Wednesday 29 November 2017

So What's Paul's point about 1 Corinthians 12?

Answer - Chris Welch
The Church is the Word and the progress of Word.
The parable of the sower shows the progress of Word. It shows it’s OK if some things only get as far as the stony ground. Humans require success , something that has the appearance of endurance like Madame Tussaud’s waxworks.
We however get Life and share Life.
You get Life by abiding in Word long enough for it to absorb, break up fallow ground and find good soil.
Then out of that we share.
The clever human mirror of 1 Corinthians 12 in only some aspects is the psychologists couch.
This too is another example of deciding
what are the components of Gods work, stripping God out and making it secular.
But it isn’t the same.
Jesus, the One Mature Man at 30 took 12 disciples and while ministering in the Spirit trained them in that realm, while also living with them and correcting their wrong inner seeing.
Jesus is no longer here physically so 1 Corinthians 12 and the baptism in the Spirit is how the gathering together aspect of Kingdom works now.
The disciples were schooled in Psalm 123 Living.....perceiving what the Father is up to and doing what He calls you to do.
1 Corinthians 12 gathering is how the Spirit uses each one to train and sensitize the other now to Psalm 123 Living. Maturity is simply exporting that new consciousness to all of our lives.
One sentence says
“ the mature, who by reason of practice have trained their senses( mind will emotions) according to righteousness such that they are now able to discern ( underlying) spiritual good from spiritual evil. The two spirits any of us can live from at any time.

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