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First Corinthians - Part 8

First Corinthians - Part 8

The lesson on November 8, 2014 was part 8 of the "First Corinthians" study and finished chapter two. We continued to learn about the hidden wisdom that was in the Old Testament scriptures that required an Apostle to explain and expose the hidden wisdom to a body of believers who can understand the meat of scripture.  Paul was not able to share this hidden wisdom with the church in Corinth because they were spritual babies.  Even thought they had demonstrated the spiritual gifts given to believers at that time in Acts, they were ignorant of scripture and were considered spirtual babbies. We learn that Israel was contstantly provoking God but his response was to provoke Israel to jealousy with another nation in the Old Testament, and during Acts the Gentiles were used.  It wasn't until the end of Acts that God finally divorced Israel and then through PAul, revealed The Mystery, which had no reference in the Old Testament since it was hidden in God, before the foundation of the world. The scripture reading was in 1 Corinthains 2:9-16 KJV

"9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ."