Do Not Forbid

Do Not Forbid …

Every Bible translation I have read says basically the same thing:”DO NOT FORBID OR HINDER speaking in [unknown] TONGUES. 1 Corinthians 14:39 (AMP)

That seems fairly clear to me. How about you?

How can one build themselves up if they do not allow themselves to do what is required to accomplish the task. The book of Jude says,

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,. Jude 1:20 (KJV)

To me it is fairly obvious that we need the power of God more than ever before. These are days of gross darkness and it is only in the supernatural strength of Jesus Christ [The Anointed One] and His anointing that we will run the race, reach the mark, and win the crown promised the overcomer. Jam 1:12; 1 Pet 5:4; Rev. 2:10; Rev. 3:11; ]

. . . Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 (KJV)

Let this be a time of setting aside the traditions of men and the leaven of religious form without power. Let this be a time of seeking the Lord and of receiving ALL that He shed His blood and died to purchase for us.

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 2 Timothy 3:5 (KJV)

Guard and keep yourselves in the love of God …

Don’t lose heart or grow faint. God knew these days would come. We were forewarned so that we would not be surprised nor alarmed:

They (the Apostles) told you beforehand, In the last days (in the end time) there will be scoffers – who seek to gratify their own unholy desires – following after their own ungodly passions. Jude 1:18 (AMP)

It is these who are (agitators) setting up distinctions and causing divisions; merely sensual [creatures] – carnal, worldly-minded people – devoid of the (Holy) Spirit and destitute of any higher spiritual life. Jude 1:19 (AMP)

But you, beloved, build yourselves up [founded] on your most holy faith – make progress, rise like an edifice higher and higher – praying in the Holy Spirit; Jude 1:20 (AMP) (1Co 14:4; Act 1:4; 8:14-17; 10:44-47; 19:2-6)

Guard and keep yourselves in the love of God; expect and patiently wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Messiah, [which will bring you] unto life eternal. Jude 1:21 (AMP)

“Guard and keep yourselves” –

“Building yourselves up” –

“Praying in the Holy Ghost”

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