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1 Corinthians 14:37

37 If anyone thinks he is a 1aprophet or bspiritual, let him fully know the things which I write to you, that they are the 2ccommandment of the Lord.

371 This too indicates that to be a prophet or to be a spiritual person is highly esteemed in the church for the carrying out of God's New Testament economy. A prophet is second to an apostle in God's administration in the church (12:28). He is one who speaks for God and speaks forth God, and who has received revelation of the mysteries concerning Christ and the church (Eph. 3:5), which revelation is the foundation for the building of the church (Eph. 2:20). A spiritual person is one who lives according to his spirit, which is mingled with God's Spirit, and who is able to discern all the spiritual things (3:1 and notes; 2:15 and note). Such spiritually knowledgeable persons should fully know that the apostle Paul's teachings are the commandment of the Lord, and their speaking should correspond with his teachings. Paul's spirit was strong and his word was frank in dealing with the disorderly Corinthians. He charged them to know definitely that his teachings were a commandment of the Lord, having the authentic authority of the Lord.