Falling Away and the Pentecostal Cult
II Thessalonians 2:1,2,3
"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him. That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. + Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;"
The people in this church at Thessalonica are righteous people whom many was converted by the preaching of Paul. Paul was a powerful and convincing teacher of the word of God as he received it of Christ by divine inspiration. The Thessalonians were dedicated to God and to Paul. They loved Christ and strived to do the will of God without given in to outside influences. They were not compromisers like the churches are today, but were dedicated lovers of Christ. In fact, they were actually looking for Christ to come at anytime to gather them up, and take them to Heaven to be with him. They believed deeply in Christ by the words Paul delivered to them. That's real belief. They trusted Christ to guide their lives, and accepted him as being the Son of God without seeing him. That's real love and faith. They were ready to go with Christ at anytime he appeared. They thought he would come in their time. But Paul in this epistle to them assured them that Christ would not come before certain events take place. A falling away by church folks into devilish things and beliefs.
Paul is showing his ability as a prophet of God by prophesying the future of the Church for the latter days. Notice that only Gods special anointed prophets are in this book. They are the prophets, deciples and others called and chosen to write his message so that all of us might be filled with the spirit by it. That an accurate records be written by them of the old covenant and the new covenant. They were inspired to write all that God had to say to us. We cannot add to nor take away from it.
The Old Testament is filled with Prophets foretelling of the coming of Christ. These were used especially by God to deliver new messages to the people.
Deuteronomy 18:21-22, "And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him."
All Prophets not contained in this book should be ministers prophesying only what is written in the Holy Bible. Any messages given out side this Bible by so-called Prophets are false Prophets, lying and tricking masses of people. There are no new messages given for today. There is no new gospel given other than which is already written in the Bible. Prophets told of future happening given to him by God to give to others. The Old Testament is proof of that. A Prophet was the only one that knew and told what God wanted the people to know. One way of knowing a false Prophet was if his prophecy didn't come true. John prophesied the Revelation of Jesus Christ which is yet to be fulfilled but we believe it will happen.
2 Peter 1:21, "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."
Matthew 7:22 "Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles".
Matthew 7:23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS".
After the events of the New Testament, which lead to the completion of the written bible, there are no more genuine prophets delivering god's "word" for now. According to Revelation in the future there are two great one's to will come and preach on earth again Rev. 11:3.
"And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand and two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth."
Now! These prophets or weirdos of today want power. They feel they are nothing if they cannot show some sign of power, slick word, or lying tongues. They do not want to wait on God's grace and mercy which come by prayer, truth and honesty, so they turn to, "God said," or "God told me to tell you." They tell people and large congregation all sorts of things God supposedly have told them to tell the people. For example, "you will get a car", "a house", "some money is soon to come to you," and anything else they can think of to convince you they are special anointed prophets. They are even reading minds, and telling the future (psychics). So much is going on until it's getting very hard to tell the different between a so-called prophet and a psychic. But the elect knows. They are liars. praise God.
Listen up carefully and pay close attention to what I'm about to say, then think about it . +++ If God was telling these prophets things different than that which he has already said through Jesus and his deciples, wouldn't it be unfair to the rest of us who could not hear these special words? Wouldn't it be a terrible shock to you and I to be doing all we can do for the Lord, just to end up in hell because God added new messages and told it only to a few prophets and so called tongue speakers who, for the most, never ventures more than a few miles or a few hundred mile from home? What about people in other states, countries and nations. Wouldn't it be unfair to them. What a shame. But it's not like that. God has already given his word to us. For our preaching to be believed, our teaching and preaching must come from the Holy scripture. This way every one who read about Jesus around the world can believe in him, because the things he talks about are in scripture. Most prophets of this kind which I've mention are liars. Be careful of them. The only passing on of the "word" we do come from the Bible, from the "word" of God.
Yes, everyone now is privilege to God's "word" because of the deciple's writings of the Gospels. Any one who tell you God told them to tell you something other than what's written is a liar. God do not need a so-called Prophet of today to tell an already Christian any thing. You should know your role in Christ. Seek the "word" and stop listening to slick and greedy lying so- called prophets.
