Joshua (Num.27: 18) Daniel (Dan.4: 8) Miriam (Ex.15: 20)
Bezeleel for building the tabernacle (Ex.31: 1-5)
Old testament prophets to Prophecy (2. Pet.1: 21, Is. 34: 16)
Elizabeth (Lk.1: 41)
Incarnation and ministry of the Lord Jesus
(In the fullness of time- in His Son)
Conceived by the Holy Spirit (Lk.1: 30-31, 34-35)
Led for the baptism (Mat.3: 16, Lk.4: 1)
Led to the wilderness to be tempted (Mk.4: 1, Lk.4: 1)
In performing the miracles (Lk.4: 18)
Offered by the eternal Spirit (Heb.9: 14)
Was made to raise from the dead (Acts.1: 1-2)
From the day of Pentecost till rapture (Ecclesiastical)
(This dispensation is of the Holy Spirit)
On the day of Pentecost came down as promised (Acts.2:1-4)
With the rapture only he will return (2.The.2: 6)
Reproves the world and brings to salvation (Jn.16: 8)
Abides with us for ever (Jn.14: 16)
Helps to wait for the coming of the Lord (Gal.5: 5)
(He is already here, Why some pray “come down Holy Spirit” ?)
When, who send, and how the Holy Spirit came?
Like the Son (Jn.1: 10) Holy Spirit also was in the world.
But as promise came down on Pentecost as comforter.
It was necessary the Son to be glorified (Jn.7: 39; 16: 7)
The Son went back to the father (Jn.16: 7)
Command was given to wait for the promise (Acts.1: 4)
Son asked of the father and father sent (Jn.14:16; 26)
The son also has send him (Jn.15: 26; 16: 7)
Holy Spirit proceeded from the father (Jn.15: 26)
As comforter he abides with us now (Jn.Jn.14: 16)
Fulfillment of promise on the day of Pentecost
Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and
having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he
hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
(Holy Spirit will return only with the church)
Did fire came down on Pentecost ? Read Acts. 2: 2 carefully
Work of the Holy Spirit at present (Church period)
In the (people of the) world - To bring to salvation.
Reprove the world of Sin, of righteousness and of
judgment (Jn.16: 8)
Now withholds the entry of the man of sin (2.The.2: 6)
In a Believer or in the Church of God
As the comforter from the Father (Jn.16: 7)
Sheds the love of God in our heart (Rom.5: 5)
Endues power from above (Lk.24: 49)
Helps to take decision in church (Acts.15: 13-29)
Appoints elders to the church (Acts.20:28)
Guides in to all the truths (Jn.16: 13)
Fills individual to equip for service (Acts.4: 8, 31)
Imparts Spiritual gifts (1.Cor 12: 8)
Glorify Christ in the Church (Jn.14: 14)
Send forth workers (Acts.13: 2-4; Acts.16: 8-10)
Helps to worship God in spirit (Phil.3: 3; Jn.2: 24)
All believers are now
Baptized with the Holy Spirit (1. Cor.12: 13)
Anointed (Unction) of the Holy Spirit (2.Cor.1: 21)
Sealed of the Holy Spirit (2.Cor.1: 22)
Given of the earnest in our heart (2.Cor.1: 22)
(Not as a second experience- God did in us when we believed)
The Purpose of it.
Baptism of the Holy Spirit- To make us the members of same body
Unction of the Holy Spirit - Appointed us as royal priests unto him
Seal of the Holy Spirit - As sign that we are of His possession
Earnest of the Holy Spirit - Assurance of redemption of our body
Romans 8:23 but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit , even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
Can anyone show commands to receive any above truths ?
What the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
(Fully a news experience and in the New testament only)
John the Baptist prophesied
Mat.3: 11 He shall baptize you with Holy Ghost and with fire
Mk.1: 8 He shall baptize you with Holy Ghost
Lk.3: 16 He shall baptize you with Holy Ghost and with fire
Jn. 1: 33 He which baptizeth with Holy Ghost
(In Mat. and Lk. we read baptism of Fire said in addition)
Acts 1:5 but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
Peter remembered the promise
Acts 11:16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he
said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with
the Holy Ghost. (After 11 years from Pentecost)
(It is clear, was not taught often, or why said “remembered”?)
What it is to be baptize with Holy Spirit, and with fire ?
If water baptism is act of immersing in water, and Baptism
of the Holy Ghost is immersing in the Spirit . Then what is the
baptism with fire? Nothing but “Chaff” putting (immersing)
literally in hell fire.
