It is my firm belief, that we can track all the Gifts of the Spirit, through the Old Testament. Except Tongues and Interpretation of Tongues.
The Gifts of Healing, Working of Miracles, Discerning of Spirits, Prophesy are all quite easily found. When we get to Tongues and Interpretation of same, I come up a little short.
We find Tongues easy enough at the building of the Tower of Babel:
Not a tower but a piano took imagination, unity and teamwork to build.
“The Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of
men builded. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.”
So we see the Lord used Tongues to scatter the people, because He understood the Power of Unity, teamwork and imagination.
We find Tongues and the Interpretation of Tongues on the Day of Pentecost, to draw all to Him, into one Powerful, United body. Able to Imagine and accomplish anything.
It took a little over 100 years for man to screw it up and loose it. As in Joshua’s time, Israel followed the Lord as long as some were alive who had seen the signs, wonders and miracles of the Exodus.
Once all had died that had received the original Baptism of the Holy Spirit, the will and knowledge to press on to the high calling dimmed.
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It was not Gods will that, the signs, wonders and miracles stopped. But mans ability to be led astray.
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