Hebrews 4:12-13 "For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account."

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Are You Spiritual?

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

This text is probably the single best description of the process of inspiration in all of scripture. The Apostle Paul, as well as all the Apostles and prophets of the New Testament made known through the Spirit of God, given to them, the entirety of truth, in their finite work, “the Mind of Christ”.

·        To those anchored to this world, they would neither comprehend the process or the product!

·        However, to those who would be spiritual, they would completely respect the process and the product!

What does it mean to be spiritual?

Greek, “Pneumatikos”; one who follows the Spirit.

Root word for our English, ‘pneumatic’; of or relating to air or gasses.

In this case – absolutely refers to one who follows the Spirit of God.

Spirit of God reveals – “Mind of Christ!”

Matthew 28:18; John 16:13-15 – through their work to be provided to all men, Acts 2:17; Jude 3

The Corinthian Christians had been given all the tools through the Spirit – Paul’s prayer in opening: 1:4-9; however, even though they had been given the Spirit’s benefits, they were not being spiritual 3:1-4!

This bids us to state that it is absolutely possible to be intimate in the knowledge of the Spirit of God; however, unless we allow it to guide us in all things (especially transforming our nature), we can fail to be spiritual!!!

Galatians 5:16; 2 Timothy 2:14-19 – this becomes then commentary on how we are sealed with the Spirit – Ephesians 1:13-14

How do we begin the journey to true spirituality?

Illustration from: Acts 2

Heard the Spirit’s revelation – 22-37 (33) “He poured out”!

Asked what to do? 38.

Did it! 41.

Continued to learn and do! 42-47.

= Spiritual, and being saved in this state!!!