“ Chaff” are the wicked, and will be baptized in fire (Mk.9: 48,49)
(Not for us, not now but at the end putting wicked to hell fire.)
(Lord the giver of both; but at different times and people)
Purpose of the baptism of the Holy Spirit ?
1 Cor.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. (To make all believers as one body)
(Not repeated now- but shares when we are added to the church)
If any one offers you baptism of the Holy Ghost, know he is a liar.
Do you still wish to have the baptism of fire ?
What the unction (anointing) of the Holy Spirit?
2 Cor.1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
1 John 2:20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you.
(In all the 3 references it is said in past tense- as ”anointed”)
What anointing is? Who were anointed in the past.
Anointing in past was done by pouring oil, it was separating a person
or a thing, appointed for a special work or use.
Kings, Prophets, priests, instruments in the tabernacle were anointed. (1.King 19: 16; Ex.30: 30; Ex.40: 9)
All believers are now anointed as Royal priests. Christ the head, From
head it flows to body (Ps. 133: 2; Lev.21:12; 1. Jn.2: 27)
Already anointed; h ow can one ask you to get anointing?
The seal of the Holy Spirit
2 Cor. 1:22 (It is God) Who hath also sealed us.
Eph. 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, …. in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.
Eph. 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are
sealed unto the day of redemption.
Seals were used from time past
Letters or writings (Est.8: 8) Things, People, trees (Rev.7: 3)
Sepulture (Mat.27: 66) were sealed
(Shows the Ownership, Authority, Security, Assurance
Why we are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise ?
We are sealed unto the day of redemption (Eph.4: 30)
(Know you are also sealed, the same moment you are saved.)
Earnest of the Holy Spirit
2 Cor.1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit
in our hearts.
2 Cor. 5:5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God,
who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption
of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Earnest or advance is the term of business transactions
It can be advance (Lk.10: 35) Can be pledge (Gen.38: 18)
For us earnest is the selfsame Spirit (Pledge of Greater price)
Why we are given the earnest in our heart?
For the assurance of the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praises of his glory
Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken
your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
For whom, and when the Holy Spirit is given ?
John 7:39 But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive:
Acts 5:32 Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him
Gal. 3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Gal. 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
John.3: 5 Born of the Spirit one becomes the child of God.
Rom.8: 9 If any man have not the Spirit of Christ he is none of his
Rom. 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are
the sons of God.
(When a person believe then he receives the Holy Spirit)
Can anybody say; born again but still waiting for the Holy Spirit?
Holy Spirit indwells in every believer
John 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; …but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
1 Cor. 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the
Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1 Cor. 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God.
1 Pet. 4:14 for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you:
2 Tim 1:14 That.. keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
Rom. 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead
dwell in you,……by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
James 4:5 … The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
(Unlike the past Holy Spirit who came down from heaven on
the day of Pentecost will not return; or depart from a believer)
Beware of those who teaches to tarry for Holy Spirit, or
invites you to attend their so called “tarry meetings”
Be filled with the Holy Spirit
Both in Old and New Testament.
Bezeleel - For the construction of the tabernacle (Ex.31: 2-3)
John the Baptist – To preach to bring repentance (Lk.1: 5)
Elizabeth – Praised God (Lk.1: 41)
Zachariah- Prophesied (Lk.1: 67)
Be filled with the Spirit (Eph.5: 18)
To have a victorious family life (Eph.5: 22- 6:9)
To have victory over constant spiritual warfare (Eph.6: 10-17)
To be effective and fruitful in the ministries (Acts.6: 3)
Stephen a man full of faith and Holy Ghost (Acts.6: 5)
Ananias..Brother Saul.. And be filled with Holy Ghost (Acts.9:17)
Barnabas- He was good man and full of Holy Ghost (Acts.11: 24)
(Not a one time experience, but a continuous experience)
Be filled with the Holy Spirit
Lord Jesus Christ our example
Full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan (Lk.4: 1,2)
Retuned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee (Lk.4: 11)
I cast out devils by the Spirit of God (Mat.12: 28)
List from Acts of the Apostles
Apostles on the day of Pentecost- Acts.2: 4 - Spoke in tongues
Peter was filled with Holy Ghost – Acts.4: 8 - Preached boldly
They were filled with Holy Ghost– Acts.4: 31 - Spoke boldly
Stephen full of the Holy Ghost – Acts.7: 55 - Faced martyrdom
Paul was filled with Holy Ghost- Acts. 13: 9 - Rebuked sorcerer
Disciples were ……..Holy Ghost- Acts.13:52 - Joyful at difficulty
Strength for the time of need in each situation
Not the same experience or effect every time
Out of all list one time only spoken in tongues
Helps us to pray
Holy Spirit helps us call him Abba father (Rom.8: 15: 2.Tim.1: 7)
Helps to pray always with supplication in the Spirit (Eph.6:18)
Helps to make intercession with groaning (Rom.8: 26)
Helps to make intercession to the will of God (Rom.8: 27)
Helps to agree in prayer (Mat.18: 18)
The Son taught us whom to pray; (Jn.14: 13; 15: 16) Holy Spirit indwells in us and helps to pray; We pray in Jesus name.
