Amazed And Thankful

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Hi S____,

I cannot tell you how encouraging it is to hear that the things we are posting are helping to open your eyes to the spiritual truths which are “hidden” behind the letters of God’s Word.

1Co 2:4  And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

Christ said “My words are spirit”, so the “demonstration of the spirit” is the demonstration by God’s own Word as to what the letters of His Word means, and when we do that, lo and behold, we discover that His words really do have a spiritual message concerning spiritual matters, and “the flesh profits nothing”.

Joh 6:63  It is the spirit that quickeneth [ Greek, gives life]; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

When we let God’s own Word interpret God’s Word, we discover that “the flesh” and “the letter” are almost interchangeable in scripture, and that the holy spirit teaches us only by comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

1Co 2:12  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
1Co 2:13  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
1Co 2:14  But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

I pray that God will continue to open your eyes to “the things of the spirit”. God bless your continued studies. A good starting point for your studies would be the articles listed on the left on the home page.

Your brother in Christ,

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