Text: Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? (Isaiah 53:1)

Tweet: Illumination is the process by which the Holy Spirit enlightens the human mind with spiritual understanding. It is, as the Apostle Paul teaches, wisdom given by the indwelling Holy Spirit that enables the spiritual man (Christian) to understand spiritual things (1 Corinthians 2:6-16). When it comes to the “natural man” (non-Christian), however, Paul teaches that he or she cannot understand “the things of the Spirit of God,” being void of God’s indwelling Holy Spirit and devoid of all spiritual discernment.
Make no mistake about it; there is no understanding of the Holy Scripture apart from the Holy Spirit. Unless the Spirit, the Author of Scripture, enlightens the human mind to the truths of Scripture, the Scripture remains incomprehensible, as well as nonsensical to man. There is simply no way the “natural” or unspiritual man, a man without the illumination of the Holy Spirit, can make sense of the Scripture, regardless of his great scholarship or high IQ.