Part 4 – Tongues: Q & A

What is speaking in tongues?

By the enablement and inspiration of the Holy Spirit, speaking in a language you have never learned. It could be any ancient or current language spoken, or could be a language spoken in Heaven (angelic languages) – 1 Corinthians 13:1.

A person is not limited to the mode of speaking only, but you can also sing in tongues, pray in tongues, praise in tongues, and prophesy in tongues.

What do you mean by two-fold, or two kinds, of tongues?

According to 1 Corinthians 13:1, there are two kinds of tongues: Paul refers to the:

1) tongues of men (any earthly language)

2) the tongues of angels (any language spoken in Heaven).

What is the purpose of tongues?

  1. Usually the initial evidence or manifestation that a person has been filled and baptized in the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:3-4, Acts 10:44-48, Acts 19:6).
  1. A sign to unbelievers of the reality and power of God – 1 Corinthians 14:21-22 (Isaiah 28:11), Acts 2:6-21, 1 Corinthians 14:22.
  1. Serves as a sign that accompanies and signifies those who believe on Jesus Christ (Mark 16:17-18). “And these signs shall follow them that believe: In My Name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
  1. Power to be witnesses, and power for service (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:8, Romans 15:19). Luke 24:49 says, “Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” Acts 1:8 says, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
  1. Great boldness and great grace (Acts 4:31-33). Acts 4:31-33 states:

31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

  1. Spiritual self-edification.

1 Corinthians 14:4a “He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself.”

Jude 20 “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.”

When you pray in tongues, your mind is unfruitful (you do not understand the language you are speaking), but your spirit is built up.

  1. Your spirit prays to God.

1 Corinthians 14:2 “For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the Spirit he speaketh mysteries.”

1 Corinthians 14:14 “For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.”

Praying in tongues are pure prayers from your spirit to God. There is no carnality or flesh mixed in. You are not praying with your soul (mind and emotions), which is continually being renewed and sanctified.

Sometimes when you don’t know what to pray, the Holy Spirit (who knows the perfect will of God) intercedes through you (Romans 8:26).

  1. The Holy Spirit prays and sings through you in the form of tongues.

1 Corinthians 14:15 “What is it then? I will pray with the Spirit (pray in unknown tongues), and I will pray with the understanding also (in the language you know). I will sing with the Spirit (sing in unknown tongues) and I will sing with the understanding also (in the language you know).”

The phrases: “pray in the Holy Ghost, or pray in the Spirit, or sing in the Spirit” all refer to praying or singing in tongues. When someone says “pray in your Heavenly language”, that is also referring to praying in tongues.

  1. Tongues is usually the entrance to operating in the Gifts of the Spirit (in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10). There are nine gifts mentioned in this passage.
  • Word of wisdom
  • Word of knowledge
  • Faith
  • Gifts of healing
  • Working of miracles
  • Prophecy
  • Discerning of spirits
  • Diverse kinds of tongues
  • Interpretation of tongues

Tongues is the door into the prophetic realm, the seer realm, signs and wonders, healings and miracles, and deliverance.

Tongues is a catalyst that propels a believer into deeper worship, thus resulting in experiencing a very heavy anointing, a weighty presence of the Lord, and the glory realm.

Praying in the Holy Ghost (tongues) is a way of doing spiritual warfare (Ephesians 6:11-18). This passage talks about the armor of God that quenches all the fiery darts of the wicked one. In Verse 18 it says to pray in the Spirit. “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.”

  1. The purpose of tongues is to prophesy a word from God in the general assembly, with an interpretation following, for the edifying of the church (1 Corinthians 14:12-13, 27-32). Paul said that it is greater to prophesy a word in the language of the hearers, because then it does not require an interpreter and interpretation.
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Part 3 – The Significance of Galileans Speaking in Tongues

Jewish people from throughout the Roman and Parthian worlds gathered for the three main feasts of Israel (Tabernacles, Passover and Pentecost). Because Pentecost was only fifty days after Passover, some who had spent much to make a rare pilgrimage to Jerusalem stayed between the two feasts. Pentecost was probably the least popular of the three pilgrimage festivals, but Josephus attests that it was nevertheless crowded. (From IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament by Craig S. Keener Copyright © 1993 by Craig S. Keener. Published by InterVarsity Press.)

Coming of the Holy Spirit

  1. When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
  2. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
  3. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.
  4. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

The Crowd’s Response

  1. And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.
  2. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language.
  3. Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans?
  4. And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?
  5. Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
  6. Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
  7. Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.”
  8. So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?”

