I’m pretty sure this man is a good well meaning Christian, but the fact is, he’s leaving out a very crucial element of the truth….that’s included in his own bible about the way or ways, God speaks to His sheep. This man is unwittingly passing on a lie….”man made doctrines and traditions of men that make the word of God ineffectual”……aaaaand; “having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof”.
Friends, if God be God, He, by very virtue of the fact, is a supernatural God. Man, even in church, keeps trying to tame Him down and He’s having none of it.
OK, there are multitudes of Christians who will miss the joy, exhilaration and connection with Jesus speaking right to them and saying to them, “My son, (or), my daughter, I love you”….and proceeding to impart a valuable word to them. I’ve had this pleasure many times….once, even truthfully warning me to stop worrying, or there would be dire repercussions! It’s a sin to worry! You see, there are times when the Lord has to impart a right now word to a son or daughter that couldn’t be found in the bible right at that point in time. He’s a right now God…..the same yesterday, today and forever.
Your own bible tells you not to despise prophesying! And not to resist or quench the Holy Spirit….this is talking to today’s body of believers, not just the primitive church.
Doesn’t logic tell us that after Jesus departed to be with the Father, and all the Apostles died, that we would need all the spiritual gifts even more than ever, as the church went into heavy persecution and battle with Satan and his demons? That we would need to hear from the Holy Spirit, in prophecy? In casting out demonic entities? Jesus left these gifts of the Spirit, including healing, prophesying, knowing that we would need the power to enable us to overcome. Jesus departed to be with the Father, but Satan and his demons have still been active the past 2,000 years.
Folks, if you don’t have these gifts that are included in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and fire….ask Jesus, and please!…..ask the Lord to help you get past that intellectual “form” of religion and into the depths of pure godly worship and POWER, and allow Jesus to infill you with His Spirit. You will know it when it happens, believe me! Don’t miss out on these wonderful gifts the Lord Jesus has for you and wants you to have simply because of man made doctrines and traditions of men….
I love you all!