Is it a Gift that you already possess but choose to ignore/overlook?
Is it a Gift that would lead you to unlock your destiny? Because surely as you live, it awaits you.
There has been a battle waging for at least a year…though in the rear-view, I can see it extends as far back as 3 years ago.
Way back when…when I was still on Facebook, I recall asking a friend, Parker, about her insights into the Gifts of the Spirit. She referred me to 1 Corinthians 12. I recall telling her I was familiar with this book and chapter, but I still lacked knowledge and understanding. I was hungry for more of both.
Going back even further in time, I recall hearing about what’s known in the “Church World” as Speaking in Tongues. I heard about “Tongues” when we were attending church in California and I had just become friends with Paul and Marla (whose videos I have shared here previously).
When I asked Paul about what Speaking in Tongues was, he told me it was a Gift of The Spirit. I’d asked if he’d ever seen it in action, and he responded, “Yes.”
I was fascinated by that response. I had never heard of Speaking in Tongues prior and he went on to explain (briefly) about The Gift of Interpretation. I recall my immediate reply was, “I’d love to watch that in action and witness it!”
Last Spring Break – March of 2016, we were on the road to California to visit family and friends. En-route, we discovered that the friends we had planned to visit, were very sick with the flu. God works in mysterious ways. I had been really excited to see these friends because I had made personalized/embroidered gifts for their children (I’d finally finished them and had brought them with us to deliver them personally.)
I had loaded this huge gift bag in the car and it never occurred to me that I might not be able to give these gifts to them myself.
As my friend informed me of the flu bug and change of plans, my mind went into hyper-drive and all of a sudden plans were taking shape that I really couldn’t have put together on my own. If you are familiar with the term “divine appointments” this is what was happening.
During that trip, we ended up having dinner with Paul and Marla (Marla had offered to deliver the bag of gifts for me).
At one point, post-meal, Paul looked at me and said (something to the effect): “I’m supposed to give you a book. He wants me to give you this book. You’re supposed to have it” The book Paul was referring to is titled: “The Walk of the Spirit, The Walk of Power” by Pastor Dave Roberson. I have read this book twice and I am now re-reading it more slowly a 3rd time…and this time I’m trying to refer to the scriptures he mentions, as much as possible. If you would prefer to read this as a free epub (ebook) file: click here
In the past 6-9 months I came very close to writing about this book and sharing it here. A number of things occurred that interfered with my thoughts and decisions about doing so. After writing yesterday about “Mixed Truths”I realized that distractions aside, I just needed to get this post on the Gift of Tongues written.
It was last year after I read it the first time that I told a group of fellow believers about it. Those whom I told about it personally were blown away by Pastor Dave’s revelations and this book’s messages. That doesn’t mean everyone will feel the same.
Ultimately, everything I was wanting to know about the how, why and dynamics of 1 Corinthians 12 was answered (and then some more.) I never imagined how important this book might be to read. Yes, The Bible is our SOURCE but there are occasions to read books that God has anointed others to write.
“The Walk of the Spirit” is a fascinating picture, or further example (a study if you will by explanation) of the manifestation of the Day of Pentecost – when the Holy Spirit appeared as “flames or tongues of fire” (Acts 2:3) and entered the apostles. It explains beautifully why God’s Holy Spirit Language isn’t just for select people but He designed it for ALL people.
I’ve heard of a number of people comment that The New Testament is relevant, but not The Old. I disagree. You can’t throw out the baby with the bath water. We wouldn’t have the New Testament without the Old. Jesus Life and Work were intertwined in the Words of the Old Testament as part of Old Testament Prophecy. Jesus (Yahushua) was born into the line of the family of David (Acts 2:25-35) and everyone and everything originates from Adam and Eve. If you ignore the Old Testament, in effect you are choosing to ignore half of Who God says He is – and that is not wise.
God is both loving and righteous and that’s why He gave us Jesus; Yahushua is both Savior and Judge. Which means He both sits on the Mercy Seat and holds the Judges gavel. Given that He, as The Lamb, is the only one worthy to open the scrolls, I’d say that makes Him worthy of our respect. (Rev. 5:4-5)
I am finally sharing this book because I AM expected too. Because there are people out there that need to read it.
Did you know the New Testament, the bigger portion of which I understand was written by the Apostle Paul WAS the result of Paul praying in Tongues (more than any of the other disciples)? (1 Corinthians 14:18)
It was Paul’s active practice of utilizing the Holy Spirit Language that God INTENDED us to usethat gave him the GOSPELSfor us to read.
It was about mid-morning today I started hearing the words and melody to the song below; So, I am including it with this message.
With regard to this message of this post, for further confirmation and to read the applicable bible verses for yourself, Please refer to the scriptures below. As always Pray and Seek Wisdom and Understanding.
I had written a blog post recently about how dark it feels like the world is becoming.
Although it may feel like there is a darkness surrounding us, I was gently reminded last night that I need to share an even MORE important TRUTH.
As I read from the Book of Mysteries: The Shadow Man (Day 104)…the Father allowed me to review select events of years past in a matter of moments.
The Shadow Man – our enemy (Satan) seeks to seek and destroy. But the take-away we MUST grasp is The enemy has NO power over us – unless we give it to him. Recall that the battle over the shadows and darkness starts in the mind (Eph 6:10-18)
The reality is – The Cross was a monumental moment in history. When Jesus died, the enemy thought he had gotten the upper hand.
The point is, don’t judge a book (or situation) by its cover. What we see doesn’t always tell the whole story.
As we live and breath, each day on this journey…we all have to go through different challenges. It’s the challenges that make us who we are. It’s the “Who we are becoming” that God focuses on.
The Whole Story we really need to learn is that of Jesus. Jesus death was a surprise twist in a fantastic and epic journey. By GIVING Jesus the POWER to resurrect on that Sunday…God enabled us to receive this same power. All we have to do is Ask for it.
How is that possible? Because God, promised us He would send us help.
Because, when Jesus ascended He sent us the Holy Spirit (The Comforter).
Because of the Holy Spirit, because of the Power associated with knowing the Word of God: if we use His Words we have the Kingdom of Heaven, on our side.
Whether or not you know it or are willing to believe it, the enemy will FLEE when anyone uses and expresses the Word of God as their defense.
And that brings me back to the title of this entry: Your Kingdom Authority.
You Kingdom Authority. By speaking aloud the Word of God (just like Jesus did during His Time on Earth) you – YES, YOU…- have a defense against the Shadows and the darkness.
The real question is – will you use these to your advantage? Will you apply them to your life, to break the chains? Will you give yourself the chance, to let Jesus set you free?
(when I published this post earlier, I thought I had selected the correct song. In the last hour, I received a correction. The following link is the song I should have attached from the beginning; but here it is, now.)
In the video above, Paul and Marla mention the book: The Walk of The Spirit, The Walk of Power (by Dave Roberson)
I’ve read the book, twice, and told others about it. If you would like to check it out and select which reading format or language you’d prefer to use, I am including Dave Roberson’s website link here.
To find the book on Amazon (it should be available for free on Kindle – it was free the day I wrote this post) click here.
I watched this movie last week.
Whatever your thoughts are about the Book of Acts or the Power of the Holy Spirit – this full length movie (1:39) is worth the time.
I had to view it in sections to watch it from beginning to end. Nevertheless, it is really cool documentary!