December 17, 2017
Evil will increase. But, so will My Power.
January 7, 2019
Thank You, Father for pouring Your Spirit out on us. Your Spirit is spoken in Isaiah: (The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. [Isaiah 11:2, NASB]) Your Word states in the last days, You will pour out Your Spirit upon the young, the old – everyone. You are marvelous and worthy to be praised!
If we seek You, You will be found. If we ask, You will answer. If we knock, You will open the door! Thank You for hearing us and answering our prayers. Thank You for the keys of heaven to unlock the doors! Your doors! Oh gracious King! How we love You, because You first loved us. How we marvel at Your mighty ways! You are worthy of our praise!
Words inspired and confirmed from the Holy Spirit of GOD
So take the authority given to you and be filled with the Baptism of the Holy Ghost fire from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. Examine the Book of Acts, juxtaposing every Holy Spirit Gift imparted to Jews and Gentiles in every chapter, used to strengthen and encourage EVERY believer who will ask, seek and knock. Go boldly before the Throne Room of God, and be filled with the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. The Lord Jesus told us to go to ALL the world and preach The Gospel, baptize in water and Holy Ghost fire. Time is short. (jm)
“It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. “Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. . (Joel 2:28-29, NASB)
Suddenly a sound like that of a violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were staying. And tongues, like flames of fire that were divided, appeared to them and rested on each one of them. Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages, as the Spirit gave them ability for speech. (Acts 2:2-4, HCSB)
“..But the Holy Spirit will come to you. Then you will receive power. You will be my witnesses—in Jerusalem, in all of Judea, in Samaria, and in every part of the world.” (Acts 1:8, ICB)
There are different kinds of gifts; but they are all from the same Spirit. There are different ways to serve; but all these ways are from the same Lord. And there are different ways that God works in people; but all these ways are from the same God. God works in us all in everything we do. Something from the Spirit can be seen in each person, to help everyone. The Spirit gives one person the ability to speak with wisdom. And the same Spirit gives another the ability to speak with knowledge. The same Spirit gives faith to one person. And that one Spirit gives another gifts of healing. The Spirit gives to another person the power to do miracles, to another the ability to prophesy. And he gives to another the ability to know the difference between good and evil spirits. The Spirit gives one person the ability to speak in different kinds of languages and to another the ability to interpret those languages. One Spirit, the same Spirit, does all these things. The Spirit decides what to give each person. (I Corinthians 12:4-11, ICB)
Love, then, is what you should try for. And you should truly want to have the spiritual gifts. And the gift you should want most is to be able to prophesy. I will explain why. One who has the gift of speaking in a different language is not speaking to people. He is speaking to God. No one understands him—he is speaking secret things through the Spirit. But one who prophesies is speaking to people. He gives people strength, encouragement, and comfort. The one who speaks in a different language is helping only himself. But the one who prophesies is helping the whole church. I would like all of you to have the gift of speaking in different kinds of languages. But more, I want you to prophesy. The person who prophesies is greater than the one who can only speak in different languages—unless someone is there who can explain what he says. Then the whole church can be helped.
Brothers, will it help you if I come to you speaking in different languages? No! It will help you only if I bring you a new truth or some knowledge, or some prophecy, or some teaching. It is the same as with non-living things that make sounds—like a flute or a harp. If different musical notes are not made clear, you will not know what song is being played. Each note must be played clearly for you to be able to understand the tune. And in a war, if the trumpet does not sound clearly, the soldiers will not know it is time to prepare for fighting. It is the same with you. The words you speak with your tongue must be clear. Unless you speak clearly, no one can understand what you are saying. You will be talking in the air! It is true that there are many kinds of speech in the world. And they all have meaning. So unless I understand the meaning of what someone says to me, we will be like strangers to each other. It is the same with you. You want spiritual gifts very much. So try most to have the gifts that help the church grow stronger.
The one who has the gift of speaking in a different language should pray that he can also interpret what he says. If I pray in a different language, my spirit is praying, but my mind does nothing. So what should I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind. I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind. You might be praising God with your spirit. But a person there without understanding cannot say “Amen”[to your prayer of thanks. He does not know what you are saying. You may be thanking God in a good way, but the other person is not helped.
I thank God that my gift of speaking in different kinds of languages is greater than any of yours. But in the church meetings I would rather speak five words that I understand than thousands of words in a different language. I would rather speak with my understanding, so that I can teach others.
Brothers, do not think like children. In evil things be like babies. But in your thinking you should be like full-grown men. It is written in the Scriptures:
So the Lord will use strange words and foreign languages to speak to these people. (Isaiah 28:11, ICB)
So the gift of speaking in different kinds of languages is a sign for those who do not believe, not for those who believe. And prophecy is for people who believe, not for those who do not believe. Suppose the whole church meets together and everyone speaks in different languages. If some people come in who are without understanding or do not believe, they will say you are crazy. But suppose everyone is prophesying and someone comes in who does not believe or is without understanding. If everyone is prophesying, his sin will be shown to him, and he will be judged by all that he hears. The secret things in his heart will be made known. So he will bow down and worship God. He will say, “Truly, God is with you.” (1 Corinthians 14: 1-25, ICB)
That is what the Lord says.
“Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you..” (Matthew 7:7, HCSB)
“..And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:19, NKJV)
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20, NKJV)
When they had prayed, the place where they were assembled was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak God’s message with boldness. (Acts 4:31, HCSB)
Remember to use the gift that you have. That gift was given to you through a prophecy when the group of elders laid their hands on you. (1 Timothy 4:14, ICB)