Spring is on it’s way, but until it gets here, it’s still cold. However, about two and three weeks ago, we had two days in a row each week that were wonderful spring days. I walked our Rail Trail, and at least one of those days, when it reached nearly 80 degrees (!), I wore crop pants. I love those kinds of days…as I sit here in sweat pants and a flannel jacket. Continue reading
Last week, I listed the Bible verse from Amos 3 about God revealing things to His prophets ahead of time. Prophecy is a gift. It’s not something we ask for, it’s something God gives. The prophetic significance to the Philadelphia Eagles winning the Super Bowl is that it is finally time for God’s Prophets to Rise! Click to Tweet #GodsSpecialEffects #SpiritualGifts #SuperBowl2018
Someone on Facebook said, “I don’t think God cares about who wins the Super Bowl.” I knew that wasn’t exactly true. God does a lot of things we don’t understand. He cares for everything that concerns his creation, which is us. Man is made in the image of God. #GodsSpecialEffects #SpiritualGifts #SuperBowl2018
How does God speak to you? For me, He speaks to my heart through the Bible, and directly to my spirit. It’s that “still, small voice” inside me. It can be like a running dialogue, or just a word or two with the instruction of “write this down.” So, I grab my journal, pick up a pen, and write. #GodsSpecialEffects #SpiritualGifts #SuperBowl2018
I’m setting the stage to explain why I posted what I posted on Facebook during the Super Bowl. Last time, I discussed spiritual gifts and the word of knowledge. This time, I’ll discuss prophecy. It isn’t Bible or End Times prophecy. It’s God speaking. Any New Testament Christian can prophesy. (I Corinthians 14:31) Click to Tweet #GodsSpecialEffects #SpiritualGifts #SuperBowl2018
A prophecy given usually connotes a future event. When I began to stir up my gifts (as we are encouraged to do, see II Timothy 1:6), I used to “practice” hearing from God by watching a sports event…a baseball game, a football game, etc. Because I could see results of my practice quickly. I would ask the Lord about a batter. Will he get a hit, or make an out? Will this football team’s drive result in a touchdown, or will they have to punt? I’d see results quite quickly.
Last week, I talked about the wonders in the sky, and I called them God’s Special Effects. Because they are special. We don’t see them every day. There’s another kind of special effects God has—His people…people who follow Him, who follow His son Jesus. To them, He gives spiritual gifts. There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, and they’re mentioned in I Corinthians and Romans. Click to Tweet #GodsSpecialEffects #SpiritualGifts