Wow! Brothers and sisters can be really tough critics....besides everyone knows I'm His favorite so your both wrong...(oh that I could wish...)
God's love is not a pie - if He gives you a piece, it doesn't mean there is less for me. I have said it before - I wish God loved me best but that would imply I would have to earn it - and it would also imply I could lose it by doing wrong. The truth is more marvelous - He just loves us all. No more - no less - perfectly and unconditionally.
Hate to break it to you, but I am the Lords Favorite. You can be second favorite if you want.
That is an amazing revelation to speak like that though. God loves me the most!!! John spoke like that and I think to rub it into Peter. I am the one the Lord loved.
God loves me to much to let me stay sick or loose a grand kid. NOPE, I am his favorite is child like faith that moves mountains. I wish all believers talked like you.
My pastors wife says I am God's favorite and i am the most blessed, even though Her and Gloria Copeland disagree, (Playing)
but it's that love of God and that looking up saying Daddy that is hard to find.
Blessing Major, when you get to lying and misquoting someone's whole post, it might be best to close the thread. I have no idea what is wrong with Gene or even if He is all there mentally. He could be just bound by religion and spirits that blind him and He reads it but a spirit flips it around on him so he thinks he understands but does not. I hope that is the case and he just needs delivered.
Religious spirits can actually cause you to not understand what you have even read in the Word, even the simple things. Pride is the thing that lets this blinding in though, so that is a root issue that needs a heart change.
Talking with one Pastor about healing, I brought up the issue of Blood where the women said, "If I just touch his garment, I shall be healed."
A perfect example on how to be healed by the Word. The women first believed, then she called those things that be not as though they were. She believed in her heart, then confessed with her mouth. The centurion did the same thing. "Just speak the Word only and my servant shall be healed. No need to even come see him."
It's that kind of faith to where we believe it so much, that is all that occurs to use to come out of our mouth. It moves mountains. Out of the abundance of our heart we speak.
If we don't believe the word, our mouth will give us away for we can't just control the tongue, the tongue speaks what is dormant in our heart. "idle words" it's words not connected to the brain but attached to our belief system.
The Pastor said ........ Well, Jesus allowed the women with the issue of blood to be healed. I asked where that scripture was at. He then said he knew ahead of time the women was going to grab him. I said that can't be because Jesus asked who touched him, he felt the anointing being sucked out of him. The women made it to the power source and by faith the anointing worked for her.
He said that is not what it is saying, Jesus choose to heal her. I said again, Jesus said to the women, YOUR FAITH made you whole, Jesus had nothing to do with her healing.
Even showing this guy plain scripture his religious oppression was blinding him from even having the simple ability to read properly.
I Believe this is what is wrong with Gene. It's a sad thing to have a spirit twist what you read so that you can't even understand what it is you have just read. I have seen it more than once and you find it often on these forums.
people will ignore whole scriptures to keep believing the way they want. You can even show them 10 scriptures and nothing registers in their heads. It's just blank up there.
Let them close it, people know where to find me if they are interested in the amazing gift of tongues. It might not help much in church but it's saved me and mine more than once.
Mike, I'm kinda at a loss of words, I think anything I say won't be received, so may I ask you a question that hopefully you will reflect on?
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but what I'm hearing you say in this thread and others is you are filled with the Holy Spirit, and the evidence of this filling is your speaking in tongues, ...is that correct?.
And I read in Gal 5:22 the fruit of the Spirit is love (Agape) that is manifested in our character by joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness and self-control, I also read in Gal 5:14 we are to love our neighbors as ourselves, (15) But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you are not consumed by one another. (16) I say, then, Walk in the Spirit and you shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
Here's the question: Since you are filled with the Holy Spirit and walking in the Spirit, where did all of those loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, and meek things you said about me come from, ...since because you are filled with the Holy Spirit and are walking in the Spirit you have self-control over your flesh?
Please think about it bro.
In His Love,
Point is, we can disagree but we can not allow ourselves to be disagreeable. We want to help the cause of Christ not hinder it by arguing with other Christians.
Blessing to you brother!
What Gene believes is not my issue Major. I know bunch of believes that can't see any promise but that to be born again. Even when bills pile up for them they worry, they say they don't know what to do, one believer told me he was so broke he can't even pay attention, just joking but the Word did not say that about him. The Word said he was more than a conquer and God will supply all his needs according to the riches and glory in Christ Jesus. You can't pray to God for one thing, while believing and saying something else. What you really believe comes out of your mouth, the tongue is tied to the heart and from the abundance in your heart you will speak.
That was not the issue though Major.
It was Gene misquoting me in several places, lying about what I said and twisting it. Gene accuse me of saying several things I never mentioned. This goes beyond what you see in the Word, this is called lying and misrepresenting what someone said.
Gene stated that I did not value the Word and Tongues is only for those that don't believe. I gave him several scriptures from the same chapter he quoted that says different. Tongues is a sign....... A sign....... it's still useful for believers. Gene did not quote the other scriptures, He took one out of context and accused me of not having value for the Word. He did this ignore the whole chapter himself, which is a hypocrite.
Gene accused me of saying I used tongues to chase devils away. I never said that, and no scripture even says that. He made that up, and said I said it.
Gene accused me of praying over someone with tongues to get them healed. I never mentioned that one time or said that.
I am glad to see someone stick up for another Brother. We all need that, but if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and waddles like a duck, then it must be a duck.
Not agreeing with something in the Word is a far cry from lying about what someone said.
I understand that Mike, I really do And you are correct and I agree completely that we can and should stand up for what is right BUT.............
it is always HOW we say it that matters.
The fact is, it does not matter who is right and who is wrong or who said this and who said that.
I encourage you to show your Christianity as did Gene by being gracious and forgiving without being confrontational. I would love to see you stay here with us for a long time Mike but not everyone is going to agree with you and that is when we must fix what goes wrong. It is our Christian duty to do so.
(Speaking in Bing) "If you're troubled and you can't sleep, Count your blessings, instead of sheep, And you'll go to sleep, counting your blessings."
Go back and reread posts that are troubling and try to see what is really being said. Because I think everyone is being sincere.
I should add - then re-read your own posts and try to see if what you said could have been misunderstood by another reader.
I did, when I give testimony or the Word I make sure everything can be at least referenced by a scripture. Talking about Spiritual things is hard because the scripture does not cover everything God is capable of doing which Jesus said with God all things are possible.
However, I told Major and the Lord I am just going to drop the subject. If I had actually said what Gene said I would have made the correction. I have to do what Major asked and drop it because it's right. We all have flesh that gets out of line, and flesh will even use scripture to justify itself which is where I was heading and that is not a good place to go.
Thank you Silk. God's Favorite child and blessed........................ how's that book doing? i can't buy a copy if it's sill stuck in your head. (hint... hint...)
ummmm. Your right........ I don't understand why Gene would say what he did, but your right. Being right don't matter when one pushes strife.
Thank you for the correction Major, I will take heed and not say another thing about it. My flesh still thinks I am right but I know what your saying is right. I consider it forgotten and closed.
I won't mention it again. Thank you Major, if you right, your right, and what you say is more right than what I think about it. It's fixed.