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NOTE: This lesson is one of a series about Spiritual Gifts and Speaking in Tongues. Please feel free to share it with others. dk

 

 

#1    SPIRITUAL GIFTS AND SPEAKING IN OTHER TONGUES

 

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity*.” Matthew 7:22-23

*anomia = Transgress the law.

 

Many charismatic preachers are false prophets

 

The apostle John said: "He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." 1 John 2:4  It is a dangerous practice to accept doctrines because signs and wonders follow the teacher. Think about this specific and clear warning of Jesus:

 

"For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."

Matthew 24:24

 

False prophets are a test (even if their prophecies come to pass.)

 

"If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him." Deuteronomy 13:1-4

 

The Apostasy is Now! And, most of modern Christianity has already been deceived. Even in the time of the apostles, they were warning the churches about the deceivers who were turning the grace of God into licentiousness. Will you heed Paul's warning to the Thessalonians about the mystery of iniquity [lawlessness]? Will you remember that Paul called the son of perdition: "that man of sin"? ...

 

"Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth*, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:" 2 Thessalonians 2:3-11

 

Harold and Donna Kupp

 

* "Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth." Psalms 119:151

 

"Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous." 1 John 3:7

 

NOTE: SPEAKING IN AN UNKNOWN TONGUE

 

"We can be absolutely certain that if the "tongue" is not a translatable human language unknown to the speaker it is NOT the gift given to the apostles at Pentecost." Harold Kupp

 

Dk

 

NEXT IN SERIES: SPIRITUAL GIFTS AND SPEAKING IN TONGUES ARE NOT A SIGN THAT THE PERSON HAS THE INDWELLING HOLY SPIRIT OR IS BORN-AGAIN!

 

 

 

 

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2.   NOTE: This lesson is one of a series about Spiritual Gifts and Speaking in Tongues. Please feel free to share it with others. dk

 

 

SPIRITUAL GIFTS AND SPEAKING IN TONGUES ARE NOT A SIGN THAT THE PERSON HAS THE INDWELLING HOLY SPIRIT OR IS BORN-AGAIN!

 

PHONY CHRISTIANS EXPOSED

 

In the first epistle of John, the author is careful to expose the counterfeit Christians. It is obvious that there were many who claimed to be "born of God" who were not, so John made certain that we would be able to test ourselves (and others) to know if we are children of God.  *How can we know who are the children of God and who are the children of the Devil?

 

"By this it may be seen who are the children of God, and who are the children of the devil: whoever does not do right is not of God, nor he who does not love his brother." 1 John 3:10

 

*Are those who commit sin "children of the Devil"?

 

"He who commits sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning." 1 John 3:8

 

*Do those who are born of God commit sin?

 

"No one born of God commits sin; for God's nature abides in him, and he cannot sin because he is born of God." 1 John 3:9

 

JESUS SAID:  "And this is life eternal, that they might KNOW thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." John 17:3

 

Many "Christians" think they have come to KNOW God because they believe in Christ (whatever that means) or because they speak in tongues or perhaps because they were baptized. Do they really KNOW God?

 

*How can we know that we have come to know God?

 

"And by >this< we may be sure that we KNOW him, if we keep his commandments." 1 John 2:3

 

*What about those who say they KNOW God and do not keep His commandments?

 

"He who says "I KNOW him" but disobeys his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him;" 1 John 2:4

 

According to these tests given to us by the apostle John, there are many readers who are counterfeit Christians. However, if one accepts the Testimony of John, one cannot be deceived. John's language is simple and easily understood even by "little children".

 

"No one who abides in him sins; no one who sins has either seen him or known him.

 

"Little children, let no one deceive you. He who does right is righteous, as he is righteous. He who commits sin is of the devil;" I John 3:6-8

 

Those Christian sinners who say that one can be a child of God and still commit sin are trying to deceive the reader. (...either knowingly or unknowingly!)

I hope and pray that those who think they are born of God even though they still commit sin will listen to the apostle John...

