Many or most are CALLED but FEW are chosen: chosen as if by fire only for those who diligently seek Him. If you violate Christ's command against SPEAKING YOU OWN WORDS (Isaiah 5) and seeking your own pleasure, Christ says that there is NO LIGHT in you. The Law and the Testimony by the Spirit OF Christ cannot be ammended.
Paul floods his letters with allusions or words which identify all performance music with the practices of pagans where they had no God-given mysteries to use for teaching: performance was the tool for attracting all of the loose butterflies who were then put into a mental (charismatic) state during which their pockets could be picked.
Rather than Paul preaching "unity in diversity" the claim of spiritual gifts to make their imgination into a spirit-revealed message does just the opposite. Not surprising that any institution needing to WORK UP a set of rituals would not be able to comprehend the simple text. For instance.
2Pet. 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things,
....be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
2Pet. 3:15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation;
....even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom
....given unto him hath written unto you;
Jesus told Paul that he would have to SEE and HEAR Him after the resurrection to be guided into all truth. Peter calls that Scripture which was PERFECTED part by part by eye-- an ear--witnesses of Jesus of Nazareth. That's why a phenomena so RADICALLY OUTLAWED is
eyed with suspicion by those who listen to Paul VERY CAREFULLY. When the speaker loses confidence in the one they are affirming, the tongues will cease, and as with the women seduced by Montanus, they will feel used.
2Pet. 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things;
....in which are some things hard to be understood,
....which they that are <b>unlearned and unstable wrest,
....as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. </b>
G793 astriktos as-tay'-rik-tos From G1 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivation of G4741 ; unfixed, that is, (figuratively) vacillating:unstable.
A STABLE person cannot be DISSOCIATED
by any kind of music which John and the Greek texts call SORCERY. THEY are unmovable and cannot be SHAKEN: they possess reverence and Godly fear remmbering that GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE.
G4761 streblo streb-lo'-o From a derivative of G4762 ; to wrench, that is, (specifically) to torture (by the rack), but only figuratively to pervert:wrest
G4762 streph stref'-o Strengthened from the base of G5157 ; to twist, that is, turn quite around or reverse (literally or figuratively):convert, turn (again, back again, self, self about).
Peter warned us to SAVE OURSELVES from this CROOKED RACE.
The word GOD has to be qualified. Notice that Stephen identified the idolatry at Mount Sina
NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEE THE "GOD"
OF THE UNSTABLE AND PAUL'S GOD DEFIND AS MY GOD
used in contrast
1Cor. 14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men,
but unto God: for no man understandeth him;
howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
NO MAN CAN UNDERSTAND: NO MAN CAN INTERPRET: HE IS PAGANIZING
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch,
and the star of YOUR GOD
figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
Paul uses the term MY GOD: there are MANY gods but only ONE Lord Jesus. Paul is identifying the mostly "Mad Women of Corinth"
God is: Theos , Natural phenomena, the SUN, the weather, the stars, Zeus, Jupiter, Saturn (666)
This is the SAME GOD in Amos, Isaiah and in Jerusalem condemned by Stephen and Jesus.
The word SPEAK as in "speak one to another" is defined specificially as the opposite of poetry or music: clanging gongs and tinkling cymbal and blowing trumpets which are for CERTAIN SIGNALS ONLY.
Lal-eo , A. talk, chat, prattle b. generally, talk, speak, NEW DIALECT
Speaking to the GENERIC GOD
Paul is defining a pantomime, II. chatter, opp. articulate speech, as of
LOCUSTS, chirp, III. of musical sounds, aul (pipes) lale Theoc.20.29; sound the magadis (harp)
That is why Paul compared tongues to LIFELESS INSTRUMENTS of CARNAL WEAPONS. We do not WRESTLE (play the harp) againsts the evil POWERS OF THE [b[AIR.
THEY SPEAK MYSTERIES:
Mustri-on (of the mysteries of the Cabiri (gender-bent)in Samothrace), etc.; esp. those of Demeter at Eleusis,2. mystic implements and ornaments, properties, such as were carried to Eleusis at the celebration of the mysteries, object used in magical rites (phalic), talisman, . ts anomias the mystery of iniquity, 2 Ep.Thess.2.7;
Rev. 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel?
I will tell thee the mystery
of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her,
which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
Mystery can also mean a SECRET REVEALED BY GOD. We don't know of anyone but Paul who revealed the SECRETS and he promised that he would reveal by LETTERS.
Then, having acquired a knowledge of the Greek tongue, she set up an oracle. She also mentioned that her sister had been sold for a slave into Libya by the same persons as herself.
PEEPING AND MURMURING
The Dodonaeans called the women doves because they were foreigners,
and seemed to them to make a noise like birds.
