Maybe you do not understand… Sometimes a lack of knowing or a lack of understanding could cause you to interpret the meaning of anything the wrong way. Some people just don’t understand and some cannot comprehend the meanings of that which is being said. When things are very hard to understand it may be due to the wording, how the words are spoken or written.
Example: if you speak english only and someone is trying to tell you something in French, you will look at them strangely and have a puzzled look on your face. You totally don’t understand anything being said, so u do nothing because you are at a loss for what is being said. Later u may ask yourself what were they telling me? You might feel bad because you did not understand, and rationalize it by saying oh well I do not speak french.
Same as for the Word of God, u just don’t understand it, it makes no sense to you, so u tend to ignore that which makes u feel less smart. When u read something that u do not understand, u tend to put the book down quickly. it has no interest to u. You cannot get interested in the book. So most often if u cannot get moved or our interest is not sparked, we often loose interest in that particular book.
So as it is for some, when it comes to reading the Bible. There is no connection with what is being said in the Bible so it does not spark your interest at all. So when u do not understand something what do u do? Do you put it down and walk away. Do you feel like since you cannot understand it then, this book is not for you? Do you lose total interest in the book? Do you feel like this book is not the type of book you would like to read? What do u feel about a book u have no understanding of or have not taken an interest in? Do you walk away from it never to pick it up again? That can be very easy to do and never pick it up again. Why? Because u feel u have nothing in common with anything written in the book at all.
Guess what? That is not true at all. It’s just the opposite. You have so much in common with the book that u can’t even imagine. The book, The Bible was written just for u. Its your personal friend and it has so much in it concerning your life. The Bible is your personal book of answers. It answers all of your questions, and answers questions that you often wonder about. The Holy Bible is your friend. There is a saying, “The Bible will keep you away from Sin, or Sin will keep you away from the Bible”.
How does the body mind and soul function spiritually? We can see with the eye how the body functions carnal. Do we know the difference, we should it is very easy to tell the difference between the two. First what is spiritual?
Spiritual relating to, or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things
Spiritual is something related to or concerned with religion, the spirit or the soul.
Read more at http://www.yourdictionary.com/spiritual#rjAFX12LXuDTPzgl.99
Spirituality – An awareness of the metaphysical, the religious, or the sublime. In practice, spirituality includes participation in organized religion, contemplation, meditation, prayer, reflection, and activities fostering self-growth and connections with others and with nature. http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/spiritual
It can be a very broad subject, because so many people have described spiritual as having and being so many things.
According to Watchman Nee, Spiritual is having the nature of God dwell within you. Its partaking of or having a spiritual life:
The Function of Conscience in Man’s Spirit
“The Lord your God hardened his spirit” Deut. 2.30
“Saves the crushed in spirit” Ps. 34.18
“Put a new and right spirit within me” Ps. 51.10
“When Jesus had thus spoken, he was troubled in spirit” John 13.21
“His spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of
idols” Acts 17.16
“It is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are
children of God” Rom.8.16
“I am present in spirit, and as if present, I have already pronounced
judgment” 1 Cor. 5.3
“I had no rest in my spirit” 2 Cor. 2.13 AV
“For God did not give us the spirit of timidity” 2 Tim. 1.7
The Function of Intuition in Man’s Spirit
“The spirit indeed is willing” Matt. 26.41
“Jesus perceiving in his spirit” Mark 2.8
“He sighed deeply in his spirit” Mark 8.12
“He was deeply moved in spirit” John 11.33
“Paul was pressed in the spirit” Acts 18.5 AV
“Being fervent in spirit” Acts 18.25
“I am going to Jerusalem, bound in the spirit” Acts 20.22
“What person knows a man’s thoughts except the spirit of the man which
is in him” 1 Cor. 2.11
“They refreshed my spirit as well as yours” I Cor. 16.18
“His spirit was refreshed by you all” 2 Cor. 7.13 AV
The Function of Communion in Man’s Spirit
“My spirit rejoices in God my Savior” Luke 1.47
“The true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth” John 4.23
Whom I serve with my spirit” Rom. 1.9
“We serve … in the new life of the spirit” Rom. 7.6
“You have received the spirit of sonship when we cry Abba Father” Rom.8.15
“The Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit” Rom. 8.16
“He who is united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him” I Cor. 6.17
“I will sing with the spirit” 1 Cor. 14.15
“If you bless with the spirit” I Cor. 14.16
“In the spirit he carried me away” Rev. 21.10
Often we as humans live as if we are our own creator, maker or inventor. We are not. Concerning a person which has never been in tune to God, the facts does not matter. But as it concerns a person that is fully aware of God and all of His doings and attributes, will know the importance of the Spiritual life. If there is life, living, breathing then you do have a spirit. But if you are dead, non-living, non-breathing then there is no spirit there dwelling within you. No human is complete without a spirit. Some confuse the soul as being the spirit but it is not. They are separate parts of us. We have a body, a soul, and a spirit. Each one has its own function!
If the spirit is not seeking God or not searching to have a connection with God then u will be left out. You have to seek to understand God, it will not come to u naturally, it takes work to develop an understanding of Gods Word. It takes reading it, meditating on it, it takes prayer and it take dedication. But most of us will not invest the time to get the understanding it take to master Gods Words.
