Saturday, June 9, 2012

Scriptures on the Need for Illumination

Some Scriptures on the need for illumination

We are taught by God
John 6:45, 65

God gives us knowledge of himself
Matthew 11:27 (cf. John 17:3); Matthew 16:16-17; Ephesians 1:17

The Spirit teaches us the things of God
John 16:14-15

Without the Spirit we cannot recognize Jesus as Lord
1 Corinthians 12:3

We cannot recognize any spiritual truth without the Spirit
1 Corinthians 2:12-14

God reveals things to some that he does not reveal to others
Matthew 13:11

God's people hear from him while others do not
John 8:47; 10:26

The Spirit testifies to and convicts the world
John 16:8-11

God opens people's hearts to respond to preaching
Acts 16:14

God's illumination overcomes the darkness in human hearts
2 Corinthians 4:4-6