Part 14: The Holy Spirit – Functions, Actions and Emotions

 

  1. Abides WITH us. (John 14:17, 2 Cor 13:14, 1 John 3:24, Phil 2:1, Ps 51:11, Ps 139:7)
  1. The Spirit can depart from people, as in the case with King Saul. (1 Sam 16:14)
  1. Abides INSIDE of the hearts/spirits of born again believers in Christ.  (Gen 41:38, Num 27:18, John 14:17, Rom 8:9, 1 Cor 3:16, 1 Cor 6:19, 2 Cor 6:16, Gal 4:6, Eph 3:17, Eph 5:18, 2 Tim 1:14, 1 John 4:13, Rev 3:20)
  1. Spirit comes UPON people.  (Matt 3:16, Matt 12:18, Mk 1:10, Lk 1:35, Lk 2:25, Lk 3:22, Lk 4:18, Lk 24:49, John 1:32, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:17, Acts 10:44-45, Acts 11:15, 1 Pet 4:14, Num 11:25,29, Num 24:2, Judg 3:10, 1 Sam 10:10, 1 Sam 16:13, Isa 11:2, Isa 42:1, Joel 2:28)
  1. Spirit ENTERS into people.  (Ezek 2:2, Ezek 3:24)
  1. Spirit FILLS people.  (Ex 28:3, Ex 31:3, Ex 35:31, Ezek 36:27, Neh 9:30, Isa 63:11, Lk 1:15,41,67, Acts 2:4, Acts 4:8, Acts 4:31, Acts 6:3,5, Acts 7:55, Acts 9:17, Acts 10:38, Acts 11:24, Acts 13:9, Eph 5:18)
  1. Has a mind. (Rom 8:27, Isa 40:13-14)
  1. Has a will and determines decisions. (1 Cor 12:11, Acts 15:28)
  1. Possesses emotions.  Love (Rom 15:30).  Joy (1 Thess 1:6).  Peace (Rom 14:17).  Can be grieved (Eph 4:30).  Can be vexed (Isa 63:10).  Can feel anger, be provoked and tried (Acts 5:9, Heb 3:7-12 NKJV).
  1. He IS the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23).  Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance.
  1. Can be resisted. (Acts 7:51)
  1. Can be lied to. (Acts 5:3)
  1. Can be blasphemed. (Matt 12:31-32)
  1. By lack of faith or rebellion, one can LIMIT the Spirit or tie His hands (Ps 78:41).  God wanted so much to pour out abundant blessings upon the children of Israel, but they continued to murmur, complain, doubt Him and provoke Him.  They limited the Holy One of Israel because they heard God’s Word, but did not mix it with faith.  They wouldn’t receive what God had for them, but instead, they had an evil heart of unbelief.  They resisted the Holy Ghost and spoke evil against the Lord and God’s servant Moses.  God won’t override our will.
  1. Can be quenched. (1 Thess 5:19)
  1. Can be rebelled against. (Ps 106:33, Isa 63:10)
  1. A person can harden their heart toward the Spirit (Heb 3:7-8).
  1. The Spirit speaks.  “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.” (Matt 10:20, Mk 13:11, John 16:13, Acts 8:29, Acts 10:19, Acts 13:2, Acts 21:11, Acts 28:25, 1 Tim 4:1-3, Heb 3:7, Rev 2:7,11,17,29, Rev 3:6,13,22, Rev 22:17, Ezek 2:2, Ezek 3:24, Ezek 11:1-2,5).
  1. The Spirit hears (John 16:13).
  1. The Holy Ghost commissions and sends forth into ministry (Acts 13:2-4).  As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, “Separate Me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.”  And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.  So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia, and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.  See also Isa 48:16, Acts 8:29-40, Acts 10:19-48.
  1. The Spirit forbids (Acts 16:6-7).
  1. The Spirit renews (Titus 3:5).
  1. Refreshes (Acts 3:19).  “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.”
  1. Sanctifies (Rom 15:16, 2 Thess 2:13, 1 Pet 1:2).  Jesus said in Matt 3:11 and Luke 3:16 that He would baptize us with the Holy Ghost and with fire.  The fire of the Holy Ghost purges impurities.  Malachi 3:2-3 says, “But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver. He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness.”
  1. Teaches (Neh 9:20, 1 Cor 2:13, John 14:26, Lk 12:11-12, 1 John 2:20).
  1. Appoints Overseers (Acts 20:28).
  1. Reveals things to us, Imparts Revelation. (Eph 1:17-19, Matt 16:16-17, Lk 2:26, John 16:13, 1 Cor 2:10)
  1. Strengthens (Eph 3:16).
  1. Quickens – brings life, makes alive (John 6:63, Rom 8:11, 1 Pet 3:18).  It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63).
  1. Comforts (Acts 9:31, John 14:16,26, John 15:26, John 16:7).
  1. Intercedes (Rom 9:26-27).
  1. Imparts spiritual gifts (1 Cor 12:4-11, Heb 2:4). The nine Gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12 are:

Revelation Gifts:

  • Word of Wisdom, Word of Knowledge, Discerning of spirits

Utterance Gifts:

  • Prophecy, Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues

Power Gifts:

  • Faith, Healings (plural), Miracles

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 says, “There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.  There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.  And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.  For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.  But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.”

Hebrews 2:4 “God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.”

  1. Leads and Guides (Matt 4:1, Lk 4:1, Rom 8:14, Gal 5:18, John 16:13).
  1. Strives with man for a long time, but won’t always strive with man (Gen 6:3, 1 Sam 16:14, Ps 51:11, Heb 6:4-6, Heb 10:26-31).
  1. Bears witness (Rom 8:16, Heb 10:15, 1 John 5:6).
  1. Testifies (John 15:26, Acts 5:32, Acts 20:23).
  1. The Spirit brings about rebirth and regeneration (John 3:5-8).
  1. The Holy Spirit is our seal (deposit of guarantee) of our salvation. Eph 1:13-14 “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.”  2 Cor 1:21-22 “Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.”
  1. Convicts the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness (John 16:8).
  1. The Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus (John 16:14).
  1. The Spirit spoke through the prophets (2 Sam 23:2, Acts 1:16, Acts 21:10-11, Acts 28:25, 2 Pet 1:21).
  1. The Holy Ghost is the author of the Holy Scriptures (2 Tim 3:16-17).
  1. The Holy Spirit is a gift from the Father (Lk 11:13).
  1. The Spirit was sent to this earth by the Father (John 14:26) and the Son (John 15:26).
  1. The Spirit only speaks what the Father and Son tell Him to speak (John 16:13).
  1. No man can say that Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Ghost (1 Cor 12:3).
  1. The Spirit helps us pray, whether in our own tongue or in a language we’ve never learned. It could be a language of this earth or one of heaven.  (1 Cor 14:14-15, 1 Cor 13:1, Jude 20, Eph 6:18, Rom 8:26).
  1. The Holy Ghost descended upon Jesus Christ in bodily form, alighting on Him as of a dove (Luke 3:22).
  1. The Spirit overshadows.  He overshadowed Mary and she conceived Jesus the Messiah (Luke 1:35).  He overshadows us and we conceive and become pregnant spiritually, carrying the seed of dreams, promises and ministries that He places within us to be birthed.
  1. Endues us with power and boldness. (Luke 4:14, Lk 24:49, Acts 1:8, Acts 4:31, Acts 10:38, Rom 15:13,19, 1 Cor 2:4)
  1. The anointing of the Holy Ghost heals. (Acts 10:38, Acts 4:29-31, Lk 5:17, 1 Cor 12:7-11, Isa 61:1-3 corresponds to Luke 4:18-21)
  1. The Spirit raised Christ from the dead and also quickens our mortal bodies (Rom 8:11).
  1. The Spirit imparts life (Isa 32:15, John 6:63, John 7:38-39, Rom 8:2,10, 2 Cor 3:6, Gal 6:8, Rev 11:11, Rev 21:6).
  1. The Holy Ghost imparts love inside of our hearts. “The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost” (Rom 5:5).  “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control” (Gal 5:22-23).  Also see Col 1:8, 1 Pet 1:22.
  1. The Holy Ghost imparts joy (Ps 16:11, Lk 1:41-45, Acts 2:1-18, Acts 13:52, Rom 14:17, Rom 15:13, Gal 5:22, 1 Thess 1:6).
  1. The Spirit imparts peace (John 14:26-27, Rom 15:13, Gal 5:22-23, Eph 4:3, Phil 4:7)
  1. We are led by the Spirit of God (Rom 8:14). “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”  See also Gal 5:16-18 “But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.”