Is it right? “prayer to the Holy Spirit”- very common these days.
John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
Mat. 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth
as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
Those who appeals to pray; are they guided by the Holy Spirit?
Helps in evangelism .
The source of strength to witness (Acts. 1: 8)
Guides to choose the place or person (Acts. 16: 6-10)
Will give wisdom to speak (Lk.21: 13-15)
Convict in the heart of hearers (Jn. 16: 8)
Will lead to believe in Christ (1.Cor.12: 3)
Works out new birth in him (Jn.3: 3; 5)
Makes to know He dwells in him (1. Jn.4: 13)
Witness to his spirit (Rom.8: 16)
Indwells and Works in the Believer
Help to put on the spiritual nature (Rom.8: 9)
Helps to discern the things of God (1.Cor.1: 15)
Helps to wait to put on incorruptible (2.Cor.5: 5)
Helps to say “No” to the passions of this world (Tit.3:12)
Will lead to all the truth (Jn.16: 13)
Will teach and bring all to remembrance (Jn.14: 26)
Helps to bear the fruit of the Spirit
Gal. 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance; against such there is no law.
(Different nine yet said as fruit- all to be seen in a person)
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns,
or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit;
but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
(Mat.7: 16-17) Gifts may be misused (Rom.11: 29)
Manifestation of the gifts are not the sign to discern a
spiritual; but it is the manifestation of the fruit in him.
Imparts Spiritual gifts to every believer.
Gifts given for the profit with all (1.Cor. 12: 7-30)
Divides to everyman as He will (v.11)
To one is given ……….another (v.8-10)
Function like members in a body (v.14)
Are all apostles; Are all prophets (v.29)
When you come together, everyone of you have.. (v.26)
(Holy Spirit divide and gives as he wish to everyone)
Gifts can be grouped into two
1. Motivational gifts 2. Sign gifts
Motivational gifts can again be grouped to two
1.Equipping gifts 2. Service gifts
Sign gifts are miracles, healing, tongues, and interpretation
Gifts are given in six lists
(For further studies – see my PPT on spiritual gifts)
Faith, Healing, Miracles, Prophecy,
Discerning the spirit,
Interpretation of tongues
Romans 12: 6- 8
Giving, Ruling, Mercy ,
Is tongues only sign of the Holy Spirit ?
Speaking in tongues was one among the gifts (See lists)
Any where said it as the only sign? (Mat.7: 16-17)
Any where said it as the unique gift? (1. Cor.12: 31)
In the early church all possessed it? (1.Cor.12: 30)
Restrictions given for the use of which gift? (1.Cor.14: 39)
Asked anywhere to desire for it specially? (1.Cor.14: 39)
Is it the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as some claims? No
Is it the unction of the Holy Spirit some others claims? No
Is it the seal of the Holy Spirit? No
Is it the unction of the Holy Spirit? No
Is it the fullness of the Holy Spirit? (see list from Acts)
Is it the fruit of the Spirit? (Gal.5: 22-23)
It comes in the list that ceases or remains? (1.Cor.13: 8)
When it existed and in use; Gift of Tongues was a problem
among Corinthians for its improper use.
Since it is ceased why the need of confusion?
Why Apostle Peter was needed in each occasions?
Mat.16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven:
(not the key but Keys; and not of the kingdom of God)
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea , and in Samaria , and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
First time in Jerusalem (Acts.2: 14-42) Among Jews
Second time in Samaria (Acts.8:14-25) Among Samaritans
Third time at Cornelius house (Acts.10- &11) Among gentiles
(Apostle Peter in three occasions; Holy Spirit given with signs)
At Ephesus –Paul only (Acts.19:1-9) Jews –followers of John
(For among those never heard about Holy Spirit- sign given)
Do need Apostles to come in order to receive Holy Spirit now?
What were the sign in each places ?
