Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God,
For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “ Abba! Father!”
Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away;
whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come; all things belong to you,
in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: “ He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us”?
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.
As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.
You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
And he said to me, “ These words are faithful and true”; and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent His angel to show to His bond-servants the things which must soon take place.
He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,