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November 11th, 2018 - Holy Spirit Power
Part 23 – Religious Privileges That Lead to Lukewarmness
Today’s message will highlight some of the attributes and reasons as to why Christians need the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and that not one is exempt from it.
Let’s open Acts 4:13 in the Amplified Bible where it says this “Now when the men of the Sanhedrin (Jewish High Court) saw the confidence and boldness of Peter and John, and grasped the fact that they were uneducated and untrained [ordinary] men, they were astounded, and began to recognize that they had been with Jesus.”
These disciples were uneducated and untrained ordinary men. They had no formal religious training in the rabbinical schools. Some of you are uneducated and untrained ordinary men and women and when people see you, do they see that you know and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Are they astounded for what they see in you?
There are also some of you have formal religious training, but that education may be hindering the move of the Holy Spirit in your life. If Jesus and his apostles needed the Holy Spirit, why are you exempt of that need in your life?
We’ve read this scripture many times, but let’s read it again, Acts 2:4; “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
Among those in the upper room were the mother of Jesus, his sibling brothers and other women who followed Jesus as Acts 1:14 says; “These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.”
All of those in the upper room received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, no one was exempt, not even his mother and brothers. The 3000 believers that were added to the Church were promised the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as we read in Acts 2:37-39; “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?” 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. 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.”
If all of these needed the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, why are you exempt of that need in your life? What makes you more privileged that all of these?
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.”
We read in Romans 8:1-2; “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” It also says in Romans 8:13; “For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”
The Baptism of the Holy Spirit does not make you perfect in walking holy, simply because you still have a free will to live holy or not. However, you have the power to live holy if you choose to. We read in I and II Corinthians that the Church in Corinth were baptised in the Holy Spirit with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit operating, but if you read Paul’s letters to the Church, they had their share of Christians who chose not to live holy and Paul had to rebuke and even admonish them to repent. Again, if the Church in Corinth needed the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to live a holy life, what makes you exempt of that need in your life and so privileged to be exempt from that need in your life?
Jesus said in John 14:15-18; “If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the only thing in life that will satisfy you forever and bring you the greatest comfort that you will ever know.
Let’s read Luke 11:24-26; “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it swept and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first.”
When you get born again, you become a new creation in Christ Jesus. The god of this world – the devil – has been kicked out of your spiritual house and you’ve been delivered from his clutch. But if you’re not baptised in the Holy Spirit after being delivered – born again and becoming a Christian – the evil spirit will return at some point in your life with seven others spirits, and if he sees your life swept clean but void of power, maybe filled with religion and religious works, the last of your life will be worse than when it was when you first needed deliverance. Jesus plainly stated above that if that spiritual house is not filled, the last state will be worse than the first.
That’s why you see so many Christians living lukewarm lives. It’s because after they were delivered from an evil spirit, swept their temple clean but rejected the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to have their spiritual house totally filled and full; at some point, that evil spirit will return and instead of seeing ‘no vacancy’ they see the door open and no defences to thwart his access.
We read about lukewarm Christians in Revelation 3:14-22; “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ’ ”
Are you a lukewarm Christian that believes you have no need to be baptised in the Holy Spirit? Why are you exempt of that need in your life, if Jesus and his disciples needed it why are you so privileged to not need it in your life? You will never be satisfied until you are baptised in the Holy Spirit. You’ll never be satisfied with religious works. You’ll continuously slip into a lukewarm lifestyle at some point or another. You’ll continually fall into compromise in one way or another because you don’t have the power of the Holy Spirit operating in your life to withstand the onslaught of the devil.
Is it worth it then to reject that Baptism in the Holy Spirit? There is not a good future for the lukewarm Christian unless you repent, because if not, Jesus will vomit you out of his mouth. He didn’t spare any visual power when he spoke those words. Jesus explicitly says that he’d rather have you hot or cold, but being lukewarm has catastrophic results – being spit out of his mouth in the end.
Romans 8:11 says; “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”
This is not referring to the future resurrection of our body’s, but rather health and healing now. Could this be the reason why so many Christians who have rejected the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and who are lukewarm, are physically and mentally ill, laying claim that it’s inherited sickness, that’s in the blood and part of the family genes; instead of saying it’s a generational evil spirit that needs to be stopped once and for all?