The Living Bible words Gal 5:16-18 this way:  “I advise you to obey only the Holy Spirit’s instructions. He will tell you where to go and what to do, and then you won’t always be doing the wrong things your evil nature wants you to.  For we naturally love to do evil things that are just the opposite from the things that the Holy Spirit tells us to do, and the good things we want to do when the Spirit has His way with us are just the opposite of our natural desires. These two forces within us are constantly fighting each other to win control over us, and our wishes are never free from their pressures. When you are guided by the Holy Spirit, you need no longer force yourself to obey Jewish laws.”

  1. The Holy Spirit works in our life to produce good fruit (Gal 5:22-23).  John 15:1-8 says, “I am the true vine and My Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in Me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.  You are already clean because of the Word I have spoken to you.  Remain in me, and I will remain in you.  No branch can bear fruit by itself, it must remain in the vine.  Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me.  I am the vine, you are the branches.  If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit.  Apart from Me you can do nothing.  If anyone does not remain in Me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.  If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.  This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be My disciples.”
  1. We are commanded to walk after, walk in, and live in the Spirit, and good fruit will be the result (Rom 8:1, Gal 3:3, Gal 5:16,25).
  1. The Spirit searches the deep things of God (1 Cor 2:9-11).  “For it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”
  1. The anointing of the Holy Ghost breaks yokes and bondages off of our lives.  Isaiah 10:27 says, “And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” 2 Cor 3:17 states: “Now the Lord is that Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
  1. Both the Spirit and the Bride say “Come” (Rev 22:17).
  1. The Spirit works in us to change us into the image of Jesus Christ.  It’s a step by step process, from one degree of glory to another (2 Cor 3:18).
  1. The Holy Spirit was the pillar of cloud by day and pillar of fire by night in the wilderness.
  1. The Holy Spirit is very tender and easily wounded. His heart is very sensitive.
  1. In many churches, the services are governed by man, and the Holy Spirit is either completely left out, or is restrained from moving the way in which He would like to move. The Spirit makes His presence known to those who want Him near. He wants to be welcomed, loved and embraced.  Even in our own personal lives, we can ignore the promptings of the Holy Spirit and do our own thing. Or we can choose to yield to the Spirit’s leadings.
  1. The Holy Spirit usually speaks in a still, small voice (1 Kings 19:12). To hear His Voice, we have to be still before Him (“Be still and know that I am God” – Ps 46:10).
  1. The Holy Spirit is Omnipotent (All-Powerful) – Job 33:4. “The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.”
  1. The Spirit is Omniscient (All-Knowing) – Isa 40:13-15. “Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as His counselor has informed Him? With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge, and informed Him of the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are regarded as a speck of dust on the scales; behold, He lifts up the islands like fine dust.”
  1. The Spirit is Omni-Present (everywhere at the same time). Psalm 139:7 “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?”
  1. The Holy Spirit wants us to come before His presence with singing and praise (Ps 95, Ps 100).  Worship through song and musical instruments ushers in God’s glory.  Have you noticed that when the congregation, or you by yourself, begin to worship the Lord especially through song and musical instruments, the Holy Spirit comes in.  His presence is so powerful, yet also so sweet.

