The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except a man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 1 Cor. 2:10b, 11
As times grow chaotic and the noise of the culture rises to seemingly destructive levels to our spiritual ears, leaders in the Body of Christ must delve deeper into the Kingdom of God. The scripture says that the Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. The Holy Spirit is the great search engine of all Kingdom truth. He is the teacher for those who are teachable.
Searching the depth of all things God is a good thing! Searching the deep things of God is not for bragging rights as to our scriptural prowess. It is not for self-exaltation in knowledge. It is not to create another spiritual fad for the church fashion show. The Word declares this for a greater purpose.
Searching is for the purpose of revealing. Revealing is for understanding. Understanding is for wisdom. Wisdom is unto stability and maturity. We are called to have the Spirit show us the depths of the Word, the width of His grace, and the magnitude of His kingdom. We, then, gain understanding, grow in wisdom and become stable leaders in a culture of instability.
When we begin to know what God is thinking, we can walk in His divine will personally and corporately staying abreast of what He desires to do in this day and hour.
Delving deeper can be intimidating. It can be lonely…few desire to go there. Deep means deep! I like the Amplified expansion of this scripture, "The Holy Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God (divine counsels and things hidden beyond man’s scrutiny)." Sounding the ‘bottomless things of God’ can be intimidating. They are bottomless! When I was learning to swim, I was comfortable only when I could touch bottom of the pool. When I entered deeper water up near my neck, fear encroached. But as I learned to swim, I understood it was not the depth that was fear causing, but the water itself. It could drown me! It threatened my safe place! When I learned to swim, depth no longer mattered. Whether water was neck deep or ‘bottomless’, I could stay afloat. I would live and not die.
Do not fear drowning in the depths of His Word and His Kingdom. He is the water of life. His Word is life. God’s thoughts reveal His intentions for this day and hour; His intentions for you; His intentions for the church; His intentions for nations. Go there with the Holy Spirit. You will live, and live more abundantly!
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