'for God [who is the source of their prophesying] is not a God of confusion and disorder but of peace and order. As [is the practice] in all the churches of the saints (God’s people), ' 1 Corinthians 14:33 AMP
The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!
Hope your week was good.
An interesting journey this week It is always good to come across treasures That can be store in the heart Let us give thanks in all things My soul let us praise the Lord For His mercy is new every morning And His favour is for life Weeping may endure for a night But joy comes in the morning Oh how I love the Lord For He has set me free One of the many things that struck me is “We are the Church” - A light that can never be taken out A mountain may be removed The hills may shake But the loving kindness may not be removed from you Nor will my covenant of peace be shaken Says the Lord who has compassion on you Isaiah 54:10 Out of the compassion of God, I can study His word Out of the compassion of God, I have a job Favour is everywhere because of the compassion of God.
So as I continue my journey through 1 Corinthians 14:
It is not only the Corinthian but growing up, I too used to think that having spiritual gifts makes you more spiritually. But it doesn’t
God in His wisdom, gives the gift at the very start of your journey, or in the middle or the end.
Before we get to the end of the journey, we should not be child-like in our thinking, but be infant in the matter of evil but also in our minds be mature. And trusting in the Lord our God.
Prophecy and speaking in tongues:
‘Now, believers, if I come to you speaking in unknown tongues, how will I benefit you unless I also speak to you [clearly] either by revelation [revealing God’s mystery], or by knowledge [teaching about God], or by prophecy [foretelling the future, speaking a new message from God to the people], or by instruction [teaching precepts that develop spiritual maturity]? ‘ (6 AMP)
Paul reveals why Prophecy and the other spiritual gifts is essential to the lives of Corinth:
- Revelation – revealing God’s mystery
- Knowledge – teaching about God
- Prophecy – speaking a new message from God to the people and letting them in to the future
- Instruction – teaching that develops spiritual maturity from the scriptures itself.
Eager for the spiritual gifts but in ways that will spiritually build the church up.
This is counter cultural to our sense of knowing in the world.
The kingdom of God is not built on one building block that stands alone but it is a series of building blocks to build up the spiritual house, holy and pleasing to the Lord with the cornerstone which the builders have rejected and now the chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and all that believes in Him will by no means be put to shame. Our goal in the church body should always be mutual benefits at the church meetings. And if we are to speak in tongues then let there also be interpretation so the body is edified. If you speak in tongues, then you must Pray to God that gives you the tongue to also give you the interpretation. Tongues do not benefit the mind because it does not understand. But it does benefit the spirit as it gets closer to God. I tell you, the word of the Lord is a lamp that shows just enough for today. Yes, speaking in tongues is also good when you are alone. When you want to give thanks, pray to God, sing to God, Bless the Lord for the enemy does not understand or comprehend the words. It cannot be used as a weapon against you It purpose is speak to God alone. Tongues are good for the spirit as the word of God is good for the minds.
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