2 Chronicles 5:13-14 “It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying, For He is good; for His mercy endureth forever; that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord. So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the Cloud. For the glory of the Lord had filled the house of God.”

  1. The Holy Ghost has the power to remove mountains in our life. Psalm 97:5 “The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth”.  And Zechariah 4:6-7 says, “This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord of Hosts. Who art thou, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain; and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.”
  1. The Spirit gathers (Isa 34:16).
  1. The Spirit blows (Isa 40:7).
  1. The Spirit gives utterance (Acts 2:4).
  1. The Spirit translated people (carried them away, transported them) from one place to another.

PHILIP (Acts 8:39)

EZEKIEL (Ezek 3:12,14, Ezek 8:3,7,14,16, Ezek 11:1,24, Ezek 43:5)

ENOCH (Gen 5:24, xref Heb 11:5)

ELIJAH (2 Kings 2:11)

PAUL caught up to the third heaven (2 Cor 12:2-4).

JOHN the Beloved caught up to the New Jerusalem and Heaven’s Throneroom (Book of Revelation).

  1. The Spirit of God lifts up a standard against the enemy (Isa 59:19).
  1. 2 Cor 13:14 encourages us to develop sweet communion with the Holy Spirit.  Phil 2:1 mentions the fellowship of the Spirit. He is very Precious. He is our Friend. He is the one who understands and knows you better than any other person. He is our life. David prayed, “Do not take Your Holy Spirit from me” (Ps 51:11). And Moses said that he would not proceed unless God’s presence went with him (Ex 33:14-17).

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any man hears My voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me” (Rev 3:20).

  1. The Spirit governs the Church (Body of Christ).  The seven churches in Revelation 1-3 represent seven actual churches in John’s time. To us today, the seven churches speak of seven groups of people within the corporate body of Christ, or seven kinds of churches. “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Rev 3:22).
  1. The Shekinah glory is usually associated with the presence of the Holy Spirit, although in a Bible Dictionary, I read that the Shekinah was an ancient angel which was later called the Shekinah.  Jesus is that ancient angel.  He is referred to as the angel of the Lord in the Old Testament when He would appear in person at times (called a theophany). He’s not an angel, in the sense of created angelic beings (because He and His Father created the angels).  The word angel means “messenger”.  Jesus is God.  Scriptures say that the Holy Spirit is the spirit of both the Father and the Son, and the Son proceeds from the Father.  Therefore, the Shekinah is the Holy Spirit, who issues out of Jesus. The Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) are three Persons of the Godhead, but one God. They can walk in and out of each other, and be literally one (yet three).
  1. Although the Holy Spirit is a gentleman and likes to be invited to come, He is also powerful and dramatic. He will come rushing in without necessarily being invited. His glory shall fill the entire earth as the waters cover the sea (Habakkuk 2:14).
  1. Whoever blasphemes the Son will be forgiven. But whoever blasphemes the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven—not in this world, nor in the world to come (Matthew 12:31-32).
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Part 12: Gifts of the Spirit – Power Gifts Defined

The Power Gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 are:

  1. Gift of Faith
  2. Gifts of Healing (“gifts” is plural, meaning that there is more than one kind of healing. There is physical healing, emotional healing, mental healing, spiritual healing, relationship healing, financial healing, and more.)
  3. Gift of Miracles

 

Gift of Faith

Definition:  The God-given ability to believe the Lord for the impossible in a particular situation. It goes beyond general faith (knowing God is able). It is where a person with this gift knows the will of God for a specific matter and knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that it will happen.

