Being “Born Again” of God’s spirit (Romans 10:9), God has given us POWER… Lot’s of Power!
In I Corinthians 12:1-6, God gave us his gift, which is holy spirit (lower case). With that gift, we are given outward evidences of that spirit we have within. These outward evidences are called, “manifestations of the spirit” in which we have “9”. Reference I Corinthians 12:7-10:
But the manifestation of the spirit is given to every man to profit withal. (notice that it says to “profit” withal. We can profit – or benefit from these manifestations.) For to one (profit) is given by the spirit, the Word of Wisdom; to another (profit) the Word of Knowledge by the same spirit; to another (profit) Faith by the same spirit; to another (profit) Gifts of Healings by the same spirit; to another (profit) The Working of Miracles; to another (profit) Prophesy; to another (profit) Discerning of Spirits; to another (profit) Divers kinds of tongues; to another (profit) Interpretation of Tongues: But all these worketh that one and the self same spirit, dividing to every man severally as he (the person doing the manifestation) will.
Speaking in tongues is one of the 9 manifestations of the Spirit. You speak in tongues when you are born again (Rom 10:9). This “speaking in tongues” is an “outward evidence” or a “manifestation” of the spirit that we have within. How easy was it (or is it) to speak in tongues? Well, we should be able to do the other 8 manifestations just as easily.
In this sharing, we are going to focus on the manifestation of “gifts of healing”.
Here are a few verses in God’s word that show us what we can do by the authority we have within ourselves.
John 14:12 states: Verily, Verily, I say unto you, he that believed on me (Jesus), the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my father.
If it says we can do the works that Christ did, and MORE, then why are we holding back the power we have within?
For instance: Peter raised Tabitha from the dead it says in Acts 9:36-42:
Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: This woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did. And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber. And for as much as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there they sent unto him two men desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him in to the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the coats & garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them. But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha arise, and she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
Peter only said, “Tabitha Arise” He believed he could do it, and he did.
In Acts 20:7-12: Paul raises Eutychus from the dead… He just fell on Eutychus & embraced him saying, trouble not yourselves for his life is in him. Paul believed…
We can do it too…
Acts 5:12-16: People believed that when Peter walked by, just by his shadow touching them, they could be healed.
In Acts 3:1-8, 16: Peter and John healed the lame man at the gate Beautiful. He said “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth Rise Up and walk”. They believed.
In all these records, Peter, Paul, John, and others, they did the healing.
In Acts 8:5-8 Phillip went to Samaria and cast out devils and healed many diseases bringing great joy to that city. Who does it say did the casting out and healing? Philip did it!
Another Disciple, Ananias, in Acts 9:10-12 had to believe that he could restore the sight of a blind man named SAUL. (Who later became PAUL.) Ananias certainly had to believe he had the power to do this because Saul, before he became Paul, was a Murderer… He murdered Christians… It was his job!! Can you imagine Ananias having to heal a Murderer of Christians??? But on the other hand, can you imagine the bigger picture when Paul was born again?? How forgiving is our Father!
Even before the day of Pentecost, believers were able to heal the sick and do miracles, believing in the power that Jesus Christ gave them. For example Luke 10:17-20, Seventy disciples of Jesus Christ went out and returned to him with joy seeing all the miracles that were performed. (They themselves did the miracles). The same can be said of the 12 apostles in Luke 9:6, that before the day of Pentecost they were already healing in many regions. This was natural believing before the New Birth was available. How much more POWER do we have Now?
If Christ said we could do more, then I guess we can. So, what are we waiting for????
The YouTube Video:
Audio, Sangat Bains:
Prophecy by Sangat Singh Bains related to our departure (the rapture of the Church), 43 sec. Segment by Ken Petty related to Our Spiritual Power to do Miracles (6:31 min). http://www.powerfilledministering.org/audio_teachings
Related in Spanish (YouTube):
Estudio Sobre Sanidades: Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro, Cinco, Seis, Siete, Ocho, Nueve, Diez, Once, Doce, Trece, Catorce, Quince, Dieciséis, Diecisiete, Dieciocho, Diecinueve, Veinte.
Word Doc: Estudios sobre Sanidades, Hablar en Lenguas.
One of the most Controversial topics in the Christian church today is the subject of Jesus Christ being God. Christians (at times) get into heated arguments because of this subject, and are left in sheer anger because of it. So, I just wanted to see what God had to say about it in his word.
One thing I believe we can agree on is that he (Jesus) was born in Bethlehem and his mother was named Mary, and Her husband was Joseph. Matthew 1:16, Matthew 1:18, Luke 1:30-31, Luke 2:4-7
Jesus Christ, is a man, and was born in this world for a purpose. He was to be the redeemer of mankind. It was he who died on the cross, so that we may live. It’s by GRACE we are saved.
Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us this clearly:
8: For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.
9: Not by Works, lest any man should boast.
It could not be by our works, for example: praying for our sins, it had to be by grace so everyone could come into the glory of God. God is no respecter of persons when it comes to who gets saved as it says in Romans 2:11.
So, if Christ (who is supposed to be God) came to do his father’s will, then why didn’t he just say in his word, I came to do MY own will? Why didn’t he just say, I came to earth as a man to do the redeeming. Why does it say that GOD SENT his only begotten Son?
As I look into this subject, I find that Jesus Christ was referred to as God’s Son 68 times. Nowhere in the Bible does it mention “God the Son”. So, some understanding needs to be shown.
I would briefly like to show both sides of the spectrum. Individuals who say Jesus Christ is God use some of the following Scriptures:
And God said, “let us make man in our image, after our likeness: …..
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
And Thomas answered and said unto him, my Lord and my God.
I Timothy 3:16
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on the world, received up into glory.
Here are some scriptures showing the he is the Son of God:
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.
While he (Jesus) yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold voice out of the cloud which said, “This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased, hear ye him”.
Say ye of him, whom the father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, ‘thou blasphemest; because I said, ‘I am the Son of God.’
And Phillip said, “if thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest” and he answered and said, “I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God”.
I John 4:15
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him and he in God.
These are just a few scriptures among many.
It also states that God is a spirit (Not a man of flesh & bones):
God is (a) spirit: and they that worship Him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Okay, lets go over some of the these scriptures:
And let us make man in our image: This is the use of the plural of “majesty”, many Hebrew scholars identify “it” as a plural for emphasis, which are common expressions of Kings in their proclamations.
In the beginning was the “word” and the word was with God.
In Greek, “word” here is “logos” which is used as the whole word of God, which is the plan, purpose and wisdom of God, which was fulfilled by Jesus Christ. It explains the will of God being obeyed in the whole ministry of Jesus Christ.
And his name shall be called: ...Mighty God, The Everlasting Father...
This verse is talking about the “meaning of his name”, not of his own nature.
A better translation for the English reader will be “divine hero” as Martin Luther translated in his bible. In the culture of the bible, anyone who began anything or was very important to something was called, “It’s Father”. Which means that Jesus Christ was the first one to be raised from the dead and now rule over it. He is also called, “the Father of the Coming Age”. (His everlasting Kingdom)
Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord & my God.
In the Hebrew and Greek language, the word “god” (lower case “g”) applied to men was a descriptive title applied to different authorities like the judges of Israel that are called, the gods of the congregation. Even the Roman governor in Acts 12:22 is called “god” by the people. Even the devil is called “god” II Corinthians 4:4. So it was generally used of someone who was believed to have divine authority. It was not limited to its absolute sense as we use it today.
I Timothy 3:16
God was manifest in the flesh…..
According to many Greek scholars the reading “God” was a deliberate alteration to the expression “He who” which is supported by the earliest and best manuscripts and the earlier Christian writers prior to the end of the forth century read it as “Who” or “Which” and not as “God”. For example “Which was manifest in the flesh” Talking about the “mystery or secret”.
There are so many other verses on this topic. I have come to the conclusion that Jesus Christ is not God, but the Son and also, my brother.
Audio: On the Errors of The Trinity [Is God three-in-one?]http://truthortradition.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1194
One God & One Lord
Chapter 1 - Christianity 101: Two Adams
Appendix A. An Explanation of Verses Commonly Used to Support the Trinity [The Top 100!]
Appendix G. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Historical Proofs of the Resurrection
Appendix H. 47 Reasons Why Our Heavenly Father Has No Equals or "Co-Equals"
Appendix I. 34 Reasons Why the "Holy Spirit" is Not a "Person" Separate from the One True God, the Father
Chapter 8 - The Gospel of John
Chapter 9 - "But What About John 1:1?"