 

"Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.  He that committeth sin **is of the devil;**

Whosoever is born of God **doth not commit sin;** In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever **doeth not righteousness** is not of God, We know that whosoever is born of God **sinneth not;**

 

The deceivers will howl "Grace!" and try to defend the sin in their lives with clever and skillful arguments about the "righteousness of Christ", but that is why the apostle John wrote in such a way that no one can misunderstand what it means to be righteous. Listen to John...

 

"Little children, let no man deceive you: he that **doeth righteousness** is righteous,  1 John 3:7

 

Donna Kupp

 

"And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, WHICH KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, AND HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST." Rev 12:17 (KJV)

 

 

NEXT IN SERIES: WE MUST NOT OBEY A SPIRIT AND ROTTEN FRUIT

 

 

 

 

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NOTE: This lesson is one of a series about Spiritual Gifts and Speaking in Tongues. Please feel free to share it with others. dk

 

 

3.  WE MUST NOT OBEY A SPIRIT --AND ROTTEN FRUIT

 

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:1-2

 

WE SERVE GOD WITH A MIND THAT PROVES HIS PERFECT WILL

 

Then, we actively choose to be a worker together with Him as we do that will. As the Psalmist said: 

 

“Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.  For God is the King of all the earth: SING YE PRAISES WITH UNDERSTANDING.” Psalms 47:6-7

 

SATAN DECEIVES PEOPLE WITH EMPTY MINDS AND A FAMILIAR SPIRIT

 

He gives them false tongues of gibberish that empties their minds. Sometimes that meaningless talk causes a state of unconsciousness. Then, he fills the void with an evil spirit to obey.  The enemy of our souls has twisted the meaning of this verse: “And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.” Acts 5:32

 

That verse was used by Peter before the Counsel at Jerusalem and nowhere else in the scriptures does it appear for a second confirmation. To wrest those words to make any spirit the object of our obedience causes a great danger to the soul. Jesus said: “If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” When he was asked: “which“, He referred directly to the Ten Commandments. See Matthew 19:17-19

 

Donna Kupp

 

ROTTEN FRUIT

 

Anyone who is not obeying the Ten Commandments (including the seventh day Sabbath) is bearing rotten fruit. Our Creator has never cancelled or changed the Sabbath Commandment. That evil work was done by men who were inspired by Satan. Read verse 19. Now is your opportunity to repent.

 

Mat 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Mat 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
Mat 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Mat 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Mat 7:19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Mat 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
dk

 


NEXT IN SERIES: MORE ROTTEN FRUIT

 

 

 

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NOTE: This lesson is one of a series about Spiritual Gifts and Speaking in Tongues. Please feel free to share it with others. dk

 

 

4.  MORE ROTTEN FRUIT

 

"BARKING AND HOWLING", in the spirit

 

"Barking and howling", in the spirit, is sometimes being called a manifestation of the Holy Spirit. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here is proof that "barking and howling" have a direct connection with HECATE, the goddess of sorcery and witchcraft:

 

"Hecate was a mysterious divinity sometimes identified with DIANA and sometimes with Proserpine. As Diana represents the moonlight splendour of night, so HECATE represents its darkness and terrors. She was the goddess of sorcery and witchcraft, and was believed to wander by night along the earth, seen only by the dogs, whose BARKING told her approach." Bullfinch Note #10

 

HECATE, the mother of witches, can be traced to the mystery religion of ancient Babylon. For the scriptures tell us that Babylon was the "Mother" of false religion and idolatry that has spread throughout the earth. Even today, witches dance and HOWL in unison to the goddess Diana, and they perform a ritual to evoke the spirits which they call the "Drawing Down of the Moon.".

 

"And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." Rev 17:5 (KJV)

 

In ancient paganism, The Mother Goddess was called many names including: Astarte, Ishtar, or Ashtoreth (Star) and "the queen of heaven".  During the time of the Apostle Paul, in Ephesus and throughout Asia, HECATE was called DIANA and was worshiped as the Mother-Goddess of Virginity and Motherhood.  People who find themselves howling like a dog can be certain that the spirit that is manifesting itself is NOT the Holy Spirit of God!

