Friday, 26 March 2021
“And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things GOD has freely given us.” – 1 Corinthians 2:12 NLT
When a rich man realizes that his time on earth is coming to an end he settles his affairs. He does this so that there may not be confusion and conflict when the estate has to be divided for his loved ones. He may have specific plans concerning his estate and these plans/ desires are expressed through his will. This will is very crucial and the original is given to his lawyer who will make sure his client’s wishes are executed. When the man is deceased his lawyer will notify all the beneficiaries and a date will be set when the will will be read. When notified about this date, all the beneficiaries are clueless as to what they will inherit. The only person who knows exactly what each will receive is the lawyer. During the reading of the will, the lawyer explains to each beneficiary what they will inherit.
Our Christian walk is similar to the above scenario in that GOD has given us an inheritance and the only person who is assigned to inform us of our inheritance is Holy Spirit. He has the original will and only He can guide us into acquiring our inheritance. Without Him, we do not know what our purpose in life is. Many people are confused and unfulfilled in life because they don’t know what their purpose on earth is. They spend so much money and time reading books and visiting so-called “gurus” in the hope that their emptiness could be filled. They are trying to find out what’s in the will without approaching the estate’s executor (Holy Spirit).
GOD has already given us an inheritance and these gifts can only be accessed and understood only when Holy Spirit is consulted. He is there to reveal to us the exact plans of God for our life. Holy Spirit searches the mind of God concerning my specific inheritance. He searches so that He may reveal to me what GOD has freely given to me. So without Him, I can not know God’s plans for my life, I can not know my purpose in life.
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” (Romans 8:14). GOD leads His children through his Spirit. The scary part about this Scripture is that those who don’t have the Spirit are being led by someone and that someone isn’t GOD. And if they aren’t being led by GOD where are they being led to? This is very sobering because it makes you realize that everyone is being led somewhere, whether they know it or not. GOD in all his mercy and wisdom realized that we can’t navigate this walk on our own and availed His Spirit to lead and guide us into all truth. He wanted us to always be in the know, He didn’t want us to be led astray. He sealed our covenant with Him with His Spirit and through the same Spirit we are confident and assured that we are His sons. The same Spirit continues to teach us about the Kingdom and convicts us in areas of our lives that aren’t pleasing to GOD. For without Him we are illegitimate children without direction and guidance.
Those who don’t have the Holy Spirit are being led by someone and that someone isn’t GOD and if they aren’t being led by GOD where are they being led to?