There is a lot of deception among Christians, a lot of false teaching, doctrines away from the truth. There is only one truth and that truth is Jesus Christ. If we are deceived it is by our own will that we are deceived. I will tell you, why.
We read in James 1:5 “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
Why do we not have wisdom if it is so easy to get wisdom by just asking the Lord Jesus in prayer? The reason is that we think that we are clever and it is especially the educated people that close out the true knowledge from the Holy Spirit. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is so easy that a child can understand it. Jesus said that the Kingdom of God belongs to children, little children. Why? They just accept it, but the clever adults are so indoctrinated and so opinionated that they will not even take any wisdom from God. They read all kinds of books, each others thoughts and their own interpretations; they are too wise to accept an answer from God.
We read in Luke 24:45 Jesus opened the mind of His disciples, He says “He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.”
Unless Christ Himself opens our mind we cannot understand the scriptures. The carnal mind cannot understand it and that is why we are in darkness. Because we try and figure things out with our minds and we are not dependent on Jesus Christ. We don’t go to the Lord in prayer and say: Lord teach me Your ways! That is why we are IGNORANT, why we will be JUDGED for our STUBBORN IGNORANCE.
If we ASK from the Lord Jesus we shall receive. The reason why people do not receive is because they are opinionated. If the Lord Jesus Himself tells you something and you something contrary to your understanding or insight of the Bible you refuse to accept it.
If we are more clever than Christ, He will not talk to us. If I filter everything that the Holy Spirit tells me, He will not speak to me. I think that I know better than Jesus, He will not speak to me, He will ignore me.
If I go to Christ and I ask for wisdom I must go with an open mind, trust in the Lord and then He will reveal Himself to me. If we regard our own insight, “discernment” which is just prejudice, more than Christ, I idolize myself and I reject God.
The only true wisdom is in Jesus Christ. We must trust in Him and not lean on out own understanding. We must ASK HIM to OPEN OUR MIND, then we will gain understanding.
It is written in Revelations 3:18 Jesus said: “I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.”
Unless the Holy Spirit open our eyes we will not see we will be blinded. Blinded by our own ARROGANCE. And that is why it is closed it is locked up for the clever people of this world, for the wise people of this world and that is why God will confined the wise and those who are clever and opinionated. He will give it to children, He will open it up to those who TRUST HIM, who come to Him with a trusting heart and say: Lord I don’t know how it works?
We need to be reformatted. If we want to follow Jesus we must TRUST HIM WITH ALL OUR HEART and NOT LEAN ON OUR OWN
UNDERSTANDING. Not try and filter everything through our own carnal mind. We must ASK the LORD to OPEN our MINDS and then we will understand the scriptures and then we will understand many other things as well. If we don’t get into a TRUST RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST we shall never know the truth and we shall be JUDGE because of idolizing our own mind and our own insight our own stubbornness will JUDGE us.