Sunday, January 2, 2022

True Spiritual Enlightenment

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1 Corinthians 12:1 (YLT)And concerning the spiritual things, brethren, I do not wish you to be ignorantIkenna got himself into a lot of trouble because in trying to seek the Lord and walk in His great power, unknown to him, he was using methods born out of spiritual knowledge that is not from the kingdom of God. This exposed him to wicked spirits that invaded his mind beyond his control. Through the help of more mature believers, he was delivered and restored.

If a person’s spiritual adventure is guided by the confession of a former witch or sorcerer, he may come in contact with darkness when seeking light because he is using methods that dark spirits know how to exploit.

Knowledge concerning spiritual things is very common in our world today. There are many books and materials out there that claim to enlighten one concerning spiritual things, but most of them don't give enlightenment at all. They are manipulations by the Prince of this world to keep people under spiritual bondage, but fill their heads with powerless knowledge. Anyone who is truly spiritually enlightened will seek to be saved.

There are some that seek to use spiritual principles obtained from darkness to navigate in the kingdom of light. The ways of the kingdom of God are very different from the ways of any other kingdom.

The Corinthians that Paul was writing to were very vast in spiritual understanding because they used to be very experienced ‘spiritually enlightened’ Idol worshipers to the core (see 1 Corinthians 12:2), but apostle Paul referred to them as being spiritually ignorant. The spiritual knowledge they had in darkness was not an advantage for them in their new spiritual adventure in the kingdom of light. They needed to unlearn many things in order to learn the right things.

Go into today knowing that the Bible is our spiritual manual. The easiest way to be guided by the leading of the Holy Spirit is to understand the book He inspired from start to finish--The Bible.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi

Bible In One Year: Psalms 137-139 (In Devotional Audio)
Credits: Bible(Bible Experience, Zondervan)

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