And now let me remind you [since it seems to have escaped you], brethren, of the Gospel (the glad tidings of salvation) which I proclaimed to you, which you welcomed and accepted and upon which your faith rests. (1 Corinthians 15:1 AMP)
There are times in each of our lives when it may feel as if our spiritual walk has dried up. Instead of experiencing an abiding joy, we feel only dissatisfaction. Perhaps you may be feeling this way right now.
The apostle Paul may have encountered the same situation, because he knew just what to write to the church in Corinth. These people were born-again, spirit-filled believers, yet he said it was needful to remind them of something: he wanted them to hold on to what they’d already learned. If doing so was necessary in Paul’s time, then it’s even more necessary for us.
Oftentimes we think we just need the minister to bring a new revelation we’ve never heard to get us back on the right spiritual track. But we don’t. What we really need is to be reminded of the truths that have escaped us.
Some Christians have an attitude that says, “I’ve heard that before” or “I already know that.” What they don’t understand is this: “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17 NKJV). Faith comes when the Holy Spirit reveals the truth afresh to you, when God’s Word drops from your head to your heart.
As you review and remind yourself of the truths you learned before, ask the Holy Spirit to make them a fresh revelation to you.
Confession: Holy Spirit, I ask You to give me a fresh revelation of the basic truths that set me free. I ask for a fresh revelation of the power of Your word, of faith, and of Jesus.
Author: Jerry Savelle