Measure of Faith vrs Full of the Spirit : – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Romans 12:3. Tells us God gives everyone a Measure of Faith.   We choose to activate it when we repent, confess and accept Jesus as both Lord and Savior.

Then it is up to us to increase, to build up the Faith we have received.   We do this by reading the Word, by stepping out in that Faith, sharing the Love and Grace, (Gods unmerited Forgiveness and Favor, Salvation).

James 2:26 
“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”

For Faith is not passive but demands action.

Jude 1:20
King James Version (KJV)
“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,  Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”

Praying in the Holy Ghost or Spirit,  that my friend is Praying in Tongues. ..This is where being Filled with the Spirit comes in.

The Lord doesn’t  appear to give a measure of the Holy Spirit :   He certainly filled Jesus.

John 3:34
King James Version (KJV)
“For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.”

When  we receive the Lord we receive the Spirit in Full,  someone came up with what we have called  the Baptism of the Holy Spirit,  with the evidence of speaking in tongues.

I  have thought of it this way for over 30 years, the Baptism of the Spirit as a second blessing.  An immersion into and of Gods Spirit.

 Always hearing those who don’t speak in tongues arguing,  if I  didn’t have the Holy Spirit,  I couldn’t have been saved.

Peter and Paul both asked:  “Have you received the Holy Spirit  since you’ve believed? “

They then prayed :

Acts 2:4
King James Version (KJV)
“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

Some point out speaking in tongues is not always mentioned,  true;  but it is not ruled out either.

Paul encouraged us to be filled with the Spirit :

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Ephesians 5:18
King James Version (KJV)
“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;”

Here is a “Billism ”   (a truth I see but have never heard taught).   What if it wasn’t an infilling but a release of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues,

To me this makes much more sense.   I believe we all have the ability to have a prayer language. …a special, spiritual, specific language, known only  to God.  

That we pray to build our faith, decry our sin, plead for and accept forgiveness,  receive strength, wisdom, knowledge.   The peace that passes understanding and joy  unspeakable and full of glory.

We Need the release of prayer because no adult wants to be heard  speaking baby talk when there is no baby.   It is hard to become as a child and  trust that this foolishness is real.

I  believe that is why the peace and joy overflow.   As a proof of the presence of the Lord in your mouth,  heart and being.

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Please reread 1 Corinthians 12 – 14, ask God to show you the difference between a prayer language and Tongues that need Interpretation.

May the Lord open your hearts and minds to release His Holy Spirit and Power  in your life.

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