13 Others mocking said, “They are full of new wine.”

Peter’s Sermon

(Joel 2:28-32)

  1. But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words.
  2. For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day (9:00 am).
  3. But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
  1. ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,

That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;

Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

Your young men shall see visions,

Your old men shall dream dreams.

  1. And on My menservants and on My maidservants

I will pour out My Spirit in those days;

And they shall prophesy.’”

The fact that these were Galileans who were speaking in other tongues is very significant.

The Adam Clarke’s Commentary says that the Galileans were persons who knew no other dialect, except of their own country. The Galileans were wholly uneducated, and consequently, naturally ignorant of those languages which they now began to speak so fluently.

The Barnes’ Notes Commentary says that it was remarkable that the Galileans should speak in other languages so eloquently and fluently because “they were ignorant, rude and uncivilized.” The term “Galilean” referred to in John 1:46 (“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”) was used as an expression of the deepest reproach and contempt.

Their dialect was proverbially barbarous, crude and corrupt, Mark 14:70; Matthew 26:73.

They were regarded as an outlandish people, unacquainted with other nations and languages, and hence, there was amazement that they could address them in the refined language of other people.

Their native ignorance was the occasion of making the miracle more striking. The native weakness of Christian ministers makes the grace and glory of God more remarkable in the success of the gospel. “We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us,” 2 Corinthians 4:7. God has “chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise,” 1 Corinthians 1:27.

Joel prophesied that God was pouring His Spirit out upon ALL FLESH (not just the educated, or the elite, or kings, or the elders, or the religious leaders, or the men only—but on all flesh).

Most of Jesus’ disciples and followers were from Galilee, and Jesus grew up in the Galilee region and His ministry headquarters was in Capernaum. Even though most of His disciples were not formally educated, and were rough around the edges in their mannerisms, after they were filled with the Holy Spirit God used them to turn the world upside down. And three of Jesus’ twelve disciples wrote books of the New Testament, such as Matthew, John and Peter.

Acts 2:11 says that the Galileans spoke the wonderful works of God in earthly languages they had never learned before.

Tongues can be in the languages of men (earthly languages) or angels (languages spoken in Heaven), according to 1 Corinthians 13:1.

In the case of Acts 2, the Galileans spoke earthly languages they did not know. It served as a sign and a wonder among all the Jews in Jerusalem. After Peter preached to the crowd, 3,000 were saved in one day (Acts 2:41), and the early church had its beginning.

Part 2 – Three Baptisms Mentioned in the New Testament

Three Kinds of Baptisms

The New Testament mentions three baptisms:

  1. Baptism in water (Matt 28:19, Acts 2:38, Matt 3:16-17)
  2. Baptism into the Body of Christ (1 Cor 12:13-14, 15-31)
  3. Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5-8, Matt 3:11, Luke 3:16, John 1:32-34)

Acts 1:5-8 says:

“For John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Jesus is the One who baptizes born again believers in the Holy Ghost AND the fire of God.

John 1:32-34 says:

And John bare record, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from Heaven like a dove, and it abode upon Him. And I knew Him not: but He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, the same is He which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.”

John the Baptist declared in Matthew 3:11:

“I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.”

Greek words and definitions of “baptize”:

  1. NT:907 baptizo.
  1. Literally, to dip repeatedly, to immerge, submerge.
  2. To cleanse by dipping or submerging, to wash, to make clean with water.
  3. metaphorically, to overwhelm or “to be identified with”.

 

  1. NT:908 baptisma, baptismatos.
  1. immersion, submersion.

We can see by these Greek definitions that New Testament baptism was administered by complete immersion, rather than sprinkling.

When Jesus was baptized in water by John the Baptist, He was completely submerged under the water and then rose up out of the water.

When the Holy Spirit fell on the Day of Pentecost in the Upper Room where the 120 were gathered, the Holy Spirit totally overwhelmed them, and there appeared to be flames of fire (they were baptized or immersed in the fire of God).

When believers are spiritually baptized into the Body of Christ, that means they are immersed or saturated into the Body of Christ. They become one with another (in spirit) in Christ.

Part 1 – Baptism With the Holy Spirit, Acts 2

Part 1 – Baptism With the Holy Spirit, Acts 2

Under the Old Covenant, the Holy Spirit was given to just a remnant few – usually to prophets, priests and kings.  Joel prophesied that a time would come when the Holy Spirit would be poured out upon all flesh.

