What To Say About Jesus

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.  Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.  Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

I Corinthians 12:1-3

In this passage, Paul gives us an interesting test.  “Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.”

There are two things in this verse that Paul tells us that we need to understand.  First, we need to understand that “No man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed.”  Nobody who is being led by the Spirit of God is going to call Jesus accursed.  As Christians, we would likely feel very terrible about saying anything that bad about Jesus.  (At least I hope we would!)

Second, we need to understand that “no man can say that Jesus is Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.”  There are not a lot of people who are able to say that “Jesus is Lord.”  If we are able to say that, it is because the Spirit of God allows us to do it.

The whole question of being led by the spirit or not being led by the spirit is a simple case of “what do we do with Jesus?”  That is really the most important question in all of life – what do we do with Jesus?  What do we think about Him?  What do we say about Him?  What do we believe about Him?  The answer to those questions will tell us where we are in life.

 

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