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Arise, and Walk! by Pastor Melissa Scott

January 6th, 2014
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They were still there when the Pharisees were gathered around in Jesus’ day. God Himself, the Word of God incarnate was there. They said, “Show us a sign.” The sign hunters!

Do you know what it says in 1 Corinthians about speaking in tongues? I am very much for it; I  want the world to know that. But do you know what it means when it says that tongues are a sign to those that believe not, to unbelievers? It is the exact same Greek word that you find in Hebrews 3. It is the exact same Greek word that you find when God describes those who simply would not believe Him and would not accept what He was doing unless He gave them a new sign. Tongues are a sign, not to those that believe, but to those that believe not. But to those that believe, prophecy suffices. (1 Corinthians 14:22)

Now let me tell the world, I think this tongue is the most unruly member in our body. An inevitable accompaniment of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is that that which is capable of being used to God’s glory comes under God’s control. When man is filled with God’s Spirit, this most unruly member is going to come under His control and the Spirit will give the utterance. But I have to be true to God’s Word and say it is those weak ones who forever want a sign, those with a persistent heart that will not accept from God what is clear in His Word, unless it is accompanied by some new sign.

Pastor Melissa Scott continues, Abram didn’t say that. He didn’t say, “Give me a sign.” God said, “Arise, and walk,” put your legs on it, “from the place where thou art;” now, not tomorrow, not the next day, not when the  circumstances change. Get up and start walking right where you are!

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