The Manifestations Of The Holy Spirit [YAHUWAH]


This is an additional note added after the original post: Throughout this presentation I have used the English term “The Holy Spirit” to represent what the power of Yahuwah is called, but in the Abary language, it is called as follows:

The = Ha (definite article)

Holy = H6918 Qaduwsh (quwph-dalet-waw-shin) or H6944 Qadash (quwph-dalet-shin) (adjective)

Spirit = H7307 Ruwach (resh-waw-chet) (noun)

In the Abary language, the adjective comes after the noun as follows:

Spirit Holy = Ruwach Qaduwsh or Ruwach Qadash

In the Abary language, the adjective takes the definite article when it modifies a definite noun as follows:

HaQaduwsh or HaQadash

The power of Yahuwah is called: Ruwach HaQaduwsh or Ruwach HaQadash.

The Promise Of The Holy Spirit

Yohn (John) 14:26 “But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

G3739 ho {ho} including the feminine η {hay} and the neuter to {to} in all their inflections, the definite article;; article AV – which 413, who 79, the things 11, the son 8, misc 32; 543 1) this, that, these, etc. Only significant renderings other than VtheV counted

G1565 ekeinos {ek-i’-nos} from 1563;; pron AV – that 99, those 40, he 40, the same 20, they 14, misc 38; 251 1) he, she, it, etc.

The pronoun “whom” (Strong’s G3739 which points to a person) in this verse could just as well have been translated as the word “which” (which points to a thing) and the pronoun “he” (Strong’s G1565 which points to a person) could have been translated as the word “that” or “it” (which points to a thing). The pronouns chosen by the translators have led people erroneously to believe that the Alahayam consist of three persons.

In The Beginning There Were Two Alahayam
Genesis 1:1, Yohn (John) 1:1

Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning Alahayam created the heaven and the earth.”

Yohn (John) 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Alahayam, and the Word was Alahayam.” 2 The same was in the beginning with Alahayam. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”

The word “alahayam” in Genesis 1:1 (Strong’s H430) is in a plural form and the Word is identified as the one who was with Alahayam in the beginning.

The Holy Spirit Is The Seal Of Yahuwah
2 Corinthians 1:21-22

21 “Now he which stablisheth us with you in Mashyach, and hath anointed us, is Yahuwah; 22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.”

Ephesians 1:12-13

12 “That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Mashyach. 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise,”

Ephesians 4:30 “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of Yahuwah, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Do Not Grieve The Holy Spirit

Some have used Ephesians 4:30 to promote the doctrine of the trinity (three gods), but there are other instances in The Scriptures in which “things” are given human qualities. This is a literary device called personification.

Psalms 77:16 “The waters saw thee, O Alahayam, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.”

Proverbs 1:20 “Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets.”

Yashayah (Isaiah) 24:23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when Yahuwah of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Yahruwshalaam, and before his ancients gloriously.”

Yuwal (Joel) 1:10
The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth.

1 Corinthians 13:4 “Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,”

We are told that the Holy Spirit has the ability to teach. Many objects teach, but that does not make them a person. A book teaches. We know there is an author behind the book, but we say “I learned it from a book.”

The Holy Spirit has information stored in it and gifts in it from Yahuwah which it can impart to the people of Yahuwah. If a believer ignores the information imparted by the Holy Spirit or does not use the gift(s) imparted by the Holy Spirit, the apostle Shauwl liken it to grieving the Holy Spirit.

The Word “Seal”
Strong’s G4972 – sphragizō

1) to set a seal upon, mark with a seal, to seal

a) for security: from Satan

b) since things sealed up are concealed (as the contents of a letter), to hide, keep in silence, keep secret

c) in order to mark a person or a thing

1) to set a mark upon by the impress of a seal or a stamp

2) angels are said to be sealed by God

d) in order to prove, confirm, or attest a thing

1) to confirm authenticate, place beyond doubt

a) of a written document

b) to prove one’s testimony to a person that he is what he professes to be

What Is The Holy Spirit?

