then your spirit man listens to the Holy Spirit and even if something does not make sense in your mind you know it to be true based on the Holy Spirit guiding you into all truth like John chapter 15 and 16 say.

What I find amazing is how so many Christians go about their everyday business and may say a prayer or two a day or may read a verse or two a day and maybe go to church and think they are spiritually living a spiritual life. Some even base their spiritual life on how many church activities they are involved with.  Why do so many people live for this world and the things in this world? So many want fame,  fortune and things of this world. Philippians 2:13 says God works in believers to will and do His good pleasure not our pleasures and not pleasure for us in this world. It’s like believers have blended their wants and desires into the world like unbelievers.

Friends, in the scope of things you should draw a dot on a piece of paper. Then from the dot, draw a straight line maybe 7 inches long and put a dot at the end. Above the first dot put Creation and over the last dot The End. Divide up your line with putting where Moses, King David and Jesus might have been on your timeline. Now put a dot where you are. Even when we look at great preachers like Billy Sunday, Paul the Apostle and even Billy Graham they are all dots in history like you and me. We only get one opportunity in life to make a difference.  If you spend your life on you and what you want what will you tell God on judgment day? Invest in God’s work. He pays eternal rewards.

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