“The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.” (Pro 14:27) “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” (Rms 8:6-8)
Are you a spiritually minded person? To be a spiritually minded person you must first have the Holy Spirit. Do you have the Holy Spirit evidenced with the speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance according to scripture? “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” (Rm 8:9) It is vitally important to know if you have the Holy Spirit. These believers in Jesus Christ who were baptized didn’t have the Holy Spirit until the Apostles laid hands on them and prayed that they would receive it. “Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)” (Acts 8:14-16) The sign that you have received the Holy Spirit is the evidence of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance as was prophesied. “For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.” (Isa 28:11-12) “And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:3-4)
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