1. The seal which identifies the people of Yahuwah as belonging to Yahuwah (the I. D. and passport of Yahuwah).

2. The Holy Spirit protects from the wrath of Yahuwah.

3. The power of Yahuwah imparts holy gifts and holy character to the people of Yahuwah.

4. The Holy Spirit teaches (it has information stored on it).

5. The Holy Spirit helps the saints to remember the word of Yahuwah (it can extract information from its memory when we need it and impart it to the believer).

The Holy Angels As Agents Of The Holy Spirit
Revelation 7:1-3

1 “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living Alahayam: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our Alahayam in their foreheads.”

The indication in verse 2 is that the “seal” is a thing which the angel has in his possession. The angel himself is not the seal. The “we” in verse 3 indicates either more than one angel has been designated in these last days to seal the saints with the power of Yahuwah or the angel is referring to himself as the distributor of the seal in conjunction with Yahuwah and Yahuwshuwah who are the authors of the seal.

The Holy Spirit Can Be Poured Out

Yashayah (Isaiah) 44:3 “For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:”

Yuwal (Joel) 2:28 “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:”

A person cannot be poured out.

A Person Can Be Filled With The Holy Spirit

Luke 4:1 “And Yahuwshuwah being full of the Holy Spirit returned from Yaradan (Jordan), and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,”

Acts 2:4 “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

Acts 7:55 “But he [Stephen], full of the Holy Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven and saw the glory of Yahuwah, and Yahuwshuwah standing at the right hand of Yahuwah.”

Ephesians 5:18 “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;”

The Holy Spirit is compared to things which flow when it is described as being “poured out” and believers being “full of” it or “filled with” it.

The Holy Spirit Is Given In Portions

2 Kings 2:9 “And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Alyah (Elijah) said unto Alyasha (Elisha), Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Alyasha (Elisha) said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.”

Numbers 11:17 “And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.

A believer can receive a specific portion of the Holy Spirit. The portion can consist of a specific amount and a specific type of gift through the Holy Spirit. A portion of a thing can be given, but a portion of a person cannot be given. The Holy Spirit is the power which emanates from Yahuwah which causes what is to exist. The Holy Spirit is the power which emanates from Yahuwah which causes what is to move. This power can be given to others according to the will of Yahuwah. Yahuwah wants the mankind He created in His image to not only look like Him, but He wants them to be able to do some of the same mighty wonders that He can do. However, the mankind must demonstrate first that they can be trusted with a portion of His power. If we succeed with the original portion as a good and faithful servant, we will be given a greater portion which will include immortality.

Who Distributes The Holy Spirit?

The portion of the Holy Spirit is distributed (given) by the following:

1. Yahuwah

2. Yahuwshuwah

3. other Holy Spirit anointed believers through the laying on of hands

4. authorized holy angels

Yahuwshuwah Given The Holy Spirit
Matthew 3:16-17

16 “And Yahuwah, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of Yahuwah descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Yahuwah Can Give A Baby The Holy Spirit From His Mother’s Womb
Luke 1:13-15

13 “But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharyah (Zacharias): for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Alyashabah (Elisabeth) shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name Yohn (John). 14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. 15 For he shall be great in the sight of Yahuwah, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.”

The Day Of Pentecost: The Promise Fulfilled
Acts 2:1-4

1 “And when the day of Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

Yahuwah Has Manifested The Holy Spirit Visually In Some Cases

In the case of Yahuwshuwah, the Holy Spirit descended like a dove and the believers who received the Holy Spirit at the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) the Holy Spirit appeared as cloven tongues like as of fire. There was a visual display of the presence and receipt of the Holy Spirit, but the bottom line evidence of the Holy Spirit anointing in the believer are the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

There were about 120 believers in the room at Pentecost, but they each received their own “cloven tongues like as of fire” and separate gift, but the anointing came from the same source which is Yahuwah. The anointing of the Holy Spirit can be liken to a cup full of water. The water in the cup can be dabbed on many people. All believers receive one dab, but the content of the dab is different. One dab can impart many gifts or one dab can impart one specific gift. However, the cup which is Yahuwah remains the same and does not change and never runs out of Holy Spirit to dab or anoint the people with. Yahuwah and Yahuwshuwah dwell in us through the Holy Spirit.

