There are times we feel so alone, wearied by people’s reaction to what we stand for “the Truth”. These are the times when those who ought to be ‘friends’ casts the first stone (and several more other stones) at us, Just like the Pharisees did to Jesus.
The Holy Spirit’s work is to comfort us and teach us, enabling us know better. But it is so sad that just the same way the Pharisees held on to the law they had, ignoring “change” when Jesus came then, so is same way the believers now hold on to the Bible, reading it with their understanding; not wanting to learn, to know the hidden mysteries of the WORD which can only be accessed via the Holy Spirit.
“Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.”
1 Corinthians 4:1
“Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.”
“He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.”
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.”
The letters in the Bible are just simply that – letters. The Holy Spirit is the one who gives life to those letters, turning it into a “Living Word(Jesus)”. At this stage – when the Holy Spirit is teaching, we become a carrier of not just ‘mere letters’ but ‘Living Word – Jesus’.
2 Corinthians 3:6
“Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”
It is only when the letters we have digested is being ignited and turned to a Living Word via the Holy Spirit, that we can truly and boldly say “I am a Christian(Christ-like), a carrier of Jesus (the Living Word).