Pentecost

On the Day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit fell upon the assembled believers and “all of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues” (Acts 2:4). Later, as Peter was preaching at the house of Cornelius, “the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message” and they were “speaking in tongues and praising God” (Acts 10:44, 46). Again, as the apostle Paul was ministering to the Ephesian disciples, “the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied” (Acts 19:6). It is evident also that Paul himself was filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 9:17) and spoke in tongues (1 Corinthians 14:18). These Scriptures clearly show that speaking in tongues is the initial physical evidence of being baptized in the Holy Spirit.The norm was, is that all once baptized in the Holy Spirit do speak in tongues..

The Bible itself must be the conformation source of establishing the present-day validity of speaking in tongues.

Jesus confirmed it

Mark 16:15-17 He [Jesus] said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues.

“Why do many persons speak in tongues?” is that Jesus endorsed the practice.

Jesus had said that speaking in tongues is one of the signs that “will accompany those who believe.”

Acts 1:4-5; 2:1-4, KJV And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence…. [2:1] And when the day of Pentecost was 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 all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Those persons who have received this baptism with the Spirit, with the evidence of speaking in tongues, have generally in modern times been called

Pentecostals“.

We can see that the Bible uses the terms “baptized with the Holy Ghost” and “filled with the Holy Ghost” as synonyms for the same biblical experience. And the discernible evidence of that baptism with the Holy Spirit was their speaking in tongues.

Acts 1:5 (KJV) — “John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.” Jesus made a clear distinction between

water baptism and baptism with the Holy Spirit. They thus are not one and the same.

Acts 10:44-47 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said, “Can anyone keep these people from being baptized with water? They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.”

Now how did Peter and his companions know that they had received “the gift of the Holy Spirit”? The answer is in verse 46: “FOR they heard them speaking in tongues.” Again, as in Acts 2, the evidence of their having received the gift of the Holy Spirit was their speaking in tongues.

In Act 1 and 2 we saw the first group in Jerusalem being “baptized with…filled with the Holy Spirit.” Peter certified that these Gentiles in Acts 10 had received the identical experience — “They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.” So Acts 2, the first New Testament day of Pentecost, was not a one-time occurrence. To the contrary, Peter asserts that these Gentiles had received the identical gift of the Holy Spirit.

Peter recounts this again in Acts 11:15-17“As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning. Then I remembered what the Lord had said: ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ So if God gave them the same gift as he gave us, who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could oppose God?” The Gentiles in Acts 10 received the “same gift,” the same baptism with the Holy Spirit, that the 120 had received in Jerusalem in Acts. And in both instances they manifested the identical evidence — they immediately spoke in tongues.

Peter also now made a clear distinction between water baptism and their having received the Holy Spirit.

Acts 19:1-6 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?” “John’s baptism,” they replied. Paul said, “John’s baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized into the

name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.

So there is a consistent bible pattern — believers who are baptized with/

filled with the Holy Spirit will immediately speak in tongues.

These three clear illlustrations certify that speaking in tongues is the Scriptural evidence of the baptism with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
KJV: …as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Why speak in tongues? — It gives us an ever-present opportunity to submit to the leading, the direction, the enablement of the Holy Spirit.

This humble, willing submission of our vocal organs to the Holy Spirit’s leading will stand us in good stead as we open ourselves to other facets of the Holy Spirit’s direction and guidance.

The baptism with the Holy Spirit opens the door to other

spiritual gifts from the Holy Spirithere, “they…prophesied.”

Acts 19:2a, 6 [Paul] asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” … [6] When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.

Jesus Himself was conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:20). But at about age 30 at River Jordan, Jesus was anointed and empowered by the Holy Spirit (John 1:32-33 with Acts 10:38). Only after this distinct experience of the Spirit did Jesus do his first miracle at the wedding feast of Cana (John 2:11).

It is the Holy Spirit anointing, which comes in the baptism with the Spirit, that tends to release in the recipients a greater flow in the gifts of the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:7, 10 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good… [10] to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.

The companion gifts of the Spirit — tongues and interpretation of tongues — are manifested

in church services “for the [church’s] common good.”