John 10:10 says; “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
3 John 2 says; “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”
The devil robs. Jesus’ plan is to give you an abundant, healthy life in Christ. Sickness is of the devil otherwise Jesus went to the cross and took those 39 lashes, beatings, crown of thorns all in vain. Remember Isaiah 53:5 says; “…by His strips we are healed.”
Are you straddling the fence today? One foot in the world and the other in the church? If you’re walking in compromise, duality or neutrality and living lukewarm – you’ve opened up the door to the devil to walk right back into your life. Are you rejecting the work of the Holy Spirit in your life, walking around in pride with a religious privy mindset? Satan does not want you to receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit because then you’ll walk in power and authority to keep him at bay and have authority over him.
Jesus says this about the Baptism in the Holy Spirit in John 16:12-13; “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”
Repetition is good…so I want to ask the same question; why are you so privileged to not have need of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit? If Jesus and all of his disciples needed to be baptised with the Holy Spirit, what makes you exempt from that need in your life as a Christian? Could this be the reason why you may be living a lukewarm Christian life, unsatisfied, no power to live a holy life, one foot in the world and one foot in the church?
Having your house swept clean but not having it filled with the command of the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, only makes it more likely and easier for you to become lukewarm. A little leaven of unbelief and rationalization, will leaven the whole lump.
When you reject the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, you’re rejecting Jesus’ command. Does He not know what’s best for you? You’ll have no power to fight the devil and believe me, he will fight you. If you reject the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to end up lukewarm at some point in your life. You may have form of godliness, very religious, but void of Holy Spirits power to keep the devil out. You don’t want him coming back full throttle with seven more wicked spirits.
Jesus’ last words in Acts 1:4-5 were; “And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
I’d ask you again, how can you say that it doesn’t apply to you? How come you can be the exception to the rule that Jesus laid out? Rationalism and unbelief are the key attributes in denominations that reject the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. If you’re not filled with the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and daily having your cup filled to overflowing, then what are you filling yourself with?
It does not have to be this way. You can come out of rationalism which based in fear and unbelief and receive the same power of the Holy Spirit that Jesus and His disciples received. All you need to do is repent of the religious privileged mindset of having no need to be Baptised in the Holy Spirit and ask Jesus to forgive you and Baptize you in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.
Please read this short script by Bob Snook entitled, ‘Laodicea’.
November 4th, 2018 - Holy Spirit Power
Part 22 – Holy Spirit Prayer Meeting
Since April of this year, we have been teaching on the power of the Holy Spirit, studying particularly on the commandment of Jesus to receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, supernatural languages or tongues that are a sign of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, how deaf and dumb demonic spirits hinder receiving the Baptism in the Holy Spirit plus doing in-depth teaching on the nine Gifts of the Holy Spirit as the Apostle Paul outlined in I Corinthians 12.
This Sunday though we sensed there was a need to dig a foxhole and pray. So that’s what church consisted of; worship, a short video about speaking in tongues, the reading of a short script entitled 'Prayer' and then we prayed. Pastor Richard took an excerpt from Matthew Henry commentary on the Lord’s Prayer. His commentary states the following;
“I. The petitions, and those are six; the three first relating more immediately to God and his honour, the three last to our own concerns, both temporal and spiritual; as in the ten commandments, the four first teach us our duty toward God, and the last six our duty toward our neighbour. The method of this prayer teaches us to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and then to hope that other things shall be added.”
This is the prayer that Jesus instructed his first 12 disciples to pray in Matthew 6:9-13 and is a model of how we can pray, and that not just as memorized verses, but applying it to every area of our life. It says;
“In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”
October 21st, 2018 - Holy Spirit Power
Part 21 – Refreshing Rest in the Holy Spirit
Prophecy foretold regarding speaking in tongues 800 years before Pentecost by the prophet Isaiah. It says in Isaiah 28:11-12; “For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people, to whom He said, “This is the rest with which you may cause the weary to rest,” and, “This is the refreshing”; yet they would not hear.”
I’d like to encourage you today that if you truly want refreshing and rest in your heart and spirit, you need to receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. As we study today it will be clear to you that true, Godly, pure and holy rest refreshing only come through the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. Or to say it another way, if you don’t have rest and you can’t find refreshing for your soul in this world, you need the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
Notice how it says in verse 12 that they would not hear what the Lord was speaking to them. For even on the day of Pentecost there were those who heard and interpreted what was being said, but there were also those who didn’t hear what the Lord was saying and said they were out of their minds and drunk. There were two groups of people when the Holy Spirit was poured out at Pentecost; those who heard and received and those who didn’t hear and said they were out of their minds and drunk.
