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October 2018 Newsletter: Questions & Answers


Featured Questions & Answers

QUESTION:

Does God’s Spirit Reason?

ANSWER:

“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” [I Corinthians 2:12]

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” [Hebrews 4:12]

“We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the Spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.” [I John 4:6]

“If you've got good reasoning, you'll set down and try to REASON out the Bible, reason, "How could He raise from the dead? How could these miracles and things take place today in this great realm of civilization science that we live in?" You try to REASON that out, you're just getting farther away from God all the time. You'll never know Him by reasoning. God's not known by REASON. God's known by faith. You accept it. You believe it. You can't do it until something happens in you, then the Holy Spirit comes in and you have the MIND of Christ.” [Proof Of His Resurrection, Jeffersonville, IN 55-0410M]

“Notice, now, in the germ; but when God, when Christ, was in the womb of Mary. You're just a little teeny germ. Before it was a germ... What's after that germ? Is a life. Then you're in the supernatural; you're in the sixth dimension. You're plumb out of human reasoning. You're into spirit life. Every little germ has a life; that life come from somewhere. The life of the cancer come from the devil. Your life come from God; that's the difference.” [The Law Having A Shadow, Binghamton, NY 54-1203]

“If I'm going now to take my stand for Christ, and He's give me the Holy Spirit, His Spirit bears record of His Life in me. Then when I come to die, Satan try to say, "Now, you see, you didn't belong to an organization." Stay right with the Word. "You didn't do this. You didn't do that." No matter what, that, Satan has got no reasoning about It. It's God's Word. Stay with the Word. See? It casts down all reasonings. See? You don't have any reasoning; just holds onto the Word. See?” [Wisdom Versus Faith, Jeffersonville, IN 62-0401]

“If you have Eternal Life today, you are in God. By God's Being in you, you are God's expressed thought. Whew! Then, don't listen to any reasonings, lest your crown be taken, give to another. Don't take any reasonings, at all. Just believe what God said is the Truth, and stay with It. Reasonings, through wisdom, tries to make the Word say something It doesn't say.” [Wisdom Versus Faith, Jeffersonville, IN 62-0401]

“There's just so many people today that has the right knowledge, that knows that this Word should be God's Word, and It is God's Word, but they stand and let some seminary student reason them out of It, away from the Holy Spirit, away from the things of God. "Reasonings, we're to cast them down." [Wisdom Versus Faith, Jeffersonville, IN 62-0401]

“What we need is back to the Holy Ghost, back to the Bible, back to the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and not all this here reasonings, and intellectuals, and so forth.” [Why? South Gate, CA 62-0622E]

“God, knowing at this last days there will come intellectual giants, there will come everything intellectual, all kinds of the enemy with reasoning powers to try to prove to the church that the days of miracles is past and all this. God packed in the baptism of the Holy Ghost with what? Speaking with tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecies, gifts, and all kinds of things. They may seem hard in training, but, brother, on the battle front, every one of them's got to be used. God equips His soldiers exactly what it takes to use. Amen. Oh, they might say, "Just learn psychology." That won't work. No, sir. That's as thin as broth made out of the shadow of a chicken that starved to death. So that's no good. We have to have power of the Holy Ghost coming upon a man, with all the nine spiritual gifts dwelling in him. Oh, you say, "I just don't like to get out. I don't like to pray all night. I don't like..." Well, then you're going to get killed out on the battle front.” [To Take On The Whole Armor Of God, Santa Maria, CA 62-0701]

“Satan knows that reasoning and where reasoning lays. Yes, sir. To be an effectual witness of His resurrection, He knowed it would take the Holy Ghost, 'cause man cannot do those things. He equipped His army with the Holy Ghost to do those things, to make known the secrets of the heart, as He promised. You can't do that with any kind of training. You've got to do that by the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the armor of God. And this is the evening Light. To make Hebrews 13:8 reality, it would take more than a training. You can read words, and read words, and read words, and it'll never make it come to pass until you have the Holy Ghost there to manifest that. That's the Light; putting on the whole armor of God, not just a dress only, dress up and say, "Glory to God. I got the Holy Ghost." Then you're spurting all the power out the whistle. You're doing no good. Put it in action; put it in faith; make it move; make it do something: putting on the whole armor of God to go out and withstand the wiles of the devil.” [To Take On The Whole Armor Of God, Santa Maria, CA 62-0701]