These slickers cannot heal. They perform rehearse schemes and play on the fragile condition of those looking for help from sickness or any other problem that sadden them. The so -called Prophets come promising God will do this and that then going away with your money leaving your pockets empty while you go away with false hope and continuing conditions while they go away laughing.
How can you heal me when you cannot even heal yourself. The sick in hospitals, nursing homes and all over the world is waiting for healing. Evening in your Churches people are sick. Why doesn't the so-called Prophets heal them.
There is no way a today's prophet can tell the future to a particular Church and the message never reach the rest of the world. This in itself prove they are wolves in sheep clothes and false Prophets.
Revelation 22:19, "And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book."
1 John 2:27 about the anointing. It says,
"But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teacheth you; but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him."
Simply, with the word of God, the Spirit of God, living in you, teaches you right from wrong. Because Gods word is truth and he is not about lies. No one can teach you what you already know to be the truth. One lady told me that she was having problems. She said she read a scripture which Jesus said in Matthew 6:30,
"Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothes you, O ye of little faith?
She stated her light bill was sent to an unknown address and the bill was returned with a "Daily bread" booklet. Written on the booklet was a note stating, "the Holy Spirit directed me to send you back your bill." There was no return address (strange). On the booklet was the scripture that she read sometime before. She immediately said that this person was confirming what she previously read.
Though it did nothing for her problem she was elated. I interrupted her to say this, "God don't need anyone to confirm his words. Either you believe it or not. In other words, what she was saying, unknowingly to herself, was that she did not believe what she read from God's word. She only believed it when another (human) said it. This is very sad. A lot of this is going around today. When you have the Spirit of God in you, you need no other human to confirm his word. His word stands alone. Read it and believe it or you're not saved. This is basis Christianity that everyone who accept Jesus must believe to be saved. They must BELIEVE and have FAITH in the written word.
Understand here also, that the anointing mention here is only talking about the "Holy Spirit", the word, that every one receives when they accept Jesus as their personal savior. There are no special anointed people carrying any special words or miracles from God. Everything is already written and said. We can go into the Bible and get more or less of it. It's up to each individual to determined his closeness or relationship with Christ.
For many who keep saying, "it's in the anointing" as though there is a different anointing for every thing we do really don't know what they are saying, or they would realize that they already have the anointing once saved, and now must go forth to witness. We are the temple of God! The Holy Spirit dwells in us. Now if you don't know any thing about the bible and not living the "word" then you are not save neither do you have an anointing.
In 1 Corinthians 13:8 Paul prophesied again by saying: Charity never Faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. That's right folks. All of this ceased. When enough people were capable of caring the gospel, everything ceased. To cease mean to come to an end. The tongue ceased. So did new prophecies, and so did knowledge, that which the original deciples and other deciples received directly from Christ ceased when enough followers were recruited. Everything was replaced by the written word. see below tongues.
Knowledge in the Lord is fading away day by day by many Churches. Understanding of the word of God is being twisted and replaced by man's own self righteous understanding and wants, as he strive for power by doing away with the true word of God and replacing it with his own way on how it should be done.
Tongues at one time (immediately after and some time beyond the day of Pentecost Acts 2) was needed for delivering the gospel to others besides Hebrews. Language differences was a problem. God needed the gospel to go forth to all people across the earth. To do this he gave the gift of tongues. Many saints were blessed by the Holy Spirit with a gift to speak the languages of those they encountered. Those which spoke different languages than they. The Spirit gave them utterance which mean through the Holy Spirit they were able to speak other tongues without going to school to study it. When they taught the gospel this way, they edified themselves and God. That is, they lifted God higher and above any pagan gods that was ever worshiped or known. They were glade and full of joy to be able to carry God's words this way. They were blessed by God. Those who spoke other languages were like learning a foreign language of today. Not all but some understood perfectly what they were preaching. The gospel was spreaded. Then tongues ceased..........
