Are you looking for SPIRITUAL WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE? You WILL NOT find them in religion, Church, Seminary, Bible school or in College psychology and philosophy classes.
“DO NOT LET ANYONE JUDGE YOU by what you eat or drink; or with regard to A RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL, or a New Moon celebration OR A SABBATH DAY. These things are a shadow of the things that were to come; THE REALITY, however, IS FOUND IN CHRIST.” (Colossians 2:16).
“See to it that NO ONE TAKES YOU CAPTIVE through HOLLOW and DECEPTION PHILOSOPHY, WHICH DEPENDS ON HUMAN TRADITION and THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF THIS WORLD rather THAN ON CHRIST.” (Col. 2:8).
Many people like to judge you [ Us] according to THEIR RELIGIOUS RULES. Apostle Paul wrote WE ARE NOT TO LET ANYONE JUDGE US by what we do. Many Pastors and Evangelist judge people according TO THEIR CHURCH RULES. Many Christian people judge others by their MAN MADE RULES OF RELIGION and MAN MADE PHILOSOPHIES. They are HOLLOW and DECEPTIVE.
“The only Judge we have is GOD and WE HAVE BEEN JUDGED BY HIM In Christ. JESUS SHED HIS BLOOD and DIED ON THE CROSS FOR US. ALL OUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN because OF WHAT JESUS DID. He forgave all our sins! (Col. 2:13). God chooses NOT TO REMEMBER OUR SINS. “Their sins and lawless acts I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE. And where they HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.” (Heb. 10:17-18). God is not holding our sins against us. He chooses not to remember our sins because HE DEALT with ALL our sins at the Cross. MANY RELIGIOUS PEOPLE JUDGE PEOPLE but GOD DOES NOT JUDGE US. God see's us as HOLY and BLAMELESS IN Christ. WE ARE “HOLY IS HIS SIGHT WITHOUT BLEMISH and FREE FROM ACCUSATION.” (Col. 1:22).
Spiritual wisdom and knowledge CAN ONLY BE FOUND HIDDEN IN CHRIST. Look to: “Christ in whom are hidden ALL the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Col. 2:3 ). ONLY IN CHRIST are the TREASURES of SPIRITUAL WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE. YOU HAVE ALL SPIRITUAL TREASURES in you because CHRIST IS IN YOU.
You have ALL SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS in you because ALL BLESSINGS ARE IN CHRIST and CHRIST IS IN YOU! “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who HAS BLESSED US in the heavenly realms WITH EVERY SPIRITUAL BLESSING IN CHRIST.” (Eph 1:3).
Spiritual wisdom and knowledge are two of the many spiritual blessings that we are blessed with in Christ. Please know that it is because of him [God] that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us WISDOM from God -- that is our RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS and REDEMPTION. Therefore as it is written, “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.” (1 Cor. 1:30-3). Righteousness, holiness and redemption are SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS [Treasures] that God has blessed us with In Christ.
We DID NOT EARN our blessings in Christ and WE DO NOTHING TO KEEP our blessings in Christ. OUR HEAVENLY FATHER HAS BLESSED US WITH ALL SPIRITUAL [ treasures] BLESSINGS IN CHRIST.
Our spiritual blessings ARE NOT THINGS God has given to us. GOD HAS GIVEN US JESUS CHRIST and IN CHRIST ARE ALL SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS. CHRIST IS OUR SPIRITUAL BLESSING. He has become for us WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS and REDEMPTION.
Another spiritual blessing WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN is ETERNAL LIFE. “God HAS GIVEN US ETERNAL LIFE and THIS LIFE IS IN HIS SON. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” (1 John 5:11-12).
We are in Christ and He is in us. WE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. Eternal life is NOT A THING WE GET AFTER OUR PHYSICAL DEATH. WE HAVE ETERNAL LIFE NOW because THE ETERNAL LIFE OF CHRIST LIVES IN US NOW and WE ARE IN HIM.
We are, “SAVED BY HIS LIFE!” PRAY that we may have the spirit of REVELATION to DISCOVER ALL the SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS WE HAVE IN CHRIST. (Eph. 1:17-19). Because OF GOD'S GRACE IN CHRIST WE HAVE SPIRITUAL WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE.
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