#14 The Natural, Nonspiritual Man
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1 Corinthians 2:14 AMPC
But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense to him; and he is incapable of knowing them (of progressively recognizing, understand and becoming better acquainted with them) because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.
There was a woman who read my book, Adoration, and she said, “I have to confess I don’t understand your writings.” I had considered her to be a rather spiritual person because she claimed to have great insight.
Later I would see by her bad fruit that she was not remotely spiritual, but at the time, I was troubled by her response. My goal had been to write profound truths in the simplest words. As I sought the Lord, He said, “She is not a spiritual person. She is not reading with her spirit but with her soul, so she can’t possibly understand it.” I was quite amazed…
What constitutes a spiritual person? What makes one spiritual as opposed to “the natural, nonspiritual man?”
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