But what about tongues today that so fascinate the Church, especially the Holiness Church. Today many are lying on the Holy Ghost pretending to have a gift of tongues. Though the Bible clearly states tongues will cease, Yet they pretend that this is the indication of the Holy Spirit and that one must still be able to speak in tongues, if not, then they are not saved. Not True! This is a lie put together by Satan. Pentecostals, and charismatics are those Satan are using to push this lie upon the people. There are many organizations out there headed by Pentecostal Holiness folks and many small Holiness Churches. These Churches are of the OCCULT practicing demonism.
Tongues are not all that is practice in these Churches. So-called Prophets are mainly leading the way by pretending also that God is talking to them. Also they claim that with this special gibberish they speak, only God can understand them, and they are not suppose to know what they say. Some pretend like they know, but can only quote scriptures, which are already written. Quoting scripture while in one of their so-called trances are one way to identify the fakes. We already know what God want for us. Its written in the Holy Bible. Just read the scriptures for yourselves.
LET ME INJECT THIS PIECE OF INFORMATION
The mis-use and ingnorance use of speaking in tongues being the "indication of the Holy Spirit" exploded in 1906 by a black Bishop name Seymore William of Centerville, Lousiana. He started a Church in Texas on Azusa St. He died in 1922. He was intrumental in spreading this kind of lie throughout the Holliness Chuches preying on the weak minded, the sick and of course, "MONEY." You can read his history across the web. Mr Seymore will pay for his part in corrupting so many of God's people.
NOW LET"S RETURN TO THE TRUTH
In the Pentecostal cult many cannot understand the most simplest of scriptures. Most ministers out in the world preaching have never been called by God. They go to Bible school and learn clever business techniques to run and operate a Church, but most are out for personal gain. To achieve this, they are even willing to bring many along with them. Thus, all enjoy in robbing God's people. Let Me go further in explaining tongues and disproving the notion that speaking in tongues are the indication of the Holy Spirit. Lets read, or should I say turn with me to the book of Acts 1:4 and 5.
Acts! what kind of book is this? It is a divine book which record the events of a few deciples of Jesus. Before, in other gospels, we read the acts of Jesus. Now it is time for the recordings of what the deciples said and did in furthering the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Acts start out with Jesus and the deciples on mount called Olivet. There Jesus told the deciples to wait and not depart from Jerusalem because God the Father was going to keep his promise by sending down the Holy Ghost or Comforter which they would be baptized by. He said this would happen in a few days of His ascension (taking up into heaven) (Acts 1:4,5).
I will teach you what happened the day the Holy Spirit came down from God. But first, lets read what Jesus said would happen after he leaves this earth. verse 8. It reads, But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Sumaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
"The Day of the Spirit and Tongues"
I want you to understand from the verse just read that once you and I receive the Holy Spirit we become witnesses for Christ. This verse is the key. Something will happen to us. It said we would become witnesses. Not just in our own personal surrounding or space but witnesses to everybody in the entire world. It is now your duty to spread the gospel. +++
Now we're going to see what happened at Pentecost that caused us to be such powerful witnesses and for Satan to try to stop us or inject confusion into our worship to hamper the gospel. let's read the second chapter of Acts beginning with the first and second verse.
It reads: And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. Let me tell you a little about Pentecost.
Pentecost was a 50 day yearly celebration marking the end of the barley harvest called the feast of weeks, or feast of harvest, or "the first fruits" held by the Jews. This was the time when the Jews gave thanks to God for such a good harvest by killing unblemished lambs and goats along with other special animals and offer them up to God. Every Jew far and near came to this fifty day celebration in Jerusalem. This is the very first day of the 50 day feast of Pentecost which began a few days after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus.+++
Now Gathered in the upper room on this first day of Pentecost were the twelve deciples of Jesus, other women's, Mary the mother of Jesus, his brothers and other deciples which (Acts 1:13-15) numbered in all "120" deciples. These were there praying and praising the Lord while waiting for some kind of promise from Jesus that would confirm his being in heaven and with the Father. Notice that Pentecost was not just the time for sending down his spirit through the word, but also a confirmation to the deciples to let them know that Jesus was in Heaven. Notice that while they prayed and thought on Jesus, we see in the second and third verse that:
Suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared into them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Notice they didn't jump and scream and run around Jerusalem hollering. They didn't foam at the mouth, or shout until their robes and head covering fell to the floor. They didn't fall over each other nor began to laugh and laugh until they fell to the floor. Notice they didn't go forth and try to get on lookers to try to speak in tongues. They were orderly.
INDICATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT OR COMFORTER
Now What we have here at Pentecost is a one time event whereas the introducing of the Holy Spirit is given to believers in Christ. Is it the indication of the Holy Spirit? Yes it is! But it is not like what you have been taught. It is the day the Spirit came to man. Listen my friends! This which is happening here at Pentecost is the indication that Jesus is really in heaven and seated with the Father. nothing more.
Remember in John 14 the deciples were sadden about Jesus leaving them, right!. But in John 14:16 Jesus told the deciples, yes, I'm leaving, but do not worry because although he was leaving he was going to send them a comforter after he's gone. That is, he's going to send them something that will make them feel just as good as they did when he was still there with them. I'm talking about an unseen spirit of Jesus which lives in us through in by the word. We serve and believe without seeing, and yet we still feel the presence of Christ in us to know that he lives, right! Even right now all who believe in Christ is comforted in believing he is the Son of God and no one can change our mind. We are comforted in his promise to the full believer and soldier that one day we will be with him.
In John 14th chapter, verse 19 and 20, you read powerful words explaining what is happening here at Pentecost. Jesus is telling the deciples that he will soon die, but on the day of Pentecost they will know he truly lives. You see, something was going to happen that was prophesied would happen. And when it happen, it will be the sign of verse 20 that, "I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you". This is what the deciples is unknowingly waiting for. This sign! Notice again that Jesus said this would be the indication that he is in heaven and as he live so will we who serve him will live. There goes the heathen's "indication of the Holy Spirit by speaking in tongues" for today out the back door. You just read the truth.
LET"S MOVE ON
Alright! While they sat with one accord, all of a sudden here comes this indication Jesus promised. The Father is sending the promise comforter as promise. What the deciples were receiving was the comforter called the Holy Spirit. It came in four ways that happened in rapid succession of each other.
The first sign was the SOUND. God must first get man's attention to deal with him. How does he do it today? He does it by the preaching of the word of God. We must first hear and accept the word of God before we receive the Holy Spirit. This introduction of the Spirit to the very first believers came with a noise that was heard by all in the house. This does not happen any more.
Now! At the same time of the sound came a rushing WIND. Not Just a fictitious wind, but an actual moving wind that was mighty in it origin because it came from God. So mighty that it filled the entire house where 120 deciples of men's and women were gathered. What is this wind? It is the word of God. The spirit of God. The truth of God. The calmness of God. The Peace of God. When we accept Jesus, that is, we heard the preaching of the word, believed and accepted it, then the Spirit of God rushes to indwell us at the exact time as we believed. The word and the Spirit are one and the same. You cannot have one without the other. And both are Jesus. This wind. the sound, the tongues, the witnessing is all Jesus.
Remember in John 20:22 when the deciples were assembled in a room with the doors shut and Jesus came to them. He BREATH on them just like this wind now blows upon them. He said, "Receive ye the Holy Ghost". That's what this wind is, it's the word of God. It is that which will bring back to memory all that you and I learned and believed in. Through the deciples, the comforter will bring back all that was taught to them by Christ and all that will be divinely inspired to them latter on. The deciples then will write the gospel through Epistles and manuscripts for us to read and believe in. We then upon repentance will receive God forgiveness of our sins, and his Spirit will indwell us as the new temple of God.
Now, we have the sound, the wind and thirdly, this sound and wind brought with it was FIRE and CLOVEN TONGUES like as fire that sat upon each of them. For a brief moment the fire could be seen before it settled into them.