Joel 2:28-29 says, “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also upon the servants and upon the handmaidens in those days will I pour out My Spirit.”

Before Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection, He said that after He ascended to heaven that He would not leave us comfortless.  But He would send the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, to be with us forever. Jesus said that He would baptize us with the Holy Ghost and with fire. He told His disciples to tarry in Jerusalem until they be endued with power from on High.

Ten days after Jesus ascended into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God, there were 120 people in the Upper Room waiting on the Lord.  Included among the 120 were Jesus’ disciples and His mother Mary. When the Day of Pentecost was fully come, they were gathered together in one accord waiting to be endued with power from on High.  Pentecost was a feast, which was observed fifty days following Passover.

And suddenly there came a very loud sound, like the sound of a powerful rushing wind.  The place shook and it filled all the house. Then there appeared to be cloven tongues of fire resting upon each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. They began to praise God in languages that they had never learned before, by the divine enablement of the Spirit.

Many Jews from many nations were gathered in Jerusalem that day to observe the Festival of Pentecost. When they heard the roaring in the sky above the house where the 120 were gathered, the crowds came running to see what it was all about. They were stunned to hear Galileans fluently speaking their native language or the language of other nations who were present at the feast.

Acts 2:7-11 says in the Living Bible, “How can this be?” they exclaimed. “For these men are all from Galilee, and yet we hear them speaking all the native languages of the lands where we were born! Here we are – Parthians, Medes, Elamites, men from Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia Minor, Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the Cyrene languages areas of Libya, visitors from Rome – both Jews and Jewish converts – Cretans and Arabians. And we all hear these men telling in our own languages about the mighty miracles of God!”

Others in the crowd began to mock saying that they were all drunk. Peter stood up and told them that they were NOT drunk.  And besides, even drunks didn’t get drunk that early in the morning, as it was only 9:00am.  Peter went on to say that what was happening was prophesied by the prophet Joel: “And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. And on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy” (Acts 2:17-18). Verse 21 says, “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.”

In Acts 2:30-39, it says that David prophesied of the coming Messiah.

Acts 2:30-39 NKJV

30 Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne,

31 he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption.

32 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses.

33 Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.

34 “For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself: ‘The Lord said to my Lord, ‘Sit at My right hand,

35 Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”‘

36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”

38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”

The following Scriptures are cross references that say that the Father exalted Jesus and seated Him at His right hand:

  • Romans 8:34
  • Acts 7:55-56
  • Ephesians 1:20
  • Colossians 3:1
  • Hebrews 3:1,13
  • Hebrews 8:1
  • Hebrews 10:12
  • Hebrews 12:2
  • 1 Peter 3:22
  • Matthew 26:64
  • Mark 14:62
  • Mark 16:19
  • Luke 22:69-70

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For with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to this people (Isaiah 28:11, xref 1 Corinthians 14:21).

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Conversion of Cornelius. Are you saved?

Conversion of Cornelius

Are you saved?

(Notes from a sermon preached by Jimmy Swaggart, www.jsm.org)

Acts 10:1-8

1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment,

2 a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always.

3 About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, “Cornelius!”

4 And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, “What is it, lord?” So he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God.

5 Now send men to Joppa, and send for Simon whose surname is Peter.

6 He is lodging with Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea. He will tell you what you must do.”

7 And when the angel who spoke to him had departed, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier from among those who waited on him continually.

8 So when he had explained all these things to them, he sent them to Joppa.

NKJV

Cornelius was a Centurion of the Italian Band, and he answered directly to Caesar himself.

Cornelius had a heart for God, but he did not know God. He was not saved yet.

  1. He was a devout man, but was not saved.
  2. He gave alms, but was not saved.
  3. He was one who feared (revered) the Lord, but was not saved.
  4. He prayed to God always, but was not saved.
  5. He had a vision of the angel sent from God, but was not saved.
  6. What he did came up for a memorial before God, but he was not saved.
  7. He fasted, but was not saved.
  8. He was a just man, but was not saved.

Why wasn’t he saved? He had all of these good credentials and had a heart that sought after the Lord.

Being a member of a church won’t save you. Water baptism won’t save you. Taking Communion doesn’t mean you are saved. Reading the Bible and praying doesn’t mean you are saved.

There is only one way to salvation, and that is by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

God knows where you live. The angel told Cornelius to go to Joppa, a small city along the Mediterranean Coast, to the house of Simon the Tanner. It’s there that he would find Simon Peter.

