Some tap the power of positive thinking to convince them that they are healed. Are there people that speak in tongues today? I tell myself that I must never be above reproach and that Lynn made points that I took to heart. What I sense you want is to grow and many churches have Sunday school programs (such as the church I am under-shepherd of) that allow the class to have input (which we do). well it,s time to move on to a different subject thank you brother jack for letting me post on your site . Tongues described in 1stCor. He tells me to get to er and tell them I am acute and past stage inhaler will work. Most of the scriptures where he led me were the same exact ones I had just read under the Spirit’s guidance. Ask around and maybe you will find an old programer who knows dos. In the garden He must have been at His weakest because this is where Satan tempered Him,and he cried up to His Farther for help,but then He said Thy Will Be Done on Earth,and He new He had to do it. Gifts and abilities that are from the Lord are also intended for the edifying of the body …many wrestle over the procuring of ‘gifts’ but the resulting hierarchy begs the question …For what purpose? It was also necessary for the spreading of the word and the formation of the new church. Can you give us a verse about where it says we will be judged by how we use these gifts? First, the gift of tongues was a miraculous, revelatory gift, and the age of miracles and revelation ended with the apostles. Please, others join with me and help our fellow saint, Cat, in her dire need at this hour and in the mighty name of Jesus so that His name be glorified, amen. Paul wrote about tongues extensively in 1 Corinthians, chapters twelve through fourteen, but he was Yesterday I was looking at all of his many custom made Italian suits and wondering what he wears these days to work since he left our home last November. LC was spot on and speaks for a lot of us. It is also being able to tell whether someone is earnest and sincere, or they appear to have an agenda. It was an interesting article. Hi Deanna…In my experience I would say for a Christian to hear these things the answer is no. The mind is to be filled with the WORD of GOD and asking the Lord to help us learn how to live by it and apply it to our thinking is powerfully effective as it is the Sword of the Spirit …the WORD of GOD is the INCORRUPTIBLE SEED. The verb "diakoneo" is used in, The aim of God is to raise up a strong army that is equipped to do the same works that Jesus did. LOL). The reason for that gift was that there were people assembled from many areas and different languages. 5:23) and Paul can’t heal him, doesn’t recommend that he go to a healer in the church, doesn’t send a prayer cloth or a bottle of anointing oil (remember the miracles of some 8 years earlier in Acts 19:11-12). I burst out laughing when you told the story about the guide dog taken a walk and the passengers thinking the plane was piloted by a blind person. He told me to keep that love alive and active what I had to do was declare that love every day all during the day. or does it draw more devotion and glory to GOD? I know what you mean Jack,but I am looking from the outside. I am going to this church which is closed all the time I pass,and it gets used for voting ballet for an election. 24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. We can not receive gifts we are not intended to receive but we can desire certain gifts, indicating that we can receive gifts of the Spirit that may fulfill the desires of our hearts while still fulfilling God‘s purpose for them (v 31). I speak in tongues quite a bit since. Jesus said blessed those who mourn for someday they will be comforted and God has said that He will wipe away every tear someday my friend. I know that my own husband was most ‘able’ to be kind and charming to women NOT his wife…before marriage it convinced me that he was more loving than many of the men in our ministry were ….since it seemed to me that those christian men were harsh, disrespectful and domineering toward their wives. So of course we said yes because we believe he will not be in this wheelchair for lon. In her times of conversation, she was at total peace. How right you are Jack about already being on our knees. He was hurt in mind and body just like you and me. But to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying through me. Hello brother jack as I haved studied on this subject I was tossed to and fro trying to have piece in my heart and mind . Definition: "The supernatural application of knowledge" (Rev. He simply would not deal with any of the things which I might have done to displease him. It entails loving His Word and being obedient to what it says. Again thanks a lot for your words of comfort Jack. I have never found these sources. He has taught me to know when it is Him teaching because it will always produce the love of God and the love of our neighbors. Paul wants to make clear that we should not elevate one gift over another but esteem each and necessary for the completeness of the Body of Christ as Paul says in I Corinthians 12:12-23, “Now if the foot should say, ‘Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,’ it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. Encourage the Church (1 Corinthians 14:3). They are GIFTS of the Holy Spirit, not natural abilities that even non believers could possess. Ananias in the conversion of Paul (Acts 9,22 and 26). All rights reserved worldwide. Seek God instead. I know because I was going on my holidays but when I started the journey I started to get a pain in my stomach,and it got worse has we went on. but my live god has blessed me with everything in maturely way They were her ‘ticket’ for financial support so that she has not worked any full time since but does not use the money we give in ways that would be for the children as it was intended. I can only say God is helping me through you Jack that`s all I can think of. That life is largely judged by the fruits-Love, Joy, Peace, etc. 13:1-2) and states that the Lord Jesus had revealed to him (1 Cor. After God had allowed me to be released of such things and I came to enjoy being in the Lord, I began to explore what some of that might mean and asked for His