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This fire is also the Holy Spirit. It sat upon them at the same time as the sound and the wind. This fire is necessary for all our lives. What is it? It is the blood of Jesus that washes away sin. The Fire is upon the altar to cook the animal offerings. Sacrifices for sin was through burnt offering of animals in Old Testament times. This fire refines and purifies us. It is the forgiveness of sin by God. Our sins are burnt up, washed away and God does not remember them anymore. We are new creatures in Christ.
Mixed with fire was CLOVEN TONGUES. As you will see, this was vital at that time, for the witnessing and passing on of God's word to the rest of the world. We are no good to God nor Jesus if we cannot speak the word to the world. You must be a talker. You must be a bold speaker. You gotta open your mouth. God can't use a timid person. A scared person. A layed back person. But a talker. One that is fired up and ready to go.
Since all were Hebrews and Greeks, maybe mixed with others, it was impossible for the gospel to get out of Jerusalem and to surrounding area unless God made provisions for it to get there. So he gave them the gift to speak the language of the other nations. The nations will hear it and take it to their own nations and beyond. Some of these deciples understood what they were speaking and some did not understand. For those who did not understand, Paul said to pray for an understanding so the speaker may also know what is being said and is also edified. You'll find this in 1 Corinthians 14: 14 and 15. Peter did understand and told what the others said, and he told the on lookers that what the deciples were doing is speaking in other languages or tongues as was prophesied by the Prophet Joel (Act 2:14, 15, 16.
Now the sound, the wind, the fire, the tongues, all was a one time event to set in motion what WAS to take place in all our live in order to be saved. You now have being baptized by the Spirit of God with power now to fight against Satan. It indeed was the indication of the Holy Spirit. We need all and will receive all when we accept Jesus in what ever tongue we speak. Today we are not given this special ability to carry the word. Other nations get it through written Bibles in their own languages. Remember it will cease said the Lord. Not when he comes as some want to twist the word in order to keep pretending, but done away with because it was no longer needed when enough witnesses were gathered. Three and one half years were enough for Jesus. He left his deciples and every believer to continue to reach out to the lost all over the world until he return again.
Notice that if the actual presence of wind, the sound, the fire with cloven tongues was an indication of being saved, then we today would go through the same process. Yet, no one has ever witness such a thing. If this is an indication, then no one is saved. It was a foreshadow of what was to come and that was to let the deciples know that Jesus is with the Father, he lives and wait patiently for his glorious return in person.
Lets return to Acts
Lets look at more proof that tongues today are no more than Gibberish. But meant much more during the start of the early Church. Tongues was the preaching of the word of God. Lets finish Acts 2:8. Listen to what it says. "And how HEAR we every man in our own tongue wherein we were born? In order to speak a language you must have someone to speak it too. Here we have people hearing and understanding the gospel as spoken by tongues by the deciples. People of different countries and nations. They were:  Phrygiam and Pamphylia in Egypt, and in parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,  Cretes and Arabians, Listen carefully to this next part. They said: we do hear them speak in OUR TONGUES the WONDERFUL WORKS OF GOD. Nearly 17 different languages. They heard and understood. Before the deciples spoke their language, you might say Hebrew might as well been "Greek" or were UNKNOWN to them. But the Spirit of God educated them for this purpose. Those whom were blessed with these Gifts of tongues were also used as interpreters for others of the Gospel who could not speak the languages of others. Unlike what is going on today, every one want to speak tongues and no one want to be spoken to. The demons want power.
The gospel now, is being preached all over the world. In the United States and abroad God has made it possible for all nations and nationalities to receive the gospel in written form called the Holy Bible. The time for tongues ceased when man divinely inspired by God gave the gospel to enough people that the special gift was no longer needed. It hen ceased!
God is not speaking through these false prophets of today nor is there any new gospel given to them which cannot be heard around the world to the rest of us Christians. Tongues probably ceased within 25 years or less from the time of Pentecost. Telling the story of Jesus and his relationship as Son of God only needed a match to get the flame going. Once started, it automatically took off in all directions of the earth. Jesus ministry took off with 12 deciples, and escolated into thousands within four years.
