If you believe Jesus is alive today, then you have to believe that He is still healing and raising the dead today. Otherwise, you believe that His character is inconsistent, and you’ve rejected the Word that says: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever (Heb.13:8).”
The Bible says we are the body of Christ, and the Spirit of Jesus lives in us. If you believe these scriptures, then you should understand that the gifts of the Spirit (1Cor.12) are still active today. Otherwise the Spirit, who is God, is inconsistent as well.
“God is Spirit (John4:24)” and He is our “Father, who does not change (James1:17).” “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you (1 Cor.3:16)?” “To each person has been given the ability to manifest the Spirit for the common good (1Cor.12:7).”
“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things (John 14:12).” Not because we are greater than Jesus, but because He is alive inside of each of us, instead of being constrained to just one physical body.
Look closer. He lives in you. – Rafiki
– 1 Cor. 13:12 – Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
The gifts are our puzzling reflection of Christ. The gifts exist until His return when we see him with perfect clarity.
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Thank you for this. The past few days (like two weeks actually) I’ve been a lot more shaky in my faith (due to personal reasons) lately and admittedly have strayed away from these teachings. Thank you for posting this, I needed to this, to read it and be reminded of what I already know to be real.
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I love this! In discovering the Kingdom, Lion King takes on a whole new meaning for me! So cool how every story is a shadow.