Cornelius sent three of his men to Joppa. While God sent an angel to speak to Cornelius, He also was speaking to Peter at the same time.

Peter had a vision of all kinds of unclean animals, and a voice in the vision told him to rise up, kill and eat. Peter, being a Jew, said that he had never eaten anything forbidden, or common or unclean. Then God told Peter to not call the Gentiles common or unclean anymore, because God calls them clean.

When the three men arrived at the house they asked for Peter. He went with them to Caesarea, to the home of Cornelius. He preached to Cornelius’ entire household and friends, and all of them got saved and baptized in the Holy Spirit. They all began to speak with other tongues and magnify God, and then were water baptized.

God had to deal with the prejudice in Peter’s heart towards the Gentiles.

Are you saved, or just religious? There is a difference between the two. Are you ready to make Jesus your Lord and Savior, and to acknowledge that salvation only comes through the Cross?

Just pray this simple prayer to be born again:

“Dear Jesus,

Please come into my heart. I make You my Lord and Savior. I believe that You died on the Cross and rose from the dead. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Help me to live for You.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

You are now a child of God. Where is Jesus? Do you feel His Presence (velvety joy, cleansing and peace-type of feeling) in your heart? You now are filled with His Holy Spirit. You are accepted in the Beloved.

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is the next higher level. Usually speaking in a language you have never learned before is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Just ask the Holy Spirit to immerse you into His Spirit, and then when you hear syllables in your spirit, just speak it out. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is for greater levels of joy, and to be empowered by the Spirit to live an overcoming Christian life, as well as for service to be used by God to minister to others.

The infilling and baptism of the Holy Spirit is likened to rivers of living water flowing out of your belly (John 7:38) or like a well of water that springs up and never runs dry (John 4:14). This river of God brings life to wherever it goes.

Prophetic Words from Harp & Bowl Meeting

Prophetic Words from Harp & Bowl Meeting

On January 28, 2011 I attended an all-night Harp & Bowl meeting at my church. A Harp & Bowl meeting is like an intercessory prayer meeting, combined with worship music and singing, and the prophetic flow throughout the entire meeting.

The symbols of the harp and bowl is taken from Revelation 5:8-10. The harp represents our worship. The golden bowls full of incense represents our prayers ascending to God’s Throne as a fragrant aroma. I wanted to share the highlights from notes I jotted down in my journal.

Revelation 5:8-10 (AMP)

8 And when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin] prostrated themselves before the Lamb. Each was holding a harp (lute or guitar), and they had golden bowls full of incense (fragrant spices and gums for burning), which are the prayers of God’s people (the saints).

9 And [now] they sing a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll and to break the seals that are on it, for You were slain (sacrificed), and with Your blood You purchased men unto God from every tribe and language and people and nation.

10 And You have made them a kingdom (royal race) and priests to our God, and they shall reign [as kings] over the earth!

Two Scriptures Shared at the Beginning of the Meeting

Isaiah 22:22 AMP

Key of David

And the key of the house of David I will lay upon his shoulder; he shall open and no one shall shut, he shall shut and no one shall open.

The Key of David refers to authority in the Spirit. A key is access to lock and unlock doors. The Key of David also speaks of the 3-fold role of prophet, priest and king, especially in the ministry of intercession. The Key of David involves worship (especially prophetic worship). Worship and praise is the password for entering into God’s Throne Room.

Isaiah 2:2 KJV

Nations shall flow through us

And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

We are entering into:

  1. Health
  2. Happiness
  3. Holiness

Divine merger.

Fresh anointing. Fresh oil.

He (Jesus) is Baal-Perazim = Lord of the Breakthrough.

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Spontaneous Prophetic Flow in Worship sung in anti-phonal mode (as in Isaiah 6 where the two choirs answer each other and have separate parts):

Worship Leader Sings: He’s (Jesus is) a Wonder, He’s a Wonder

Praise Team & Congregation Sings: Break every chain, Break every chain

Worship Leader: In my heart Lord

Praise Team & Congregation: Break every chain, Break every chain

Worship Leader: In my mind Lord

Praise Team & Congregation: Break every chain, Break every chain

Worship Leader: Every chain in my home be broken

Praise Team & Congregation: Break every chain, Break every chain

Worship Leader: Loose the bands, break the chains

Praise Team & Congregation: Break every chain, Break every chain

Worship Leader: Every enslaving yoke be broken

Praise Team & Congregation: Loose the bands, break the chains

Worship Leader: No more power, no more dominion (from the devil)