We must remember this also. That at Pentecost, in Jerusalem, these different nations of people in close contact with each other, also spoke each others languages also. They lived and ran businesses, trades, bankings, sports, shipping, marketing and many other trades between each other. So some tongues were known by some and not by others. This is where this special gift to speak the language were given to doers and not to lazy Christians. Today we study and learn the languages of other nations and places and prepare ourselves for the missionary journies we take.
What about those who say the Holy Spirit is giving them utterance to do what they're doing? Is the holy Spirit about confusion when 3 and 4 even more are making different sounds unknown to themselves or the people around them? Is God about Confusion? I'll get back to this latter, but I just want to tell you this. You think about it...... There is a women minister I know that every time I visit her church, it wouldn't be long before she is falling out in the Spirit and bringing the church to a stand still with her tongues. Over time she grew smarter in her antics for she interprets her own tongue or whatever. Once I was there and she went into this trance and said she was Jesus. She said Jesus was telling her tongues to warn her Churches. I wonder why Jesus didn't tell her to warn the rest of the churches? Surely if he was telling her something new that the rest of us certainly should know about I do believe he would tell her to tell the rest of the churches. But it was not Jesus. It was a lie. The devil was playing tricks with her. She was being used.
Listen to what she said Jesus told her. First of all, she said he said, "I love you!" We know God does. Next, she said he said to "get right because "I will soon be coming!" We know that too!. She said, he said, "I'm tired of you sinning against me!" We know that too. This went on and on. The church became quiet as she proceeded on. I wondered how so many people could be so taken by this. The person was cleverly speaking from scripture, and the people, so taken, was blinded by Satan's acts. Her utterance was of the Devil. He is a counterfeiter. He is about confusion. He is the confusion in our midst today; only many can't see it.
More Proof in 1 Corinthians 14 Chapter
Now let me present some other proof taken from 1 Corinthians 14th chapter. This is the misunderstanding that many educated theologians have misinterpreted. Before we discuss it I want you to notice from your knowledge of the Bible that the Church was still forming. Corinthians was written some where around A.D.55. This was some 22 years after the death of Christ. There is no Bible or written word except for the Old Testament and the scattered Epistles for the people to read. The Epistles are written so far apart from each other that many people never had the chance to see, read or have a copy of all the Epistles. The word that was passed on was that which was heard and received from the teaching of Jesus by those that followed him, or that which was told to others from those whom received it from someone else. And of course, there were still people of other tongues and nations living in Jerusalem even after many nations departed to their own land.
This Gift was also used to preach to each other when all came together to fellowship. Remember they preached based on knowledge, (where there is knowledge) tongues (where there are tongues), and prophecy where there is prophecy) as stated in 1 Corinthians 13:8. All was revealed or brought back to knowledge. All did not speak other language or tongues. Some had to be the hearers. The only reference to a woman speaking in any other language or tongue was Mary and others women at Pentecost. But latter on notice in 1 Cor. 14:34 and 35 that women were forbidden to speak. Only the Prophets verse 32. The Prophets spoke in turn so that all would have a chance to preach or say what the Spirit has given them to say, just like we as ministers do today. The women were to wait until they went home and ask their husband to related to them that which they didn't understand. They did not even ask questions. The only ones preaching were the men. Today the women are the leaders heading many toward hell. This is not to say they cannot teach, but to point out that they are leaders in teaching lying tongues in the Church today.
1 Corinthians 14:9 say, "So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.
Paul said to make every word spoken by tongue clear to the hearer or else it would mean nothing. Folks can't get saved by hearing tongues or hearing the gospel spoken in a language they don't understand. The Bible say that tongue speakers should pray for an understanding themselves. This was for the pioneering early Churches. Not for our time.
Again when they spoke to mix audiences, all of them wanted to teach. But with everyone speaking it became a confusion. A letter was written to Paul about the confusion. Everyone was misusing this gift. Or should I say, making a lot of noise. Everyone speaking at one time, talking in this language and that language. It was a mess. Paul was notified of this, "no order of things", and wrote to them this Epistle in which he said, verse 27,
If any man speak in a unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three. and that by course; and let one interpret.