Three Kinds of Faith Revealed in Scripture:

  1. Saving Faith – Initial faith response to God at salvation where we accept and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
  1. A Fruit of the Spirit (Galations 5:22-23) – Faith as an attribute within one’s character. It is developed by the Holy Spirit and our faith becomes more mature and strengthened over a process of time.
  1. Gift of Faith – A divine (sometimes instantaneous) faith that God downloads to someone to believe for a miracle, healing or for God to do something specific in someone’s life (such as believing for large sums of money or calling life back into the dead). The person with this gift receives a “quickening” from the Holy Spirit (the Lord revealing His will or plan about a matter) and the person has supernatural faith to believe for this miracle. It transcends human faith—it is God’s faith downloaded to a person.

There are examples of the operation of the Gift of Faith in Scripture:

  1. In John 11:11, Jesus knew Lazarus was dead, but He also knew that He was going to raise him from the dead. He had no doubt about it.
  1. In John 9:1-7, Jesus knew that the man born blind from birth would be healed so that the works of God would be made manifest.
  1. In Matthew 14:19-21, Jesus had the Gift of Faith when He took five loaves of bread and two fish, gave thanks to His Father, and began breaking the bread and fish into fragments. The food multiplied and 5,000 men (not including the women and children) were fed. There were twelve baskets of food left over. (With the women and children, it was probably 15,000 – 20,000 people present that were fed.)
  1. In Mark 4:39, when the storm arose on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus rebuked the wind and commanded the sea, saying “Peace, be still!”. The winds and the waves obeyed Him, and there was a great calm.
  1. In Acts 3:1-7, Peter had unwavering faith as he proclaimed a man’s healing and even took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet. Immediately the man’s feet and ankle bones were strengthened, and he walked, leaped and praised God as he entered into the Temple.
  1. In Joshua 10:12-14, Joshua was fighting a battle and had almost defeated his enemies when it was transitioning from afternoon to evening. Joshua rose up in faith, with no doubt in his heart that this miracle would take place, and commanded the sun to stand still upon Gibeon and the moon to stand still in the Valley of Ajalon. The sun stood still, and the moon did not move, until they had avenged themselves upon their enemies. The sun did not go down a whole entire day. There was no day like that before it or after it, that the Lord hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the Lord fought for Israel.

What key factor recurs over and over again in the Gift of Faith?

Knowing the will of God through the written Word, as well as through a Word of Knowledge, dreams or visions, or by the inward voice of the Holy Spirit. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17).

 

Gifts of Healing

Definition:  The God-given ability to supernaturally impart healing to others. There are several kinds of healing: spiritual, physical, emotional, mental, relational, financial, and more. The person with this gift is not the healer. Jesus is the Healer. The person with this gift is the vessel whom God uses to flow through.

God uses different individuals to specialize in certain types of healing. For some, God uses them to bring emotional healing to people’s lives, and people are set free from bondages, captivity and inner wounds. Others are primarily used to bring physical healing. Some people have an anointing to pray for specific diseases, and they see many people healed from it. Some people have an anointing to minister to people who have addictions, and many people are set free. Some are called to help heal marriages and families.

Some healings are instantaneous, while others are gradual. What does gradual healing involve?

Being healed of inner problems, and the mind, soul and physical body responding accordingly. Often inner wounds can take years to heal.

Some sicknesses are healed over a period of minutes or hours. An example of this in Scripture is Luke 17:11-14 where Jesus met ten lepers who pleaded with Him to heal them. Jesus replied, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” As they obeyed and went their way, they were cleansed of their leprosy.

Some people are healed from physical sicknesses gradually over a period of time. They improve and get more and more well, until their healing is complete. Matthew 16:18 says, “They shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.” Total recovery does not always happen overnight. Sometimes it takes hours, days, weeks or months.

What means or methods were used in Scripture to operate the gifts of healing?

  1. Calling for the elders of the Church and anointing the sick with oil in the Name of the Lord (James 5:14).
  2. Holy Communion. My mother and I have seen sickness healed, as well as answers to prayer, when we took Communion over a particular situation. There is healing in the Blood Atonement.
  3. The spoken word or command (Matthew 8:8-13).
  4. Laying on of hands and prayer (Matthew 16:18).
  5. Handkerchiefs or aprons by the hands of Paul (Acts 19:11-12).
  6. The shadow of Peter walking by (Acts 5:15-16).
  7. Touching the hem of Jesus’ garment (Matthew 9:20-22; Matthew 14:34-36).