Praise Team & Congregation: Loose the bands, break the chains

Worship Leader: Every negative soul tie

Praise Team & Congregation: Loose the bands, loose the bands

Worship Leader: Break every chain Lord

Praise Team & Congregation: Break every chain Lord, break every chain

Worship Leader: Every stronghold must come down

Praise Team & Congregation: Every stronghold must come down

Worship Leader: Come down, come down, come down (strongholds)

Praise Team & Congregation: Pull it down, Pull it down

Worship Leader: Right Now, Pull it down

Praise Team & Congregation: Right Now, It must come down

Worship Leader: Your fresh wind blow

Praise Team & Congregation: Your fresh wind blow

Worship Leader: Breathe on us, breathe on us, breath on us

Praise Team & Congregation: Your fresh wind, Your fresh wind

Worship Leader: Pour out new wine, Pour out new wine

Praise Team & Congregation: Your fresh wind, Your fresh wind

Worship Leader: Fresh anointing, let it fall on me

Praise Team & Congregation: New wine, new oil, new wine, new oil

Worship Leader: Revive us, refresh us, renew us O God

Praise Team & Congregation: Revive us, refresh us, renew us O God

Worship Leader: Jesus is my Healer, my Blessed Redeemer

Praise Team & Congregation: He’s my Healer, He’s my Healer

Worship Leader: Jesus restores me, He loves me, He heals me

Praise Team & Congregation: He’s my Healer, He’s my Healer

Worship Leader: Jehovah Rapha, My God that heals me

Praise Team & Congregation: Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah Rapha

Worship Leader: I am your God, I am your Peace

Praise Team & Congregation: I am your God, I am your Peace

Worship Leader: Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah Rapha

Praise Team & Congregation: Jehovah Rapha, Jehovah Rapha

Worship Leader: I come to heal every broken place

Praise Team & Congregation: Heal me Lord, Heal me Lord

Worship Leader: Oh the Blood, the Precious Blood

Praise Team & Congregation: The Blood, the Blood, the Precious Blood of Jesus

Worship Leader: There is Power in the Blood

Praise Team & Congregation: The Blood, the Blood, the Precious Blood of Jesus

Worship Leader: There is Deliverance in the Blood

Praise Team & Congregation: The Blood, the Blood, the Precious Blood of Jesus

Worship Leader: There is Salvation in the Blood

Praise Team & Congregation: The Blood, the Blood, the Precious Blood of Jesus

There were several prophetic words given by the leaders, but I’m going to share two of those words.

His glory is filling the Temple. (The Divine Presence did fill the sanctuary and it felt like we were dwelling under the Glory Cloud for hours in worship and intercession.)

Come and rest. I know you are weary, but rest in Me. Cast all your concerns on Me. I am your God and I care for you. In My Presence is fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore.

Joy is being restored.

Come and be one with Me, that I may impregnate you and fill you with My purposes.

Another Prophetic Word by one of the leaders:

God spoke prophetically through one of the leaders that Bishop Christopher C. Smith is anointed to birth kings in the Spirit (the Bible says we are kings and priests, a royal priesthood). These kings will take on the 7 mountains (7 worldly systems):

  1. Family
  2. Government
  3. Business
  4. Education
  5. Religion
  6. Media
  7. Arts and Entertainment

There is the spirit of momentum and escalation. You will get more done in less time. There is a remnant who will arise and build by faith.

These kings will release God’s children from a poverty and beggar’s mentality. God’s people will be infused with the spirit of dominion, at which the oceans would obey at our mouth. (The oceans refer to the sea of humanity.) Kings and Priests are being raised up.

Prophetic Song after the last prophetic word given:

Come kings, be crowned tonight

Come kings, come kings

Come kings, be crowned tonight

Come kings, come kings

Healings

The Lord is healing people of various afflictions. Whatever you need healing for, just reach out and receive it by faith.

Vision

During the Harp & Bowl meeting, I saw a vision. In the vision, the setting was a chapel with a small stage or platform. I saw Jesus, and He was dressed in a long white robe. He was standing at the front of the chapel on the ground floor level in front of the center of the platform, in front of the pulpit on the stage in back of Him.

Right in front of Him on the floor level was a white adult casket which was open. (From my vantage point at the entrance to the chapel, Jesus stood on the ground floor level behind the casket.)

