“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 1 Corinthians 2:14

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Whoever does not have the Spirit

cannot receive the gifts that come from God’s Spirit.

Such a person really does not understand them,

and they seem to be nonsense,

because their value can be judged only on a spiritual basis.

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– 1 Corinthians 2:14 (GNT)

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REFLECTION…

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God has revealed true wisdom to us by His Spirit.

He gives the knowledge of His will only to the spiritual person.

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It is in the Holy Scriptures,

that the mind of Christ,

and the mind of God in Christ,

are fully made known to us.

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As Christians, it is our great privilege

to have the mind of Christ revealed to us by His Spirit,

as we experience His sanctifying power in our hearts,

and produce good fruits in our lives.

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QUOTE…

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“If we Christians do not fully understand the things of the Spirit,

if we do not give or offer witness then we have no identity.

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For some, these things of the Spirit are foolishness

– they are not able to understand them.

The person moved by the Spirit, however, judges everything:

such a person is free and cannot be judged by anyone.

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Now, we have the thought of Christ

and that is the Spirit of Christ.

This is the Christian identity.

Not having the spirit of the world,

that way of thinking,

that way of judging …

You can have five degrees in theology, but not have the Spirit of God!

Maybe you’ll be a great theologian,

but you are not a Christian because you do not have the Spirit of God!

That which gives authority,

that which gives identity is the Holy Spirit,

the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

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The authority of Jesus – and the authority of the Christian –

comes from this ability to understand the things of the Spirit,

to speak the language of the Spirit.

It is from this anointing of the Holy Spirit.“

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– Pope Francis

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Lord grant me Your Spirit. Grant me Your way of thinking, feeling, speaking.

Lord please grant me the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

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