False Evidence Of The Holy Spirit

There are five manifestations I would like to address in this presentation that people falsely claim are scriptural manifestations and proofs of the Holy Spirit as follows:

1. glossolalia
2. shouting
3. slain in the spirit
4. holy laughter
5. snake handling and poison drinking

Glossolalia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossolalia

“Glossolalia or speaking in tongues is the fluid vocalizing (or less commonly, the writing) of speech-like syllables which lack any readily comprehended meaning, in some cases as part of religious practice.[1] The significance of glossolalia has varied in context, with some minorities considering it as a part of a sacred language. It is most prominently practiced within Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity, but it is also practiced in non-Christian religions.”

“Glossolalia also sometimes refers to xenoglossy, which is speaking in a natural language that was previously unknown to the speaker.”

“In Christianity, a supernatural explanation for glossolalia is advocated by some and rejected by others.”

“Glossolalists could, apart from those practicing glossolalia, also mean all those Christians who believe that the Pentecostal/charismatic glossolalia practiced today is the “speaking in tongues” described in the New Testament. They believe that it is a miraculous charism or spiritual gift. Glossolalists claim that these tongues can be both real, unlearned languages (i.e., xenoglossia)[13][14] as well as a “language of the spirit”, a “heavenly language”, or perhaps the language of angels.[15]”
“Cessationists believe that all the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit ceased to occur early in Christian history, and therefore that the speaking in tongues practised today is simply the utterance of meaningless syllables. It is neither xenoglossia nor miraculous, but rather learned behavior, possibly self-induced. These believe that what the New Testament described as “speaking in tongues” was xenoglossia, a miraculous spiritual gift through which the speaker could communicate in natural languages not previously studied.”

“Proponents of each viewpoint use the biblical writings and historical arguments to support their positions.”

Glossolalia As Learned Behavior

“The admittedly fraudulent preacher Marjoe Gortner described in a 1977 interview how people learn glossolalia in a highly emotional religious setting.

“ “Tongues is something you learn,” he emphasized. “It is a releasing that you teach yourself. You are told by your peers, the church, and the Bible — if you accept it literally — that the Holy Ghost speaks in another tongue; you become convinced that it is the ultimate expression of the spirit flowing through you. The first time maybe you’ll just go dut-dut-dut-dut, and that’s about all that will get out. Then you’ll hear other people and next night you may go dut-dut-dut-UM-dut-DEET-dut-dut, and it gets a little better. The next thing you know, it’s ela-hando-satelay-eek-condele-mosandrey-aseya … and it’s a new language you’ve got down.”[72]”

Many are being taught that if they do not experience glossolalia they do not have the Holy Spirit.

What Are Tongues?
Strong’s G1100 Glossa

glossa {gloce-sah’} of uncertain affinity; TDNT – 1:719,123; n f AV – tongue 50; 50 1) the tongue, a member of the body, an organ of speech 2) a tongue 1a) the language or dialect used by a particular people distinct from that of other nations

Speaking In What Tongues?
Act 2:5-11

5 “And there were dwelling at Yahruwshalaam Yahuwdy, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? 8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? 9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Yahuwdyah (Judaea), and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia 10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Yahuwdy and proselytes, 11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of Yahuwah.”

The languages the believers spoke through the Holy Spirit consisted of already existing languages, and the scriptural record tells us what some of those languages were by naming some of the places the listeners were from.

Cloven Tongues Like As Of Fire

The believers at Pentecost received cloven tongues like as of fire through the Holy Spirit which gave them the ability to speak in tongues. The gift of speaking in tongues manifested itself in the fact that the audience which heard the believers speak the words of Yahuwah heard the words in their own native tongue (language).

