Are we being led by the Holy Spirit when we make a decision? Is it a feeling or desire of the flesh forcing us to believe? Does our action make a way to our decision? Which one do we follow, common sense or free will?
Why are you still talking about the enemy, trial, or challenges if the Holy Spirit is in you? Can we ask the Spirit in us to get it over with the battle of the mind? How can we be fruitful and victorious using the divine nature of God? Why are some Christians uncomfortable when someone brings up religious topics outside the Bible? How do we acknowledge the validity of the work of the Holy Spirit in our ministry? How can we lead our followers with too much knowledge of the Scriptures but little understanding?
Are we given the wisdom to lead or accomplish a single task?
So many questions are being asked, but few ears hear them right. When it comes to speakers, especially in religious gatherings, most or some always look into who will deliver the message. Most of the time, the message is not absorbed when it does not conform to our beliefs or opinion.
Many say that to believe one’s manuscript; we must find out who the author is and their credibility in rendering such an opinion. But sometimes, our judgment comes in first without finding or proving anything. Sometimes, we believe without also even reading the book ourselves.
But we have to read the book or manuscript and understand its contents; we have to ask questions and must never be embarrassed or offended when asking questions and getting answers that would sometimes be opposed to what we first believed in.
Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant people of our time, in his book “A Brief History of Time,” brings us closer to the ultimate secrets at the very heart of creation. But after a decade and further studies, his views changed, as written in the 2nd book “Grand Design,” which describes that we create history by observing it, rather than that history creates us. Accordingly, he mentioned that we are the product of quantum variations; it’s rising and falling. From one universe to quantum theory prediction of the multiverse —our universe exists out of nothing, and each has different laws of nature.
When you read Stephen Hawking’s first book, you may be inspired and say you like him. You may consider him one of your favorite authors; he will probably own his books. What he wrote then was probably in agreement with your belief system. But then, when you read his 2nd book after a decade, he expressed a different opinion from what he stated in his first book.
Therefore, now comes the big question, what will you do? Is it a wrong idea to judge the author? We commonly say that we cannot judge a book by its cover. This is true, and it should be the substance and our conviction. I believe these authors could not write a book if they were not inspired. It needs an inner force, motivation, and a goal to push a person to start and finish a task. However, critical questions arise. We want to know if these authors were inspired by serving God; did the proceeds of the books inspire them? The last mentioned is more on financial gain than spiritual harvest.
The first question is not very easy to answer, as well is the second one.
You, I, and they may have made a decision, and maybe it wasn’t the right one. Are we being led to make that kind of decision? Then the blame falls on the enemy, and our flesh drives action first.
The enemy of this world is no one but us. First, we created that fear of an enemy that has nothing to do with the natural occurrence of being sinners or rebellious. We are not mindful or less mindful in confessing that we are partakers of God’s divine nature and less courageous to find a way to be victorious on the battlefield in our mind. And lastly, we are not yet fully mature enough to fight a good fight of faith.
Other questions will be left unanswered, allowing us to answer them ourselves.
To God be the glory.