Not Many Wise

Tag: Spirit filling

  • Revivals and manifestations of the Holy Spirit

    The subject of the Holy Spirit and any manifestations of the Holy Spirit can cause confusion and divisions.Whenever problematic, spiritual situations arise we need to seek out what the Bible says. What is the filling of the Holy Spirit – it can be transforming but from the bible’s teaching it tells us that nothing is…

  • Are manifestations in revivals a recent phenomenon?

    Does history confirm emotionalism, shaking, falling down and manifestations at revivals? Is being slain in the Spirit something from the 17th century?

    Painting of a church revivial meeting by John Steuart Curry. Are manifestations in revivals a recent phenomenon?
  • The festival of Pentecost lesson plan

    The day of Pentecost can be a difficult lesson plan to present to the children. This free Pentecost lesson plan looks at Acts 2 and needs no extra input from teachers – it is ready to use. Many Christians celebrate Pentecost Sunday and take comfort from the Holy Spirit. This teacher’s copy of the Festival…

    Disciples on the day of Pentecost. The festival of Pentecost lesson plan.
  • [1] Church leadership problems – choosing authentic leaders

    Church leadership problems, a ministry without conversions should stop. No sense of responsibility, not sent by God who bring no-one to God.

    Graduation day a graduate walking down a street.
  • [1] A return to early Church worship? Part 1

    Are you dissatisfied with set Christian worship services? Is it a performance? Are many involved in our worship? What was the early church like?

    Jesus washes disciples feet
  • [1] Being filled with the Spirit is transforming but nothing is added

    Jesus told His followers to wait until the Holy Spirit had come. If they just ‘reckoned it’ there would be confusion. Can we experience the Holy Spirit?

    The day of Pentecost by Giulio Clovio 1550
  • [2] How do we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit?

    Is the promise of the Holy Spirit is for you. How do we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit? It does not take place automatically at conversion.

    Pentecost by Gerard Groote
  • [3] Issues with the Holy Spirit – potentially

    Potential issues with the Holy Spirit. Don’t get impressed by ‘phenomena’. Fear of showing unbelief. Spiritual gifts ‘on tap’? Do not ‘claim’ gifts.

    Beautiful ripe fruit - red apples.
  • [4] How do I know I am saved? By the Holy Spirit’s work

    How do I know I am saved? It is not good for a Christian to doubt their salvation. A Christian who is assured of their salvation will be confident.

    Cat in a cardboard box
  • [5] The Holy Spirit and living a godly life

    The old term for a godly life is sanctification. The filling of the Holy Spirit helps living a godly life, but it’s not ‘sanctification’ itself. Think Corinth

    Snow on branches representing a pure life.
  • [6] How does ‘Receive the Holy Spirit’ differ from the ‘filling’?

    Jesus was raised from the dead then He breathed on them and said: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit’. How does that differ from the filling of the Holy Spirit?

    A man breathing out.
  • [7] Looking for and needing revival

    Why do so many people look down on anything old these days? When looking for revival it is Biblical to look back. But we are constantly told that everything is ‘improved’ and ‘new’. Why is that, because these things couldn’t have been perfect to start with! But God’s work is perfect. He can’t be improved, neither can His…

    George Whitefield preaching.
  • Criticising the Holy Spirit. Test all things

    Seen any bizarre Christian behaviour but scared to question it for criticising the Holy Spirit? But we are told to question and test things for our spiritual safety.

    Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship sign.
  • Surrendering to the Holy Spirit and the Bible

    Bible-based or surrendering to the Holy Spirit. How to be led by the Spirit. 18th Century Revival preaching from the Bible with Spirit-filled preachers.

    An open Bible.
  • 9. Jesus the Prayer Warrior Part 3

    I think you will be amazed at who the prayer warrior is. It’s surprising when and how Jesus prays and also the results. In Hebrews it tells us that Jesus is able to save completely those who come to God through Him… And Jesus said to Simon Peter: “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift…

    Sifting the wheat grains from the chaff with a hand held sieve.
  • Signs and wonders

    What are signs and wonders? Jesus did them, and his followers did, but does that mean we should be doing that now in the twenty-first century?

    Paul preaching at Athens.
  • 1950’s Belgian Congo revival

    The Belgian Congo revival seems like a genuine move of God which bore good fruit. Suddenly we heard a hurricane storm, the building shook…

    The Belgian Congo jungle.