1 Corinthians 14:2 For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit.

There is an ability to speak in tongues (glossolalia) that is given to all who receive the baptism with the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 14:2 gives us an additional reason why Spirit-baptized believers should speak in tongues — “Anyone who speaks in a tongue … speak[s] … to God.”

Acts 19:2a, 6 [Paul] asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” … [6] When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied.

Jesus Himself was conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:20). But at about age 30 at River Jordan, Jesus was anointed and empowered by the Holy Spirit (John 1:32-33 with Acts 10:38). Only after this distinct experience of the Spirit did Jesus do his first miracle at the wedding feast of Cana (John 2:11).

It is the Holy Spirit anointing, which comes in the baptism with the Spirit, that tends to release in the recipients a greater flow in the gifts of the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:7, 10 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good… [10] to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.

The companion gifts of the Spirit — tongues and interpretation of tongues — are manifested in church services “for the [church’s] common good.”

1 Corinthians 14:2 For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit.

There is an ability to speak in tongues (glossolalia) that is given to all who receive the baptism with the Holy Spirit. 1 Corinthians 14:2 gives us an additional reason why Spirit-baptized believers should speak in tongues — “Anyone who speaks in a tongue … speak[s] … to God.”

Historically, speaking in a tongue (glossolalia) by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit was common among Christians in the first-century Church. . Subsequent movements in which speaking in tongues was a prominent feature included the Latter Rain revival, the mid-20th-century healing ministries, the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship, and the Charismatic Renewal. By the early 21st century, speaking in tongues (the theological term is glossolalia) — that is, languages unknown to the speaker, given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit — had become broadly accepted within worldwide Christianity;

God who is love demonstrated it to the world in Christ Jesus but is expereinced by the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Now as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
Jesus abided in the love of God, the holy spirit, so should we all (John 14:21 KJV) He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.24 He that loveth me not keepeth “not” my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which “sent me”.John 14:23-24 King James Version (KJV)

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.John 12:48

Too many persons now re are listening to the devil over me, Jesus the Holy Spirit and God, and the very sad thing was I used to be just like that , even for decades an evangelical Baptist trying to do the things even my way, until I finally surrendered to Jesus and said to Him “Lord what is it you want from, me”? and he said Jesus now said “want you to go to a Pentecostal church and there get Baptized in the spirit” and my life was very very dramatically changed from that time on, I have even learned how to hear the voices of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, prayed for the sick in hospitals and the got cured, and God by his choice next appointed me, made me his Minister, his pastor for the last 3 decades now too.. I have asked many a pastor to repent too, now I have, have had a dramatic ministry, effect on many. Compared to the nothing I had before all this. The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is firstly present in the world to make all people aware of their need for personal salvation Jesus Christ. He next also lives in every Christian from the moment of their actual salvation but they can grieve him still and reduce his effectiveness, . He the holy Spirit provides all of the Holy spirit filed Christiana who have now accept Jesus as Lord with power for living, understanding of spiritual truths, and guidance in doing what is right etc.. He the Holy Sprit still continues gives every believer a spiritual gift to benefit the body of Christ. He still does wants to empower ALL believers with a spiritual prayer language to give them strength for their daily Christian walk AND TO HELP THEM IN THEIR SPIRITUAL WARFARE BATTLE,S . As Christians, we EACH ONE OF US STILL DO HAVE to live under His control daily and empowerments

OFTEN DO  NOTICE THAT MANY PEOPLE DISTORT THE BIBLE TO TRY TO MAKE THEMSLEVES FIRSTLY FEEL BEETTER

ARE YOU A DISTORTER OF GOD’S WORD   AND YOU DO THAT CAUSE YOU NOW ARE A VERY UNHAPPY, TROUBLED PERSON WITH A GOD SHAPPED VACUMM STILL. .

.(1 John 1:9 KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10   If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Many persons cannot hear God speaking to them cause they are on the wrong channel, they are listening mostly to the devil still so they will go next to Hell with him too. Now today rather Learn how to let God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit speak to you all the time in life

Acts 16:31  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. It is interesting as to how many persons falsely as well do now want to believe on the Lord Jesus as their saviour soley, but ignorantly or deliberately they do not want to accept him as their Christ, the Aointed one, the  Baptizer of the Holy Spirit..Now  to be saved now you have to accept both firstly.