The languages the believers spoke were not a series of unintelligible babblings of confusion as we witness in some congregations today. Yahuwah wanted the good news of salvation through Yahuwshuwah and His coming Kingdom to be preached to many nations, therefore, rather than having the believers go to school to learn a new language which requires time, He gave the believers the ability to speak existing languages instantaneously.

“Shouting!”

The following is my own definition of “shouting” from my own personal observance of the behavior:

Shouting in a religious context and church setting is practiced by the members of some congregations and can involve the following behaviors: shouting out of intelligible repetitious words (like glory, glory, praise god, praise god, hallelujah, hallelujah, yes lord, yes lord), crying out, while waving the arms about uncontrollably, kicking uncontrollably, twisting the body and limbs in contorted ways, falling out on the floor exposing the undergarments (this may require the deacons to place a cloth over the lower body of the female members while the shouting member writhes on the floor), running up and down the aisles, and holy ghost dancing. While under the influence of shouting, the member may urinate or defecate on themselves and grope themselves in the private area. Some members may have a desire to take off their clothes. During the shouting episodes, the children who observe the behavior in the adults undergo one of three responses: they either have a look on their face of pure terror, a look of ridicule, or they imitate the shouting adults.

Slain In The Spirit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slain_in_the_Spirit

“”Slain in the Spirit” is a term used in charismatic Christianity to describe a religious behaviour in which an individual falls to the floor.[1] This usually happens during an event they perceive as a personal encounter with the Holy Spirit, often associated with the practice of laying on of hands.”

“Being slain in the Spirit is a practice where on occasions of public prayer ministry when, in following the direction of the scriptures, laying on of hands is practiced, church members or attendees may come forward to the front of the church (or in other gatherings not necessarily in a church service or building) to receive a special work of the Holy Spirit from the Pastor, service leader or a team of ministers.[2]:91 Often a significant amount of time is spent singing and praying during the church service before this point. Attendees are then prayed over and touched by the service leader or leaders. They perceive the Spirit of God upon them, and they fall, usually onto their backs.[3]:235 In most cases, their fall is broken by deacons, catchers, ushers or orderlies behind them to prevent injury. Beliefs associated with this phenomenon include divine healing, receiving visions, being set free of demonic spirits, hearing God speak.”

“Whether voluntary or involuntary, “falling before the Lord” as a human response to the manifestation of the Holy Spirit is seen by many charismatics as a phenomenon that is in harmony with the Scriptures. In the Bible, falling while in the presence of God was at times also accompanied by manifestations of trembling, convulsions, writhing, physical weakness or deep sleep.”

Holy Laughter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_laughter

“Holy laughter is a term used within charismatic Christianity that describes a religious behaviour in which individuals spontaneously laugh during church meetings. It began in the early 1990s in Neo-charismatic churches and the Third Wave of the Holy Spirit.”

“The laughter ranges from very quiet to loud convulsive hysterics, which are said to be accompanied by temporary dissociation.[5]”

“Leaders who have promoted holy laughter claimed that the laughter was a result of joy that was supernaturally being given to people in the meetings.[9] They claimed that the joy was often accompanied by miraculous healing and the cessation of depression.[10]”

“Critics charged that the practice was the result of Psychological manipulation,[8] or Demonic possession.[14]”

They Shall Take Up Serpents
Mark 16: 17-18

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

Some congregations interpret verse 18 as an invitation of the members of their congregation to handle snakes and drink poison to prove to themselves or others that they have the Holy Spirit.

Snake Handling And Poison Drinking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_handling

“Snake handling or serpent handling is a religious ritual in a small number of Pentecostal churches in the U.S., usually characterized as rural and part of the Holiness movement. The practice began in the early 20th century in Appalachia, spreading to mostly coal mining towns. The practice plays only a small part of the church service of churches that practice snake handling.”