I knew Jesus was beckoning me to come and see who or what was in the casket. I slowly walked down the middle aisle of the chapel and looked down inside the casket. The casket was lined with white satin and lace. I was stunned when I saw two gold wedding bands lying side by side in the casket.

I remained very quiet and did not say a word. Then I looked up and looked into Jesus’ blue eyes. Then Jesus said to me, “Do you believe that I can raise the dead?”

End of vision.

Now years later (2017), I believe Jesus was referring to Benny and Suzanne Hinn’s divorce, which happened around that time between 2010-2013. But a few years later (2013), God resurrected their dead relationship and they remarried on March 3, 2013. It was a miracle.

The vision also applies to other marriages that are dead or struggling.

God also wants to restore youthful functioning to married couples as well. God can do creative miracles.

Jesus wants to heal and restore marriages. He is able to bring resurrection life to a lifeless situation. Jesus is the mender of a broken heart. Nothing is impossible with the Lord.

Luke 1:37 (Amplified)

For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.

One of the songs the congregation sang towards the end of the meeting:

Oh, How He Loves Us

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-rW528qiYw

Prophetic Intercession YouTube Videos

The Atomic Power of Prayer by Dr. Cindy Trimm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KjXwxlIq3Q

The Rules of Engagement Declarations and Prayers For Spiritual Warfare by Dr. Cindy Trimm

https://youtu.be/TiGHkLl-S1o

Faith – Notes From Benny Hinn Teaching

Faith

(Notes From Teaching by Pastor Benny Hinn on TBN’s “Behind the Scenes” Program – July 9, 2003)

Seven Revelations of Faith

  1. Substance (spiritual substance, a “knowing”)
  2. Evidence (the manifestation of your faith)
  3. Obtain (receive and walk in what you are believing for)
  4. Faith produces understanding (revelation)
  5. If you have faith you will give to God
  6. Faith translates us from one place to another (produces change)
  7. Impossible to please God without faith

Ten Types of Faith

  1. Common faith – Titus
  2. Weak faith (limits God’s benefits) – Romans 4:19
  3. Strong faith (refuses to be defeated, does not take “no” for an answer) – Romans 4:20
  4. Little faith (wavering faith, too many “ifs” in prayer, doubt and unbelief) – Matthew 6:30, 8:26
  5. Great faith (moves God to answer prayer) – Matthew 8:10, 15:28
  6. Unfeigned faith (no hyprocisy, being real and transparent) – 1 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 1:5
  7. Temporary faith (one who believes for a while and then begins to doubt; go in and out of faith; faith is inconsistent) – Luke 8:13
  8. Mental faith (does not act on the Word; has faith in their mind but lacks taking appropriate action; passive; faith but no works) – James 2:14-26
  9. Active faith (develops into a mighty living force; a faith that grows slowly and steadily) – James 2:14-26; Hebrews 10:19-38
  10. Divine faith (God’s faith that He imparts into you; walking in this kind of faith is to walk in the fullness of Christ) – Hebrews 11:3; Galations 2:20; 1 Corinthians 13:14

Twenty Things Faith Will Do

  1. Grow – 2 Thessalonians 1:3
  2. Lead to utterance – 2 Corinthians 4:13
  3. Works through love – Galations 5:6
  4. Clothes the naked – Matthew 6:30
  5. Heals the sick – Matthew 8:1-17
  6. Dispels fear – Matthew 8:26
  7. Makes you whole – Mark 10:52
  8. Saves from sin – Luke 7:36-50; Ephesians 2:8-9
  9. Fills believers – Acts 6:5-8
  10. Purifies the heart – Acts 15:9
  11. Sanctifies – Acts 26:18
  12. Imparts revelation – Romans 1:17
  13. Justifies – Galations 3:24
  14. Gives access into God’s grace apart from the law – Romans 5:2
  15. Produces righteousness – Romans 9:30,32; Philippians 3:9
  16. Gives security – Romans 11:20
  17. Imparts the Holy Spirit – Galations 3:14
  18. Makes us conscious of Christ and aware of His Presence – Ephesians 3:17
  19. Quenches fiery darts of Satan – Ephesians 6:16
  20. Produces the inheritance – Hebrews 6:12

Faith is …

  1. Seen – Matthew 9:2
  2. Can be turned away – Acts 13:8
  3. Continued in – Acts 14:22
  4. Perfected – 1 Thessalonians 3:10
  5. Destroyed – Galations 1:23
  6. Made of no effect – Mark 3:3
  7. Anointing gives faith, but it’s up to us to develop it. God imparts faith, but you exercise it.