Friday, June 11, 2010

Do You Believe

Do you believe in the Lord Jesus? Do you believe in the word of God? (Not just some of it, but all of it) (not just what fits your doctrine, but all of it).

Acts 10 v 44-46....While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.....

What's that the Gentiles (Baptist, Catholics, Pentecostals, Church of God, Methodist, Lutherans, etc) spoke with tongues? That is what the word says. It says they believed and spoke with tongues and magnified God. There was no afterward that says but that was then and this is now. No, God is the same yesterday, today, and will be tomorrow. He hasn't changed. Why do we sometimes think that God just did for some but not for others. The word tells us that God is no respector of men. What He did for me, He will do for you. AMEN!

When we read in the word how we are to be doers and not hearers only. This is one area that we should be doing. You see if you read on in those scriptures, Peter tells them to let those who believed be baptized with water in the name of the Lord. That tells me that when you are saved, the Holy Spirit comes on you then, and you are baptized in the Holy Spirit. You have all that comes with that. You are annointed to heal, to speak in tongues, and you have the same power within you that Jesus had. AMEN!

But now, do you believe that you have that power? If you do not have faith in those powers, then don't try to use them. It is not a magic trick to heal someone. It is the work of God through your hands that when you made His Son Lord over your life, then you were granted the same powers as Jesus. AMEN!

Here comes the part of whether you believe all the Word or just some.

John 14 v 10-14...Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves. Most assuredly I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to the Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.....

You see His word, does not have an expiration date on it. If you asked for healing in that day, and you had faith to believe in Him, you were healed. If you ask for healing today and you have faith and believe in what He says to be true, then you are healed. His word did not expire. For His word to expire He would have to expire and we all know that is not going to happen. AMEN!

The same is true with speaking in tongues, if you let yourself be free in the Holy Spirit and allow the Holy Spirit to rise up in you and pray out in tongues, you will be able to pray in tongues. There was no expriation date on that gift either. AMEN!

Now we go back to the rest of the first scripture.

Acts 10 v 47-48.....Then Peter answered, "Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit, just as we have?" And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the LORD.....

Don't be astonished that your brother speaks in tongues, don't think that he or she has a closer relationship than you do with the LORD. Just believe in the word of God and what He says and allow the gift of the Holy Spirit that He left with you to grow and be set free in you, so that all the powers Jesus gave to you can be manifested through you. AMEN!

We are children of God, and the Lord uses our hands and our tongues here on the earth to loose what is loosed in heaven. AMEN!


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