7 He tells people's hearts about the truth of … All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the New King James Version (© 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.). The passage refers to wisdom that “eye had not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him” (verse 9). … Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand” (Matthew 13:11, 13). Here are just 10 supernatural things the Holy Spirit does in your life. And because of this, they do not know how to have a relationship with the Holy Spirit … Jesus knew they would not be able to understand the spiritual meaning of His words yet. During this present age, the spiritual knowledge of God is hidden from most of mankind until Jesus returns and binds Satan so he can’t deceive the nations any more (Revelation 20:3). He guides us into all truth because the anointing we have through Him teaches us all things (1 John 2:27b). 2. Jesus said, “But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear” (verse 16). Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but … As we grow in our journeys as Christians, we should strive to allow the Holy Spirit to take over more and more of us. As the “spirit of man” enables us to understand the “things of a man,” the Spirit of God enables us to understand the things of God―His spiritual truths. But that same knowledge God reveals to those He calls by His Spirit. First, in the biblical quote above, let’s focus on the word “guide” and the phrase “all truth.” The Holy Spirit does not make us walk in truth but guides or leads us into it. The Holy Spirit and Truth Gospel Ministry was established to spread the word of God through evangelism and church planting strategies. Paul recorded that the mysteries have been “kept secret since the world began” (Romans 16:25). Note also that the Holy Spirit will show us things to come. “Whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will show you things to come,” Jesus said (verse 13b). The question is how does the Holy Spirit accomplish this all-important role in the life of the believer? (Read more about His wonderful plan in the article “Purpose of Life” and the section on the “Plan of Salvation.”) Only His disciples were meant to understand then. After Jesus Christ returns to restore God’s rule to this earth, God’s knowledge will fill the earth “as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11:9). The rest of humanity would not have access to this knowledge during this age, which is under the sway of the wicked one (1 John 5:19). So God set in motion a plan to hide His spiritual knowledge from Adam and Eve and their descendants. The Truth about the Holy Spirit What is the theological study of pneumatology? The Holy Spirit made himself known to others by showing his activity in the life of believers in the Old and New Testament. It's in the Bible, John 14:16-17, TLB. After Adam and Eve’s disobedience and expulsion from the garden, the spiritual knowledge of God became hidden knowledge to mankind. In 1 Corinthians 2:11 Paul speaks of the “spirit of the man.” (For a fuller discussion of this “spirit in man,” please read the article “Spirit in Man: What Is It?”) God gives each individual a portion of spirit that empowers our brains with the capacity we call mind so that man is able to know “the things of a man.” This refers to the human knowledge developed by human reasoning and discovery―the knowledge of philosophy, the arts, the sciences, etc.―all the fields of human knowledge. The Holy Spirit empowered the … He exalts the truth and glorifies Christ. Specifically, I have been praying for God to bless us leaders with wisdom for effective leadership for such a time as this. If God is calling you, God’s Spirit is with you and you will begin to understand the truths found in the Bible. The Holy Spirit is a beautiful and powerful part of who God is. This is such an important concept. On the other hand, the New Testament uniquely speaks of the concepts of life, truth, adoption, power, faith, promise, and eternity in connection with the work of the Holy Spirit. Yes, Kathleen, thank God for this blessing from God. (Note: To understand why the pronoun “He” in this passage should have been translated into English as “it,” see the article “Is the Holy Spirit a Person?”). To be effective, leaders cannot think the way they used to; rather, they must think as the times demand.