A Return To Innocence
Lord, can these things be?
Are those who are lead by the Spirit innocent?
As we are lead by the Spirit of God we return to innocence. Mankind ate of the forbidden fruit and exchanged a life of living by revelation for a natural minded death. Even in our perfection we were no match for Lucifer, and he easily corrupted our thoughts and led Adam and his generations astray.
Doing what seemed right in our own eyes eventually led to the “days of Noah” when the world became full of violence and men continually did evil in God’s sight. Therefore, it repented God that he had created mankind.
A separation of light and darkness
There is a dichotomy taking place in our generation. On one hand the world is becoming full of violence and continually evil. On the other hand, the sons of God are starting to go back to the Garden and regain their pre-fallen innocence.
Believers are regaining their innocence through, once again, living by revelation. Christ lived by revelation and was innocent before God. Jesus did not make decisions according to his natural mind but simply did what he saw His Father do. It is written,
“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.”
“Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.”
In this way, and many others, Jesus moved always through the hand of God and lived a perfect and sinless life through obeying God’s Holy Spirit.
Back to the Garden
Likewise, through living by every word that proceeds from our Fathers mouth, we begin living a sinless and perfect life. While Jesus lived perfectly from birth we, through adoption, come into perfection later in life. While Jesus was righteous naturally, our righteousness is imputed to us through faith in the son of God. Through faith, if we believe what God says, we are remade back into the image and likeness of our Father, which is Jesus Christ. it is written,
“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:”
Innocence is a function of being Spirit led while corruption is the inevitable result of the living by the knowledge of good and evil. As we cease to live by what seems right to our natural minds we reject the forbidden fruit. Christ in us, the hope of glory, brings us back to our pre-fallen state. This is how the perfection of the saints takes place.
A return to innocence through revelation
Living by revelation does not mean we do not think. A life of submission to the Holy Spirit means that we allow God to lead and guide our thoughts and reasoning. We walking, as it were, in the cool of the day with our Father. United with God, His life flows through us. When there is a question on how to proceed we ask for God’s wisdom rather than doing what seems good to us. We live and move and have our being in the Spirit of God.
Let spirit led people encourage each other to return to a life lived by revelation. Faith is personal and belief is strengthened by intimate experience with God Himself.
Let God lead you out of the Forrest of confusion
Finally, let us all come humbly before God. Let the Holy Spirit wash away the knowledge of good which harms us just as surely as the knowledge of evil. Allow the revelation of God to lead and guide you daily. Only God can untangle us. Jesus gives sight to the blind. I pray our spiritual eyes be opened once again. Let us live, as God intended, by every word that proceeds our of His mouth and walk in the cool of the day with our Father once again. Amen.
How can I apply this teaching to my life?
When you are led by the Holy Spirit you return to innocence. This means that when God speaks to your don’t judge what He says by your natural mind. Speak when goaded by God’s spirit. When you feel led to say something simply say it. Speaking through revelation is firmly rooted in trusting God.
Stop second guessing God. Accept that Our natural reasoning is flawed. We cannot know what God knows therefore we cannot critique what He does or says. Trust and obey as the old hymn says.
Today, when you meet your friend, ask God what He wants to say to them. When God tells you, simply say it. See what happens and learn from it.
If you listen closely and pay attention, people, even those who may not yet be reconciled to God, have an innate sense of the divine. Therefore, the truth of God shows through. Listen to this song and feel a return to innocence.