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The Flesh Profiteth Nothing

Consider the importance of the Word of God today. It is for us the very bread of life; the sustenance of our spirit and the health of our soul. Have you ever shared with someone a portion of Christ and had them retort to you, "That's your interpretation?" How great is the need for understanding. The Word of God is not known through correct interpretation, it is known through revelation!

What is revelation? It is the manifestation of the Person of Christ, and that is all. Human understanding is like a thick curtain drawn across the Person of Christ. Flesh, our Adam nature, cannot understand or interpret the Word of God. The Word of God is a thing of the Spirit and the natural man cannot comprehend the things of the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 2:13-14). It is necessary then that we each receive revelation from God, but how? If the flesh is the obstacle preventing us, then removal or abolition of the flesh is the solution we seek after.

Entrance into spiritual quickening, wherein is an abundance of Life through the Word of God, comes only by the Cross of Calvary. Meeting Jesus Christ at Calvary and receiving the grace of God that causes me to realize that I am crucified with Him is the only way to become available to receive revelation. Problems with the Word seeming dead, dull and dry actually stem from a lack of an experiential Cross. Problems with many and diverse interpretations have the exact same root.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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