Aids to spiritual understanding simply defines the things you need to do to have spiritual understanding. The first in the list is being born again, then we will look at knowledge of the word, prayer, the Holy Spirit and his baptism, worship.
What is Spiritual Understanding
St. John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
The word of God is the spirit that we are trying to understand. Therefore spiritual understanding is the understanding of the word of God through the spirit of revelation or Understanding which is the Holy Spirit.
The word of God is not those letters you see on your bible. The bible says those letters can kill, but the spirit gives life.
Aids to Spiritual Understanding
I do not like giving people steps to things because God does not have steps to anything but just one solution to everything which is the word of God.
The Word of God
Once you are born again, the very next thing to do is to stay on the revelation of the word for some years before you can venture into anything else.
the word of God is your life, if you are not aquatinted with the word, then you are not aquatinted with your life. You need to understand what you are doing before you can make any progress.
aftrr you are born again, you need to understand your life before you can make attempt to live it. A lot of people just like to joke with what they should not. If you are told that something is your life then you should be serious with that thing.
Are you trying to think God is not serious or the things of God are not important. Why would you spend five to seven years in school to gain knowledge in certain area in order to use that and make a living. Is it because people think they cannot make a living out of the word of God, that’s why they cannot spend five years on the word. That’s why you cannot take your bible to the library and spend a whole day on it.
Many can born a whole night for biology, economics, history, maths, microbiology, but they have never say down with their bible for two hours. But whether they know it or not, the bible is their lives. Ignorant is no excuse.
What I’m I trying to bring out;
if you spend at least five hours everyday on the understanding of the word of God with the spirit of revelation. After five years you can never be an average citizen of your country.
The word of God is the power of God, the word of God is the wisdom of God, the word of God is God himself. You don’t have the power because you do not have enough understanding of the word. No wisdom because there’s no enough understanding of the word in you.
The whole world is full of competition, all that God want is for you to develop the mindset of God, and use that mindset to compete with the world. Some of your classmates are using demonic influence to scale through in school.
Nothing is normal anywhere in the world anymore, nobody is going about with nothing. Some families are doing yearly demonic sacrifices for their children to excel, some has family gods, familiar spirits, and you just want to play around as a believer with nothing. You will soon be a scapegoat somewhere. There’s what is called straybullet in battle field, and such bullets are always searching for lazy people, careless humans who does not keep to instructions.
Tell me which power is more than the power of God, which wisdom is more than the wisdom of God. So why not sit down and aquire enough of this power, enough of this wisdom that will now help you before you can engage yourself in a
Knowledge of scriptures
The level to which you expose yourself to the word of God equals the level to which you understand scriptures.
Scriptures are interrelated, knowing many of them help relate one to another for easier understanding. So knowing many scriptures aids spiritual understanding.
(b) The Holy Spirit
The God with Us on Earth Now Is the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of the word; this means he is the interpreter. Without the Holy Spirit you will never understand the scriptures. The arrival of the holy spirit was the arrival of faith.
There is different between believing in God and having faith. Faith is build up, it accumulates and grows with increase in knowledge. Believe is a norm, a principle formed due to accumulation of knowledge. At this point of believe, no one can influence nor change it.
It means you have been convinced over time and has come to settle with it, you have agreed totally to it, you have been wined over. you have completely accepted and agreed to the idea.
Without the Holy Spirit, no one will have an understanding of the word because the holy spirit is the ONLY TEACHER, no one else can interpret the scriptures. And without the interpretation of scriptures, no believer can take complete dominion on earth
Believe is forms the foundation of faith, for example; you can listen to three different messages on obedience, each of them on different areas of the same subject and you were convinced to believe all of the messages. As you keep piling knowledge of that subject to a certain level, it builts up faith. Believe is the smallest particle of faith. As more particles accumulate, it forms a level of faith.
The Holy Spirit
No one else can explain the scriptures apart from the Holy Spirit.
The words that I speak to you they are spirit and they are life.
That spirit that Jesus referred to is the Holy Spirit. This means the Holy Spirit is the spirit of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is also the Spirit of the word of God.
The Holy Spirit is a person, meaning he has feelings, communicates, very friendly, and truly a helper. Many believers do not know nor understand the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the third person in the trinity. Jesus had gone to be with father after resurrection, but he left his spirit which is the Holy Spirit with us.
Understand this; Jesus said;
It is expedient that I go away, this means he had gone away.
If I do not go, the comforter will not come.
This means the God that is here with us now is not the Father, not Jesus, but the Holy Spirit.
This simply means your relationship with the Holy Spirit is very vital and should never be ignored.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT, THEN IT WILL BE VERY HARD, YOU WILL MISS OUT, YOU ARE ALREADY LOSING, AND INFACT FAILURE ON EARTH IS INEVITABLE.
