“But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” “
Technology has brought many things into our lives. You can debate the good and the bad. But without technology, how many of us would ever see the wonder of the ocean’s depths or the awe-inspiring heights of Mount Everest? How many of us could walk through the ancient city of Petra or follow the migration of the ruby-throated hummingbird?
Even beyond our real world, technology has given us access to “see” the imaginations of people like J. R. R. Tolkien and George Lucas.
Yet, despite all the wonders, we can experience through our screens, scripture tells us we haven’t seen, heard, or even imagined the things that God has prepared for us.
These deep things of God, these things which only the Spirit knows – we can know them, too.
“But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.” (I Corinthians 2:9-12 NKJV)
This knowledge has been freely given to us through the Holy Spirit, who reveals to us the things of God.
Yet, we can go our whole life as a child of God without ever pursuing the things of the Spirit. Still, He embodies us, waiting to be acknowledged.
Of the Holy Spirit’s importance, J. I. Packer states, “Why, were it not for the work of the Holy Spirit there would be no gospel, no faith, no church, no Christianity in the world at all.”
Why is this third Person of the Trinity largely ignored by Christians today? That is a good question. And one each of us must answer for ourselves.
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” (John 16:7-8, 13 NKJV)
“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” “(John 4:23-24 NKJV)
The Spirit is moving . . .
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mmm … without the steady presence, the whisperings, the guidance from the ever-present Spirit of God, I have no idea where I’d be, who I’d be.
So grateful for the wisdom of the Trinity in our lives. Maybe when we get to heaven things will be clearer. But I can’t help believing that we’ll be mesmerized my Father, Son, and Spirit and will fall down and worship.
Can’t wait. Come quickly, Lord Jesus.
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