After a while the dove spoke with a human voice, because the woman,
whose foreign talk had previously sounded to them like the chattering of a bird,
acquired the power of speaking what they could understand.
êcheion 2. Adj. êcheion organon sounding instrument, III. basin used as a cymbal
or drum, Hdt.6.58; of the gong at Dodona
The DOVE Parable is to prove that Jesus is the SON of a FATHER rather than the DAUGHTER of a MOTHER.
Both in Hebrew and Greek the "spirit" word never means more literally than WIND. When is used in the "inspiration" sense God "BREATHES" on people and the results are WORDS of God Who IS Holy or Wholly Spirit
John 20:20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side.
Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
John 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you:
as my Father hath sent me,
even so send I you
John 20:22 And when he had said this,
and saith unto them,
Receive ye the Holy Ghost
It is clear that Jesus is speaking of something in the future when WIND and FIRE were signs in the upper room.
John 20:23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them;
and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
That was something Jesus Christ with full authority of Father, Son and Spirit bestowed only on the apostles.
When Paul was ordained to be an apostle the Spirit Lord "Jesus of Nazareth" said that he would have to SEE him and hear His VOICE.
When the Spirit was POURED OUT this was fully accomplished at one time and place. When the WIND fell on Cornelius "FELL" carries the same violent signs as the WIND and FIRE in the upper room:
Epipipt , Attack, A. fall upon or over II. . fall upon in hostile sense, attack, assail, of winds meeting one another,
Whatever "fell" literally drove the doubting Jews "out of their wits" and Peter said in effect: "I dare you to deny my right to baptize Cornelius and his band. Speaking "Judean" would not astound men who spoke "Judean."
You never want the BREATH OF GOD to fall on you.
The apostles would RECEIVE the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost when Jesus Christ in Spirit returned to the apostles
Mark 9:1 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you,
That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death,
till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
At the transfiguration they wanted to group Jesus with Moses and Elijah:
Mark 9:7 And there was a cloud that overshadowed them:
and a voice came out of the cloud, saying,
This is my beloved Son: hear him
Matt. 16:27 For the Son of man shall come
in the glory of his Father with his angels;
and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
Matt. 16:28 Verily I say unto you,
There be some standing here,
which shall not taste of death,
till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom
The reign of Jesus Christ in His kingdom began on the day of Pentecost: those who believed the promise "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved." Those who "believeth not" refused to comply and they were MARKED as in revolt against God and treacherous
The SON of God is the personified WORD of God. The operative word for everyone else is to HEAR HIM. The woman at the Well grasped what the apostles did not yet grasp: when Messias comes He will TELL US ALL THINGS.
When Jesus BREATHED on the Apostles and told them to receive the Holy Spirit, Luke recorded that to mean:
Acts 1:1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus,
of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
Acts 1:2 Until the day in which he was taken up,
after that HE
through the Holy Spirit (Breath )
had given commandments
unto the apostles whom he had chosen
BY DEFINITION OTHER THAN SPIRIT BEING PERSONIFIED,
God speaks by a Holy Wind or Breath: the Son is the articulated word. Neither the Son (word) nor the Spirit (breath) originates any words.
Psa. 33:6 By the (1) word of the (3) LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the (3) breath of his mouth.
Psa. 33:7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap:
he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
Psa. 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Psa. 33:9 For he
spake, and it was done; he
commanded, and it stood fast.
Paul compared the Holy Spirit to the Mind of Christ (1 Cor 2). The ONLY function of the breath or spirit of God was to INSTRUCT those who have been enabled after baptism or conversion.
Having A holy spirit always drives you back to the original Words which Jesus called "Spirit and Life" (John 6:63)
The Apostles only received the Words of the personified Word when He breathed on them.
The signs of WIND and FIRE filled the upper room only on the Apostles.
The Apostles manifested this by speaking in all of the languages of the pilgrims.
Peter opened the door by showing how one could be baptized into Christ.
No one else received any such power after the four promised SIGNS.
In the presence and touch of an apostle speaking in tongues was not a utilitarian gift
It was to mark the authority of the apostles (only) and the Word:
Heb. 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation;
which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord,
and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him
Heb. 2:4 God also bearing them
both with signs and wonders,
and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost,
according to his own will?
If you think you should speak the tongues of angels!
Heb. 2:5 For unto the angels hath he not
put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
Heb. 2:6 But one in a certain place testified, saying,
What is man, that thou art mindful
of him? or the son of man,
that thou visitest him?
Heb. 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels
but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
The Last Will and Testament has been probated: everyone is too young to participate.
The Constitution of the US has been validated: everyone is too late.
It would be a terminal repudiation of God in Jesus Christ to demand that God treat US as if Jesus had not died on the cross and been resurrected to make him an eternal Son because His body has been changed.
A Holy Wind is Kamakaze.