If there was life on mars, with no knowledge of earth, and someone could be transported to earth, handed a Bible with all the Holy Spirit references highlighted, this is how I imagine they would be read. I Corinthians 12:1-11
1. A Supernatural ‘Word of Wisdom ‘,,, “Wow!”
2. A Supernatural ‘Word of Knowledge ‘ “Amazing! “
3. To Supernaturally ‘see into the spirit world ‘ “Marvelous!”
4. A Supernatural ‘equipping of Faith’ “How Wonderful”
5. A Supernatural equipping for “working of miracles.’ “How extraordinary!”
6. A Supernatural equipping for ‘gifts of healings’ “how magnificent!”
7. A Supernatural ‘equipping to prophesy’ or ‘speak the mind of the Holy Spirit for that moment.’ PRAISE GOD!!!!!”
8. A Supernatural equipping to speak in a language I did not learn naturally’. “GLORY TO GOD!!!”
9. A supernatural equipping ‘to interpret words spoken by the spirit in a language I did not learn naturally.” “Hallelujah!!!”
Now, ask yourself this honest question, “Why do ‘I read those verses with this response?
1. ....... “that all passed away with the Apostles.”
2. God doesn’t do that anymore...
3. That’s not what my church believes...
4. Well my pastor teaches something different...
5. Well, that was for then...
6. The Bible is outdated.... we have liberal universities now...
7. We have hospitals now..
8. My pastor said that’s from the devil...
9. My pastor said that’s from the devil too...
??? What??? Can’t you see, that makes no sense? So, don’t except that kind of teaching. I’ve said this for 30 years now, I’ll be saying it till Jesus catches us away, “They may be standing in a church and holding a Bible, but that doesn’t mean what they say is in the Bible."
Let me try it another way... you're at Burger King... your thoughts generally are burgers/good, fries/ good, salad/good, chocolate shake/BAD! THAT'S POISON! THAT'S FROM THE DEVIL... can you see what I mean? No one thinks that way. Only religious programming can make you think that way. Read the Word of God in faith, EXPECTING God to talk to you... BELIEVING Jesus is alive! And still working miracles today!!! Reject the teaching of unbelief!
Hebrews 3:19 So we see that they could not enter in (the promise land) because of unbelief. Hebrews 11:6.
But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Stir your Faith up, don’t settle for man made religion that tries to bring God down to our natural level. Let’s move toward His supernatural level!
He that hath ears to hear let him hear.