Paul quotes from the Old Testament: Eye has not seen, or ear heard, or have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. 1Corinthians.2:9
God has prepared something for those who love Him, Spiritual things, for the Spiritual man, the inner man. That He would grant you, according to the riches of His Glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man. Ephesians.3:16.
These things are not for the natural man, he cannot understand Spiritual things. Paul begins to unravel this great mystery.
But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God, for what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him. Even so no one knows the things 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 know the things that have been freely given to us by God. 1Corinthians.2:10-12.
We have received the Holy Spirit from God, so that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God and it is only those who love Him, who will go forward, in spiritual growth and receive more of Him. As Jesus said: if you love me, and keep my commandments, I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever, He is the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him, or knows Him, but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. John.14:15-17 However, when the Spirit of truth, has come He will guide you into all Truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak and tell you things to come. He will Glorify Me, for He will take of what is mine and declare it to you. John.16:13-14
The Holy Spirit reveals to us, what we have in Christ, and what we have to learn of Christ, He is our Helper to guide us and lead us to the fullness of Christ.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are Sons of God. Romans.8:14. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth that is how He leads us; He takes us from truth to truth, here a little, there a little revealing to us what we have In Christ, and what we have to learn of Christ. “ whom will He teach knowledge, and whom will he make to understand the message, those just weaned from milk, those just drawn from the breast, for precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little. Isaiah.28:9-10.
He leads by revealing truth to us, and we follow Him by faith, because we believe He is leading us to the fullness of Christ, from faith to faith.
For in it, the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, as it is written. The just will live by faith. Romans.1:17. As you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him. Colossians.2:6 God’s word will not profit you, unless it is mixed with faith. Hebrews.4:2
If we don’t follow His leading, we will not grow; we will remain in the spiritual nursery, with all the other babes in Christ. You may or you may not have your salvation. 1Corinthians.3:15. But God has more than that; there are many things which god has prepared for those who love Him.
I don’t believe that God is going to force a Christian to grow, if he wants to stay in the nursery, that’s his choice. The Holy Spirit is not a dictator, He is our helper, our guide, our teacher, He never usurps the will or the personality of the believer, He never compels the believer to do anything against the believers own will or choice. In Christ we are free, and have a life in the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty, we also submit to the Spirits Lordship in our lives, and these two operations of the Holy Spirit can never be separated.
God has placed us in Christ, what is His is also ours. In Him we have everything we need to be conformed into His image if we are willing to allow the Holy Spirit to lead us.
Therefore let no one boast in men, for all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollo’s Cephas, or the world or life or death, or all things present, or things to come_ all are yours. And you are Christ’s and Christ is God’s. 1Corinthians.3:21-23.
Let’s manifest Jesus.