 

Donna Kupp

 

"And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, WHICH KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, AND HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS CHRIST." Rev 12:17 (KJV)

 

 

NEXT IN SERIES: TONGUE/S

 

 

 

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5.  TONGUE/S*

 

“Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith.” Jer 23:31

 

SPEAKING IN AN UNKNOWN TONGUE

 

"We can be absolutely certain that if the "tongue" is not a translatable human language unknown to the speaker it is NOT the gift given to the apostles at Pentecost." Harold Kupp

 

The tongue is unknown to the speaker and is a translatable human language; but “UNKNOWN” is a word added by translator’s and has become a device of satan to lead a person into a passive mind that does not think. He gives them false tongues of gibberish that empties their minds. Sometimes that meaningless talk causes a state of unconsciousness. Then, he fills the void with an evil spirit to obey.

 

RELATED VERSES TO THE PASSIVE MIND THAT DOES NOT THINK

 

1Co_14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

1Co_14:4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; …”

1Co_14:14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.

 

From the familiar evil spirit that is obeyed comes pride and doctrines of demons that are intended to destroy him and cause divisions in the body of Christ.

 

GENUINE TONGUES SPEAK OF THE WONDERFUL WORKS OF GOD

 

Act_2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

Act_2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Act_2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.

Act_10:46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. [The Gentiles]

Act_19:6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

 

THE GIFT OF TONGUES IN AN ASSEMBLY ARE REAL LANGUAGES THAT MUST BE TRANSLATED.

 

1Co_14:13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an [unknown] tongue pray that he may interpret.

1Co_14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an [unknown] tongue.

1Co_14:27 If any man speak in an [unknown] tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.

 

TONGUES MUST BE JUDGED

1Co 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

1Co 12:2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.

1Co 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

 

Donna Kupp

 

* G1100
γλῶσσα
glōssa
Thayer Definition:
1) the tongue, a member of the body, an organ of speech
2) a tongue
1a) the language or dialect used by a particular people distinct from that of other nations

dk

 

 

NEXT TOPIC: MY FIRST EXPERIENCES WITH SUPERNATURAL MANIFESTATIONS AND TONGUES

 

 

 

 

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NOTE: This lesson is one of a series about Spiritual Gifts and Speaking in Tongues. Please feel free to share it with others. dk

 

 

6.   MY FIRST EXPERIENCES WITH SUPERNATURAL MANIFESTATIONS AND TONGUES

 

 

It has been nearly 50 years since I first experienced spiritual gifts and spoke in tongues; therefore no one can say that I don’t know what I am talking about. At first, the supernatural signs and wonders were a mixture of counterfeit deceptions and the genuine gifts from God --but, I was still a babe in Christ and lacked the discernment to tell the difference!

 

No one in the Pentecostal Churches warned me about this:

 

SATAN DECEIVES PEOPLE WITH EMPTY MINDS AND A FAMILIAR SPIRIT

 

He gives them false tongues of gibberish that empties their minds. Sometimes that meaningless talk causes a state of unconsciousness. Then, he fills the void with an evil spirit to obey.  The evil spirit confirmed its presence with feelings of warmth, blowing wind, false love, beautiful perfumes, and tingles. Even when I disobeyed a Commandment of God, it seemed right because “I was walking in the spirit.” I was well on the way to the second death --but a certain man* asked me two questions that changed my life.

 

THE TWO QUESTIONS:

 

"Donna, do you really want to know the truth?"

 

"Donna, will you obey the truth --no matter what the cost?"

 

I said "Yes" to both of those questions with a sincere heart.

 

A person that says "Yes" to those questions, with a sincere heart, will become the "little child" of Matthew 18:3-4. After that, they will grow and mature --but they will never be more perfect than they were that day they made that commitment to God. Jesus said:

 

" ... Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:3-4

 

In my case, I had wandered around in the church system for decades; I had spiritual gifts --but was deceived about my spiritual condition. I know now, that I had never fully repented; was still unconverted; and that "signs and wonders" are not evidence of the indwelling Holy Spirit or the new creation. After that wonderful day, there was so much for me to learn --and unlearn!

 

I continually praise and thank God for His goodness and mercy towards me. Until my conversion, I would have been among these people who had been deceived:

 

"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." Matthew 7:22-23

 

"The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple." Psalms 19:7

 

God will bless everyone who walks the narrow path that leads to eternal life...

 

Donna Kupp

 

 

* Harold Kupp ~~ Oh, how I love and miss that precious man who became my husband. dk

 

 

 

NEXT IN SERIES: PROVE ALL THINGS -- WHAT IS BLASPHEMY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

 
 
 

 

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NOTE: This lesson is one of a series about Spiritual Gifts and Speaking in Tongues. Please feel free to share it with others. dk

 

 

7.   PROVE ALL THINGS -- WHAT IS BLASPHEMY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT?

 

 

Mar 3:28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:

Mar 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

 

Satan, the great deceiver, has falsely used those verses to prevent us from putting SPIRITUAL GIFTS AND SPEAKING IN TONGUES to the test of the scriptures. So therefore, we must go to the scriptures to learn the truth. Harold Kupp has written the following lesson:

 

WHAT IS BLASPHEMY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT?

 

What does it mean to "blaspheme against the Holy Spirit"?

 

In the book of Numbers, there are two kinds of sin. Sins of ignorance which can be forgiven, and presumptuous sin which cannot be forgiven.  Sins of ignorance can be forgiven because they do not involve rebellion. Presumptuous sin is always rebellion because it is sin committed with knowledge that the act is wrong.

 

SINS OF IGNORANCE (These were forgiven)

 

Numbers 15:27 And if any soul sin through IGNORANCE, ....And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that SINNETH IGNORANTLY, .... and it shall be forgiven him.

 

SINS OF PRESUMPTION (Not forgiven)

 

Numbers 15:30 BUT the soul that doeth aught PRESUMPTUOUSLY, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth [blasphemeth] the Lord; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

15:31 Because he hath despised the word of the Lord, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall be utterly cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him."

What if deliberately committing sin IS to blaspheme the Holy Spirit?

 

In the Numbers text above where it says that presumptuous sin is to reproach the Lord, the Hebrew word for reproacheth is: 1442 gadaph, a primitive root; to hack (with words), i.e. revile: KJV-- BLASPHEME, reproach.  EVERY OTHER TIME this word is used, the KJV translates it as BLASPHEMED or BLASPHEMETH.  For example: Ezek 20:27

 

" Therefore, son of man, speak unto the house of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Yet in this your fathers have BLASPHEMED (1442) in that they have committed a trespass against me."

 

As you can see, they "committed a trespass" and "blasphemed the Lord. To sin presumptuously is to blaspheme the Lord.  Now please bear with me as I expand that idea further. When one commits "wilfull sin" does one blaspheme the Holy Spirit"? I know you are very familiar with the following passage from the KJV...

 

Heb 10:26-29

26 For if we *sin wilfully* after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

28 He that DESPISED Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and HATH DONE DESPITE unto the Spirit of grace?

 

In the Numbers passage above it is clear that to sin presumptuously (wilfully) is to blaspheme the Lord. In the Hebrews passage the willful sin is committed against the direct teaching of the indwelling Holy Spirit  (Spirit of Grace) by those who are "sanctified". Is this willful sin blasphemy?

 

Notice that the phrase "hath done despite unto the Spirit of Grace" is directly compared to "despising Moses' Law (verse :27 above) In the OT those who sinned presumptuously despised Moses' Law and blasphemed the Lord.

