This morning I mentioned this personal knowledge of the Spirit of God. I had also mentioned to you that the Holy Spirit is a person, and now we are going to look into that for a little while.
In I Corinthians 2:9-11 we have a marvelous passage giving insight into this area:
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love Him. But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.” I Corinthians 2:9-10
Now what I am doing with verse 9 is to point out to you a little secret, and if you can catch it, you will be on the way for marvelous things from the Spirit of God. Notice what is said, “As it is written, eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love Him.”
Notice something, there are things which God has for us in the life of the Spirit which do not come to us, which we do not acquire, as it is written here, by means of the eye. There are things, which God has for us, which you will not discover through the eye, that is to say, reading will not do it. It has to come by revelation.
“Neither has ear heard” – you never hear some of the things which God has prepared for those that love Him. “Neither has entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for them that love Him” – in other words, we would never conceive in our hearts what God has in store for us.