Biblical Concept: Spiritual

 

Findings:

 

Spiritual defined. Personal Biblical religion defined (Romans 12:1-2).

Relationship: Biblical Triune Holy Spirit and Spiritual things (1 Corinthians 2:12-13).

Principle: Spiritual, God did it (1 Corinthians 2:12-13).

Non Christians appraising Christians--ridiculous (1 Corinthians 2:15).

Biblical spiritual must be grown into (1 Corinthians 3:1, Colossians 1:9).

Manís religion cannot approach this spiritual realm (Ephesians 1:3).

Spiritual wickedness (Ephesians 6:12).

Spiritual mission (1 Peter 2:5).

At the point of eternal salvation, God gifts the Believer with a spiritual gift, to serve His Church (1 Timothy 4:14, Romans 1:11, 1 Corinthians 14:12, 1 Peter 4:10).

Spiritual songs = opportunity for Bible based spiritual creativity (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16).

Eternal spiritual body (1 Corinthians 15:44).

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NAS Romans 1:11 For I long to see you in order that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established; (Gifts to serve.)

 

NAS Romans 7:14 For we know that the Law is spiritual; but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. (See Biblical Concept: Spiritual Work of the Law.)

 

NAS Romans 12:1 I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. (Romans 12:2 ††2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.) (Romans 12:1-2, Personal Biblical religion defined.) (Romans 12:1-2, Spiritual defined.) (Compare 1 Peter 2:5 below.)

 

NAS Romans 15:27 Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things. (Gifts to serve.)

 

NAS 1 Corinthians 2:13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words. (1 Corinthians 2:12 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things freely given to us by God,) (Relationship: Biblical Triune Holy Spirit and Spiritual things.) (Principle: Spiritual, God did it.)

 

15 But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no man. (1 Corinthians 2:12-16 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things freely given to us by God,13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.15 But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no man.16 For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.) (Non Christians appraising Christians: ridiculous.)

 

NAS 1 Corinthians 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ. (Biblical spiritual must be grown into.)

 

NAS 1 Corinthians 9:11 If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we should reap material things from you? (Gifts to serve.)

 

NAS 1 Corinthians 10:3 and all ate the same spiritual food; (Spiritual food = Exodus 16:4.)

 

4 and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ. (Spiritual drink = Exodus 17:1-7.) (Compare Biblical Concept: Prophecies of Messiah.)

 

NAS 1 Corinthians 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware. (Gifts to serve.)

 

NAS 1 Corinthians 14:1 Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. (Gifts to serve.)

 

12 So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church. (Gifts to serve.)

 

37 If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord's commandment. (Gifts to serve.)

 

NAS 1 Corinthians 15:44 it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. (Eternal spiritual body.)

 

46 However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual. (Eternal spiritual body.)

 

NAS Galatians 6:1 Brethren, even if a man is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, lest you too be tempted. (Gifts to serve.)

 

NAS Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, (Manís religion cannot approach this spiritual realm.)

 

NAS Ephesians 5:19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; (Spiritual songs = opportunity for Bible based spiritual creativity.)

 

NAS Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:10-12 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might.11 Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.) (Spiritual wickedness.)

 

NAS Colossians 1:9 For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, (Spiritual growth.)

 

NAS Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Spiritual songs = opportunity for Bible based spiritual creativity.)

 

NAS 1 Timothy 4:14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed upon you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery. (Spiritual gift.)

 

NAS 1 Peter 2:5 you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (Spiritual mission.)

 

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