 

In the NT, those who are born of God and sin presumptuously despise the indwelling Spirit of Grace. The term "hath done despite" is from the Greek:

2662 katapateo-

 

1) to tread down, to trample underfoot, to trample on

2) metaphorically, to treat with rudeness and insult, to spurn, to treat with insulting neglect

 

If one who is born of God has truly repented of committing sin (chosen to cease from sin) and then deliberately commits sin he has despised the Holy Spirit, just as the OT the Israelites despised the Law of God. It is blasphemy!  The Peshitta Text (Aramaic) of the New Testament confirms this fact by translating Hebrews 10:29 in this way:

 

"How much more punishment do you think he will receive who has trodden underfoot the Son of God and has considered the blood of His covenant through which he had been sanctified as ordinary blood and has BLASPHEMED the Spirit of Grace." Holy Bible from Ancient Eastern Manuscripts - Lamsa


KJ Version "...done despite unto the Spirit of Grace"

Aramaic Text "...blasphemed the Spirit of Grace

 

Only the one "born of God" - who has received the indwelling Spirit of God upon repentance - is able to blaspheme the Spirit who "writes the law on their hearts." If he does, there remains for such a one only "a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries."

 

THE APOSTLE PAUL TEACHES DONNA TO PROVE ALL THINGS

 

In many religious circles today, people neglect testing the spirit that is manifesting signs and wonders. Some of them fear to question ministries or spiritual gifts because of a dread of God's judgment for blasphemy of The Holy Spirit. So, they accept satan's counterfeits, without resistance, and go into all kinds of crazy delusions. Paul wrote:

 

1Thes 5:19-22

19 Quench not the Spirit.
20 Despise not prophesyings.*
21 Prove** all things; hold fast that which is good.
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

 

According to Paul, we must question everything. It was that instruction of Paul that has saved me from falling into many a snare of satan. Those verses have also given me assurance that God approves of me questioning prophecies, doctrines and supernatural signs and wonders.  Satan has an enticement for every Christian. Christians, who have a sincere heart, are especially vulnerable to supernatural deceptions when they have made a commitment to serve God. Satan knows that they will not be seduced into gross sins; so, he deceives them with false manifestations and "vain imaginations."

 

"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;" 2 Cor 10:5 (KJV)

 

We must examine and prove every thought that comes into our mind. If it does not measure up to the standard of obedience --it must be rejected!

 

Donna Kupp

 

Notes:

 

* PROPHESYINGS #4394 propheteia prediction
(scriptural or other)
** PROVE #1381 dokimazo to test (literally or
figuratively) by implication, to
approve: allow, discern, examine,
x-like, (ap) prove, prove, try.

dk

NEXT TOPIC: THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW THOSE WHO BELIEVE

 

 

 

8.  SPIRITUAL GIFTS AND TONGUES FOLLOW THOSE WHO BELIEVE!

 

The purpose of spiritual gifts and tongues is to build up the church. Yes, the genuine spiritual gifts, ministries and tongues are for our day. The body of Christ has many members --and every member has been given a gift to serve the others as we prepare ourselves for the return of our Lord for a church without spot or wrinkle.

 

“And these signs shall FOLLOW THEM that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Mar 16:17-18

 

(Please notice that the apostles did not chase miracles, advertise their future “healing services”, or other phony games the apostate churches play today.)

 

“And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.” Mark 16:20

 

The signs FOLLOWED the Apostles testimony of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Like Jesus, they preached the gospel of the kingdom of God. In it, the people of God trust and obey Him.

 

Now, let us examine verse16 and understand the meaning of the words “BELIEVETH”* and “BELIEVETH NOT”**

 

“He that BELIEVETH and is baptized shall be saved; but he that BELIEVETH NOT shall be damned.” Mar 16:16

 

NOTE: Comments in brackets are mine.

 

16 He that believeth [4100* -trusts. - eth denotes a continuous trust] and is baptized [cleansed] shall be saved [future]; but he that believeth not [G569** disobeys] shall be damned.

 

We must continuously trust God and obey Him to inherit eternal life.

 

“Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.” Revelation 22:14-15

Donna Kupp

 


* BELIEVETH G4100
πιστεύω
pisteuō
pist-yoo'-o
From G4102; to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), that is, credit; by implication to entrust (especially one’s spiritual well being to Christ): - believe (-r), commit (to trust), put in trust with.

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** BELIEVETH NOT G569

ἀπιστέω
apisteō
ap-is-teh'-o
From G571; to be unbelieving, that is, (transitively) disbelieve, or (by implication) disobey: - believe not.

 

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