Jerusalem - Among Jews – Acts. 2: 1-13
Holy Spirit came and rested upon them- Spoke in tongues
( all events Acts.2: 1-3 also) Jews looked for signs- 1.Cor.1: 22 )
Samaria - Not Jew or gentile - (origin- 2.Kings.17)
Acts.8: 12-25- When Peter laid hand they received Holy Spirit
Sign was there, but not specified
(If not Samaritans would have remained separate - Jn. 4: 20 )
Cornelius house - Acts.10 & 11- Gentile
When he was preaching only Spirit came upon them v.44
They spoke in tongues – Acts.10: 45
(Jews never had accepted them as one with them - Acts.11:2 )
At Ephesus - Jews the followers of John Baptist (Acts.19)
After baptized, hands laid - spoke in tongues and prophesied
Faith or experience, if experience- which you will follow?
Our responsibility now
Do not resist the Holy Spirit (Acts.7: 52)
Disobey his voice is resisting him, as he guides you
Grieve not the Spirit of God (Eph.4: 30)
Sin grieves the Spirit of God, as he indwells in you
Quench not the Spirit (1.The.5: 19)
Do not hindrance his work in you
Be ye filled with the Spirit (Eph.5: 18)
Yielding yourselves for Holy spirit’s full control
(Know him as a person who teaches and guides you)
He abides in you; he cannot leave you
He wants to work in you and thru you
He wants the complete control of you
Gal.5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Different names and its truth
Spirit – 2.Cor.3: 17 Reveals the nature
Spirit of God- Gen.1:2 Shows the relationship and deity
Holy Spirit – Eph.4: 30- Reveals the attribute of holiness
Spirit of the Lord- Is.11:2 Existence and eternal nature
Spirit of the Lord God Is.61: 1 Authority or Lordship
Spirit of the father- Mat.10: 20 Relationship to the Father
Spirit of his Son- Gal.4: 6 Relationship to God the Son
Spirit of adoption- Rom.8: 15 Reveals our relationship to God
Spirit of Christ- Rom.8: 9 Reveals to whom we belong
What it means the Seven Spirit of the Lord ? Rev.1: 4
(Same Spirit but reveals the seven attributes- Is. 11: 2 )
Spirit of the Lord Spirit of Wisdom
Spirit of understanding Spirit of Counsel
Spirit of might Spirit of knowledge
Spirit of the fear of the Lord
Names said in relation to the believers
Spirit of Grace Heb.12: 29 Channel Grace flows to us
Holy Spirit of Promise Eph.1: 13 Relates to the fulfillment
Spirit of love 2.Tim.1: 7 Channel of knowing God’s love
Spirit of sound mind 2.Tim.1:7 Sober-different from evil
Names that reveals the nature
Spirit – 1. Cor.2: 10 Different from flesh or material
Eternal Spirit Heb.9: 14 Reveals the eternal nature
Good Spirit Neh.9: 20 Differentiate from evil spirit
Spirit of Truth - 1. Jn.4: 6 Differentiate from spirit of lie
Spirit of Glory- 1.Pet.4:14 Reveals nature or attribute
Romans 5:5 The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
Types and shadows (Person and materials)
Eleazer (Servant of Abraham- Gen. Ch: 22- 24 ) In seeking
Gen. Ch.22 Offering of Isaac- Christ’s death on the Cross
Ch.23 Death of Sarah – Setting aside of Israel
Ch.24 Servant seeks Rebecca – Church
Ch. 25 Abraham to Keturah – Restoration of Israel
(The servant - shadow of Holy Spirit seeketh the bride for his
master’s son, glorifies him – Gen.24: 34-36 )
Hegai (King’s chamberlain – Est. 2: 15 ) The keeper
Esther 2:12 Now when every maid's turn was come to go in to king Ahasuerus, after that she had been twelve months, according to the manner of the women, (for so were the days of their purifications accomplished , to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women)
(To present to Himself as a spotless bride- Eph 5: 25)
Types and shadows
Wind – How works in bringing the new birth
John 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Oil – In anointment (unction)
1 John 2:20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. (read also Acts.10: 38, 1. Jn.2: 27, Ex.30-24-33)
Water - As spring, or river that flows
John 7:38-39 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) Read Gen.2: 10-14, Ps.46: 4; Ez.47: 1-12, Rev: 22: 1-2
Fire- Continuous work of the Holy Spirit in you.
1 The. 5:19 Quench not the Spirit. (means destroy, put out etc)
Work of the Holy Spirit in the future
Work of the Holy Spirit in Rapture (Like Eleazer, Holy Spirit will return with the Church the bride)
Work during tribulation and revelation
Zec. 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him.