Chapters 24-28 in the book of Isaiah are called the ‘Little Apocalypse’, foretelling the end of the events of the world – the anti Christ, tribulation etc. - and how God sends a great blessing of rest and refreshing on his people by the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the speaking in tongues. So for over 2000 years now, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit has been available for ALL to receive. Have you believed and received?
Do you want rest and refreshing in your life? Then be baptized in the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues.
Isaiah 28:12-13 continues; “To whom He said, “This is the rest with which you may cause the weary to rest,” and, “This is the refreshing”; yet they would not hear. But the word of the Lord was to them, “Precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little,” that they might go and fall backward, and be broken and snared and caught."
When Isaiah says; “Line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little,” it gives reference to monosyllable words, imitating a child’s babblings or in today’s words we could use blah, blah, blah. Or you could also use the imagery of someone putting their fingers in their ears and mocking what is being spoken. It was mockery towards the speaking in other tongues that the Holy Spirit was to send and the rest and refreshing that it would bring to those who believed and received. These to whom he is prophesying about, would not hear, had no mind to hear, they turned a deaf ear to letting it go in one ear and out the other. Remember, the prophet Isaiah is speaking about prophetic events that were going to happen in the end times.
But they refused to hear what Isiah was saying regarding tongues to them, and as a result it says; “That they might go and fall backward, and be broken and snared and caught.” Do you know why God ordained the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in these last days that Isaiah prophesied about and was instituted at the beginning of the church age? So that Christians wouldn’t backslide. Who backslid before they received the baptism in the Holy Spirit at Pentecost? All of the disciples at the crucifixion! Peter even publicly denied Jesus three times. When persecution set in, they all fled. But when they received the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues, nothing could stop them.
Don’t harden your heart today by rejecting the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and His time of rest and refreshing in your life with the evidence of speaking in tongues. For it’s pretty evident that those who do reject and mock it end up backslidden, broken and snared by the devil. You might be born again but don’t have the power to overcome the devil.
The New Testament Scriptures speak of Isaiah’s prophecy and Paul speaks clearly how this foretold the gift of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of tongues given to the New Testament church. We read it in 1 Corinthians 14:20-25; “Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature. In the law it is written: “With men of other tongues and other lips I will speak to this people; and yet, for all that, they will not hear Me,” says the Lord. Therefore tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophesying is not for unbelievers but for those who believe. Therefore if the whole church comes together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those who are uninformed or unbelievers, will they not say that you are out of your mind? But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in, he is convinced by all, he is convicted by all. And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you.”
We can see how important interpreting tongues is for the unbeliever to come to know the Lord. It is a witness to them and they see something supernatural but it’s when the interpretation comes then they understand and repent.
Part of the Great commission of Jesus states that believers should and will speak in tongues. We read it in Mark 16:15-17; “And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues;”
Jesus said to his disciples in Luke 24:49; “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.” This is a gift to you from your heavenly Father! It’s not to be mocked or scorned.
All of the disciples in the upper room received the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. Acts 2:1-4 says; “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
The supernatural occurrence here for the unbeliever is that those from every tribe visiting the city of Jerusalem for the day of Pentecost, were hearing in their own language the word of God. As a result, after Peter preached to them, 3000 believers were added to the Church.
Peter preached the Gospel to a gentile believers’ home and they are filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. We read about it in Acts 10:44-46; “While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.”
It’s very simple to see that if you’re not speaking with tongues, you’re not baptized in the Holy Spirit. We can see clearly that both Gentile and Jewish believers were baptised in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues.
Paul the Apostle had a life that was an example for all believers where he boldly says in 1 Corinthians 14:18; “I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all;” He knew the rest and refreshing it brought to him; spirit, soul and body. He wasn’t ashamed of it but boldly declared it.
25 years after the day of Pentecost, the Apostle Paul is still preaching to believers who did not know about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. It was the power and essence of his ministry. We read in Acts 19:1-6; “And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” So they said to him, “We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said to them, “Into what then were you baptized?” So they said, “Into John’s baptism.” Then Paul said, “John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.” When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.”
