By: Darrelyn L. Tutt"And He said unto them, 'These are the words which I spake unto you while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning Me." Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures."Luke 24:44-45-------And is it not a most curious thing, my friend, that after walking with Christ for several years, still the disciples were men of such little understanding in regard to truth?Is it not a most pressing wonderment that men are unable to comprehend urgent spiritual matters and must be instead, given, the comfort, consolation, and Spirit of God in order for their minds to be opened up?There is no theologian, instructor, teacher, priest, or prophet who can understand God but the Spirit of God Himself and the Spirit's revealing."But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him."1 John 2:27------So then we see: The minds of men remain closed until Christ opens them.It's a closed and opened case.It's a supernatural work and discourse to understand the works and Word of God.This is why some "great" men grow itchy and twitchy by this and other similar passages; trying to explain away the meaning of it or seeking to reinterpret the message of its power contained within it.They had hoped to rule the realm and be in the place of God;thought of as "great" men where no great men exist.Look no further than the Lord God Himself, my friend, for the furtherance of a walk with Him and direction from Him. He is well-able and without need to confer with others about the truths He has given to us and desires to reveal to us.Revelation and translation are necessary agents prescribed by Him for bringing us into depth and relationship with Him.He may send along truth-tellers that speak to His word, to be sure, but they lack power and are nothing next to the agent termed "Holy Spirit."How wonderfully these passages testify to the divine, supernatural, and extraordinary power of the Spirit.Get the truth in you and He will faithfully translate it to you in "His" time.Love the life you live ...Closed and Opened.-------- THREE STUDY EMPOWERMENTS1) Read and reflect on the order, role, and provision of the Spirit as recorded in the Scripture.Read Luke 24; John 15,16 & 21, and Acts 1.2) These passages ought to burst you at the "soul seams" as you realize the extraordinary and abundant power of the Holy Spirit at work within you.How do these passages empower you and what ought to be the result?3) Be conscious and careful of turning the "work and word" over to the Spirit and not to man. Submit your mind's path to the Spirit of God alone, and resist any tangible and temporal counterfits.Love the life you live ...and the God who loves you.Closed and Opened.------
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