1st Corinthians Notes – The Spiritual Church

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. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. (1Co 2:14-16)

For — proof of 1Co_2:15, that the spiritual man “is judged of no man.” In order to judge the spiritual man, the ordinary man must “know the mind of the Lord.” But “who of ordinary men knows” that? that he may instruct him — that is, so as to be able to set Him right as His counselor (quoted from Isa_40:13, Isa_40:14). So the Septuagint translates the Greek verb, which means to “prove,” in Act_9:22. Natural men who judge spiritual men, living according to the mind of God (“We have the mind of Christ”), are virtually wishing to instruct God, and bring Him to another mind, as counselors setting to right their king. For — proof of 1Co_2:15, that the spiritual man “is judged of no man.” In order to judge the spiritual man, the ordinary man must “know the mind of the Lord.” But “who of ordinary men knows” that? that he may instruct him — that is, so as to be able to set Him right as His counselor (quoted from Isa_40:13, Isa_40:14). So the Septuagint translates the Greek verb, which means to “prove,” in Act_9:22. Natural men who judge spiritual men, living according to the mind of God (“We have the mind of Christ”), are virtually wishing to instruct God, and bring Him to another mind, as counselors setting to right their king. [JFB Commentary}.

The re-organized church that is soon to come about is based in part on this principle of I Cor. 2:14-16. For the most part now, we have leadership in the church based on academic credentials. They are produced from academic institutions. They are certified in academic diplomas. From this acquisition of academic achievements, they are placed in positions of church leadership. These qualified, well intentioned people have been trained to lead an organization, or an institution much like they were produced from. The Word or “The Book” has been taught in natural, or historical terms how it relates to it’s surroundings in the earth. But this misses the mark in that “We have the mind of Christ”. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? (Joh 3:12)

The spiritual church, has a spiritual Word. It is lead spiritual by the Lord himself. He is more than capable to do so. To think otherwise is only pretension. (While writing I heard this)…

“It is time for the Spiritual church to come forth says the Lord. I will begin to build it, and no man may lay his hand against it”.

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About kalahawk

I have been a church-goer most of my life. I have been in the Charismatic revival, and most recently the Prophetic and Healing revivals. I have written on Christian Doctrine since 2001. I have written three books, "Notes on the Book of Psalms", "Notes on Job" and "Notes on Revelation". Psalms is available as a free e-book download. I attended Bible Institute, an online Christian school for pastoral studies. I find His Word delightful, and my greatest pleasure is to find golden nuggets of truth!
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