guidance. “Go and sin not more’ was good counsel because the act was identified as SIN and then the penalty was clear in the minds of those who were told this …that sin leads to death …even if in a society that does not call for the death penalty for those who commit adultery…it STILL KILLS. Take care Anthony my friend. "But to each one is given the manifestation of the (Holy) Spirit - that is, the evidence, the spiritual illumination of the Spirit - for good and profit. This led to many difficulties and bondage to submission to others . THE GIFT OF THE WORKING OF MIRACLES (1 Corinthians 12:10): Definition: "A remarkable or surprising event that happens by the direct intervention of God, not following the general known laws of nature" (Dr. David Yonggi Cho, South Korea). It is very difficult in this day and time to know how to go forward but we must obey Him not man and not allow man’s changeable laws to determine our course. It is not God's intention that the Gifts be confined to a "spiritual elite" or to a limited number of "superstars." A few months ago I was questioning my love for God during a time of prayer Then the Holy Spirit told me that I do love God. Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues” (dialektos or dialects)! 5 There are different ministries, but the same Lord.… What Do Christians Believe About Dinosaurs? If you have a problem with it, it is yours and not mine. He will not judge by appearance nor make a decision based on hearsay (called discernment).” These are important gifts and some of them are similar to but different from the gifts of the Spirit that Paul talks about in the New Testament in I Corinthians chapter twelve. I still learn things from them,but at the moment I can`t get over the blind dog story. They enhance our service for the kingdom. Both words seem to fulfill what true knowledge is. As I was working up the courage to do what I knew I had to do, I felt in my presence beside me, the Holy Spirit. from the gifts of the Spirit that Paul talks about in the New Testament in I Corinthians chapter twelve. The doctor exams me, sends me for x-rays(more movement,more yelling from me),the results show that a bone in my hip had been dislocated,and that it was where all my pain was coming. I am so embracing that. But this does not need to be our focus. To subscribe, just click on the link where it says get a free eBook and you can subscribe to inspirations and such. The Holy Spirit has shown His works to me because they have happened. Not all the time? Then the Holy Spirit told me that my sanctification has perfected me and everything in my life for God ‘s calling upon my life. I hope this helps. Thank you so much Kris. I agree, Pastor Jack. The church is called Bethany Memorial Independent Methodist Church. 1Co 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. Do all work miracles? CONTENTS. Mar 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. Paul makes it very clear that the Gifts of the Holy Spirit are for every believer (1 Corinthians 12:7; 1 Corinthians 14:31). This same word “glossa” (language) is used again in Acts 2:11. By the way, the enemy loves our terror but God is the God of all comfort but even longtime Christians battle this fear and doubt and times of lack of faith so you are not alone my brother. If so, they should empty the hospitals or children’s cancer wards. A consultant came and examined me and said we will take you down to the theater. It is listed first perhaps because it is foundational to the church and this is a gift that the believer can earnestly desire (v 31). With help from the Team on this site,and I believe with a big help from the Holy Spirit mainly. Or hold a position of humility that allows that there could be other views. The vast majority of our readers and commentators who reply with comments have so much to add that I grow too in the process. I have known them to occur people who have been involved in things of the occult and they were attacked as they found their faith. Myself God decides when you leave this world,and nobody else. I would talk to a pastor of another denomination. Satan can quote the Bible word for word. For one, I have experienced it so many times in my church. 12:28-31). I speak in tongues, I’ve heard from God 4 times , had 1 vision and have several attacks from Demons. I appreciate your efforts and some of what you say. God’s WORD is what Jesus said ” judges every man on the last day’ so telling people the truth about sin and that they may seek the Lord and confess their sin and TURN FROM IT as they go forward , following HIM is what is very much called for. God knows ALL languages and we don’t have to speak in any language but the one we understand in our minds and when our words cannot reach the level of His Righteousness, the Spirit intercedes, not with tongues, but with “groanings too deep for words.”. gentle, sweet, loving, faithful, etc. The appointing of the seven deacons (Acts 6:3-10). I asked her do you receive the bread and wine,but do you confess to God, that`s between you and God. This can apply personally, or for others, or for Christian projects, i.e. He is prompting me to study, dive into His Word, learn from others that are His teachers and spend more quality time with Him. I read Pastor Jack’s response as well and will restate that not all people have all gifts. I have read Romans chapter 5 countless times in my 30 years as a Christian, but I could not have the understanding of this verse outside of the teaching of the Holy Spirit. Alistair Taylor). I don`t mean all day just for a minute,and if one of the Apostles broke his foot. God does still heal yes, but not everyone. It is through our faith in Him that may go through many trials and hearing or seeing things might also be one of them. David Sugar (Fiji Islands) delivering deaf and dumb people. PO Box 57, Paraparaumu 5254, New Zealand. Does this mean we should not ask? I would appreciate the hug and would respond in kind to you my brother. For clarification, I am an adult (54 years) and have actually been a Christian for about 40 years now. Jesus said there are at least two ways we can know who is and who isn’t His disciple; by their love for one another (John 13:34-35) and by their fruits (Matt 7:15-20). This love is another