Chapter 10 - The Book of Acts: "A Man Accredited by God"
Chapter 12 - God’s Namesake in Action
Chapter 14 - The Book of Revelation: "King of Kings and Lord of Lords" http://www.biblicalunitarian.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=108
Chapter 17 - Jesus Christ: Incarnated or Created?http://www.biblicalunitarian.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=213
Chapter 20 - Modern Trends and Final Thoughts
"Go ye, and make disciples of all nations in my name''
http://www.geocities.com/fdocc3/in-my-name.htm (disappearing link, 26th of Oct., 2009)
Figure 2. Conjunction of Venus (Ve) and Jupiter (Ju) seen as one. The Sun, the transparent circle running on the ecliptic, is in Leo in August, and also you can see Mercury (Me) in the distance (smaller size) in its first of two retrograde motions near Leo. Mercury's second retrograde motion occurred one year later.Figure 3. Conjunction of Venus with Mercury. Mercury is coming from its first retrograde motion near Leo. Mercury here is represented with a bigger (closer) size compared with Figure 2. The Sun now is in Virgo. Mercury appears below Venus. Jupiter is still approaching Regulus.
Figure 4. This picture shows that Mercury and Venus were actually running together for at least nine days. On the ninth day Venus is below Mercury and both were in a second conjunction. Jupiter is closer to Regulus.
Figure 5. First conjunction of Jupiter with Regulus in the constellation Leo. Jupiter eclipsed (ekleipsei, see Figure 1) Regulus. At the upper left we can see the name of a constellation related to Virgo, now called Coma Berenices, but that in old times was called “Comah” in Hebrew, “The desired of the nations”, which was represented as a mother with a child in her lap. Here, the child’s name represents Jesus Christ. At the bottom right we can see the name of a constellation called Hydra, which represents Satan as the old serpent, which has its head smashed by the feet of Leo.Figure 6. The full moon (phase 1) is here represented by the transparent circle slightly over the ecliptic, and is covering (ekleipsei, Figure 1) Regulus. Jupiter is seen ascending in retrograde motion, to be in conjunction with Regulus for the second time (of three).
Figure 7. Second conjunction of Jupiter with Regulus in Leo. Jupiter is at the midst of its retrograde motion.
Figure 8. Third conjunction of Jupiter with Regulus. The retrograde motion has been completed and now Jupiter is going to continue its path. The decreasing moon can be seen below Regulus.
Figure 9. Second conjunction of Jupiter with Venus in Leo, after the triple conjunction of Jupiter with Regulus in Jupiter’s retrograde motion.
Figure 10. The meeting of planets in Leo: Jupiter, Mars (Ma), Mercury (which is the last one at the right), and Venus (at the bottom). The Sun is also in Leo in August, as in the Figure 2. The Sun is the transparent circle on the ecliptic. Mercury is coming from its second retrograde motion in Leo, having had three conjunctions with Regulus, as Jupiter had before. Venus, as seen here at the bottom, is also in the midst of its retrograde motion (as "to meet" with the other planets).
Figure 13. The constellation of Virgo with the Sun clothing “her” and the moon at “her” feet, with its brightest star Tsemach (in Hebrew), Al Zimach (in Arab) or Spica (in Latin) on the horizon at the moment of Jesus Christ’s birth, as has been revealed in the book of Revelation 12:1. That day was the day of 1 Tishri, the beginning of a new year for the Hebrews (Rosh-Hashanah), a day of trumpets.
The birth of Jesus Christ.
A Hero For The Ages
September 11, 3 B.C. - The great sign in heaven.
Quirinius and Luke 2:2. (to be removed on October 26, 2009 with all other Geocities links)
"Star of Wonder, Star of Night" An Astronomer Looks at the Star of Bethlehem. By Craig Chester. Minnesota Christian Chronicle Dec.23,1993.
The Star of Bethlehem, by the Griffith Observatory, presented on the MSNBC Mysteries of the Universe series. By ASK (Associates for Scriptural Knowledge), plus the book: "The Star that Astonished the World", by Ernest L. Martin.
Bullinger, E. W. “The Companion Bible”, 1922, appendix 12 “The Stars Also” (Gen. 1:16).
Bullinger, E. W. “The Witness of the Stars”, 1981, Kregel, 204 p.
The Constellations and Their Intelligent Design
In Spanish: "Aspectos Astronómicos Relacionados con el Nacimiento de Jesucristo", Fernando Castro Chávez. Related YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnCaEqUr1m0
In Spanish (Word Doc): "Algunos Datos Sobre El Nacimiento De Jesucristo", Dr. R. Cruz Mireles.
In Spanish (Word Doc): "El Nacimiento del Señor Jesucristo", Ps. Lourdes Rosillo Ricardo.
Kitab suwar al-kawakib or "Book of the constellations of the fixed stars" [translation from Greek into Arabic of Ptolemy's "Almagest" (a work on the 48 constellations )], by al-Sufi (‘Abd al-Rahman ibn ‘Umar al-Sufi), 964 A.D. [Examples of drawings representing Jesus Christ: Ophiuchus, pags. 121-122; Aries, pags. 165-166; Leo, pags. 203-204.]
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