You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
2 And the
spirit [ruwach] of the LORD [Yahovah] shall
rest [nuwach] upon him, the spirit [ruwach] of wisdom [chokmah] and
understanding, [biynah] the spirit [ruwach] of counsel [`etsah] and
might, [gabuwrah] the spirit [ruwach] of knowledge [da`ath] and
of the fear [yir'ah] of the LORD; [Yahovah] KJV-Interlinear
2 And the
Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the
Only believers in Jesus Christ have an opportunity to have a relationship with God through Him.
Only believers who are in fellowship have a functioning spiritual environment in which to have a spiritual life.
Only believers have a functional supernatural mechanism for advancing them in their spiritual lives.
Spirit - the power and force of the blast of wind from God in His heaven, a force more powerful than any in this universe, yet undetectable, unseen and unfelt, but very real.
Spirit 1 - fellowship. The mandatory state for the spiritual life to function within.
Spirit 2 - perception. The mandatory daily study activity for learning.
Spirit 3 - understanding. The working knowledge and application to your daily life.
Spirit 4 - counsel. Acknowledging that God is the ultimate authority and guide in life.
Spirit 5 - might. The strength, poise, and stabilizing power of ones soul.
Spirit 6 - wisdom.
This is the ultimate in clarity of thought, discernment, understanding, and awareness of just how life works in this universe.
You achieve an orientation to God and His policies. You achieve an orientation to people and how they function in life and in history. You achieve an orientation and discernment to life and what is true about life and what is not true in life, and what is irrelevant in life. You achieve an orientation to self. Your own thoughts, your own needs, your own wants, and how your own life, will fit into life, into history and into your own future.
In wisdom, you have an understanding of the difference between Gods discipline for believers and Gods judgment of unbelievers. The objectives of both and the repercussions for ones life if the correction is acknowledged or rejected. You have an understanding of the difference between Gods discipline for negative believers and Gods testing of positive believers. The objectives of both in getting the attention of the negative believer so as to get them back on track in their spiritual life, and the enhanced training of the positive believer so as to strengthen their faith and spiritual might for life.
Your priorities in life are changed to those which are meaningful and correct and you tend to not pursue those priorities that reflect the lusts of the soul and carnal life.
In wisdom, the pattern of your life has changed to follow Gods guidelines and not those of the jungle. Your thoughts and views of life are true and right with lasting insight, common sense and good judgment. You are able to match up facts with reality and therefore you know and understand with confidence.
Your sense of security is unmoved and solid in Gods promises and policy for your life.
19 So then let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another. NASB
Peace is the ultimate objective of the spiritual life. It is a completeness in contentment and happiness and is a result in the 'building up' of ones spiritual structure in the soul. Your insecurities have vanished. Your fears are all but gone. You have a level of contentment and happiness that cannot be equaled in any life in the jungle of this world.
You have achieved both a strategic and tactical victory in your spiritual life. The strategic victory came at the Cross when you believed in Christ and were saved. But at that time you were an empty spiritual vessel. The tactical victory comes when you have achieved a significant degree of independence from the chains of this world by means of spiritual growth to spiritual maturity.
And best of all, you are now qualified for those tremendous 'extra' blessings which God gives out only to mature believers. Blessings for time - Gods making use of you within His plan for human history. Blessings for eternity - Gods 'beyond' imagination rewards for those who achieve and maintain their spiritual maturity in this life.
Spirit 1 - fellowship. Confession of sins demanded by God in order for you to first be obedient to His rules and second for you to accept responsibility for your life, and third for you to humble yourself and cancel out your arrogance.
Spirit 2 - perception through a daily study program. This is your daily meal of Bible doctrine for your soul. If you do not eat properly, you do not grow up nor will you stay healthy (spiritually healthy).
Spirit 3 - understanding of what you have learned, by means of application, of what you have learned, to your daily life. You pray, you give, you support, you are obedient to Gods commands and so forth. This is the early stage of maturing, of being responsible, of being accountable for all that you think and do.
Spirit 4 is the counsel stage of ones spiritual life. As you have learned through a daily study plan then you begin to set a pattern for your life by means of the principles which Gods teaches you through Bible doctrine.
Spirit 5 - might. Your life is more stable. You have a greater and more relaxed mental attitude. You have greater poise and can deal with problems in a much easier and organized fashion. Things in life do not bother you as much as they did in the past. You have less stress because your confidence is growing, in God and His provision for your situation.
Spirit 6 - wisdom. The solidifying of the foundation of your soul and the substance upon which faith is constructed and strengthened.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.