It is so clear here that they were Christians … and then, they were baptized in the Holy Spirit AND spoke with tongues AND prophesied.
So these four places in the Bible where; 120 disciples spoke in tongues; the gentile believers spoke in tongues; Paul speaks in tongues; and the men at Ephesus spoke in tongues, should clearly show you that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues is for all those who believe. You cannot be baptized in the Holy Spirit without the evidence of speaking in tongues. Or in other words, the proof, verification, attestation or corroboration of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is tongues. You can’t get around it…unless you choose to disbelieve like Isaiah prophesied about. You need the rest and refreshing of speaking and singing in tongues.
The apostle Paul states that speaking in various kinds of tongues is one of the nine Gifts of the Holy Spirit but is not the same tongues though as we read in Acts 2:4 which is for all believers for their own edification where it says; “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
The gift of tongues that Paul teaches on is in 1 Corinthians 12:10; “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.”
This gift is for the edification of the Church and is operated in a way where the interpretation of the gift of tongues spoken coincides with it. These tongues are diverse in sound, and are not always the same and are given as the Holy Spirit wills as it says in 1 Corinthians 12:11; “But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.”
Although it’s evident that all those who are baptised in the Holy Spirit speak in other tongues for personal edification, not all have the gift of diverse tongues. It is as the Holy Spirit wills in the Church service to give, and is followed up with the gift of interpretation.
You can see the thread of this gift in the Bible that our heavenly Father has given to us;
1. It was prophesied about by Isaiah
2. It started with the first disciples
3. The early church was birthed by it
4. Without the baptism of the Holy Spirit you are very limited to operate fully in the nine Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Without the baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues, and if you mock and scorn its necessity in Christians lives, you won’t have the power to stand nor have power over the devil in these last days and like Isaiah prophesied, you’ll fall backward, be broken and snared and caught. Just like the first disciples fell away and denied Jesus, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll backslide somewhere in life or already be backslidden in heart, in mind, in will or in action. If Jesus ordered, commissioned and said you needed this gift of the Holy Spirit and tongues for your life … then you need it! If Isaiah prophesied about it over 2800 years ago and even prophesied about those who wouldn’t hear, then you need it! You may be born again but don’t have the power to run the race and overcome. Like Peter who denied Jesus three times, you could easily backslide.
I love how Paul, after speaking in I Corinthians 12 about the necessity of the nine Gifts of the Spirit, and how we need each of them functioning in the church body like we need each one of our own body parts, he says that these gifts need to operate in love, which he expounds upon in I Corinthians 13. Without then missing a beat he continues on in 1 Corinthians 14:1-5 by saying the following; “Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. For he who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the spirit he speaks mysteries. But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification.”
Sometimes in church, a gift of diverse tongues is given and it is the same language as some one in the congregation who understands what is being said. Usually the gift of tongues is a language that no one knows and the gift of interpreting the tongue is to operate so that the body of Christ can be edified. Sometimes one person will speak in tongues and also will interpret it, or some one else in the meeting will interpret it. But if there is no interpreter, then he is to keep silent and speak to himself for personal edification.
Paul continues on in 1 Corinthians 14:26-32 talking about order in church meetings specifically regarding the gift of tongues (which is different than the tongues given to all for personal edification). It says; “How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret. But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God. Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge. But if anything is revealed to another who sits by, let the first keep silent. For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged. And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.”
This chapter ends by saying this in 1 Corinthians 14:37-40; “If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord. But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant. Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues. Let all things be done decently and in order.”
A few thoughts in closing today. The devil has blinded and deceived so many Christians today about the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and has them running everywhere to get rest and refreshment. Whether it’s a holiday, spa, and sadly many have engaged in eastern religions to get their ‘false’ peace and in doing the latter, have opened themselves up to demonic influence. According to the Bible, it’s only this gift of the Holy Spirit with speaking in tongues that you’ll get perfect rest and refreshment. You will receive power to resist the devil, the power to overcome, the power to operate in the nine Gifts of the Spirit, the power to pray the perfect will of God and to be built up and edified in your heart and mind. Isaiah the prophet knew that stammering lips and tongues would be a stumbling block to many, especially to religious people. Why? Because it sounds foolish and they cannot understand its purpose. The purpose is all of what we’ve studied today.
Please don’t resist receiving the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues any longer.
Please read this short script from Bob Snook entitled, ‘Bodypart’.
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