God Has No Equals
“You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant–not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” 2 Corinthians 3: 2-6
In this passage Paul makes it abundantly clear that the Holy Spirit is much greater than the written letter. In fact the letter in and of itself kills, while the Spirit gives life. This is exactly why I say that we need to be Spirit led and NOT bible led. In fact without the Holy Spirit guiding us through the scriptures, we would not even properly comprehend what is written in the first place.
Please allow me to take that one giant step further? I contend that what the Spirit writes on our hearts is superior to everything else that is written with ink or on stone. In other words clear cut Holy Spirit guidance should be desired over and above either the New or Old Testament writings.
Note, I am not saying the bible is not vital or important. However, I am saying right up front that the leading of the Holy Spirit is more important than biblical head knowledge. Jesus made it abundantly clear that you can know the scriptures and still not know Him. The bible is awesome when you allow the Holy Spirit to teach you through it, but is a dead book of Law, death and religious bondage on it’s own.
We all need to freely offer up our hearts to Jesus and fully allow the Holy Spirit to write on them as only He sees fit. Direct revelation from the Spirit is greater than receiving secondary revelation from the great book. I agree that it is best to have both the Spirit and the bible in our lives, as long as we never forget that one is actually God and the other is just a grand book from God; and God has no equals.
Kirk Out !
P.s. Janet’s Mother passed from death into life with Jesus forever early this morning with Janet at her side. Please pray for her and her family?