I’m hoping to get back to writing on my blog but with that in mind, I’d like to do sort of a reset. When I deleted Facebook I realized how it’s not as good for me as I was telling myself and thought the same of wordpress. The social media part of it anyhow. I also saw writing as a have to. Something I needed to be good at. To wow those who read what I wrote.
In the last few weeks, I’ve been being taught about humility by God. He’s been revealing to me how much I only need to worry of what He thinks and no one else. And if I am pleasing to Him, chances are I’ll be pleasing to others. It’s truly a freeing thought.
With that in mind, the only way to be truly free here at wordpress is to be honest with those who follow my writings of who I am. I always kept my beliefs sort of on the generic side to be pleasing to all…but how fair is that?
I am an apostolic woman. I believe there is one God. When I look to heaven, I see one true God up there waiting on me. I believe that Jesus was not a separate entity sent from God. I do not believe Jesus was some super human. I believe He was God robed in flesh. I think many humans have a hard time thinking of how God could be up there and down here at the same time. But that is limiting God. And one thing God is not is limited.
When He was on the cross and He said, my God my God why has thou forsaken me? The spirit part of him had left his body at that point because spirit cannot die. What was left of Him was flesh and the flesh was hurting and scared.
My pastor said it like this last week, “If I needed to die or had to die, I wouldn’t send my son in my place. I would die first.” See, God was Jesus. There are other situations in the Bible that can explain this. There are many verses as well, but I’m not here to teach, I’m here to state what I believe.
I know many of you that read my blog disagree and may have many points that you would like to interject, but honestly that’s not what this post is about. It isn’t me trying to persuade you. Or you persuading me. It is just that I want you to know where I stand.
I also believe in the Holy Ghost, as we call it. The term Holy Ghost comes from the King James version. Simply meaning God’s spirit. It is the speaking in other tongues. I was reading a study bible cpl years ago that had a commentary underneath the scripture for the day of pentecost and what happened there. They said it like this….The “church” was being built or coming together in that day. Like a building that needs scaffolding put around it as you build it, so was speaking in tongues. When the building is complete, the scaffolding comes down. We no longer need tongues.” I was like, say what?? Paul said, I speak in tongues more than any of you. And that was way after the day of pentecost. Just sayin.
Anyhow I believe it is a way for my spirit to communicate with God’s spirit. When I do not know what to pray. When I am overwhelmed and there are no words. I speak in tongues. When I am moved deeply in the presence of God, I speak in other tongues.
Here again, many of you may not believe the same as I do. That’s perfectly fine with me. But if I’m going to take a go of this blog and resurrect it to what I want it to be, I need to be real with those who read it.
I will not debate via comments. And if you’d like to know more about what I’ve shared, go to https://www.upci.org/about/our-beliefs