However, as it is written: “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.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10
The power of the Spirit takes us beyond our own human understanding. No eye has seen – You can read the Bible from cover to cover and not see everything God has prepared for your life.
No ear has heard – You can listen to every sermon, prophet, and apostle and yet still not hear all God has for you.
No mind has conceived – You can’t brainstorm, imagine, or even dream up everything that’s your portion in the will of God. BUT…God has revealed it by His SPIRIT.
Paul then goes on to explain that the spirit can investigate everything, even the deep things of God. I believe that Paul is talking about your own human spirit. Your spirit can search out all things.
You may think Google is good. The Bible tells you that your spirit is the greatest search engine ever created.
I know that Paul was given an enormous amount of revelation. He wrote most of the New Testament under the direction of the Holy Spirit. How did he receive all of that? By spending time in the spirit.
Here Paul tells us the secret of this supernatural revelation. It can only be received in the spirit. He makes it clear that your flesh (eyes and ears) cannot grasp it. Neither can your soul (mind) come up with it. It has to be a work of your spirit.
If this is true, then you must know how to use your spirit in order to access this information. It only comes to a person who knows how to interact on the spiritual level. This means that you must know how to pray in the spirit in order to receive the revelation that’s referenced by this verse.
Your body and soul can never search out the deeper things of God; it will only be accomplished by your spirit working in conjunction with the Holy Spirit.
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.
1 Corinthians 2:11-12
We have to understand how our human spirit functions. Most people have no idea what it does. Other than knowing that we have a spirit, most people don’t even give it a second thought.
Our spirit it the most important part of our being. It has abilities and functions that are indispensable to our Christian walk. One of its functions is to search out what we’re thinking about. Your spirit knows what you want as well as all of your hopes and dreams. The fact is that your spirit knows you intimately.
In the same way that your spirit knows your thoughts, God’s Spirit knows His thoughts intimately. Now for the question that can unlock the power of God in your life. What if these two spirits get together and compare notes? Your spirit knows your needs, thoughts, desires, and questions. God’s Spirit knows all the answers to these things.
When they get together, the result is a release of the power of God over your life and ministry. It’s through prayer in the spirit that this will happen. That’s how to lay hold of the wisdom of God. It can only be done in the realm of the spirit.
Question: How does prayer in the spirit affect your life?
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