There are many tongues and they can be classed in two main categories languages of men and languages of the elohim/aggelos/“angels”.
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.”
1 Corinthians 13:1
Tongues of men
Speaking in tongues of men by the Spirit can take place in several ...
There are two possibilities here - each with a great body of vehement adherents:
A "Tongues" in 1 Cor 14 are "heavenly" languages
In this case, the person does not know what he/she is saying but simply "communing" with God in some sense. According to Paul's instruction here, this must not be done aloud in church meetings unless ...
Are the "mysteries in the Spirit that no one understands" still interpretable provided that someone with the gift of interpretation of tongues hears the utterances and interprets them?
Yes, but only if an interpreter is enabled by the Holy Spirit to do so.
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will ...
λόγον Θεοῦ (logos,) and ῥῆμα Θεοῦ (rhema)
The difference is well worth understanding, although it depends on your theology. Man is a spirit, posses a soul, and lives in a body. And, man can ‘hear/see’ with his physical ‘ears/eyes’, but, can also ‘hear/see’ with his spiritual ‘eyes/ears’. Your ‘soul’, that part of you that ‘acts/does’, that part that ‘moves’ ...
The word "logos" sometimes refers to Jesus as the Word of God (λόγον Θεοῦ).
The word "logos" sometimes refers to the whole written Bible as the word of God (λόγον Θεοῦ).
The word "rhema" refers to the specific word of God (ῥῆμα Θεοῦ) on a given occasion.
The question concerns the gifts Peter referenced from Joel 2:28-29.
"And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out ...
To really understand what Paul was trying to communicate, We'd have to consider some scriptures
Romans 8:26(KJV) Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Here, Paul clearly tells us we know not what we ...
This NT passage (1 Cor 14) touches on different methods of worship and discusses which methods are better suited for communal worship. As all methods of worship should arise from or engage the spirit, it is unlikely that the author is suggesting a method of worship that engages only the mind or understanding. Reference:
God is spirit, and those who worship ...
Peter answered: "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God [Θεοῦ genitive] with money!
In this case, the gift of God means a gift from God and the gift is not God himself.
"The casting out of demons is one of the signs that Jesus promised would follow all believers:"
"In my name they shall cast oute devyls and shall speake with newe tonges" (Mark 16:17; Tyndale Bible of 1526)
It is interesting to compare Mark 16:17 in the different Bible translations. The Tyndale Bible of 1526 clearly links the casting ...
That same Paul also wrote in Romans 8:26:
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (My emphasis)
This clearly is not talking about unknown tongues, because those unknown tongues must necessarily be "...
Is Jesus' description of the Holy Spirit as “rivers of living water flowing from within” a metaphor for a conscious supernatural experience?
Jesus said to the Samaritan woman.
John 4:13-14 (NASB)
13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water
will be thirsty again; 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will
give him shall never ...
I would be careful of using a phrase like "conscious supernatural experience" as it reads more like something from the Nag Hammadi literature concerning gnosticism.
Jesus used the metaphor of "living water" more than once in places such as:
John 4:10, 11, with the woman at the well
John 7:37-39 when preaching at the temple
Rev 7:17 where ...
1 Cor 12:4 & 11 both clearly say that spiritual gifts are distributed by the will of, by the discretion of, and at the wisdom of the Holy Spirit and NOT humans.
Therefore, what are we to make of 1 Cor 12:31 and 14:1 which appear to encourage people to desire greater spiritual gifts.
In answering this question we musty be careful not to interfere with the ...
Yes, I believe here Jesus is giving an apt description of the experience of the holy spirit. This term fits well with my own experience.
Compare John 4:10-13 (in particular "Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of ...
Humans after attaining wisdom (understanding language, logical reasoning & compassionate behavior) can become willing receptors for the Holy Spirit to manipulate their skill sets to improve the lives of others. - A human cannot manipulate the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will not manipulate a human for his/her own benefit. If a human humbly offers their ...
To demonstrate is to confirm. The confirmation or the demonstration is self evident to those observing. When Jesus was asked to heal the official’s son He made an odd statement
““Unless you people see signs and wonders,” Jesus told him, “you will never believe.””
He then proceeds to tell the man that the son was healed. The man believes ...
That passage could be broken into two parts,
My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words,
but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power
that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
In Part 1, look for instance a bit after in 2 Corinthians 10:10
10 For they say, “His letters are weighty and ...
First, the phrase "Spirit's power" does not actually appear in the original text of 1 Cor 2:4. The Greek text is: Πνεύματος καὶ δυνάμεως = Spirit and power, suggesting two different entities. (See ESV, NASB, KJV, NET, etc.)