Whatever you suppose to do in the spirit, you are doing it in the Holy Spirit. He handles every spiritual process. He is the one that supposed to pray for you according to the scriptures.
He is the one that will guide you in worship. He is the sole controller general of everything that happens in the spirit.
YOU WILL BE SO RESISTED ON EARTH IF YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT IS NOT SOUND.
Lack of sound relationship with the Holy Spirit is the root cause of the failure of many Christians
What does all these mean?
How to walk in the spirit
(c) You have to be spiritual
You just have to be spiritual to understand the scriptures. It means to be in the spirit. What you are trying to understand is completely spiritual, you can only use spiritual mind and eyes to uncover it.
A canal man does not understand the things of the spirit, because they are spiritually discerned.
If you know what it takes or mean to be spiritual, then you are on the right path.
So the Holy Spirit is the teacher of the word and you need a very good relationship with HIM to succeed, not only in understanding the word, but in life generally.
There was the dispensation of the Father relating to man directly, in the Old Testament. Jesus was not around then. That was the time of Abraham, Moses, Isaac, Jacob, and so on. The Holy Spirit was not officially on earth yet and Jesus was not there.
Immediately Jesus arrived on earth, God the father withdrew, and man could only relate directly with Jesus.
Even from then till now and the end of the world, anything you want to get from God the father must come to you through Jesus.
God does not break ranks. When Jesus left, He said I am going to the father. That means I am leaving the earth to where the father is, but there is another person replacing me, which is the Holy Spirit.
If you want to relate with God now, after Jesus had left, you must pass through the Holy Spirit.
There is nothing you will do successfully with God now without a strong relationship with the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is here on earth primarily for man. He came just for man, and nothing else. He did not come for animals, the planet, neither did he come to help God realize his dreams.
Jesus came just for man and when he left, the Holy Spirit took over to complete what Jesus was here for. The Holy Spirit cannot have relationship with any other than man.
How do you think the Holy Spirit will feel, if after arriving the earth which is your house, nobody wants to neither receive him nor have relationship with him?
Therefore the Holy Spirit is here only for man, just for man. He is the spirit of Christ, hence the spirit of the word. He is here to help, lead, and guide us into success both with God and on earth.
The Holy Spirit is the one that will give spiritual understanding of the word.
The Word of God Satisfies`
Look, it satisfies; this is why Jesus wasn’t eating much of physical food; the disciples observed and ask, and he told them he has food that he is eating and that is, doing the will of the father.
The will of God is the word of God, what Jesus was actually saying was his meat was doing the word the light or doing the spiritual understanding of God’s word. The word of God is light. This tells you that when you receive light, you are receiving God’s will.
Every Light You Receive is a measure of Grace, power, authority, dominion, faith
The exact point of this is that you receive the light with God’s ability, grace, capacity, power to do the will, no struggle to do. Every revealed word is a measure of the power of God, the wisdom of God, the grace of God, and everything that is of God. The word of God is God. As you eat the word, you are eating God.
If he called them gods into whom the word of God came, the scriptures cannot be broken.
The word of God is God, as you spend quality time on it, you are gradually becoming a god. This is how you are truly born of God. Who deceived you that gods can get sick, lack, fail, die, bewitched, disappointed, oppressed, depress.
Every light you receive comes with grace, I call this grace a level of authority or dominion in that area.
If you were researching, meditating, studying consistently, intensely in the area of health, you would be accumulating grace in the area of health.
hence an in depth accumulation or extensive accumulation of grace in that area surrenders to you a complete authority, rulership or total dominion in that area.
I am sure that you will now discover that you have lot of work to do as a Christian, yes there is no place for a lazy man on earth, you have to do a lot of research, study your bible, meditate because there are many areas to dominate.
But it’s easier than you think, you are not going to do this by your power believe me – God works for you, through you, only make up your mind and yield your entire system to God to take control. The Holy Spirit is the one that leads, guide, direct and empower you to do anything as a believer.
This is the only way you can take complete dominion on earth as a believer.
That’s why at the end of it all, everything is free. One thing I discovered about God is that, just prove to him that you are willing to do this, believe me, he takes over the job, and you are surprised at end how it’s done.
But it’s you that was used to get it done – the grace of God is the supernatural power, ability that get things done without stress.
Spiritual Understanding is one of the fundamental aspect of Christianity and without understanding the word of God, you cannot understand God . If you do not understand God, then you have missed the road completely because two cannot walk together except they agree.
Those are the aids to Spiritual Understanding. I believe you now know what are the aids to Spiritual Understanding, Enjoy.