...But God HAS Revealed It To Us By His Spirit!

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”—but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.

1 Corinthians 2:9-14

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” We can’t see heaven. We can’t hear the saints and angels singing God’s praises or even imagine what a perfect existence in heaven would be like. And we hate that.

No eye has seen… No ear has heard… No mind has conceived…” You can stop right there—it doesn’t really matter what follows. If I can’t see it… If I can’t hear it… If I can’t even conceive it in my mind… Then, naturally I’m not going to believe it! And yet so many do! Why is that? The answer is simple. “God has revealed it to us by his Spirit!

No other human being knows you like you know you—just like no other human being knows me like I know me. And yet, if you want someone to truly know you, you can make that happen, can’t you? All you have to do is reveal to them what you’re really like! Brothers and sisters, no one knows what God is like better than his own Spirit. And he knows that, while we can see his awesome wisdom and power in the things that he has made, we could never truly know him and what he has done, unless he revealed it to us. And “God HAS revealed it to us by his Spirit!

Through his Holy Spirit your God inspired men to write down the things we need to know the most. Through his Holy Spirit our God has revealed the explanation as to why this world we live in is so messed up—why WE are so messed up! And through his Holy Spirit our God has revealed how much he loves us! Flawed and imperfect though we are—deserving of God’s wrath and punishment though we are—our God saved us. He saved us by becoming one of us! Conceived in a miraculous way—born of a virgin—given a name that would declare his purpose—Yeshua—Jesus—“He will save!” As he perfectly obeyed the laws we cannot obey and then gave that perfect life up for us on a cross, he became our perfect substitute. Because Jesus took our place—because he exchanged his sinless life for our sin-stained lives God now sees US as sinless—holy—blameless! Thanks to Jesus, an unending existence in a perfect environment awaits us! “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. But God HAS revealed it to us by his Spirit!

We have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.” Christians can search for “evidence” that supports God’s Word all they want, but this evidence will never lead an unbeliever to understand what God has freely given us, just like no amount of evidence could have led us to understand what God has freely given us!

We don’t believe because we have proof. We don’t believe because we are wiser than others. We don’t believe because we were “taught by human wisdom.” We believe because our gracious God has freely given us his own wisdom—his own Word.

Blessings on the rest of your week!

Pastor Z.