“As in the early days, worshipers are still encouraged to lay hands on the sick (cf. Faith healing), speak in tongues (cf. Glossolalia), provide testimony of miracles, and occasionally consume poisons such as strychnine.[5]”

Bit By A Viper
Acts 28:3-6

3 “And when Shauwl (Paul) had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. 4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. 5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. 6 Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a alahayam.”

Do Not Tempt Yahuwah
Matthew 4:5-7

5 “Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of Yahuwah, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 7 Yahuwshuwah said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt Yahuwah thy Alahayam.

The Scriptures warn the people of Yahuwah that although Yahuwah can and has saved some of His people from out of some of the direst situations, the people of Yahuwah should not deliberately place themselves in harms way of danger simply to test or prove to themselves or to other people that Yahuwah will or can do it. Shauwl (Paul) did not deliberately pick the viper up to play and dance around with it (he was preparing a fire). The viper bit him and his natural response was to get the viper off of him. The snake handlers and strychnine takers are deliberately and erroneously putting themselves in danger of the venom of a snake and poison. Some people have have been hospitalized and died from this practice. There is one thing the people of Yahuwah should remember in the observation of these false feats of evidence. We have fallen angels among us who can take on the form of the mankind and they can get bit by snakes and drink strychnine all day long, and they will not be hurt or die. We need to make sure that we are not being deceived and tricked into following the example of the fallen angels who cannot be hurt by these practices, but we as human beings can be hurt and can die.

When Yahuwshuwah Comes

A question each one of us must ask ourselves when it comes to our struggle with sin, practices, and our behavior is “Do I want to be caught in the act of that behavior when Yahuwshuwah comes?” Do I want to be laying out on the floor in a frenzied state waving my arms uncontrollably and babbling uncontrollable words with my nakedness exposed when Yahuwshuwah returns? Do I want to be laughing in an uncontrollable frenzy while people are being starved, tortured, killed and the world is being burned and reduced to rubble, and trampled underfoot all around us when Yahuwshuwah comes.

If Yahuwshuwah was to return “this” very day, would he say “well done good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21) or would he say “I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:23).

Confusion Of Tongues In The Congregation
1 Corinthians 14:21-23

21 “In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith Yahuwah. 22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe. 23 If therefore the whole congregation be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?”

There was confusion in the first century congregation too over the subject of tongues (languages), but it was not over glossolalia. The members of the congregation were using the gift of tongues (languages) that had been given to them through the Holy Spirit at inappropriate times and all at the same time. Imagine walking into a room of 100 people and about 50 of them are speaking languages foreign to you all at the same time. It is difficult to learn anything in such an environment. The gift of tongues (languages) was given for the benefit of unbelievers who spoke foreign languages so that they could hear the word of Yahuwah in their native language, but if everyone speaks English, it is unnecessary for a member to speak Latin. If two members mutually know Spanish, they should speak in Spanish rather than the one of them speaking in Greek simply because he has the gift of Greek. The members of the congregation placed the gift of speaking in tongues (languages) on a higher pedestal than the gift of prophesying. Shauwl (Paul) corrected them and let them know that prophesying was a higher gift than speaking in tongues (languages) because the prophecies concern the hidden things of Yahuwah and the future things of Yahuwah. The unbeliever cannot benefit from a tongue (language) he or she does not understand nor can the believers.

“But If All Prophesy”
1 Corinthians 14:24-26

24 “But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: 25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship Yahuwah, and report that Yahuwah is in you of a truth. 26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.”

But if all have the gift to prophesy and an unbeliever hears the prophecy in a language which they understand then they can possibly benefit from the word, but The Scriptures instruct the people of Yahuwah that they should not all prophesy at the same time nor demonstrate the other gifts of the Holy Spirit (psalms, doctrines, speaking in tongues, revelations, interpretations, etc.) for the sake of displaying them, but they should use them for the edification of unbelievers and the congregation.

Two Or At The Most Three
1 Corinthians 14:27-32

27 “If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the congregation; and let him speak to himself, and to Yahuwah. 29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. 30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. 31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. 32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.”