However, the text of 1 Cor 2:5 has, δυνάμει Θεοῦ = power of God. There are numerous references to this throughout the NT ...
Of the two options you suggest, I would go for the second one: "by the (washing of regeneration) and (renewal of the Spirit)"
Genitives are always ambiguous. If both the regeneration and renewal were to be governed by "the Spirit", the word λουτρόν is hanging in the air and seems not needed. Maybe if we used different words, it might be ...
Yes, regeneration and renewal are a work of the Holy Spirit just as those qualities outlined in Romans 8:30 which are also a work of the Holy Spirit: “And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.”
To help us understand the inner work of the Holy Spirit, the text is written in such a ...
TITUS 3:5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.
This verse needs to be interpreted not just by analysing the verse, but also by using the wider context of all the New Testament epistles.
I (personally) am shocked by the NLT translation, it ...
The Greek for the last part of Titus 3:5 reads:
ἔσωσεν ἡμᾶς διὰ λουτροῦ παλινγενεσίας καὶ ἀνακαινώσεως Πνεύματος Ἁγίου
Very literally, I would translate this:
[He] saved us via washing of rebirth and renewing of [the]
Note that washing, rebirth, renewing, Spirit, Holy, are all genitive. Thus we understand this to mean being saved by either:
v4. There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
v7. But the manifestation of the Spirit is GIVEN to EACH ONE for the profit of ALL:
v8. for one is GIVEN the WORD OF WISDOM, to another the WORD OF KNOWLEDGE through the same Spirit,
v9. to another FAITH by the same Spirit, to another GIFTS OF HEALINGS by the same spirit,
v10. to another the ...
What is “the gift” of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:38?
God grants his spirit as a gift to people that repent and become baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, for the forgiveness of their sins. This gift enables the receivers of the gift to avoid the degrading works of the flesh and to cultivate the fruitage of the spirit.
Galatians 5:16-26 (NASB)
16 But I say,...
We should immediately distinguish between:
The Gift [ δωρεά singular] of the Holy Spirit as per Acts 2:38, 5:32, 10:45, Heb 6:4, etc. This is the miraculous power and work of the Holy Spirit Himself in the life of the Christian follower of Jesus. Rom 8:9
The Gifts [χάρισμα plural] of the Holy Spirit as per, Heb 2:4, 1 Cor 12:4, 8, 9, 11, 14:12, etc. The ...
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1431: A (free) gift, a gift (without repayment). From doron; a gratuity.
Article - ...
1 Kings 6:17
Then Elisha prayed and said, "O LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." And the LORD opened the servant's eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
The bible does not say that angels transform from invisible spirit to visible body in order to communicate with humans. ...
Angels have heavenly bodies. They ‘operate’ (live) in heaven. Man has an earthly body. Man ‘operates’ on earth. I, at times equate ‘heavenly’ to ‘spiritual’, and ‘earthly’ to ‘physical’, that is, ‘put’ man into a physical body, and angels into a ‘spiritual’ body, but although this can ‘fit’, this isn’t always precise enough.
Now to your question, ‘do angels ...
The Body of Jesus after the resurrection as described Luke 24:36-49. Clearly Jesus said He had a human body but it was no ordinary human body that could pass through walls and locked doors. Just how this worked we are not told.
Some things are not revealed and the details of spirit bodies is one of those things. In 1 Cor 15 we read:
V40 - There are also ...
Both the short and long answer to this question is - We do not know anything about what "bodies" spirits have. The reason? We are told nothing about them. 1 Cor 15 makes a clear distinction between earthly (mortal) bodies and our resurrection bodies but the extent to which these are anything like spiritual bodies is completely unknown.
What we ...
God may will to give certain heavenly angels a body to complete a certain task.
The Greek word aggelos can refer to a heavenly angel or a human messenger. So context is important.
Things to Consider:
Jesus is implying Spirits neither have Flesh or Bones but are alive. The mechanism through which they are alive is not elaborated.
For flesh to remain alive it needs blood. The verse "For the life of the flesh is in the blood" explains this.
So it is in error for some to suggest that since Jesus did not mention blood, His body ...
You are dealing in two different ‘dimensions’ (not quite the right word, but it conveys the idea). A physical ‘dimension’ and a spiritual ‘dimension’.
To do anything in this world, in this ‘earthly’ world, you need a body, an ‘earthly’ body. That’s why man (a spirit, created in Genesis 1) was given a body (Genesis chapter 2), formed out of ‘earth’ (aka dust)....