I have to say the bible has become a complete new book to me. Literally no longer do I read what I need to be I now see who it is I am. Big difference that does not come from mental ascent but by revelation of the rhema word of God. I will say this just to demonstrate a point. I can see that to think God wants to bless a Christian is a lie from the pit of hell. A lie that has kept many bound up for years, chasing a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Once you have Jesus in your life understand God does NOT want to bless you. Blessing is now not what we get, it is who we are! One comes from a psychopathic soul and the other flows from identity. One is all about me the other is all about who He is in, through and around me. A soul believer will automatically default to now saying something like, “yes that is the same thing, my life will see blessing when in Christ”. That is not what is being said here.
I was reading 1 Corinthians 1:13 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.
This verse is a great contrast of where we have been and where we are going. In context Paul talks about demonstration of the power of God, but here we would be carnal to limit this to signs and wonders. Paul in chapter 2 talks about demonstration of the Spirit. He was not running a side show to entertain Jews. Remember in chapter 1 Paul made it very clear he is not talking about signs that Jews seek. So in this passage Paul is whispering a spirit truth, problem is we often do not hear it as we operate like the Greeks he spoke about wanting knowledge or wisdom. Paul has very clearly laid the groundwork to understand what he is saying and it could maybe be said this way.
No person will ever hear this within their ears. He says NO you can’t learn wisdom of God and NO signs just don’t do it either. So what is it he is talking about? If we can teach the anointing or spirit lifestyle with words we have made the cross of Christ of no effect.
Paul meant he walks in the spirit and only those with spirit ears hear. He did not get caught up in baptizing as he knew it was futile if there was no shift to hear Spirit. If a person is not born of the spirit and now living through the new baby lifestyle of the spirit. All we do is make the cross of Christ of no effect. Problem is many birth a new baby and are born again in the spirit, then they hand that baby to a psychotic soul to raise. That is why many love the sign and manifestations, they love prophecy and healing and have convinced themselves it is for Jesus. They miss the point they feed their soul instead of realizing the spirit lifestyle makes prophecy, knowledge, tongues, healing etc WHO THEY ARE. Not what they do! Yes Paul says he talks wisdom with the mature, but the mature are not people studied in the knowledge God. The mature walk by the spirit understand the spirit truth that the bible is, who they are being revealed.
I can see the minute we think we have something to say we are feeding into the souls psychopathic ways. When my words consist of “I” then all I am saying is I live by the soul. When my attitude is I can teach something then all I have is a psychopathic soul. When I think I must take the land I am a deceived psychopath, a spirit man is being revealed and is dominion as he is revealed. Remember the medical world says, no psychopath has ever changed or ever even seen they are psychopathic. Paul was serious when he said ”I know nothing” if in all our years of learning about Jesus and what He likes and does not like why cannot we understanding our COMPLETE lack of understanding of God. Sure in my spirit revelation is revealed but once I turn that to knowledge and live out of it, OUCH!
BTW some Wikipedia points that define a psychopath. Amazing how these traits exist in the political out workings of manmade religion. Also how many of these traits can be applied to what many call a walk of faith. In man-made religion we always have grandiose self worth, superficial charm, our greatest lie is to ourselves and we manipulate people for Jesus. Usually such show no remorse for the pain they inflict when people do not see it their way. They demonize the people and it excuses treating people like the devil. Emotionally shallow, callous and lacking empathy. Never accepting responsibility for their actions as after all they hear God better than anyone else. Needing constant stimulation and so many in religion are prone to boredom and constantly need stimulation of some kind to feed something in themselves. Hence many religious systems have to have a constant program of activity to stimulate the psychopathic soul. They have a parasitic lifestyle, needing those in their community to reassure and enable them. Lacking long term or realistic goals they are impulsive and irresponsible.
Now of course all that is relative but praise the Lord the direct opposite in the spirit is 1 Corinthians 13 and a love that the soul can only dream about or try and copy.