Tagged Spiritual Gifts

Healing By Faith

“Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon.  Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her.  So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her.  She got up at once and began to wait on them.” (Luke 4: 38-39).  Who has ever prescribed a rebuke to relieve a fever?  When you hear “faith and healing” do you think of charlatans and fakes who deceive people in order to get money?  Have you dismissed all healing except by modern medical science?  If so, are you taking…

God’s Gifts to Man

There is a lot written about identifying one’s spiritual gifts.  Much of it centers around a description of the various gifts recorded in scripture. This is good and even so, there remains a considerable amount of uncertainty on the subject, principally regarding application.  Everything that pertains to God and scripture must be understood, experienced, and acquired with faith.  Faith is the key to heavens door, accordingly the door is locked to those without it.  The opposite of faith is not unbelief, it is self-reliance.  Many people in scripture struggled to believe.  One man asked Yeshua to deliver his son saying,…

Holy Spirit Basics, Part II

The gift of speaking in tongues is a lesser gift, (1 Cor. 14:5) but it seems to create more debate than any.  Nevertheless scripture says, “…do not forbid speaking in tongues.” (1 Cor. 14:39).  Also, “If anyone speaks in a tongue, two—or at the most three—should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret.” (1 Cor. 14:27). The Apostle Paul said, “I speak in tongues more than all of you…” (1 Cor. 14:18).  But he qualified this by stressing that it was mental understanding that brings encouragement