CHRISTIANITY IS A LIFE FILLED WITH PARADOX
A paradox is defined as a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement that is actually true. It is a statement that contradicts itself.
In the Bible spiritual paradoxes abound and confound the secular unsaved mind. In fact the wise of this world consider believers to be fools for Christ's sake.
Paul writes that "Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. (1 Co 1:25)
- What does it mean to pray in the Spirit?
- How important is it that we pray in the Spirit?
- What can we do to assure we are praying in the Spirit?
- What happens to prayers that are not prayed in the Spirit?
- Is praying in the Spirit the same as praying in tongues?
Those are some of the questions you should be able to answer after you read the notes on this topic.
SPIRIT FILLED BELIEVERS - Have you ever thought of yourself as an "artesian well" for Jesus? Probably not. But if you are obeying Paul's command to continually "be filled with the Spirit." (Ephesians 5:18-note), you are functioning spiritually much like an artesian well functions geophysically! How so?
OUR AMAZING ANOINTING:
THE HOLY SPIRIT
In his first epistle John wrote
As for you, the anointing (to chrisma) which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. (1 John 2:27)