An “unknown” tongue (language) is not a reference to the gibberish of glossolalia. An unknown tongue (language) is a foreign tongue (language) or an unfamiliar tongue (language). The congregation was instructed to permit two or three at the most to speak in tongues (languages) or to prophesy during a meeting and those two or three were to take turns. Another requirement is that there must be an interpreter present to interpret the tongue (language). “Everyone” else is instructed to keep silent until their turn. Although the wives in this congregation are given an additional admonition in relation to their husbands (1 Corinthians 14:34-36), the instruction “let him keep silence in the congregation” is directed at both men and women. I have come to the conclusion that the two or three at the most limitation is in reference to each separate gift (two or three can speak in tongues/languages, two or three can prophesy, two or three can share a new song, two or three can share revelation, etc. but all in turn).

Decently And In Order

1 Corinthians 14:33 “For Yahuwah is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all congregations of the saints.”

1 Corinthians 14:37 “If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of Yahuwah.”

1 Corinthians 14:40 “Let all things be done decently and in order.”

Yahuwah requires His people to worship Him in an unconfused, peaceful, decent and orderly manner.

Spirit And Truth

Yohn (John) 4:24 “Yahuwah is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

Some critics of the charismatic interpretation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit believe the behavior (glossolalia, shouting, slain in the spirit, holy laughter, and snake handling) seen in some modern congregations is the result of the following:

1. peer pressure and manipulation (being told that they must participate in the behavior because it is the evidence that they have the Holy Spirit, otherwise they do not have the Holy Spirit)

2. learned behavior (the member decides to imitate other members who practice the behavior)

3. demon possession (they have an evil spirit rather than the Holy Spirit passed on to them at the laying on of hands)

The people of Yahuwah are striving to break the bonds of peer pressure and wicked learned behaviors. Pretense is not worshiping Yahuwah in spirit and in truth. Furthermore, the people of Yahuwah should be careful about whom they permit to lay hands on them.

The Gift Of The Holy Spirit: The Names
1 Corinthians 12:1-3

1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. 3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of Yahuwah calleth Yahuwshuwah accursed: and that no man can say that Yahuwshuwah is the Master, but by the Holy Spirit.”

One gift given through the Holy Spirit is recognition that Yahuwshuwah is the Master who came to the earth and died for the sins of the mankind, and the Holy Spirit gives the people of Yahuwah the power to confess and preach about the name of Yahuwshuwah. The confession of the name Yahuwshuwah is one of the evidences of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer. When we speak about Yahuwshuwah, we will speak that he came to the earth to bring a blessing and not a curse.

The Gift Of The Holy Spirit: Witnessing Proselytism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proselytism

“Proselytizing (play /ˈprɒsɨlɨtaɪzɨŋ/) is the act of attempting to convert people to another religion or opinion. The word proselytize is derived ultimately from the Greek language prefix προσ- (toward) and the verb ἔρχομαι (to come) in the form of προσήλυτος (a new comer).[1] Historically in the Koine Greek Septuagint and New Testament, the word proselyte denoted a gentile who was considering conversion to Judaism. Though the word proselytism originally referred to Early Christianity (and earlier Gentiles), it now refers to any religions’ or religious individuals’ attempts to convert people to their beliefs or even any attempt to convert people to another point of view, religious or not.”

“Many religions, including Christianity and Islam, believe that their religion is the only true faith. However, while Judaism discourages active proselytism in other religious communities and maintains an exclusivist doctrine on adherence, Christianity and Islam both doctrinally advocate active proselytism, while discouraging converts from maintaining multiple adherences or apostasy.”

“Proselytism is considered inappropriate, disrespectful or offensive by some individuals. As such, it is not protected in certain environments open to the public or are owned privately: government buildings, public education (grade schools and college campuses), the workplace and private properties like ones’ home or front yard. These environments, due to either their openness or privacy, are often where proselytism takes place and can come from a variety of sources depending on the environment (e.g., students and teachers in schools or colleges, coworkers, office workers, family members, or neighbors in a community).”

