From Daniel's Desk on 2/27/20
My Title: God is NOT a God of Disorder but of ORDER!
My Verse: 12
"So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church."
Build up the church. What is your desire in seeing the manifestations of the Spirit!? Are you READY to experience the power of God? Do you have, not only the right heart, but the correct perspective and motivation? Build up. Encourage. Console. Witness, so that the unbeliever and outsider will KNOW, DECLARE and WORSHIP the LIVING GOD that is AMONG you.
KNOW HOW and WHY God intends the manifestation of the SPIRIT in the life of His Church. BE EDUCATED and then EXPECT GOD TO MOVE IN AN ORDERLY FASHION BECAUSE GOD IS A GOD OF ORDER! - Be encouraged. Be built up. Be consoled. DESIRE PROPHESY and DON'T forbid speaking in tongues BUT ABOVE ALL PURSUE LOVE.
Your WORSHIP should lead the outsider and unbeliever to fall on his face, worship God and declare that God is REALLY AMONG YOU.
How Will This Make You a Better Husband/Father:
Is YOUR HOME an example of orderly worship? - Oh boy. This one is firing shots right across the bow. - Lead as though you expect God to show up and keep the focus on WHY He shows up. - If these things are not taught correctly they get off target and end up burning people and harming faith. Done correctly they strengthen, embolden, encourage the church. Teach these things faithfully and correctly, they testify to your LIVING God.
Earnestly DESIRE the spiritual gifts... ESPECIALLY that you may prophesy.
Tongues, no one understands him. - Prophesies speaks to people FOR THEIR UPBUILDING and ENCOURAGEMENT and CONSOLATION.
The one who prophesies builds up the church.
Prophesy is greater than tongues UNLESS there is someone to interpret, SO THAT the church may be built up.
There IS value to experiencing the Spirit manifest as speaking in tongues What's the heart and purpose though?
"Therefore, one who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret."
Brothers, do not be children in your thinking.
"But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, the secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, falling on his face, he will worship God and declare that God is really among you."
"Let all things be done for building up. If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret. But if there is no one to interpret let each of them keep silent in church and speak to himself and to God."
DON'T MISS THIS DANIEL! - "But if there is no one to interpret, let each of them keep silent in church and speak to himself and to God." - There is nothing YOU have to be shy or worried about. God is NOT a God of disorder or confusion but of ORDER. Be educated and press in! Don't let those in your past burn you from what God has for you in the future!
It is shameful for a woman to speak in church. <Explore this context. - Don't miss that men are also called to be the spiritual leader... CAPABLE of correctly dividing God's Word! (Not PASTOR... HUSBAND!)
These things are a command of the Lord.
"So, my brothers, earnestly desire to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. But all things should be done decently and in order."