Monday, March 13, 2017

Change In Plans
1 Corinthians 13:8 -  Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

    I want to talk to you about 3 topics which is in this verse, prophecies, tongues, and knowledge.  Let's start with prophecies, unless the prophecy comes from God, then the prophecy is not a true prophecy.  A prophet can't see into the future.  This is also true to fortunetellers, most of mans's prophecies come from satan, and not from God.  Satan can not tell the future, but the good God in heaven can, and has in the bible.  To see an example of a true prophet then read from the old testament book of Daniel, or other books like Isaiah, or Ezekiel.
    The second topic is tongues, or speaking in tongues.  On the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit gave the apostles the ability to speak in tongues.  This was given, so the apostles could talk to more people in there own languages.  Tongues have ceased now a days, because its easy to learn different languages in school.  The Holy Spirit had to teach the apostles the different languages that was not normally used in Israel at that time.
    The third and last topic in this verse is knowledge.  I believe that Paul was talking about the knowledge that we get everyday from civilization, news, education, etc.  Knowledge comes from satan, if we want any types of smarts it should be from wisdom from the Bible, God's word.
    Personal observation, God's wisdom comes in two different areas of the Bible, the apostles wrote for the Jewish people at the time, about the true Messiah Jesus Christ.  Paul wrote the second part for the church and how to live in Grace.  Grace is a period that God gave his true believers, since Paul started writing his epistles.  Not every Christian believes in Paul's teaching, because they don't believe in a period of grace.  I guess they believe that they have to do more in there life to receive God's grace.  All a person has to do to gain God's wisdom, is by reading the Bible.

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