Clearly this state that in a system of order, everything is done in order. This is saying to the early Church believers that each is to wait and take their turn preaching. If there be somebody there who did not understand the language but another did, then the one who did would interpret or make it clearly known what the first speaker is saying.
Another problem of misinterpretation is verse 2 of Corinthians 14. It states,
"For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God; for no man understandeth him; howbeith in the spirit he speaketh mysteries".
This is true. When someone spoke in a different language and others didn't know what was said, then only the one who spoke it and God knows what is being said. For example: I can't speak Spanish. If someone prays in Spanish, I am not edified or lifted up by it because I don't know what they said. It might as well been Spanish. What is being said is a mystery. Meaning not to understand.
Again notice that certain scriptures state that when one spoke a tongue that they edified themselves and God (verse 4). This is exactly right. When we preach or talk about Jesus we always edify God and ourselves.
Then came the Holy Bible that was divinely inspired. Everything that Paul and others were given by Jesus to write and preach was in broken parts, but would be brought together and was brought together. Every thing spoken in tongue and prophesided is now in the form of the Old testament and New Testament called the Holy Bible.
Today there are no new gospel. This is why no false interpreter nor Prophet can tell you no more than what is in the Bible. There is no such thing as devotional Tongues, praying tongues or singing tongues for today. It's all a trick of the Devil. The Bible tell us not to add to nor take away.
Tongues are not the indication of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the promise. It is the comforter. It is the indication that Jesus is with the Father, the Father in Him, and God's Spirit through Jesus has come down to us. To live in us. To abide in all who will receive Him. This was a promise from Jesus. He kept it. Pentecost was proof that Jesus was real, truthful, honest, just and factual.
He was then, and is now, truly the "Son of God." The Holy Spirit is the transforming of ones life. Read 2 Corinthians 5:17, it reads,Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." The Holy Spirit is a change in life living. It is a switch from the old sinful person you use to be into a new person whose sin has been forgiven.
NOW THE REAL AND TRUE "INDICATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT" AS TRULY WRITEN IN THE BIBLE
The Holy Spirit is a life style, not a bunch of devilish noises. This change must consist of the Fruits of the Spirit. Here is the indication of the Holy Spirit for a believer. We find it in Galatians 5:22,
It reads, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, faith, longsuffering, gentleness, temperance, meekness and goodness".
Now you know! Who do you believe? Someone who say Pentecost is the indication of the Holy Spirit, or God who spoke through his phrophet to write Galatians 5:22. I believe what is writen and not what someone or man want it to be.
Change your life to this and you will be living with the Holy Spirit. Besides, there is nothing we have to do to earn our salvation except live right. It's written through out the Bible. Get real people. You are living in a Pentecostal and holiness world of the occult. Will you continue on pretending and lying and being lied to. People there is a precious life on the line. God hates a liar and said they will not terry in his sight. Serve the Lord through and by his words and not by something you got to work at. You must totally and completely separate yourself from the world. II Corinthians 6:16 reads,
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
AS I END
let me tell you that Satan "will" have help from the Church to carry out his evil deeds. Today we look at what is going on in the world and can see that Satan want have much trouble convincing nations he is God. People already are catering to his every desire. The fall away has begun. Matthew 26;21 says to Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Jesus knows that the pleasures of this world is great. It is hard to avoid it. But he said to watch, be careful who you get involved with and pray. Pray so that you may have strength and knowledge and wisdom to be able to see and recognize the clever works of the devil. Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
Don't make the mistake of second guessing God. You will not win. The only way to enter heaven is by conforming to the will of God. You must remain separate from the world. It's hard, but the reward is great and will be worth it all when we stand one day before the throne of God, when we will see Jesus face to face. Not to be thrown into hell, but to be with him for ever and ever. Amen.
Thank you for listening. I hope I have made a different in your life. May God bless you always. And Think about it!