It is evident that some of those healed in the first century did not have faith - one did not know who Jesus was (Jn.
They are ALL of the Spirit!
Read more, bible Study 29th March 201629th March 2016, bibleStudy 0 Comment gifts, Holy Spirit, prophecy, tongues In this examination of Bible teaching David Willey explores the Biblical text to see what speaking in tongues really means, Read more.There can be no doubt that any rational awareness of God - and anything else - is blanked out by all this.Any such relief it does achieve will be for a higher purpose of expressing God's mind.15:1,2 and.4:18,19 for other examples.As we struggle against the deceptiveness of our own feelings (Jer.As a footnote to this section, it is highly significant that those sects which claim to speak in tongues have been scientifically proven to have higher levels of depression compared to people from other backgrounds.For more about conditions in God's Kingdom, see Study.Just before Moses' death, the spirit gift was transferred from him to Joshua so that he, too, could properly lead God's people (Deut.We all like to think that God's power is working with us in our lives.But the question must be pressed, Which gifts?
Verse 22:- "Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe." The use of tongues was therefore mainly to be used for outgoing.
There are many famous ministers who have remained faithful to the Lord, and some that we have all heard of, who allowed the love of other things to crowd out the love of yhvh in their hearts.
Thus "prophets" - those with the gift of prophecy - came "from Jerusalem unto Antioch.
In nothing is this need more apparent than in a study of how God's spirit works.
Acts 3:2 mentions that they laid him there daily - so he would have been a familiar sight.
Keith Meador, Professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University,.S.A., undertook a major study analyzing the relationship between depression and religious background.God has always given His spirit to achieve specific, defined objectives.The apostles, including Peter, were "filled with the Holy Spirit" at the feast of Pentecost, soon after Jesus' ascension (Acts discount white cabinets 2:4).The logic of this argument is telling, indeed devastating.Perhaps their very first reaction was, "But I don't know the languages!" For them it wasn't even a case of, "I was no good at languages at school for they had had no schooling.11:47) and, "For that indeed a notable miracle hath been manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it" (Acts 4:16).Thus the miracles led him to really respect the doctrines being taught.
Edify comes from the same root as edifice.
All this is summarized by the comment on the apostles' obedience to the command to preach: "They went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following" (Mark 16:20).
It is often wrongly claimed that demons or 'evil spirits' possess the 'unsaved' (see Study.3 but that the Holy Spirit fills the believers.