You see 1 Cor 2 is a whole chapter that separates the wisdom of the world from God’s wisdom. 1 Corinthians 2:4, 5…and my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the spirit and of power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of god. (KJV)
He is teaching the church the how to’s of a true Christian life of faith!
We must get this know-how from God through Jesus our Lord…this will remove confusion and deception from our lives and cause us to live in faith and victory, serving God acceptably and with godly fear!
What I’m saying is we cannot live a victorious life without understanding that we are to be spirit filled or and spirit led as a Christian! We cannot enjoy or really be used in our Christian life without living in the holy spirit that’s the 4th dimension!
Where do we start?
We have to have a spiritual conception by spiritual reception followed by a spiritual birthing before we can have spiritual know how… First you must be born again…that is you must be introduced to that dimension through accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior! This takes the word of God and the Spirit of God coming upon a person who is ready to receive. To receive God the Holy Spirit and the thrust of His word in your heart is vital to becoming a holy spirit led believer! When it comes to walking with God we must always be in a receiving mode!
To receive means to grant access to…to receive of the thing, which is (the word), offered in speaking, teaching, instructing…to receive favorably, give ear to, embrace, make one’s own, approve, not to reject! Learning how to receive the things of god will be essential in these last days if we are going to be ones who endure to the end!
These are the days of great contrariness and great rebellion..these are the days where we live in a culture of resistance to God’s word. The bible says that it is a stiff necked people who always resist the holy ghost advancement of the Word of God!
Stephen preached in his time to the Jews and had this word from god to say in acts 7:51
But to the wicked god says: “what right have you to declare my statutes, or take my covenant in your mouth, seeing you hate instruction and cast my words behind you? When you saw a thief, you consented with him, and have been a partaker with adulterers. (psalms 50:16-18 KNAVE) Understand this resistance to the word really is a validation of the word! Why? Because there’s life changing eternal power in the word of god and if permitted to come into our heart a guaranteed change will occur! Hebrews 4:12, 13 The bible calls the word a seed, it is the sperma of god, and this seed has within it the power to reproduce itself! It’s God’s dna…so it is eternal or it ever lives or it lives forever. His word has unlimited power because it reproduces after its kind…it’s supernatural. Its gods seed…it is the very essence of god himself!
His word received can change the heart of the rankest sinner and make them a saint… It can change the heart of the gutter most person on earth and take them to the uttermost place of his righteousness! In general, we saints are not receiving God’s word in its fullness because we are not producing the fruit. We are not Becoming more pregnant with godly purpose and the resulting birth of power! When the word of god fertilizes in the womb of a believing heart spiritual pregnancy will occur! There should be signs following that we have indeed been intimate with Jesus! In the natural it’s defined as the gestation period
Gestation stages – first three months
At the beginning of this period, the egg gets fertilized and attaches itself to the wall of the womb. The growth starts with the formation of a heart and spinal cord. In the second month, the growth proceeds to more human form, and head and facial features start taking shape along with feet and muscles. Sometime after the end of the second month, the heartbeat can be sensed by using ultrasound. At this point, the fetus has grown ten thousand times bigger than that at the time of conception. The third month sees the formation of the finger, toes and the sexual organs. By the end of the last week, the baby becomes around 8cm long and is less susceptible to infections. So the chances of miscarriages are reduced.
Gestation stages – second three months
Fine hair start to appear all over the body of the baby during the beginning of the fourth month. Now it can curl its fingers. The fifth month witnesses the development of the senses of the baby along with its other body parts. A white substance engulfs the baby at this point, to protect its skin. At the end of the sixth month, the baby gains more control over its movements, and its digestive and immune system start to take form.
Gestation stages – last three months
The functioning of almost all the major organs, except the lungs, begins. Most importantly, the brain development commences during the seventh month. In the eight month, the baby becomes capable of opening and closing its eyes, and its position is almost like it would be during birth. Even during the ninth month, growth is not fully complete but its full formation has taken place. After this point, the baby gains around 200g per week. More than 90% of babies do not arrive at the predicted date. This is what makes us a new man because we have a new birth from an incorruptible seed!
So satan’s chief job is to release a spirit of resistance, rebellion and stubbornness to the word of god, to discredit it, because he knows it’s power! Satan is an abortionist he wants to kill what god is forming in you and me! Look what the Apostle Peter said about the word of god…being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of god, which liveth and abideth for ever. (1 Peter 1:23 KJV) The word of god received is the core principle of all spiritual life for the Christian…anything else produces death… 1 Thessalonians 2:13. We never stop thanking god for the way you received his word. You heard it from us. But you didn’t accept it as a human word. You accepted it for what it really is. It is God’s word. It is at work in you who believe. (1 Thessalonians 2:13 NIRV)
Without the seed of the word reaching into a believing heart there can be no conception and resulting birth. There is only a religious exercise or intercourse that has no spiritual results or offspring! You see when god speaks, when his word is released and received there will be reproduction!