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The Spirit Gives Life

May 25, 2013

Greetings,

Jesus said:

“I have testimony weightier than that of John.  For the very work that the Father has given me to finish, and which I am doing, testifies that the Father has sent me.  And the Father who sent me has Himself testified concerning me.  You have never heard His voice nor seen His form, nor does His word dwell in you, for you do not believe the one He sent.  You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life.  These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.”  John : 5: 36-40

Fact is that knowing and studying the scriptures and being able to quote and use them in arguments proves nothing.  You can know the whole bible from cover to cover and still not know or recognize Jesus or even have eternal life.  Knowledge of the book does not automatically equate that you will know the truth either.

Jesus also said:

“I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.  But when He the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth.  He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come.”  John 16: 12-13

Do you want to know the truth?  If so you will need to yield to the Holy Spirit and follow His leading and teaching.  The bible is not our teacher, the Spirit is!  This is why I continually say that the Body of Christ is to be Spirit led, NOT bible led.  I have known a lot of people who thought they knew the bible, but had not Christ.  However, in reality they did not really know what the scriptures really meant because they did not have the Spirit to guide them through the text.  They knew every letter on every page, but there was no life in it; no Truth.

I have also known others who could barely read, but knew more about the Lord and His truth in love that the scholars did.  They knew because they surrendered to the leading of the Holy Spirit.  Knowing God has nothing to do with intellect and the amount one reads or studies.  If you love Him, you will obey Him and what He has told us to do according to the Spirit and the Word..is to follow the leading and teaching of His Spirit; in every area of our lives.  

The Spirit is superior to the bible in every way.  The voice of the Spirit is greater than the printed words contained in the bible.  If you desire life you will allow yourself to be filled with the Spirit and then listen to His voice over and above all that is written about Him in the book.  In fact it is best not to even pick up the book unless He is leading you to it.  Without the anointing of the Spirit the pages of the book are just dead letter……And the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

To be totally honest I read the bible a lot; more than about anyone I know.  I wear them out from cover to cover.  However, I only read what He leads me to, and when He leads me.  I am not anti-bible in any sense, but I refuse to elevate the bible to a place equal to, or greater than the Father, Son, or Spirit.  And when someone says that the bible is the Sole Authority in matters of faith and practice, I cringe because that means they have stripped God Himself of that role and given it to a mere book.  To take the created thing, the bible, and make it as great or greater than the Creator is nothing short of idolatry.  I love to read the bible, but I come to only Him to have eternal life and truth.

Love and….

Kirk Out !

 

 

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6 Comments
  1. me too…im led into scripture as im lead in all thangs,..by th Spirit of God…and as He reveals Himself in me, not by my own choosing or deciding what to read or study…u know…many who worship th bible act like it has some power of its own…and so actually its idolatry not true appreciation of scripture…even when ppl give out bibles, its really not th way of God bc th epistles, as all of th OT too, was only given to God’s ppl…was never intended fa everyone who is not of Him…and Christ is only revealed in His ppl, not to those apart from Him…

  2. People learn from one another, and too often people learn from church experts. In our busy culture it is easy and natural to get understanding from those who are supposed to know more than we do, hence we are readily listening to trained educated “teachers”.

    This “way” is not God’s Way, for Jesus who cared so much for the least and the last would be left out of “knowing God”. Those with less education, and less finances, would by this standard, be relegated to second class kingdom citizenship status.

    How sad for those, the clergy included, who are caught in the world/order/system way of approaching God.

    God exalts and gives His grace and ability to the humble, but resists the proud.

    • thats really true…i left many blogs where ppl begin posting stuff outta commentaries/devitionals or they postin from some other websites; i nevr followed such thangs…and u know i also find on fb and other places…where ppl be usin someone elses’s revelation of th Lord…i mean even Scripture is that–someone else’s revelation of Christ…as they own –but theeres no fruit…i mean if u postin someone elsee’s revelation,u tryna live on th work did in another belivea and u not gonna bear any fruit…or maybe they just frontin as christians u know?

      th more i hear about th harlot system and see th damage she been did to ppl, th more im grateful i was saved alone, not in a church at all, in fact never went to church until th Lord sent me fa His purpose; i was there 12 years and then He brought me out and send me to th net …and of course everyone told me its impossible what i was experiencing in Christ bein led into all truth by th Spirit of God…but u know…i didnt know any better, i only knew Jesus so really i wasl like that blind guy who said…i dont know sinned all i know is i was blind and now i see..

      am so happy to meet up wit like minded believas here…its a rare thang u know? even on th net where sooooo many post and gather…its still rare to meet anyone who only follow Jesus and know Hm by th work of th Spirit IN em…

      th Lord taught me years ago when i He snatched me outta th world and borned me again, to post only as i was led, and even now, if i repost anything, it is only stuff th Lord have already worked in me first…

      be bless…really enjoy th convos here…

    • also have to say, many years after i was brought into th Lord nd hearin Him, i became aware of th tv, radio, tapes and other false ministries that make merchandise of us…and i actually AM one of those who is without money or education & couldnt participate at all…fa a while i thought i was missin out until th Lord told me none of tht have nothing to do with Him– His Word cant be bought sold and bartered…but i had to hear that from Him to know that my ‘second class citizenship’ (in this world) was actually His choice…that th poor of this world is rich in faith…be bless

  3. Got it! Thanks a lot again for helpnig me out!

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