Do you get it?


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1 Corinthians 2:1 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. 2 For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”—
the things God has prepared for those who love him—
10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 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. 13 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. 14 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. 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for,
“Who has known the mind of the Lord
so as to instruct him?”
But we have the mind of Christ.
If you're not a Christian.... You just won't get it.

Let me see if I can make this a little clearer for those who are skeptical. If you've never ridden a horse, you don't know how it feels. If you've never hiked to the top of Silly Mountain and looked out on the horizon, you don't know how it feels. If you've never looked into your own child's eyes for the very first time, you don't know how it feels. If you've never been blind in one eye, you don't know how it feels.

Those who were seated when Jesus was drug before the Sanhedrin, will never be capable of explaining how they felt, what they were thinking, or how they came to the decision to send Jesus to the Cross. Judas could never explain the feeling that came over him when he made that deal to send Jesus to the Cross. No one who ran to the tomb that morning could ever explain the feeling that came over them when they saw the empty tomb. No one who ran to the tomb that morning could ever explain the feeling that came over them when they saw the cloth laying limp that had once encased Jesus.

On the other hand, those of you who have never made the decision to accept Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, don't know how it feels when the decision is made. That feeling you get when you rise out of the baptismal is impossible to describe. You have to experience it! That feeling of Hope, Love, Joy, and even Completeness... are all there at once with something else.

If you're not a Christian.... You won't get it.

Next time you get around another human.... read their mind! Check out verse 11.

Becoming a Christian is like getting an upgrade. If you're not a Christian... You won't get it.

If you won't let Jesus, take the wheel.... You'll never know how it feels.

Do you get it?