 

Here are some more great Biblical truths.. and unlike the to many false preachers, hirelings we have these days all of the material below is free, and no donations asked for too..

http://wittnessed.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/in-the-last-days-perilous-times-shall-come/ http://comeholyspirit.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/anointed-christian-believers/

http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/05/03/anointed/

https://postedat.wordpress.com/2010/06/05/pride-leads-to-destruction-and-humility-to-honour-what-motivates-many-persons-these-days/
http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/the-ostrich-form-of-christianity-that-contradicts-the-bible/
http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/t-is-better-to-hear-the-rebuke-of-the-wise-than-for-a-man-to-hear-the-song-of-fools/
http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/god-still-speaks-outside-of-the-bible-as-well/
https://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/01/21/god-speaks/

watch what happens in Israel and the Middle East.

 

Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West

Almost 70 years ago, Europe found itself at war with one of the most sinister figures in modern history: Adolf Hitler. When the last bullet of World War II was fired, over 50 million people were dead, and countless countries were both physically and economically devastated. Hitler?s bloody struggle sought to forge the world anew, in the crucible of Nazi values. How could such a disaster occur? How could the West have overlooked the evil staring it in the face, for so long, before standing forcefully against it?

Today, we find ourselves confronted by a new enemy, also engaged in a violent struggle to transform our world. As we sleep in the comfort of our homes, a new evil rises against us. A new menace is threatening, with all the means at its disposal, to bow Western Civilization under the yoke of its values. That enemy is Radical Islam.

Using images from Arab TV, rarely seen in the West, Obsession reveals an ?insider’s view’ of the hatred the Radicals are teaching, their incitement of global jihad, and their goal of world domination. With the help of experts, including first-hand accounts from a former PLO terrorist, a Nazi youth commander, and the daughter of a martyred guerilla leader, the film shows, clearly, that the threat is real.

A peaceful religion is being hijacked by a dangerous foe, who seeks to destroy the shared values we stand for. The world should be very concerned.

Home page: http://www.obsessionthemovie.com/

“Twenty years ago, while at an International Association of Fire Chief Conference, I had an opportunity to talk with fire officers from Israel. During our conversation, they told me if I would like to see what America would deal with in years to come, watch what happens in Israel and the Middle East. They will bring it to our shores.

In a Washington Times article by Sara Carter, August 8, 2007 she wrote, “approximately 20 Arab persons a week utilizing the Travis County Court in Austin to change their names and driver’s licenses from Arabic to Hispanic surnames.” Why would they be doing this I wonder? There are an estimated 5,000 trained terrorists already in the United States. What is our government doing about it?

This is from investigative journalist Paul Sperry’s book, Infiltration, page xv. ”Perhaps the most shocking news of all, the main FBI translator program, based in the Washington field office, is a den of deceit and dual loyalties, a place where mistranslations of al-Qaida intercepts by Muslim and Arab linguists is commonplace, say agents and translators who have worked there.

Take former FBI linguist Sibel Dinez Edmonds. When she showed up for her first day of work at the field office, a week after the 9/11 attacks, she expected to find a somber atmosphere. Instead, she was offered cookies filled with dates from party bowls set out in the room where other Middle Eastern linguists with top-secret security clearance translate terror-related communications. The cause for the celebration? The 9/11 attacks. Some of her colleagues openly and loudly derided the country they are paid to protect. With her Arab supervisor looking on, another Arab translator sneered: “It’s about time they got a taste of what they’ve been giving the Middle East.” (Letter by Sible D. Edmonds to Senate Judiciary Committee and the 9/11 Commission, 6 January 2004, 5.) It gets worse. The language services squad is the frontline in the FBI’s war on terrorism, collecting all foreign language tips, information, and terrorist threats to homeland security. Agents act on what the squad translates and reports back to them. The sooner agents get the information, the sooner they can thwart terrorist attacks. Investors have missed clues to both the 1993 and 2001 World Trade Center attacks because they were buried in a backlog of untransulated wiretaps and documents in Arabic, a backlog that is growing. Despite the mountain of untransulated material, which could hold clues to the next al-Qaida attack, Edmonds says her supervisor ordered her and other translators to just let the work pile higher. Why? To compel Congress to boost their department budget. The supervisor was promoted to running the Arabic desk, the key to intercepting the al-Qaida plots, after he threatened to sue the FBI for racial discrimination.”Now this is bad, really bad, but it does not end there. In the February 2008, The Limbaugh Letter, there is an interview with Kenneth Timmerman, author of Shadow Warriors: The Untold Story of Traitors, Saboteurs, and the Party of Surrender.

