TRUTH OR LIE THURSDAYS 10.6.2016

Today is Truth or Lie Thursday! Inbox me your questions, doubts, issues, or beefs with the Bible or Christianity or Jesus Christ, and I won’t blast you but I’ll do some research and inbox you back with an answer that is (hopefully) good for you!

WHAT’S THE BIBLICAL EVIDENCE OF BEING FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT?

Can you Biblically break down the evidence of the Holy Spirit for me?

Several levels of evidence of the Holy Spirit

  1. Conviction: of sin, righteousness, and judgement

John 16

Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

  1. Breathe of enlightenment and salvation, to see Jesus Christ as died & resurrected.

John 20

21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

 

  1. Gifts of edification manifesting.

Acts 19

He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.

Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should 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 his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

 

  1. Singing spirit filled music in your heart

Ephesians 5

18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;

20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

 

 

A few points to ponder:

 

Conviction: When these artists or fake preachers talk about Jesus and being blessed but have no conviction of sin, you know they are false prophets just preaching based off their gift, not based on the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost first comes to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgement. To believe on Jesus, to desire Jesus, and to sense the impending doom of this world system.

Enlightenment: Only God can reveal God to the Human spirit. Even though they walked with Jesus for 3 years, His disciples did not “get it.” They did not really understand what was going on, even though they knew the Scriptures. After Jesus died, resurrected, and appeared to them, Jesus still had to breathe on them to receive the Holy Spirit and be enlightened to the meaning of what Jesus had done.

Gifts: Tongues + interpretation = prophecy = edification. Edification is the key. If people can’t understand you, they are not being edified. One level of evidence of the Holy Spirit is Christ centered edification for others constantly pouring out of your spirit and through your mind and mouth.

Singing: Singing the Word of God is very important! Always pay attention to the song in your heart. It might be God! You can get demons with ungodly lyrics and music…and you can get a deeper infilling of God with Godly lyrics and music!

There are also several Baptisms (water, spirit, fire) that reflect these evidences… and they are also meant to reflect the Holy Spirit coming upon you on greater and greater levels.

Pretty much every good thing that God does in us, is done by the Holy Spirit. Since all of these different things are done by the Holy Spirit, it’s hard to tie down into a short list.

I think that all of these different works are various levels and layers of work that he does different areas of our soul. First we get the Holy Spirit in us. Then we get filled up with the Holy Spirit. Then we can get Him on us, like a robe or a cloak for a special purpose. All the while, in the meantime he is working inside of us on our heart and our mind and our spirit. And all the while we are being constantly refilled while we sing and worship God.

 

 

WERE THE JEWISH PEOPLE INVENTED?

What’s your opinion about the idea of the Black Israelite as it relates to the “Invention” of the Jew  concept?

Well there are a lot of books written by Jewish people who will readily admit that they are not really the actual Scattered Tribes of Israel…

I have not read those books but I do know that Jesus talked about Jews that lie in Reveleation 2:9 and Revelations 3:9. Also, if you read Rev 11:8 you will see that Jerusalem of the last days is spiritually Sodom and Egypt, it’s not the holy land. So there is a lot of biblical truth to the fact that the people there now are not the real descendants of Jacob.

As a matter of fact in Jeremiah 30 and Ezekiel 37 it describes when God brings The true descendants of Jacob back to their land it will be peaceful afterwards, and it will be related to the return of Jesus, so that’s definitely not what’s going on now. It was actually the British Empire that created the current Jewish state as a ransom for the Jewish helping them win World War 1 (which they would have lost had the Jewish bankers allowed them). God uses Babylon to accomplish His purposes, but there’s a big difference between God bringing His people back to their land vs Man’s empire bringing people back to Israel.

I’ve taught a full series on this but yes there’s definitely biblical backing for so called black people being the actual scattered tribes of Israel. This doesn’t change the gospel at all, we are still meant to become one new man in Christ, whether Jew or Gentile. It’s only the blood of Jesus that  can make us truly the seed of Abraham, whether or not matter if our physical bloodline is or isn’t.

If You Follow Fake Bishops, You get Fake Fruit

Biblical Christian Leaders

1 Timothy 3

1 This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.

2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;

9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.

10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Who are the real elders: bishops and deacons, official pillars and elders of the church family? Is it anyone who gives themselves a title?

No. We have so many titles, and so little fruit.

Why can’t we have female bishops? Because the Church is a family. My wife can have all the talent and gifting in the world, but she’ll never be a Father, Husband, Uncle, or Grandfather.

Elders are more than a gift, they are an office that give structure to a church family. Most gifts are for function, they are what your gift does. Gifts do not discriminate between male & female. Elders, Bishops, and Deacons are Offices. Offices give structure. (Yes, there are female deacons in the bible, in Romans 16, 1 Corinthians 1, 2 John).

Why can’t we have Bishops with disobedient children, single bishops, divorced Bishops? Because the Church is a family that leads by example. Bad leadership creates bad fruit.

Why can’t we have Bishops that love money and power and status? Because the Church is a family not a corporation all about profit and the bottom line. Corrupt leadership creates corrupt fruit.

No Need For Great Orators

All the qualifications of a bishop, not one thing has to do with being a great orator, awesome speechmaker, or having a big stage or crowd. The fruit that a biblical spiritual leader has is transformation, and the ability to transform others by teaching AND example.

There are so many professional pew sitters that have no power to live right because they are following great professional speechmakers instead of true leaders with fruit. You can only reap what you sow into. (Galatians 6)

People are chasing the power of titles but they are not chasing the cross of Jesus Christ.

There are no shortcuts to a sacrificed life, and there is no power that can substitute for the power of a sacrificed life in obedience to Jesus Christ.

Follow leaders that not only have the gift or talent, but the example and the fruit. Follow men that hazard their own lives for the Lord Jesus Christ and take up their cross.

Bi-Spirituals Go Both Ways

Bi-spirituals go both ways, using their gifts of worship for God and for sin at the same time. Why are we surprised by bi-sexuals in the culture when it’s the bi-spirituals that paved the way? The natural is a reflection of the spiritual.

So called holy hip hop went to hypocrisy hell real quick when they started using bi-spiritual producers. Now it’s no better than so called gospel music where half the singers are gay. It’s time to come out from among them, and be ye separate! God is about to do something new!