The Abiding

John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

When we finished yesterday the issue at hand was the Comforter abiding in you. We will often find ourselves in a position of thinking that we know all truths, which is error. Any particular truth about any particular thing, event, person or circumstance still lays within the purview of God’s will. The Comforter is there to reveal Truth, Jesus Christ.

The gift of discernment is not given to every believer and is bestowed upon those with a right heart, right thinking, and have proven themselves to be loyal to the will of God in private matters.

1 Corinthians 2:14-16 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

Be not confused, your mind is not the mind of Christ but because of the abiding Spirit, you have access to His thoughts. Having access does not guarantee that you will use it. I will from time to time rely on my memory rather than do a check in my spirit for truth. When we do that, our minds are flesh and subject to failure of memory. This is why it is important to read our bible afresh and reaffirm those words into the recesses of our memories.

Repetition is the price of knowledge. (Dr. Keith Lamb)

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