The Spiritual Man

For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2 

In 1 Corinthians 2, Paul emphasizes the importance of spiritual wisdom as opposed to enticing words of man’s wisdom.  There is a lot in this world that poses as “wisdom” that vies for our attention.  Some words even sound good, and try to seduce us.  However, Paul warns us against this.  We must stay rooted and grounded in the Holy Ghost and within the Spirit of Jesus Christ.  We have to compare spiritual things to spiritual things, and look for the demonstration of the Spirit and power.

The New Covenant is not based one earthly wisdom, but upon the spiritual kingdom, and a new imperative—to make disciples out of every nation.   There are many Bible “scholars” around, with PhDs and DDs, and while these are well and good, the vital thing is the discernment that comes with the Holy Ghost.  The Apostles were overwhelmingly not learned men but had the authority of the Spirit.  We are not to give heed to philosophies and vain teachings.  In fact, whenever anyone starts spouting philosophies, theologies, with million dollar words, statistics, blah, blah, blah, I run.   Paul said, I don’t want to know any of that–just give me Jesus.

The Bible is a spiritual book, and I learned over many years that one can know its words but we have to take it spiritually, otherwise, we miss the mark.   We are to put aside every wind of doctrine and not be tossed to and fro, but to be perfected through the ministry so that we can grow up into Christ, who is our head, the spiritual man, the 2nd Adam.    There are those that want to use cunning and deceit to lure us away from the simplicity which is the Gospel.

Paul says this in Ephesians 4:17-19  regarding those who teach these false things:

This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,  Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:  Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is rooted in the workings of the Holy Ghost, and not in the wisdom of this world.   We must in these perilous times seek after the Spirit’s perspective, and not the perspective of the world.   The truth is in Jesus.  We must put on the new man, the new creature, which is created in us through righteousness and holiness.

There are those that want to use the scripture, or even worldly wisdom for unclean purposes.  They mingle it with pseudo-science, pseudo-knowledge, for their own purposes which is to lure true believers away from the truth.   We must always seek after the things of the Spirit, which will guide us, direct us on our paths.

Pamela Parizo © 2017