There are several ways a person may know if he/she has the Gift of Healing:

  1. Inner witness of the Holy Spirit
  2. You have visions and dreams, and see yourself healing the sick
  3. Ability to believe God for healing
  4. Compassion for the sick and afflicted
  5. By results (people who you minister to are healed)
  6. It was prophesied over you by the Elders and imparted to you by the laying on of hands
  7. Others will recognize this gift within you

There are at least ten purposes for the Gifts of Healing in operation:

  1. God loves His people and wants them to be in good health.
  1. Jesus heals because He is full of compassion. A leper came to Jesus, “…beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean” (Mark 1:40). What was the Lord’s response? “And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean” (verse 41). It was compassion that led to the miracle. Jesus Christ heals people today for the same reason, so that “…the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance” (Romans 2:4).
  1. Jesus heals because healing belongs to His children. Once, when Jesus was preaching near the city of Tyre, a Syrophenician fell at His feet, asking Him to cast an unclean spirit out of her daughter. Jesus said to her, “Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs” (Mark 7:27-28). The Lord saw the woman’s faith and the daughter was delivered. If you are a child of the King, healing should come to you first, even before unbelievers receive their miracle. Yet I watch as those who do not know the Lord reach out in great faith, hungry for the crumbs. And time after time He pours out His healing virtue upon these people. Thank God, healing is often the entry point that helps people receive Jesus Christ as Savior.
  1. Jesus heals to bring glory to His Father. On the side of a mountain near the sea of Galilee, “great multitudes came unto Him…and he healed them…(and) the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel” (Matthew 15:30-31). On another occasion, there was a similar response when Jesus healed a paralytic man. “…When the multitude saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God” (Matthew 9:8). All glory and praise belongs to the Father. Healing is a wonderful, awe-inspiring faith-builder that should lead to glorifying God.
  1. Jesus heals to fulfill God’s promises. At Capernaum, “they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses” (Matthew 8:16-17). When the Master heals, it is a fulfillment of the prophecy spoken through Isaiah. On the cross, Christ took our sickness and infirmities.
  1. Jesus heals also to confirm His own word. Healing was promised by the Father, then declared by Jesus Christ. He said, “If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him” (John 10:37-38). Christ knew exactly why He was sent to earth. He came to perform the works of His Father. Miracles confirm the spoken word of Jesus. He heals to fulfill His personal word to you.
  1. Every time the Lord heals, the devil’s defeat at the Cross is exposed once again. The Word tells us, “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8). At the house of Cornelius, Peter said, “You know…how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him” (Acts 10:37-38).
  1. Healing and health are aspects of rectifying the curse of the law.
  1. To confirm the Gospel message with signs and wonders.
  1. Healing, along with salvation, is included in the Blood Atonement of Christ. Jesus not only bore our sins, but He also bore our diseases, sicknesses and sorrows, and by His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5). Jesus paid a heavy price so that we could be healed. He just wants us to believe and to receive it.

The original sources of sickness are:

  1. Satan
  2. Sin

When mankind fell and sin entered into the world, so did death and sickness. However, Jesus took the curse upon Himself and redeemed us from it. By accepting Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, we can have eternal life in Heaven one day (where there is no more curse, no death, no sickness, no darkness, no night, no weeping, no pain, no sin, no demons, no poverty).

While we’re here on this earth, we can enjoy abundant life right now. John 10:10 says, “For the thief (devil) comes only for to steal, and kill and destroy; but I have come so that you may have life and have it in abundance (till it overflows).” Part of abundant life is living free from sickness.

