Spirit-Minded or Spiritually-Minded?

Spirit-minded and spiritually-minded are not always the same (Romans 8:13-17, Colossians 2:18-23).

Spiritual people are ready to consume whatever feel-good flavor of the day gets served.

The Spirit-minded individual is ready to consume the food that sustained God’s people for millennia through blessings, hardships, heartaches and celebrations (Nehemiah 9:20, John 6:53-63).

Spiritual people look for worship services that swoon, sway and sweep them off of their feet with a better felt than told, helium filled hands moment, material riches are coming message and an expect a miracle spiritual experience.

The Thinking ManThe Spirit-minded individual is looking for worship services that are guided by the Spirit so He may cut, correct and comfort hearts; draw us out of the world and near to God; culminating in our edification, sanctification, and devotion, and the exultation of God (John 4:23-24).

Spiritual people are seeking a life path that can be trail blazed in whatever fashion that fits them. They believe in life after death, but most often one’s lifestyle has no effect on eternal conditions.

The Spirit-minded individual looks to avoid grieving the Spirit of God by living for Heaven while here on the Earth being fully aware that the old man of sin can present a great danger to the new man created in Christ (Ephesians 4:17-32).

Biblical spirituality is real (Galatians 6:1), but it comes from being Spirit-minded and not necessarily from being spiritually-minded (Romans 12:1-2). EA

But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 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. These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:9-16)

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