I was greatly encouraged when a colleague at work summarized part 1 of this series by saying “it sought to encourage believers to Seek Things That Are OF GOD and not just Seek Things That Are FROM GOD as preeminent in the church today! I trust the Lord to hereby build on this analysis and subsequently pay homage to why Words From God contained in the bible is different from the Word of God.
One of the greatest abuse among believers today is the use of the soul, i.e. the use of the mind and by extension, the heart. I see it daily and I personally trust the Lord to help me deal with every residual or unknown ways I fall short here. The minds that would inherit The Things OF GOD (i.e. inherit God) which are deep in nature (1Cor.2:10) cannot be used like the ‘average believer’ does today, see the early church! Many things despised by the-God-we-believe-in-but-do-not-know, have been highly esteemed by men (Lk. 16:15) and hyped by the wisdom of fallen spirits and such legitimate things on the surface account for a large percentage of what we engage our minds in today. Selah
The world has been feasted with ‘legitimate’ things that would perpetually keep our minds busy ‘beating the air’ (1Cor.9:26) and the question is ‘why are we preparing to learn of Things OF GOD when we get to heaven’? The epistles were written by resurrected minds, so it hasn’t been reviewed or even easily understood till date, unlike books written by men! The Apostles that wrote the epistles used their minds in a very different way from you and I! They often refer to themselves as the prisoners, servants or bond servants of Christ. I am trying to say that ‘It once took and still takes prisoners of Christ (Eph.3:1) to accurately understand Things That Are OF GOD and Only Such Kind of Souls Would Inherit God which takes place Before We Get To Heaven’! Many earthly advanced minds have invaded pulpits today and therefore can’t get the job of dealing with corruption in the souls of believers done (2Pet.1:4).
The promise of God to every believer is not things of the present (things from God), so the destiny of believers is being shortchanged when ministrations they hear solely relate to their natural life! The things of God are not things known to the intellectuals (the wise men) of this world (1Cor.20-21/27). They are things fabricated for the New Creation, not for the present Old Creation that is aging due to the effect of corruption. All things that are made i.e the present heavens and earth would have to be rolled away because corruption was once found in them.(Heb.1:10-12).
Eyes have neither seen nor ears heard the things that are of God(1Cor 2:9)! Glorious angels that have been faithful to God for ages desire to see (i.e. understand) things of God, but it isn’t given to them (Heb.2:5/1Pet.1:12)! It was given to all believers. Unfortunately, many believers still seek something else, low things, things that are of the earth, ephemeral things that can’t endure but pass away, things that lack the properties of Righteousness (1Pet.1:4)!
Another generation of believers are unconsciously despising The Revelations of Righteousness(Rom.1:16-17) that is primarily dispensed IN THE EPISTLES which was first spoken by the Lord of the synoptic Gospel i.e. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
2Cor5:17 ‘Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is A New Creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (i.e. our recreated human spirit is a citizen of a new world that is yet to manifest and is seated with Christ in heavenly places, but the Soul needs to be thoroughly fed with Things OF GOD to attain/inherit the new creation state)
Things OF God are of the class of the throne of God, routed through the revelation of Jesus in the New Testament. They are BORN OF GOD(1Cor.2:7&10/1Jn.5:4) i.e. processed through the seven spirits of God(Isa.11:1-5) and therefore emanate with a superior fabric than the angelic world (fallen or not) can comprehend. They are ‘forever and ever’ compliant (Heb. 1:8). They are things that Satan is clueless of and partaking of them would cause a believer to humiliate Satan and his cohorts like the early Apostles did and thereafter check into heavenly glory, as An Overcomer not like the thief on the cross!
The things of God are the inexhaustible, undefiled, incorruptible inheritance that can only be housed by THE SOUL(1Pet.1:4/9)!
1Jn. 5:4 For whatsoever is born OF GOD overcometh (is superior to Satan’s main invention) the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. (i.e. the Faith of The New Testament is Born OF God and therefore different from the Faith Towards God exploits of Mk. 11:23/Heb.6:1-2/11:1-39a and is therefore superior/precious – 2Pet.1:1)
May we be a part of the remnant that the Lord is raising, those who would understand the perimeters of the Things OF God like men know and can skillfully analyze football today. Amen