Work during the Millennium
Joel 2:28-29 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
In the New Jerusalem and New earth and heaven
Rev. 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
What is sin against the Holy Spirit? (Read Mat.12: 22-32)
Mat 12:31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy
shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
Which sin God cannot forgive?
1 John 1:7 the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
What Holy Spirit is doing now?
John 16:8-9 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin,
and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe
not on me; (Read Rom. 3: 25)
1 John 5:10 He that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
1 Sam. 2:25 If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him:
but if a man sin against the LORD, who shall intreat for him.
What is sin against the Holy Spirit? Is it not
(Resisting the work of Holy Spirit- and not believing in the Son of God)
Holy Spirit is a person and not mere power as some thinks.
Holy Spirit is God himself co-equal with the Father and Son
Holy Spirit worked always and will work forever.
Holy Spirit as Promise came down on Pentecost.
Holy Spirit now dwells in every believer.
All believers are baptized with the Holy Spirit
All believers have the unction of the Holy Spirit
All believers are sealed of the Holy Spirit of Promise
(If any man hath not the Spirit of Christ he is none of His)
Holy Spirit imparts spiritual gifts to the church .
Gifts are given for the profit withal
Holy Spirit divides and gives as he wills to each believer
Gift is not the sign of a spiritual man but the fruit
A person recieves the Holy Spirit when he believes in Christ
No special gift given as sign or required as evidence.
Probable questions and answers
Is it not a second blessing to receive the Spirit of God?
Is it a second blessing? - read Rom. 8: 23
Is it not true Peter was send at 3 occasions to receive?
Do we need apostles to come even now? See slide 29 & 30
Is it not the gift of tongue the evidence of receiving Spirit?
Written anywhere that tongues will be the sign?
Is there different tongues as gift and signs?
Gift of tongue turned as a sign; Then what prophecy ?
Do we need to tarry to receive the Spirit?
Is there any command to tarry? Show the scripture.
Have not the Apostles tarried?
Yes they were commanded, since Christ was not glorified
Holy Spirit as comforter was not sent (Jn.15:7; Acts.1: 4)
What is wrong if we tarry as they tarried?
How can we tarry for the Spirit who came down already?
Is not Charismatic movement a revival?
No. It is following the experience of Agnes Osman -AD.1900
(Read any history of Pentecostal movement- will understand)
Why not give importance and follow the experience?
For what you give importance; to the Apostles doctrine or to the experiences of any person?
What is the revival then?
Revival is going back to the Word of God and practicing it .
(Read and follow Acts. 2: 42)
The extra ordinary growth a sign of the divine origin?
What you think about other heretics and cults?
Not only Pentecostals but others also have tongues?
Will you agree all have it from the same Spirit? If so why stand as different, why cannot merge as one, and speak same thing.
So do you mean there is no Holy Spirit?
Very strange question often asked. What you have learnt thru the study thus far?
Why not seeking signs, miracles and healings ?
What was the purpose of signs and miracles?
Mk. 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.
Heb. 2:4 God also bearing them witness , both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
(God confirmed his word with miracles and wonders)
Why the signs not necessary? (Not needed continuously)
Num. 11:25 And Jehovah came down in ,.. when the Spirit
rested upon them, they prophesied, but they did so no more.
Do miracles still needed to believe?
John 10:41-42 And many came unto him; and they said, John indeed did no sign : but all things whatsoever John spake of this man were true. And many believed on him there.
(An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign-Mat.16: 4)
Why not giving importance to the Tongues?
It is written tongues will cease (Not only tongues) 1. Cor.13:8
Why neglect the signs?
Signs are for the unbelievers – 1.Cor. 14: 22; Mat.16: 4
Faith is believing God’s word – Heb.11: 1; Rom.10: 17
Are we not doing miracles and wonders?
Yes. What we read of such - Mat. 7: 22- 23; 24: 24
What Jesus said the Holy Spirit will do?
John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
John 16:13-14 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
(What Charismatic do; Grabs or gives glory to the Son?)
Beware of these things
1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Tongues and interpretations (Existed but now ceased)
P ractice of some Christian groups- while they themselves agree
many are imitations or false. (What the need of tongues now?)
In many pagan religions exhibited similar from time past.
Pushing down . (Pushes to fall down)
Slain of the spirit (Remain fainted)
What will be added next, catching the snakes ?
( Heard it is practiced elsewhere?)
These things existed or known in the early church?
2 Tim. 1:7 For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline.