The Miracle Years: – Matthew Called – Miracle 4: theunfetteredpreacher

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The Miracle of the Gifts of the Spirit. Video

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Mark 2:13-17. Matthew 9:9-1 Luke 5:27-32

Was it a Miracle?  Why would I include the calling of Matthew with the Miracles of Jesus?

Because it is one of the many examples in the Bible of the use of the Gifts of the Spirit. Jesus, demonstrates the Gifts, that the Spirit gives to those who believe.
We see many examples in both the Old and New Testament.

We see John the Baptist proclaiming Christ as Savior, as Jesus returned from the Temptation in the desert.
“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
He explains how he knows Him.
I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, (God the Father), the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.”
He could only know this by receiving a Word of Knowledge from God. We see this Gift of the Spirit, again, when Andrew introduced Jesus to Peter.
And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
Jesus displayed a Word of Knowledge, knowing Peter, and a Word of Wisdom. He would become strong in the Lord, He knew the end at the beginning.
Peter would be a steadfast leader.
The next day again a Word of Knowledge, and the Discerning of Spitits, in the calling of Phillip, and Nathanael, He knew the condition of their hearts.
We have no record, that He had ever seen these two men before, yet He called them and they followed.
He even gave Nathanael, a personal, Word of Knowledge. (I saw you under the fig tree).
These men, were with Him, when He turned water to wine.

John: 2. 11.
This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
It was the manifestation of His glory, the Miracle that caused the Disciples to believe on Him.
Did He invite all who believed to follow Him. No.
Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.”
Here He displayed the Gift of Discerning of Spirits.
I have heard Pastors say, Jesus could do these things, because they were a God thing.
That is the truth. It is God thing, that was passed on to believers by the Holy Spirit, Gifts available to those who believe.
Gifts we receive when Baptized with the Holy Spirit. We must ask, for the Gift needed at the time of need.
Faith, Healings, Words of Wisdom, Words of Knowledge, Discerning of Spirits, Miracles, the Gift of Faith. These Gifts are available to all who believe.
So much of the Church, because of the Gift of Tongues and interpretation, shy away from studying and growing in the Gifts.

 

Faith, Healings, Words of Wisdom, Words of Knowledge, Discerning of Spirits, Miracles, the Gift of Faith. These Gifts are available to all who believe.
So much of the Church, because of the Gift of Tongues and interpretation, shy away from studying and growing in the Gifts.
WE SHOULD NOT THROW OUT 7 OF THE 9 GIFTS, BECAUSE WE DON’T UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE, BETWEEN OUR PRAYER LANGUAGE AND TONGUES AND INTERPRETATION.
Jesus came for sinners. He promised us Power to draw all men to Him. The Gifts of the Spirit, are the bricks, we should use to build His Church.

Mark 2:13-17  (KJV)
13 And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them.
14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.
15 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.
16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Matthew 9:9-13  (KJV)
9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him.
10 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Luke 5:27-32  (KJV)
27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me.
28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him.
29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.
30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick.
32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

4 thoughts on “The Miracle Years: – Matthew Called – Miracle 4: theunfetteredpreacher

  1. Dear Bill,
    You are certainly a man of God and your knowledge is based on the Word. As you say the gift of tongues embarrasses a lot of people and we wish it would not come to us( that is me included). Imagine being embarrassed of a gift provided by the Holy Spirit. I certainly need healing from that and also from gluttony. Unless my own sins and follies are gotten over, I will not receive any of the gifts.
    Susie

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