Have you ever wondered why the Holy Spirit must illuminate the word for us? The unregenerate spirit cannot understand the Bible because he follows the spirit of the ruler of the kingdom of the air. This spirit, Satan, is a liar and he veils the scripture in falsehood. The Bible thus comes out as condemning and lifeless, and under this spirit’s influence God’s love letter is transformed into a receipt for self effort.
When the Holy Spirit begins His work in the new creation He will turn upside down every preconceived notion we have, which means everything. This is a process which can take some time, because the lies are so entrenched in our minds. The Holy Spirit finds great pleasure in convincing God’s saints about the truth, because of the joy and the liberty His beloved ones experience when He leads them to the green pastures of life.
There are, however, those who harden their hearts, who stiff-necked refuse to humble themselves and let go of the lie that they can operate as independent selves. They prefer the old system of legalism due to the fact that it provides them with the opportunity to boast. They are those who are having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.
It’s a fascinating journey as the Holy Spirit unravels the precious truths about who we are now, what Jesus has done and is still doing in us. The sensation of utter awe when He endows us with glimpses of God’s master plan is beyond words. It is thrilling when He encourages us to take leaps of faith. When He secures us in our salvation and shows us the depths of God’s love our whole being is transformed into light.