I had these persons to tell me they do not believe in Gods Word because it was written by white men and they changed the words. So I asked him, well who words do u believe in? He said not the Bible, because the slave owners used the Bible to control the slaves. So I told him we are not responsible for believing wrong things. We are also not responsible if people use the Bible for the wrong reasons. We are also not responsible for being told lies. But what we are responsible for is digging out the truths in God’s Words. When we listen to people tell us thing in the Bible and we do not go to God and ask for understanding, and Biblical knowledge then we are responsible. We are responsible for not seeking the truth. Truth is only truth if we believe it, so do not let anybody tell you anything and then you do not go to God and ask for understanding. There are millions of lies being passed out as truths. The truth of any matter is never easy, the truth is the hardest thing to find. Lies are just lying around everywhere. But you have to dig and search for the truths. The Bible is the ultimate truth. So don’t let anybody tell you anything, because anything is not the truth most of the time.
Example: You might sit at home and somebody told u the sky was falling, and u sit there and say ok, you believe them. If u never get up out of your chair to look for yourself, then you are just too lazy to look for yourself, then you need to be lied to.
Example: Say for instance u are told all your life God is white. As a child you believe that, because everywhere you look you see pictures of a white Jesus. So u never question that. But as you get older and began to search the Bible you be given an understanding that God is not a white man. Look at the history of the people in the Biblical times. Jesus was a carpenter so He worked, he walked everywhere He had to go, I’m sure the sun was out and it was hot. I have never seen anybody that worked in the sun and walked everywhere in the sun being or having white skin. They will develop very dark skin and it never lightens up again.
OK go to scripture:
John’s Vision on Patmos Revelation1: 1:13-18
…13and in the middle of the lampstands I saw one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, and girded across His chest with a golden sash. 14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; 15 His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters; 16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. 17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. 18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.
Daniel’s Vision of the Ancient of Days
9“I kept looking Until thrones were set up, And the Ancient of Days took His seat; His vesture was like white snow And the hair of His head like pure wool. His throne was ablaze with flames, Its wheels were a burning fire. 10“A river of fire was flowing And coming out from before Him; Thousands upon thousands were attending Him, And myriads upon myriads were standing before Him; The court sat, And the books were opened.…
Daniel’s Vision of a Mighty Man
…5I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a certain man dressed in linen, whose waist was girded with a belt of pure gold of Uphaz. 6His body also was like beryl, his face had the appearance of lightning, his eyes were like flaming torches, his arms and feet like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a tumult. 7Now I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, while the men who were with me did not see the vision; nevertheless, a great dread fell on them, and they ran away to hide themselves.…
He took me there, and I saw a man whose appearance was like bronze; he was standing in the gateway with a linen cord and a measuring rod in his hand.
Liars always take out bits and pieces that serve their purposes, but it takes hard work to uncover the truths. Don’t let the devil sell you a lie. That is why the Bible says :
God’s Charges against Israel / Each of us Hosea 5-7
…5So you will stumble by day, And the prophet also will stumble with you by night; And I will destroy your mother. 6My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. 7The more they multiplied, the more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame.…
Destroyed means you are taken out, you die, reduced to nothing…..
Example: You are in a class of some sort, and you don’t quite understand the information being presented, DON’T SIT THERE!!! RAISE YOUR HAND AND ASK A MILLION QUESTIONS UNTIL YOU GET IT!!!!! Don’t worry about who looks at you crazy, or who is taking deep breaths or the ones who are looking at you out the sides of their necks, forget them. ASK, ASK AND ASK!!!
Same way with God, he wants you to ASK, ASK, AND ASK UNTIL U UNDERSTAND HIM AND HIS WORD!!
Now days there is NO REASON FOR YOU NOT TO UNDERSTAND ANYTHING, especially the BIBLE. Once you began to understand the more your spirit will become tuned to God the Holy Spirit. We all have a spirit, and that spirit craves to be intimate with the Holy Spirit of God. When u began to seek after God and began to understand Him, your way of life changes. It seeks to please God, and to live more by His Word.
So it is best to seek for yourself, that has been a major problem for us, we let others instill their opinions upon us. And often opinions are the results of what one is thinking. Not what is actual being said, or what is being demonstrated. So in order for us not to fall into and believing someone else opinions, lets take a whole look for ourselves. Read it yourself. Understand it for yourself, and know it for yourself. If you do your research then nobody can lie to you when it concerns the Biblical Truths.
Ok so you say what do I mean?
Examples: Take a look the election candidates, some of us just vote for someone because our friend will be voting for that person. Or the Pastor told you to vote for them, or u heard it on the radio, or someone at your job will be voting for a certain person or you get in a group to decide to vote for a person, but you really need to read upon the person to get an idea of what they think, or how they feel about issues that concern you. But its more easy for someone to tell you who to vote for than to do your own research. Ok u vote for(example) Hillary because Shelia Lee told you to. But, what if she got paid to tell you to vote for Hillary. So you vote for Hillary, but did u dig and see what she is about, or did u listen to someone else tell you who to vote for?
I tell you this, that is why the country is in the situation it is in today, we didn’t read the Bible, and we did not research the person running for these public offices. We need knowledge, understanding and we need God to make godly decisions. I used to be like that but after trials in my life I’ve learned that everybody I would vote for do not have our best interest at heart, if they did we would not have so many, many black men, black husbands, black sons, black daughters, black mothers or black people in jails.
But after all is said and done, The best wisdom to have is the Wisdom from Gods Words.