THE NATURAL MAN
1 Corinthians 2:13-15 (14) – ‘But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.’ (NKJV)
I once talked with people who called the Bible fiction. For every explanation I gave, they had ready-made answers. These men and women were grounded in the Word, and the more I engaged, the more convincingly opposing their responses were. No wonder our Scripture today affirms that spiritual things are foolishness to the carnal man. They do not understand it.
There are individuals in our communities who can prove there is no Christ or the provision of salvation. In Acts 17:16-34, Apostle Paul met such people in Athens, where he noticed that they were ignorantly worshipping an unknown god. Therefore, he preached the gospel to the community. In the end, some were converted, while others rejected salvation (vs 32).
Beloved, when you proclaim the good news, some will instantly yield, and others may be resistant. However, persist and don’t give up on winning their souls. More importantly, ensure that you know the Word so that you don’t get converted to the other side (2 Timothy 2:15). Finally, pray for people who criticise the reality of Christ that they might have a personal encounter with God. By so doing, the name of the Lord shall be glorified.
Hymn: Faith of Our Fathers – Frederick W. Faber (1849)
1. Father, open my eyes to a deeper revelation of You.
2. Father, save the ignorant and let them experience a divine encounter!
(THE MIDNIGHT PRAYER)
1. Father, please intervene for me so that your name is not mocked in my life and situation (mention).
2. Lord, silence every aggression of the wicked against me, my family, and the church.
3. Satanic tailor(s), sewing garments of shame and death for my life. Enough is enough, die!
4. Father, please don’t let my children and I ever go to jail in our lifetime.
THIS IS YOUR DAY OF VICTORY
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