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Not with enticing words

Posted by appolus on October 16, 2019

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.(1Co 2:4-5)

There is such a revelation in this Scripture that goes right along with everything that Paul was teaching not only the Corinthians but also the Galatians, every saint of that day, down through the ages and our day. If your faith stands because of the wisdom of men, and in this case it is the wisdom of enticing words from the pulpit, then your faith will not stand.

Only by the power of God can our faith be sustained, not by the persuasive words of men. One word from the mouth of God, even if it was from the mouth of a donkey, is better than ten thousand words from a very clever and persuasive man.

Many men can demonstrate wisdom, how many men can demonstrate the power of God? We applaud men for working for weeks on a sermon, but outside of the power of God and Him moving in our midst where does it leave us? Wiser and more educated? Perhaps. Changed in the very depths of our heart? Hopefully. This is the power of God. We cannot finish in the flesh what was begun in the Spirit.

Much of what we hear from pulpits today are enticing words of mans wisdom. Our faith in God cannot be sustained by this. If this is all that exists then slowly and surely the faith and the spiritual life of the sheep will spiral downwards leaving nothing but flesh and bone. The well fed sheep is he or she who grazes in the green pastures of the power of God and His word spoken, by that very power. It is this atmosphere that God alone is lifted up. In the power of the flesh and the wisdom of man, only man is elevated.

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