“Limits on proselytism is a combination of what is considered legal (and this varies from country to country) and what is considered moral or respectful (and this varies from person to person).”

“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12). I don’t want to be placed in an environment in which someone is preaching what I have come to believe is false doctrine to me, and I am unable to remove myself from the message. Therefore, it is reasonable that others may feel the same way about their beliefs. At this time, I have chosen to use the method of putting my witness in print and videos by way of the internet, and leave it in the hands of Yahuwah to draw a person and bring the increase.

A Season And A Time To Every Purpose
Ecclesiastes 3:1-7

1 “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

There is a season and time for every thing which is why the people of Yahuwah need to use wisdom in their use of the gift of witnessing. Some seasons, times, and places are not appropriate. The people of Yahuwah are not free to witness whenever and where ever they want to. The spirit and truth of the matter is that it is irritating when someone is pushy, repetitive, and aggressive in their approach of preaching their religious beliefs.

The Different Methods Of Witnessing

The Scriptures reveal that the disciples used different methods to witness and preach to the people as follows:

1. in public places outside
2. visiting house to house
3. in the synagogues
4. permitting people to come to them
5. handwritten books and letters
6. by example in their behavior

In our modern times we have the additional outlets of television, radio, telephone, newsprint, videos (dvds/cds), tapes, and the internet to preach the word of Yahuwah. However, there are laws in some places and in some religions against proselytizing. I can only suggest that the people of Yahuwah use wisdom and caution when choosing a method to serve as a witness because in some places it can be a matter of imprisonment or life and death just as it was for Stephen who preached new doctrines that were contrary to the beliefs and customs of his people (Acts Chapters 6 and 7).

My Confession: Church Invitations

“Before” I was converted to what I have come to believe are the true scriptural doctrines, a relative of mine ask me to attend a Benny Hinn healing revival. The same relative later asked me to attend a Roman Catholic Church service. I declined both invitations. Since I’ve moved to my hometown, I visited a church with my relatives and found myself in an awkward situation when one of my relatives started “shouting” and another one of my relatives asked me to assist in controlling the shouting relative. For some reason, I declined to assist and the relative looked at me perplexed. Perhaps Yahuwah was opening my eyes even then. I have had co-workers and fellow students to witness to me and give me some of their religious literature. We would have to go out of the world to avoid proselytizers completely.

An appropriate response to those who try to proselytize the people of Yahuwah is a polite “no thank you.” However, “if asked” (meaning I would do my best to suppress the urge to go on a witness rant unless someone tells me they want to hear my witness) about the hope that is in me, I am ready to give a scriptural explanation for the hope that is in me or I can refer people to my videos and presentations.

If the same relative were to ask me today “why don’t you want to go to the healing revival or Roman Catholic Church service with me?”, I would feel compelled to explain the new found hope that is in me because the relative would have opened the door for the explanation by asking that question.

The Diversities Of Gifts Are To Profit Withal
1 Corinthians 12:4-11

4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Master. 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same Alahayam which worketh all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.”

There are many diverse gifts including ones that are not mentioned in The Scriptures that Yahuwah may decide to give to His people. We should not place limitations on Yahuwah. Yahuwah distributes the gifts of the Holy Spirit as needed. One believer may be given one gift while another believer may be given many gifts. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to the believer to serve all and are not given for the purpose of self edification (look what I can do).

The Parable Of The Talents
Matthew 25:14-27

14 “For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. 16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. 17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. 18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his master’s money. 19 After a long time the master of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Master, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. 21 His master said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy master. 22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Master, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. 23 His master said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy master. 24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Master, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. 26 His master answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. 30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

In the parable of the talents, we find that if the believer does not use the gifts to bring in an increase of fruit for Yahuwah, the believer can lose the gifts including the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Yahuwah wants fruit in the form of other believers which are gained through the witness and the fruit of the removal of sin from our own lives.

