Passages: Matthew 12:9-14; Mark 3:1-6; Luke 6:6-11. Jesus healed this man on the Sabbath. Everyone saw the healing with their own eyes. The Pharisees were angry at him, however.
Monthly Archives: May 2023
The ‘Seven Spirits of God’ and American Prophets and Pastors
There is a teaching circulating through the American church, particularly in the prophetic community, that prophets (and others) can exercise the “seven spirits of God.” What about this?
Paralyzed Man Is Healed after His Friends Dig Hole in Roof
Scriptures: Matthew 9:1-8; Mark 2:1-12; Luke 5:17-26. When the crowds prevented the paralyzed man and his friends to reach Jesus, they dug a hole in the roof, to lower him down to him. Jesus saw that the men had great faith.
Luke 17:22-37: Taken Away = Rapture?
What do those verses about being taken away and left behind really teach? The answer may shock many people who have been taught only one viewpoint. I also briefly look at Matthew’s version.
Jesus Expels Demon from Canaanite Woman’s Daughter from Distance
Scriptures: Matthew 15:21-28 and Mark 7:21-30. It is possible to detect faith in someone. A wise teacher will bring it out of her.
Healing of Woman Bent Double
Passage Luke 13:10-17. Jesus heals this “daughter of Abraham,” proclaiming she is loosed.
Do New Testament Apostles Exist Today?
Many Renewalists believe apostles do exist. But should there be restrictions? An old-fashioned Bible study to answer the question. (I have updated this post,)
Did 12 or 120 Speak in ‘Spirit-Inspired Languages’ (‘Tongues’) at Pentecost?
A teaching on Acts 2 has been circulating among certain (restrictive) Bible interpreters, which says that only the twelve apostles received the fullness or the baptism with the Spirit at Pentecost with the gift of speaking in Spirit-inspired languages (commonly called ‘tongues’). True?
Do New Testament Prophets and Prophecy Exist Today?
Many Renewalists say yes for prophecy. The biblical evidence favors them. Now what about prophets? (I have recently updated this post.)
Woman with Issue of Blood Is Healed
Passages: Matthew 9:20-22; Mark 5:24b-34; Luke 8:42b-48. The power of God flowed from Jesus to the woman. Can we expect the same power to flow through us, as the Spirit distributes the gifts of healings (1 Cor. 12:4-11)?
What Jesus Really Taught about End Times
This summary post covers some sample verses from Jesus’s teaching on the end times, throughout the four Gospels (excluding Matthew 24-25, Mark 13, and Luke 17 and 21, which are covered in separate posts). He simplified. End-time Bible prophecy teachers complicate.