However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 1 Corinthians 2:6 (NKJV)


In this series, we have seen the emphasis on one description of God as “the Lord of hosts” (Zechariah 1:3), and we have studied the fact that God has called us into the fellowship of His Son (1 Corinthians 1: 9). We are currently living in serious times, and some may say that serious times demand serious people. However, the real truth is that serious times demand spiritual people who have spiritual minds. This is because serious times require the capacity to deal with serious issues, and this can only be done through divine inspiration.

One of the characteristics of people with spiritual minds is that they walk in the liberty that God has given through Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 3:17-18). This means they are Spirit-liberated, and have been transformed by the Spirit of God Who regulates them and removes fear and anxiety. A second characteristic is that they have been transformed into non-conformists, who follow the leading of the Holy Spirit, and refute the styles and patterns of the world (Romans 12:2). Therefore, this means that the spiritual capacity to deal with difficult times involves being Spirit-liberated and a non-conformist. These are characteristics that the Lord desires His children to have, as they enable us thrive in difficult seasons (1 Corinthians 2:6-16). These characteristics are also indications of maturity, and God wants us to grow up.

In this season, a lot of people have unanswered questions and are searching for assurance which can only be found in Jesus (1 Corinthians 2:9). It is the revelation of Christ that we have received, that shows us the things that God has for us in these times, and enables us to thrive. Natural minds cannot receive it, as it is only spiritual minds that tune in to God’s leading by which we judge all things aright (1 Corinthians 2:14-15). In order to develop this, a person must begin by knowing that God has called us to enjoy fellowship with His Son, Jesus.

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