Their are some People who read the Bible and doubt that it ever happened. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is the one and only God. He can heal your body instantly and sometimes he will make you wait .
Think of it like this. When you were in school you had to take tests and during your tests the teacher was silent. The teacher was testing you on what you already knew but they were still watching you.
God is like that sometimes he will test us on what we already know. Sometimes people get sick and they kind of wonder if God still loves them but what they don’t realize is Good never stops loving any of his children.
God even loves people who don’t worship him. Acts 16:31 still applies to non believers though. If you don’t accept Jesus as your personal Lord and savior you will spend an eternity in Hell.
King James Version (KJV)
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house
Sometimes people think that if one person gets saved in the house then the whole house is saved. That’s not true. In order to have the full understanding of any Bible verse you have to read the entire verse and the surrounding verses.
It’s also great to know the history of the chapter so you can get the correct interpretation of the verse. God is still in the healing business and he has called Christians to have faith and pray for the sick.
Their are ALOT of Christians in the world who call themselves Christians but they are not aware of spiritual gifts. God has equipped his children with all spiritual gifts .
1 Corinthians 12 :1-31
12 1-3 What I want to talk about now is the various ways God’s Spirit gets worked into our lives. This is complex and often misunderstood, but I want you to be informed and knowledgeable. Remember how you were when you didn’t know God, led from one phony god to another, never knowing what you were doing, just doing it because everybody else did it? Its different in this life. God wants us to use our intelligence, to seek to understand as well as we can. For instance, by using your heads, you know perfectly well that the Spirit of God would never prompt anyone to say “Jesus be damned!” Nor would anyone be inclined to say “Jesus is Master!” without the insight of the Holy Spirit.
4-11 God’s various gifts are handed out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various ministries are carried out everywhere; but they all originate in God’s Spirit. God’s various expressions of power are in action everywhere; but God himself is behind it all. Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people! The variety is wonderful:
healing the sick
distinguishing between spirits
interpretation of tongues.
All these gifts have a common origin, but are handed out one by one by the one Spirit of God. He decides who gets what, and when.
12-13 You can easily enough see how this kind of thing works by looking no further than your own body. Your body has many parts—limbs, organs, cells—but no matter how many parts you can name, you’re still one body. It’s exactly the same with Christ. By means of his one Spirit, we all said good-bye to our partial and piecemeal lives. We each used to independently call our own shots, but then we entered into a large and integrated life in which he has the final say in everything. (This is what we proclaimed in word and action when we were baptized.) Each of us is now a part of his resurrection body, refreshed and sustained at one fountain—his Spirit—where we all come to drink. The old labels we once used to identify ourselves—labels like Jew or Greek, slave or free—are no longer useful. We need something larger, more comprehensive.
14-18 I want you to think about how all this makes you more significant, not less. A body isn’t just a single part blown up into something huge. It’s all the different-but-similar parts arranged and functioning together. If Foot said, “I’m not elegant like Hand, embellished with rings; I guess I don’t belong to this body,” would that make it so? If Ear said, “I’m not beautiful like Eye, limpid and expressive; I don’t deserve a place on the head,” would you want to remove it from the body? If the body was all eye, how could it hear? If all ear, how could it smell? As it is, we see that God has carefully placed each part of the body right where he wanted it.
19-24 But I also want you to think about how this keeps your significance from getting blown up into self-importance. For no matter how significant you are, it is only because of what you are a part of. An enormous eye or a gigantic hand wouldn’t be a body, but a monster. What we have is one body with many parts, each its proper size and in its proper place. No part is important on its own. Can you imagine Eye telling Hand, “Get lost; I don’t need you”? Or, Head telling Foot, “You’re fired; your job has been phased out”? As a matter of fact, in practice it works the other way—the “lower” the part, the more basic, and therefore necessary. You can live without an eye, for instance, but not without a stomach. When its a part of your own body you are concerned with, it makes no difference whether the part is visible or clothed, higher or lower. You give it dignity and honor just as it is, without comparisons. If anything, you have more concern for the lower parts than the higher. If you had to choose, wouldn’t you prefer good digestion to full-bodied hair?
25-26 The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part, the parts we mention and the parts we don’t, the parts we see and the parts we don’t. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance.
27-31 You are Christ’s body—that’s who you are! You must never forget this. Only as you accept your part of that body does your “part” mean anything. You’re familiar with some of the parts that God has formed in his church, which is his “body”:
those who pray in tongues.
But it’s obvious by now, isn’t it, that Christ’s church is a complete Body and not a gigantic, unidimensional Part? It’s not all Apostle, not all Prophet, not all Miracle Worker, not all Healer, not all Prayer in Tongues, not all Interpreter of Tongues. And yet some of you keep competing for so-called “important” parts.
But now I want to lay out a far better way for you.
# Ok now that I have listed the Bible verses you can see what God wants us to do with spiritual gifts. Everyone has different spiritual gifts and each spiritual gift is just as important as the other one.Alot of people think their spiritual gift is useless because they don’t read The Bible.
Satan wants Christians to think that they have no power but in reality he is the one who has no power.
The church as a whole needs to become more aware of spiritual gifts and learn how to use them more efficiently. The problem is that people with spiritual gifts use them publicly and God didn’t intend for spiritual gifts to be used that way.
God has given us specific instructions on how to live and when people choose to live their way they will be judged because they have been blessed to have the resources (The Holy Bible,televangelists, discoveries of things that were talked about in the Bible,etc.)how to live a Godly life.
America is supposedly the richest country in the world and alot of people have access to the Internet and Televisions.
Even people in third world countries are getting t.v. signals and the word of God is being heard. Their is no excuse for Americans especially when bibles are being given away for free by people like Gideons International.
I applaud Gideons for their effort to reach the lost. Of course their will always be some people who don’t believe and that’s sad. We all have to go see God one day and some people unfortunately will only see him temporally.
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