Hell moves from below to meet you when you are headed toward it. It will stir up the dead for you and its prisoners will close in with taunting reproaches: "We are heathens but we do not have any reason to blame God for this punishment, though we never heard of such a thing as the gospel. We damned our own souls by rebelling against every tiny ray of light God sent. But you--you rejected God's Word and had to break through every one of His promises to get to this place!"
No one can enter into the knowledge of God's Word unless His Spirit unlocks the door. Even if you were a confirmed genius you would still be like the blind Sodomites around Lot's house, groping but not able to find the way into true saving knowledge. The person with the wrong key is as far from entering the house as the man with no key at all, if not further. At least the one without a key might call out to the one inside, while the other keeps trusting his false key. The Pharisees, for instance, were full of head knowledge of the Word but stumbled fatally over the whole truth of Christ, which both Moses and the prophets taught.
At the same time, many people who these Pharisees considered ignorant began to see the Messiah. Make no mistake--no one is too smart for God to blind; but on the other hand, no one is too blind and ignorant for His Spirit to open his eyes. God moved on the waters at creation and changed a rude mass into the beauty we now enjoy; and His same power can move on your dark soul and enlightened it to look at Him. "Psa. 119:130 (AMP) The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light; their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple.
As soon as you enter the Spirit's school you begin to show progress. Then He commands us to encourage those who are in the habit of discouraging themselves: "Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees" Isaiah 35:3.”Quoted material from, ”The Christian in Complete Armour Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare” by Gurnall and James S Bell. http://www.moodypublishers.com/pub_productDetail.aspx?id=41823&pid=53617