They Understood They Had Been With Jesus
“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.”
To be Spirit led is life
True Believers are Spirit led instead of intellect driven. Most believers in the western world worship the knowledge of God more than God Himself. This is why many people worship the Bible. About the only time believers disconnect from their intellect is when they worship and, not coincidentally, that is when God is present and real and palpable way.
Here is another scripture,
“And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.”
You cannot know Jesus until you are willing to truly see him
After Jesus rose from the dead, two of his disciples were walking towards the village of Emmaus and a man joined them on the road. They spoke to this traveler of Christ and what had happened with His death. The man began to speak with them and open up their understanding of how Christ should suffer and die for the sins of the world. It was only after the man broke bread they knew it was Jesus they had been speaking to.
Those who are Spirit led are the sons of God
Believers fail to serve God, who is a Spirit, if they are not Spirit Led. It is not possible to come to God while clinging to the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. When we go by our natural minds, though Jesus walk beside us, we cannot recognize Him for who He is. Our natural reasoning blinds our spiritual senses.
We do not have to learn about God to know God. To know God we simple have to experience Him. Right now, the vast majority of Christendom has turned God into an intellectual exercise. Christians learn about their Father but hardly ever meet Him. Thus, our faith is intellectual and therefore powerless.
Our natural reasoning keeps us from God
We are in the grips of the knowledge of good which keeps us far from a real experience with our Father. This leads to legalism and death. In fact, the only times that we experience God in some churches is when we disobey what they teach.
When we live by revelation we become a union of God and man. As a fusion of the two all things are possible to us. As we put off our natural minded lives we become who God meant us to be. At that time the life and will of our Father flows through us unabated.
The Holy Spirit is our defense
This is why unlearned and ignorant men, such as Peter and John could testify to and confound powerful Pharisees. Jesus said,
“But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.”
It takes a heavenly vision
Gamaliel, whom many Jews considered the light of Asia, educated Saul. Yet, though Saul possessed so much knowledge, it took a heavenly vision to see Jesus. Likewise, until we allow ourselves to experience Jesus through our spirits we cannot truly know Him.
Christians, put down your Bibles. Believers, be Spirit led. Throw away what you think you know and start experiencing the One you want to know. It is folly to stuff your mind full of facts and precepts while never actually handling and touching the real thing. We can learn more useful knowledge about God from being in His presence for one hour than we can ever learn through a lifetime of study from afar.
Ditch your natural minds
In conclusion, ditch your natural minds. Lose your fear and start to swim in the waters of the Holy Spirit. Intellectual Christians are twice dead and buried in their knowledge of good; do not follow them. We know God through His Spirit and we do that through being with Him.
Remember, don’t overthink, just yield to His Spirit. Disengage your natural mind and allow God to “be Himself” through you. God does the heavy lifting. You just have to show up and then let our Father be Himself.