way of showing unbelievers and attracting them to Christ by it (John 13:35). I was introduced to the pastor, they asked him if he could have the congregation pray over me,he agreed. What happened next truly changed my life. I am not trying to judge you, because only God knows your heart. God alone heals. "Healing" in 1 Corinthians 12:9 is translated from "iama" meaning: "healing, (the termination denoting the complete act; the result or product of the act)"(Bullinger's). I thank God for this answer and glory to Jesus’ name and I thank God for knowing you too Anthony. We have the same Holy Spirit as the first brothers and God does not change He said we would do greater works not less and we need His gifts and power today more than ever before. Peter displayed this in Acts chapter five when Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property and kept back part of the money and brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet but lied saying they had given it all to the church (Acts 5:1-10). The Gift is to enable the person to know the motivation behind a situation or person" (Rev. Ephesians 4:11 reveals yet more gifts as Paul indicates there are, “…apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers.” Again teachers are mentioned, evangelists are those who are unusually gifted at sharing the gospel with the lost, pastors and prophets (again, this is those who proclaim the gospel). I believe that sometimes…perhaps many times…the education of seminary and the effect that this has on men creates a vanity or pride and Paul was so right when he said that knowledge puffs up. Is it really the holy spirit? Hope everything else is well. That same night the Spirit sent me to call someone else who I spoke to in this unknown language and they understood me in english. I have asked my husband and in laws about it and all they said is thats just how some people pray. Some say so citing the way we are to separate ourselves from unbelievers and unrepentant …all the while forgiving and leaving the door open for repentance. The Nine Gifts of the Spirit 1 Corinthians 12:1 ‐ 7 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Cat I have heard a voices 2 times in my life when I first got saved I was working and was thinking about satan getting kick out of heaven and I heard a mans voice from some where say I wished he had not got kicked out of heaven and another time I was talking to a man at work and he was telling me he was a Christian I heard a childs voice say he,s fooling you and later that day I saw him curseing and swareing calling gods name in vain I have never heard a voice again like that since that time and that’s been around 37 years . I could not stand it any longer so my mates dropped me off at this hospital. Your humility is going to make you an even better teacher. Classic defensive position to turn what I say into I must have been “so angry”. Every time a women or man lays there hands on me forehead or my back they speak in tongues. I told her that I know that it is true because I have experienced the truth of it in tangible ways. She was diagnosed with a severe Thiamin deficiency after a surgery a couple of months prior, and succumbed to a very rapidly occurring brain disorder called Wernike’s disease. Thank you Jesus and to Him be the glory. I don’t normally reply this late. In the past, dead people were raised to life so also have I seen it in our time and generation amongst other signs and display of the Holy ghost. In the time we tried to deal with the discovery of my husbands adulteries…he admitted he could not name any offense or area that I was guilty of . The Lord has shown me through Romans 8:2 that we will either receive His word as the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, when taught by the Holy Spirit. I never wrote “you can’t have them today” so you are totally wrong about that, but we are still brothers or sisters, regardless, but sadly, I think it’s easy to put more emphasis on the gifts than it is the Gift Giver. ... God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will. This is called ‘standing ‘ for one’s covenant marriage I believe. Where we will receive the life and strength to walk in it, by the grace and power of the Holy Spirit. She always knew she was only a side …and he would never marry her and this was part of the evidence I found in her own words on D Day . This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. Again my Brother, I am not trying to act like l know the Bible better than you. The key point of being aware of these things in your life is to ask God what He is showing you and to not seek what the enemy is up to. They are not as good as John Mac Arthur but maybe you’ll get something good out of them and hey, if you want, I can address you specifically in my next messages recorded in our church because we are going over the Gospel of John for…guess what…people who can’t find a church where they live and those who live with doubts and fear. when I told my dad about the mans voice he said I wished satan had not got kicked out of heaven eather the world would be a better place if he had not sined . I keep getting knocked down but the Holy Spirit lifts me up.. I am going to this church this Sunday at 10:30 am 3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. The Gift of Prophecy—This gift of the Holy Spirit is one that the scripture says, “to especially desire.” … God is with You. Says the voice is due to airway obstruction and by the way he is an er nurse one step from his PA license. Remember Gideon. They complete and perfect the virtues of those who receive them. This turn on a light for this Brother and he went back home and started to attack his wife with this kind of love. 21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Apostles can no longer exist because by definition, they would be those church leaders who have been commissioned by the risen Christ and having been done so in His presence. Isa 38:19 The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth. "The Gospel Faith Messenger" Ministry. I am still a work in progress, (that’s putting it mildly!) Can you be specific? My brother the spiritual realm is very very real and God gives gifts . 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