“God deals with an individual. And notice, but every time there's a certain thing, from that time. From the time that Eve listened to the reasoning of Satan, death came into the world and has reigned ever since. Remember, don't forget that spot that Eve... There was a time when there was no death on earth. There was a time when men didn't have to die. But because that Eve reasoned, listened to Satan's reasoning against God's Word, death begin to reign from that time on. And it reigns yet today. But let me say this: in the face of all of it, there is a time, and a thing that can happen that will never change. It's eternal. There is something that can happen in a human life that can never change, that is eternal. That's when a man meets God. That is eternally settled, when a man meets God, and's born again of the Spirit of God, he has Eternal Life. Now, we believe that with all of our heart. And remember, when that man, a human being, or that woman, that boy, or that girl, ever meets God and is changed, he's never the same. He's changed from that time on. That's right. He will never be the same. No matter, he might get away from God, but God will never get away from him. Everywhere you go, you'll be haunted day and night if you ever meet God, till you come back again.” [From That Time, Spokane, WA 62-0713]

“God's in no hurry. He let the Hebrew children walk right into the fiery furnace before He ever turned a finger. That's right. And let Daniel go right into the lions' den, let Jesus go plumb into the grave, and His soul descend into hell, then raised Him right up through the bottomless pits, right on out through the grave, and cut every avenue of the devil off, and went straight into glory with it. See? Sure. He's in no hurry. He's God. See? He just... We just get in a hurry, is the only thing. You see? We miss it. So don't be in a hurry. Wait and watch; listen. Take the Scripture, examine It, see if It's right. And if It's right, hold on to it. If it's not, tell me so I can get it right. So we--we see that every work must be the Holy Spirit's work. It must be His work. It's His. And it must come out of the Bible. We mustn't draw anything from some conception or reasoning. We must draw it from the Bible.” [Perseverant, Salem, OR 62-0719E]

“The achievement's been proved by science. They showed it out yonder at the World's Fair. We got it. Amen. It's being proved everywhere, astronaut age we're living in. See, "It was made of things which do not appear." See, it was made of something out of Heaven. It's God Himself here in that sixth dimension. It's the power of God. We've been in such a place till we have been lifted up into that dimension, beyond this thing of going to the grave and weeping, this thing of putting the crape on the doorknob and saying good-bye forever. Hallelujah! We done got in the astronaut, and sailed off out yonder and seen where it's at, and returned back. Glory! We're going to the Home beyond the sky yonder, beyond the reasoning of man. How the old will be transformed in the moment of twinkling of an eye. We shall see them there, old men and women, young again. "How do you know?" The Bible teaches it! And, God shot an astronaut up in there, we know what it's all about, come back. There's no worry about dying. Dying's nothing. Sure, it's living. Yes, sir. It's just getting your feet off the ground so we can go. Oh, how wonderful!” [Countdown, Jeffersonville, IN 62-0909M]

“You are an astronaut. You're going beyond Luther. Luther don't believe in it all. Wesley laid on hands. The Pentecostal anoint in oil. You're an astronaut, gone beyond anything reasoning. Just because the Word said so, I'm going on. Well, you say, "Didn't Luther believe? Wasn't that the Word?" Yeah, but Wesley went on above him. "Well, Wesley anointed with oil or something another. Don't you believe that?" Yes, that's right. "The Pentecostal cast out devils." Yeah. "Laid hands on, had healing in hands and everything else." Yeah, I know that's right, but go on. Go on! Wesley don't look back to Luther, Pentecost don't look back to Wesley. Neither do we look back to Pentecost. We're astronauts. We're beyond that. Let's go on. Christ said so!” [Countdown, Jeffersonville, IN 62-0909M]

