Saturday, December 27, 2014

Shake Away the Old, Receive the Wisdom in the New

"7And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain." (Hebrews 12: 27)

When the writer of Hebrews talks about the shaking of things made, both in heaven and in earth, he is referring to the things of men, the traditions which we have lived by, or the behaviors, patterns, and ideas which do not come from heaven:

"14But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work." (James 3:14-16)

We do not want this earthly intellect, but the wisdom of God:

"17But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace." (James 3: 17-18)

Now, we have the best wisdom made available to us, through Christ Jesus:

"But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:" (1 Corinthians 1: 30)

We can know what He desires for us to do because He lives in us by the power of His Holy Spirit:

"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." (John 14: 26)

"20But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.. . .. 27But 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: 20, 27)

What enacts the Spirit within us? The New Covenant:

10For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
11And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
12For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more." (Hebrews 8: 10-12)
So, in order to receive true Wisdom, Christ in us and leading us, let us get rid of the Old Covenant, the old traditions, the counsel of the ungodly (Psalm 1:1), and receive Jesus, grace made alive in us.

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