Bible Discussion Thread

  • Terrt on James 4 - 2 years ago
    Why is it that some people get the holy ghost and others dont? I called on the name Jesus Jesus Jesus over and over again as i was taught to by the House of God church Keith Dominion and i just dont know if i truly have the Holy Ghost. Im not a smart or intelligent person but i love the Lord. I failed God in a lot of areas. I dont want to end up in hell. Help me to truly know that i have the holy ghost. If i did have him i would already know right. Pray for me and my family! Thank you for your steadfastness in serving the Lord. Terry 786 587 5791.
  • Mishael - In Reply on James 4 - 2 years ago
    Let God come to you. Practice Peace. He's not going to come in with trumpets blazing. He will come as a lamb; a still small voice.

    John 3, has everything you need to get started.

    After receiving Jesus as your Lord, Then HE baptises you with the promise of the indwelling Holy Spirit.

    One of Holy Spirits ministry is to be your TEACHER in all things concerning Jesus. He helps you to pray rightly. He helps you to understand what you read in the Bible. ASK him for help.

    When we are new in Jesus we may not be ready to receive speaking in tongues. It is for 'to rest' in Jesus, and be His beloved child.

    To fast track what the Holy Spirit does, it may be easier to Google: Ministry of the Holy Spirit to Believers.

    He gives the gifts and operations as you are ready to receive them. It also means quieting yourself, and just sitting before Him; in an attitude of quiet and listening. You may think of a Church song you love: sing it. "Enter His gates with praise."

    A barrier to hearing, is the constant pollution of a tv on in the background. We do that because we don't like our thought life.

    Holy Spirit is not going to shout revelation, over the noise of the world from tv. He waits for us to quiet ourselves. Tell your brain to be still.

    Songs I may sing to Jesus: Nothing But the Blood of Jesus; Jesus Loves Me; I have decided to follow Jesus; I walk the line by Johnny Cash. Be Exalted,O God.

    [Praise songs will fire up prayer life]

    God inhabits our praises and angels hearken to our praises and spoken scriptures.

    Peace and blessing be upon you
  • Hugh flores - In Reply on James 4 - 2 years ago
    Read the book of Acts
  • Mishael - In Reply on James 4 - 2 years ago
    One of my favorites!

    The story about how Paul floated in from a shipwreck. They built a fire to get dry. A snake slithers out of the fire and bites Paul.

    A rare super deadly variety of snake.

    He knew what the scriptures say" no deadly thing" So everyone is huddled and waiting for Paul to keel over, but he didn't. God protected him.
  • GRACE_ambassador {ChrisE} God's ETERNAL Spirit - In Reply on James 4 - 2 years ago
    Precious Terrt, Since CHRIST Only 'Died ONCE,' there is No Need to "Call on The Name Of The LORD" 'over and over and over again And again' for ETERNAL Life. Neither is there a 'yo-yo (saved/lost/saved/lost to infinity)' salvation in HIS Holy Word Of Truth!

    EVERY 'True believer' who has obeyed God's Gospel Of GRACE Today, 'Has Received HIS ETERNAL Holy Spirit!' And, furthermore, ALL (whether faithful or UNfaithful) in "The Body Of CHRIST" Will Depart To Heaven, When This Age of GRACE ends!

    God's HOLY Scripture (not 'men's opinions') IS Very Plain And Clear!!

    "...Now if any man have not the Spirit of CHRIST, he is none of His." Romans 8:9 b

    Precious Terrt, for ONE-Time Salvation From God, and 'receiving HIS Spirit,' see God's 'Simple' Will: Link

    (Rather than 'men's Discouraging opinions'), Precious Terrt, Please Be 'Richly' Encouraged In CHRIST, And, In HIS Word Of Truth, Rightly Divided!

    Prophecy vs MYSTERY: Link

    Great GRACE Departure: Link

    Precious Terrt, will be praying for you And your family...
  • GiGi - In Reply on James 4 - 2 years ago
    Dear Terrt,

    If you are a believer, then you have the Holy Spirit in you. He comes into every believer at conversion. If you are talking about an experience that some speak about of being "baptized in the Holy Spirit" or "filled with the Holy Spirit" this is not because a person does not already have the holy Spirit in them since conversion. Rater an outward experience of an inward work of God to bestow, empower, or release gifts and ministry to a believer or to assist a person in further surrender to God. Some people do exhibit an distinctive manifest experience a distinctive manifestation of this experience and others have an inner "knowing". God doesn't do a "one size fits all". The important thing is to believe that you have received what you have requested from God, because He has promised to answer such requests. We are called to walk in the Spirit, and we cannot do this if we do not have Him in us. But, thank the Lord, when we believe the gospel, the Holy Spirit comes in us to dwell and help us in realizing all that God has for a believer.
  • Cowboy - In Reply - 2 years ago

    Some people are more willing to receive the Holy Ghost than others at first. But some of those people are willing to give it up just as ease. I've been saved twice; the first time was ease but the second time was harder for me to receive the Holy Ghost. When it is harder to receive something from God, God wants you to ask for it and continuously pray for it. God wants to know how much you want the Holy Ghost. When God sees that you are not going to give up and go back into sin. God is going to test some people before God gives the Holy Ghost to those. So pray, study the word of God, and seek the face of God. If you are really sincere in living for God than show God you want what he has for you by praying constantly, studding God's word, and seeking God face without ceasing. Don't give up God is only a pray away, I'll be praying for you.

    God Bless

    stay prayed up and ready to go up


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