that they may not understand

These were Gods words when He came down to see the city and tower the people were building.
They had one language, Continue reading

Signs of an Apostle


2 Corinthians 12:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

The signs of an Apostle:    What a concept?   Is there a way to prove if someone is an Apostle?  What are these signs?

◆      Something that is recognized by people (seen)

◆     Something done with patience (love, the fruit of the Spirit)

◆     Signs (supernatural)

◆     Wonders (unknowable)

◆     Mighty deeds (beyond human ability) Continue reading

5. Concerning Spiritual Gifts.,

brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

For to one is given by the Spirit, prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:


13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

The gifts where we speak;  Lord help me are the scariest gifts to work.  Perhaps it is a lack of faith on my part.  I love to preach the Word of God, share the promises o f God but jump out there to say thus says the Lord; interpret tongues.

I just don’t think the Spirit has annointed me in this area.  I am more than confident to proclaim the truth of His written word but the other is a limb that scares me.

Definition of Prophesy and Prophets:


The ordinary Hebrew word for prophet is nabi, derived from a verb signifying “to bubble forth” like a fountain; hence the word means one who announces or pours forth the declarations of God. The English word comes from the Greek p Continue reading

3. Now concerning spiritual gifts

I would not have you ignorant.

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

We are naturally ignorant of other languages, higher math skills, sports or any particular subject,  that doesn’t mean that we are stupid.  All it means is we are not knowledgeable in that area.

After all, we cannot be expected to know what we haven’t experienced or been taught. The Apostle is encouraging us to learn about and walk in the light of the Spirit. Our natu Continue reading

1. Now concerning spiritual gifts

I would not have you ignorant.

“Ignorance is bliss”   How often have we heard and at times believed this?    In   truth ignorance robs us of many blessings.

In  1 Corinthians 12,  Paul tells us:

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

Growing up I went religiously to Church and Catechism.    I don’t remember the Gifts of the Spirit being t Continue reading


Moses is an amazing and unusual Bible character.   He came along quite late in the game but wrote the first five books of the Bible.   He spent more time with and saw more of God than anyone I know besides Jesus.


The other interesting thing about Moses is that He met 2 members of the Trinity at one time.    Abram knew only the Lord of the Trinity for 24 years.   He heard Him, had visions and dreams of Him, sacrificed to Him,  talked with and met the Lord, before he had ever heard the name God.


At the burning bush,   the Lord saw that Moses was paying attention and then God spoke.    God told Moses I Am That I Am is sending you.   The Lord told Moses how and where to go,  what to say,  when to stand in Pharaohs way.


It was God that led them to the Red Sea,   the Lord ahead and behind to protect them.    Moses knew both Natures of the Lord God and recognized their different voices.


Reread the story of Eve.   The Lord gave her Cain and Able,    Cain gave an offering to the Lord.   The Lord didn’t accept it.   Cain went out from the presence of the Lord.    God gave Eve Seth, who had Enos and that is when men began to call upon the name of the Lord.


As we delve deeper into the Word we will see more evidence that the Lord (Jehovah,  the Eternal One) and God (the Creator, ruler) are two different, separate and distinct members of the Trinity.

Why Abram?

  • Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

  •  This is our introduction to Abram,  it is the same invitation we received to know the Lord.

  • The Lord had said;
  • How many times has the Lord called out to us before we finally get our act together?
  • Get out of there:
  • We must repent, turn away from our old ways and embrace the Way of the Lord.
  • To a land I will show you;
  • The Lord has made a plan and place just for us, if we will allow Him to bring us there.

I believe that the Lord introduced us to Enoch,  Noah and Abram so we could see the potential for our own lives.   These men were incredibly special,   distinct from the rest of the world in their life times.   Not because the Lord called out to them.


They were special and different and distinct from the rest of the world because they were obedient to what the Lord was speaking to them.


They were not any different then we are.   They just purposed in their hearts to seek the Lord,  to walk in His ways.  To live their lives to honor and obey the Lord.     Abram believed in the Lord and the Lord counted it for righteousness.


Enoch, Noah and Abram all believed and acted on their beliefs,  that is why the Lord used them.  The Lord will also use us as we accept the measure of faith available to us.