But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God; that we might know the things that were freely given to us of God.
1 Corinthians 2:12-13 ASV
As we move into 2017 (or any NEW YEAR), the Scriptures covering it will absolutely come alive! This verse from 1 Corinthians is one of them. We haven’t received the spirit of the world. The spirit of the world didn’t recognize or understand anything about anything concerning Jesus and The Kingdom of Heaven. The spirit of the world manifests as being blind, confused, dull toward spiritual things, and fleshly minded. If you feel this way and are born again there is a problem because this isn’t the spirit you have received.
The Spirit which you have received is from God and is God. The Holy Spirit has deposited part of himself in you that you might know what God has freely given you. You will have a “knowing” in you of those things which are yours in Christ especially as you read and connect yourself to the Word of God. You won’t be confused, dull, or blind but bubbling over from within with joy, peace and insight into God and his Word.
If you don’t feel this way it’s possible you are not born again or you are just more in tune with the spirit of the world than the Spirit of God. In which case you won’t have any understanding of spiritual things and I just know you don’t want to stay in this camp going forward!
Much of what we’ll be doing in the year ahead is asking of the Father for what we need and then receiving. It’s not all we’ll do but it’s a huge part of Tapping into the It we need to rule and reign. We don’t have because we don’t ask. This goes beyond asking for our needs to be met. We can still talk to the Father about our needs but when we pursue the Kingdom first we’ll find these things will begin to be added to us.
Now I find I’m asking the Father for much more than ever before. I’ve had a revelation of the need to do so and a realization I don’t have what I want because I’ve not been asking and receiving. Have any of you moms out there thought or said, “I just don’t know how to help my child?” I have and guess what? I haven’t known how to help completely because I haven’t asked for explicit knowledge to help my children. The spirit of the world has no answers but the Spirit of God does and He is with us and in us to reveal all which is ours in Him.
No matter what it is which has been puzzling you – if you are born again – you will be able to reach into the Kingdom of God by faith and pull in the exact answer from God which you desire. Right now say, “Father, I ask you for ______________, and I receive it!” In so doing you are beginning to Tap into It.
In Christ, Anne
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