“The astronaut age has been lifted above that, way in above it, way above Azusa Street, way above all the rest of them. It's the latest thing we got, is a astronaut. Amen. God ain't looking for horse and buggy drivers. He's looking for astronauts, somebody that can take off and go beyond reasonings. Now, somebody say, "Now, just a minute, brother. Isn't it reasonable that we..." This is beyond reasoning. It's in outer space, out of space of reasoning. We're supposed to cast them down. So when you go above them, they are cast down, 'cause they're under you. Outer space, astronaut, raised up above all human imaginations. You're in the glorious Presence of Christ, and Christ is in you.” [The Countdown, Shreveport, LA 62-1125E]

“A man ought to first get on that sacred ground with God; where all the theologians, all the doctors of divinity, all the reasonings, all the atheists, nothing else can ever explain that away from him. He was there when God come, and he knows what took place. You can't reason it out of him; he was there when it happened. That's the kind of man we need today in the government, in the church, and anywhere else, in the times like this. For leadership, we need a man that's filled with the Holy Ghost. That's what the church needs today; not a theologian, but a Spirit-filled, born-again man, full of the Holy Ghost. I tell you, if we had more of that, the church would look a little different than it does in the present time. Things would be different if we just had more man filled with God's Spirit, not going after traditions of the elders, and so forth.” [Why? Hot Springs, AR 63-0626]

“O Holy Spirit, move freshly in our hearts now. Show us our wrongs, Lord. We don't, we won't lean to our own understanding, our own reasoning. But we lean upon You, because we know that we're standing in Your Divine, vindicated promise of today. You have made Yourself known beyond any, beyond any reasoning. We could not reason nor explain it. But You've come right down here in our midst now, and made known to us that You are here, and men and women are believing that and accepting it.” [Lean Not Unto Thy Own Understanding, Phoenix, AZ 65-0120]

“The virgin Mary, when the Angel Gabriel met her and told her that she was going to have a baby, without knowing a man. Whew! Never been. She never leaned upon her own understanding, that a woman could not have a baby without having a--a husband. She didn't lean upon that. But she said, "Behold the handsmaid of the Lord, be it unto me according to Your Word." She didn't say, "How am I going to do it? And when will I do it? And how is this all going to take place?" The Angel said, "The Holy Ghost shall overshadow thee; and that Holy Thing will be born of thee shall be called the Son of God." She said, "Behold the handsmaid of the Lord." She didn't take her reasoning, say it couldn't be done. She just said, "Behold the handsmaid of the Lord." That's right. Notice.” [Lean Not Unto Thy Own Understanding, Phoenix, AZ 65-0120]

“I know it is a great temptation to refer back to the day of Pentecost and also to the day when the Holy Ghost fell in the house of Cornelius and then set those two identical experiences as the evidence of the Baptism with the Holy Ghost. But on each occasion the tongues were understood by the listeners. This is a far cry from the modern babel of confusion of Pentecostal meetings. And if this were not enough to persuade us to leave off such reasoning, what will we do when we are confronted with the fact that people who have never spoken in tongues have some of the other eight manifestations in their lives, such as word of wisdom, the discerning of spirits, a word of knowledge, faith, healing and even miracles? And this observation is even more interesting in the light that tongues is the least of the nine gifts; so when we see people who do not, nor ever have spoken in tongues, use greater gifts than those who do speak in tongues, we must discount such a doctrine even more completely than before.” [Seven Church Ages Book, Smyrnaean Church Age 65-1204]

Bible References: I Corinthians 2:12; Hebrews 4:12; I John 4:6

 [Answer provided by Bro. Ken Andes, Minister, Lynden, Washington, USA]

 

LWB is dedicated to all who are looking for the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ; to you we owe credit for the materials used herein."Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."[Heb 10:25]."So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase."[I Cor 3:7]
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