Belong to ‘the spirit’ and take action with ’the thoughts of the spirit.’
【Scripture】 1 Corinthians 2:12-14
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God,
so that we may understand what God has freely given us.
This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom
but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God
but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them
because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
Hallelujah! May the blessings of the eternal love of God, the peace of the Holy Son,
the fiery love of the Holy Spirit, and the inspiration, movement, and working of the Word fill you in abundance.
God said, “Whether it is joyful or painful, you are in joy or in pain only at that moment.
When that time passes by, you will forget all about it, and even a long time will feel short.
Therefore, whether it is joy or pain, people are living their lives enjoying ‘now’
rather than living while thinking about and enjoying the past days.”
Even for days that didn’t seem like they would ever pass, and [for days where] one day felt like one year,
once a period of time passes by, they all feel like yesterday.
This is because the human brain forgets once ‘that time’ passes by.
This is also true with the grace of God, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Son.
Even if the Trinity always help you, you forget about the past when time passes by.
Therefore, you should give glory to the Trinity at each time, be thankful, and live loving Them.
And you should pray deeply so that you won’t forget about the past days.
Then you will be reminded of [how the Trinity helped you,]
and you won’t forget about them, either.
Sin is like a ‘wall’ so it blocks the path you need to go on and it blocks the will of the Trinity.
Therefore, you need to repent of your own sins right away and get rid of them.
Just because you are not doing anything doesn’t mean you are not sinning.
Not doing what you need to do is ‘a sin.’
Doing what you need to do and not doing what you should not do
is ‘righteousness’ and is ‘the way to get out of sin.’
God said, “Control sin with ‘righteousness.’ Spend [your time] as ‘a time of righteousness’ and control it.
Everyone can easily control sin, therefore, control [it] with your heart and thoughts.”
You can control sin only if you don’t commit sin.
‘Not taking action according to your own thoughts’ is controlling sin.
When people rationalize [things] according to their thoughts or will,
they may seem like ‘work within God’s law,’ but they are actually not.
You should solve [things] with God’s law. You should not try to solve [issues] by rationalizing them.
You should not do [things] with your [own] thoughts or will and say they were God’s will.
God’s law is to ‘take action according to God’s will.’
Therefore, if you take action within God’s law, you can control sin however you want,
and you can also control Satan however you want.
The scariest time is when you ‘don’t feel like doing [something].’
When you feel like doing [something], you will cross over a mountain and stay up all night to do it.
[However,] when you don’t feel like doing [something], you won’t do it even if the night becomes the day.
If you don’t have the desire to do [something], you won’t do it because you won’t want to do it.
Therefore, when you are willing to do something, you should do it belonging to ‘the spirit.’
‘The body’ is influenced by the environment, and the mood/atmosphere,
so the body belongs to the situation of that time
and takes action [based on that environment or mood/atmosphere].
However, ‘the spirit’ is strong, so if you take action with all your heart, will, and life with your ‘soul and spirit,’
then you will be able to control the environment, the atmosphere, and get out of there.
You should never center on ‘your own thoughts.’ Those thoughts will block the thoughts of the Holy Spirit.
‘Your vessel’ is ‘one.’
If you put ‘your own heart and thoughts’ in there,
there is no place to put the thoughts of the Lord and the thoughts of the Holy Spirit.
Depending on what kinds of thoughts you put in the vessel called ‘yourself,’
you will take action upon those thoughts.
If you haven’t made anything, then [it] cannot be used. Therefore, you need to make [it].
If you haven’t heard anything, there is nothing to show [to others].
If you haven’t learned anything, you won’t know.
[Therefore,] you need to learn everyday through the Holy Spirit within the Lord,
and put the Lord’s thoughts and the Holy Spirit’s thoughts in your vessel.
‘What belongs to God’ is limitless.
If you learn things pertaining to the body, then you will know only through the body,
so you will do only things of the body.
As you learn ‘things belonging to the spirit,’
you need to take action with the Holy Spirit. You should take action with the Lord.
When it comes to hope, joy, and love, what belongs to the body
gives no satisfaction for the soul and spirit, and it ends meaninglessly.
Only ‘what belongs to the spirit’ lasts forever, and [only then will] both the body and the spirit be satisfied.
Then [it will] not be meaningless.
Therefore, if you live making things of the body as things of the spirit,
then it becomes a life within the Trinity’s domain so you will flourish forever, both in the body and the spirit.
‘The thoughts of the body’ are different from the thoughts of God, so they bring death and conflict.
‘The thoughts of the spirit’ are life, salvation, and peace.
The Trinity’s thoughts are all ‘thoughts of the spirit.’
They are eternal, high, and deep thoughts, and they make the body and spirit prosper.
I hope that you will always take action with the Trinity’s thoughts.
The wisdom of human beings is to ‘take action after asking.’
If you enjoy things at the level of your physical thoughts,
you will enjoy them on a small scale because the level is low.
If you raise your level, you can see the whole properly from a higher level,
if you raise your level, you will see things differently.
A person who has raised the level succeeds at everything they try.
I hope that you will put the thoughts of the Lord in the vessel called ‘yourself,’
take action with the higher-level thoughts of the spirit,
and enjoy the glory and joy of resurrection’with the Lord!