1 Corinthians 2:9-13 ESV
But, as it is written, "What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what GOD has prepared for those who love HIM' - these things GOD has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of GOD. For who knows a person's thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of GOD except the Spirit of GOD. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from GOD, that we might understand the things freely given us by GOD. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.
My prayer this morning is to articulate this word that is in my spirit in a way that every last person reading it will not only understand it, but will grab hold to it and never let it go!
This scripture is often used to encourage us to hope for greatness; to believe GOD for things we cannot see. For the word tells us that no eyes have seen, no ears have heard and no one can imagine the great things that GOD has for us. This always lights my fire. Yet, as we read on in this scripture there is so much more.
Lets see if I can explain. Do you know how at times it seems as though everything around you is being blocked or the answer that you receive is always a "No"? It may seem that no matter which way you look something is going wrong, breaking down and falling apart. Or even if you've had a few good days it doesn't seem to last as long as you'd like. Yet, no matter how many No's you run up against, there is something deep inside of you that won't let you give up. Even when everyone around you seems to have stopped believing with you and in you; you just keep on going. Well, that's what the other verses in this passage is explaining.
You see, what GOD has for us, we cannot even begin to imagine. Our mindset is so small compared to HIS. However, because the Spirit searches even the thoughts of GOD and HIS Spirit lives on the inside of us, our Spirit is made aware of things our minds cannot even begin to comprehend. Thus, it is the Spirit that remains strong and that continues to fuel our fire to believe GOD for HIS promises to us.
I understand that you continue to hear "NO!" at every turn. But I want you to focus on what you know about GOD. You see the LORD revealed this to me. You are hearing N-O, but when you K-N-O-W you don't worry. You see in the middle of the word "know" is the word "no". "K" represents knowledge; the knowledge of GOD and HIS plans for your life. The "W" represents wisdom; the wisdom that GOD gives us to operate, to create wealth and to move in this life. HE said to me that the K and the W box in and restrain the N and the O. So for every "no" you receive when I (GOD) has given you a yes; then arrest that "no" with the Knowledge you have of me, my word and my promises and receive my wisdom and remain in expectation of me to work all things out for your good!
I'm waiting on HIM. I believe HIS word and my heart will remain in expectation of HIM to bring to pass every promise that HE has made to me!