No one knows except…
“but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him.” For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God.
For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. 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, 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.
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. But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:9-16 NASB)
What are we? Are we matter, coarse or refined? What is God? What makes us what we are, what is consciousness? Whether gods or men, are we not ultimately minds? Minds piloting matter?
A man cannot transform his flesh into an immortal, glorified state, but where are the limits on the mind? Can a human mind (not the brain) learn to see as the mind of God sees? What happens when the mind of a person begins to operate more and more like the mind of God? What does it mean to be one with God; not the same as God, but one with him?
In what ways does God share his mind with man and how can we increase our capacity to receive it?
Does one know the will of God because he tells them directly, or do they know because their mind is like God’s?
Does one know they are clean and redeemed because they are told, or because they see themselves through God’s eyes and the answer is clear?
What is the gift of the Holy Ghost?