In his book, Timmerman states as we were going into Iraq, in March and April of 2003, there were CIA teams on the ground that were dead set against the Administration’s plan, which was to empower the Iraqi National Congress—-which was a coalition of groups, including Kurds, Shies, Sunnis—- that was lead by Ahmed Chalabi, who the CIA absolutely hated. CIA agents were going into Anbar Providence and other places saying, “How can we help you create some kind of alternative. We do not want to have Chalabi in office, either. They were giving money to these Sunni sheiks in Unbar Province, and they were the ones, who in fact, within weeks turned millions of dollars over to the former Baathists and to al Qaeda people and launched the insurgency.” This funded the beginning of the insurgency. It makes no difference if you are for or against the Iraq war; it makes a difference when American’s decide to use our tax dollars to fund those insurgents who are killing against troops. Why are we being lied to by our elected and appointed officials? In Timmerman’s book, page xxi he states,After the 9/11 attacks, FBI Director Mueller assured Americans that the nineteen al-Qaida hijackers operated alone when they lived here, that they were relatively isolated and got no help or support from the Muslim community. According to him, 9/11 was just the result of a few bad apples.

Only, he was not leveling with the American people.

In fact, the Joint Inquiry into 9/11 by Congress found that a number of Muslims provided the hijackers with “substantial” assistance, including finding housing, opening bank accounts, obtaining driver’s licenses, locating flight schools, and facilitating other transactions. What’s more, some of the hijackers were in various degrees of contact with more than a dozen American Muslims who at some point had come under FBI investigation for terrorism activities. And some of the mosques the hijackers attended in California, Florida, Virginia, Arizona, and Maryland were also attended by persons of interest to the FBI. Even before al-Qaida attacked, the bureau was conducting full-field investigations of fifty-seven individuals connected to al-Qaida. (The 9/11 Commission Report) and they are just the time pf the iceberg.”

Here is what the 9/11 Commission called the “radical Islam.” It is just Islam in practice.I call it the body bombs in Wal-Mart attacks.

The latest from our government.
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DHS Warns Of Pregnant Prosthetic Belly Bombings

“New Wave Of Terrorism Carried Out By Women Wearing Loaded Pregnant Suits

Reporting Sean Hennessey WASHINGTON (CBS) ― The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are warning against a new type of terrorism carried out by women who appear to be pregnant.

It may be the newest wave in suicide attacks: a prosthetic pregnant belly serving as a compartment for explosives. The belly opens up from the front and the explosives are placed inside.

“It’s not the first time we’ve had women involved before in one way or another,” says security expert Robert Strang.

Strang tells CBS 2 he isn’t surprised at the new lows terrorists will stoop to—lows that include those with Down syndrome even carrying out suicide attacks in Baghdad.

“They’re recruiting anybody they can get to do those things that’s not going to inform law enforcement, that’s not going to be a threat to these organizations that can get the job done,” says Strang.

With terrorist training camps up and running in Pakistan, there are now fears Americans might one day be involved. Authorities are increasingly worried that Al Qaeda is actively recruiting people who look like Americans and sound like Americans to carry out the next attack on America.

“Whether it’s Americans or whether it’s people who can launch from Europe, because they have visas or passports that allow them to travel to the United States, they are looking at people who can operate in the west,” says Philip Mudd of the FBI.

Authorities say there is “no specific, credible intelligence” that says terrorists are planning to use women and suicide bombers to attack, but the warning was sent to agencies across the country in the wake of recent attacks overseas.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9a4_1202868059

DHS Warns Of Pregnant Prosthetic Belly Bombings

 

 

 

 

http://noisyroom.net/blog/2008/02/14/body-bombs-in-wal-martpregnant-muslim-women-with-belly-bombs/