The people of Yahuwah should not hide the talents (gifts) given them through the Holy Spirit, but should use them to bring in an increase. It would be unprofitable for me to prepare this presentation and not upload it to share it with others. We also learn from the parable that fear is not an excuse. Yahuwshuwah reveals that when a believer does not use his or her spiritual gifts, it is due to wickedness and laziness.

We Can Become A Cast Away

1 Corinthian 9:27 “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”

Shauwl knew that it was possible for him to become a castaway (an unprofitable servant who is cast into outer darkness) even after he had brought an increase because the people of Yahuwah have to be on the watch to not become wicked and lazy about the spiritual gifts. We need to take some time out and do some research on the word “if” in The Scriptures because if we did, we would find that our salvation is conditional. As a matter of fact, we would find that we are not saved at this time. Salvation is a future event. Our salvation is based on “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” (Matthew 24:13) The end is until death or at the coming of Yahuwshuwah. One of the most dangerous people to meet in this world is one who believes they have received a spirit through which all their past, present, and future sins are forgiven and that they are saved already irrevocably and will go to a place of heavenly bliss no matter what they do in life.

Being “In The Spirit”

Revelation 1:10 “I was in the Spirit on the Master’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,”

Yohn (John) was in the spirit on the Master’s Day and the result of the experience is the entire Book of Revelation. We must ask ourselves, do the people who claim they are “in the spirit” “speaking in glossolalia” or “slain in the spirit” produce mighty organized written works of prophecy or oratory works of edification that would serve to benefit the unbelievers and people of Yahuwah after these experiences as the disciples produced. We need to ask ourselves “did I learn anything from Mr. or Mrs. Doe when Mr. or Mrs. Doe were in the spirit that edifies Yahuwah and Yahuwshuwah or helped me to grow in the faith?”

The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit Will Cease

1 Corinthians 13:8 “Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.”

The Scriptures reveal that a time is coming when the gifts of the Holy Spirit will cease. The Cessationist believe that the spiritual gifts have already ceased, but what do The Scriptures say about this matter.

The Spiritual Gifts Will Cease In The Future

Yaramayah (Jeremaiah) 31:34 “And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know Yahuwah: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith Yahuwah: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

Zacharayah (Zechariah) 13:2-3

2 “And it shall come to pass in that day, saith Yahuwah of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land. 3 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of Yahuwah: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.”

Zaphanayah (Zephaniah) 3:9 “For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Yahuwah, to serve him with one consent.”

The gift of prophecy through the Holy Spirit will not cease until all unfulfilled prophecy has been fulfilled. When the people of Yahuwah preach the prophecies as recorded in The Scriptures, this is considered prophesying. The false prophets will cease out of the land. To say that the gift of prophecy has ceased already is to set a limit on what Yahuwah can do in the life of His people. The people of Yahuwah should always believe that any gift can be given to them, if it is the will of Yahuwah. The last prophecies to be fulfilled involve the creation of a new heaven and new earth and until we see that prophecy fulfilled, the prophecies of Yahuwah are still alive and well on the earth. Preaching the knowledge of Yahuwah will cease after all come to know Him. The gift of speaking in tongues will cease at some time in the future after Yahuwah returns for His people because the time is coming when their will be only one language and no need for other languages. Furthermore, we are awaiting the appearance of the two witnesses who will have gifts of power and will perform mighty works through the gifts of the Holy Spirit and they will give their testimonies (prophesy and teach). Will they rely on our current news media system to translate and get their message to the inhabitants of the earth or will they have the gift of speaking in tongues (languages)? The true gifts of the Holy Spirit are alive and well.

Take Heed!

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2 thoughts on “The Manifestations Of The Holy Spirit [YAHUWAH]

    • You are correct: The Abary language words for the Holy Spirit are Ruwach (Spirit H7307) Ha (definite article meaning “the”) Qaduwsh (Holy H6918) or Ruwach HaQadash (H6944).

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