Miracles, Signs & Wonders, Giftings & Anointings, Deliverances, Demonology, Etc.
12-05-2009, 12:58 PM
RE: Miracles, Signs & Wonders, Giftings & Anointings, Deliverances, Demonology, Etc.
All flesh receive the Holy Spirit that believe Christ, but not all flesh are given the same gifts of the Holy Spiirt. We have stated that quite clearly. Of course the Holy Spirit was promised to all flesh, but a clear statement was made to Israel that "your sons and your daughters" would dream dreams, etc.
Why is the pronoun of "your" in this case not important to you Rick? Before, you said that when Jesus was talking He didnt say YOU when He was speaking to the eleven apostles--he said "they"....but now you ignore the distinction given by God in that prophesy and all the verses which reference the apostles being the eyeswitnesses and having their words confirmed with signs and wonders following that preaching of Christ.
Cornelius receiving the Holy Spirit was showing that it was by the power of God---not the apostles that someone comes to Christ. And notice Corenelius did not babble incoherent words--but clearly proclaimed Christ and was understood in whatever language he was given to speak. And his public receiving of the Holy Spirit, was proof that salvation was not just for the Jews, but for any who would come to Christ. The apostles' witness of the preaching of the gospel was followed by signs and wonders---confirming their witness as being of God and the Truth about Jesus Christ--just as the many verses given show.
They were specifically commissioned by God as THE eyewitnesses who walked with Christ. Not everyone who comes to Christ receives the same jobs or 'giftings' to do those jobs. Thats what is being discussed in Corinthians.
1Co 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
1Co 12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
1Co 12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
1Co 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
1Co 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
1Co 12:9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
1Co 12:10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
1Co 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
1Co 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
Does it not say-that not all are apostles? not all receive the same gifts from the Holy Spirit?
If you had read what we have stated in these posts and in other threads you know we are saying all receive the Holy Spirit---a promised gift for ALL BELIEVERS. BUT not all receive the same giftings to do HIS WILL. According to the Scriptures.
So the question again is--do the signs and wonders that followed the apostles and Christ---follow you Rick?
Can you be an apostle Rick?
Do the things they did? Do you raise the dead, have your shadow cross over someone and they are healed, feed more than 5000 with a loaf of bread, heal terminally ill people because you see their need?
Can anyone today be an apostle?
3John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
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