Things we can do in the natural also help us to live in good health. For example, good nutrition, clean water, exercise, vitamins and minerals, sleep and rest, recreation and relaxation, and getting sufficient sunshine. Avoiding strife, learning to forgive, being healed of anger and temper, removing the root of bitterness and having joy in your life contributes to better health.

God also heals us through doctors and medicine. It is off balance and foolish to refuse to go to doctors, or to the hospital, when you or your children need to. Also, it’s wise to remain on your medication until the doctor confirms you are healed and takes you off of it. Going to doctors and taking medicine does NOT imply a lack of faith on your part. God has given doctors wisdom and knowledge about how the body works and what to do to cure it. In the near future, God is going to reveal the cures to many dreadful diseases, such as cancer to scientists.

God just does not want us to exalt doctors above Him, because He is the Great Physician and our Creator. He ultimately knows how our bodies work and what to do to cure it.

Exodus 15:25-26 shows us a type and shadow of the redeeming work of Christ, and His Atonement on the Cross, which makes us well and whole:

“So Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree (represents the Cross). When he cast it into the [bitter] waters (represents the curse), the waters were made sweet (the curse broken).

There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them, and said, ‘If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you (healing is part of the Atonement).’”

 

Gift of Miracles

Definition:  It is God performing something supernatural, which transcends natural laws, through an individual.

One of the Greek words for “miracles” is dunamis (Strong’s #1411), where we get the word dynamite. It means “to be able or possible; force (literally or figuratively); miraculous power; a miracle.”

The Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “miracle” as the following: “an unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God; a very amazing or unusual event, thing, or achievement; an extraordinary event manifesting Divine intervention in human affairs.”

What is the place and importance of miracles in the Bible?

Miracles always accompanied Jesus and His disciples, as well as the apostles. Miracles, signs and wonders always accompanied the preaching of the Gospel. In the Old Testament, God displayed His awesome power through miracles, mostly for deliverance and preservation and to show the heathen nations that He is the One and Only True and Living God.

Miracles are governed by the will of God and the obedience of man.

There are four aspects relating to the working of miracles:

  1. Hearing the Word of God – God communicates His will to men through the Bible, a Word of Knowledge, a vision, an angel, through Jesus Christ directly in a vision, or an audible voice as in the case with Moses. Exodus 14:15-16 says, And the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.”
  1. Believe the Word – Obey what God reveals to you. Accept and embrace it. In Exodus 14:21-22, it says: “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.”

Mark 11:23 says, “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”

  1. Speak the Word – God releases His power by His spoken Word, and it comes into existence. Romans 4:17, in the Amplified Version, says: “Who gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things that [He has foretold and promised] as if they [already] existed.”

The New King James Version says “Who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did.”

  1. Acting on the Word – Acts of faith which accompany the speaking of the Word. James 2:17 tells us that “Faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”

The purposes of miracles are:

  1. For deliverance, preservation and provision
  2. Edification and building up of faith
  3. Accompanying the preaching of the Gospel

In the last day Church, miracles will operate on a large scale prior to the coming of the Lord. Creative miracles, such as body parts being restored, the raising of the dead, and speaking to the weather and elements and it obeys you will become common.

Part 8: Gifts of the Spirit – Three Categories of Gifts

Gifts of the Spirit – Three Categories of Gifts

1 Corinthians 12:1-13

The three categories of the nine Gifts of the Spirit are:

  1. Revelation Gifts
    1. Word of Wisdom
    2. Word of Knowledge
    3. Discerning of spirits
  1. Utterance Gifts
    1. Prophecy
    2. Tongues
    3. Interpretation of Tongues
  1. Power Gifts
    1. Faith
    2. Healings
    3. Miracles

These Gifts operate through believers for the purpose of:

  1. Edifying the Body of Christ
  2. Encouraging and helping people
  3. Exhortation
  4. Comfort
  5. Doing the work of the ministry
  6. Living in victory
  7. The Holy Spirit is looking for vessels whom He can demonstrate His power through in the earth

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.