Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Charismatic Distinctives

The main belief of Charismatics is that God is still active and moving in the world today. This is the opposite of the cessationist view that miracles ended when the Apostles died. Here is a list of twenty-six distinctive Charismatics beliefs organized under five main headings. These teachings have brought enormous growth to the body of Christ around the world over the past thirty years.

1. Infilling of the Holy Spirit as a subsequent experience to salvation. be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18 NKJV).
           Speaking in Tongues / Glossolalia I wish you all spoke with tongues” (1 Corinthians 14:5 NKJV)
           Interpretation of Tongues  “…unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification” (1 Corinthians 14:5 NKJV).
           Holy Spirit Guidance “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come” (John 16:13 NKJV).

2. Signs and Wonders “And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (Mark 16:16-18 NKJV).
            Healing But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5 NKJV).
            Miracles  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8 NKJV).
            Faith  But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6 NKJV).

3. God Speaks to people today Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and it shall be, if He calls you, that you must say, ‘Speak, LORD, for Your servant hears.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place” (1 Samuel 3:9 NKJV).
            Prophecy Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy” (1 Corinthians 14:1 NKJV).
            Words of wisdom For the LORD gives wisdom…” (Proverbs 2:6 NKJV).
            Words of knowledge for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:8 NKJV).
            Visions & Dreams Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams” (Acts 2:17 NKJV).

4. Power in the Spiritual Realm And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease” (Matthew 10:1 NKJV).
            Discerning of spirits Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1 NKJV).
            Casting out demons Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name” (Luke 10:17 NKJV).
            Binding and loosing spiritual powers “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 18:18 NKJV).
            Agreement in Prayer “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven”  (Matthew 18:19 NKJV).
            Power over Satan No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house” (Mark 3:27 NKJV).
            Angels “And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to Him” (Mark 1:13 NKJV).

5. Blessing “I will make you a great nation; I will bless you
 and make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing” (Genesis 12:2 NKJV).
            Prosperity  Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” (3 John 2).
            Seed Faith Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you” (Luke 6:38 NKJV).
            Positive Confession Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit” (Proverbs 18:21 NKJV).
            Anointing But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him” (1 John 2:27 NKJV).
            Being slain in the Spirit Now when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground” (John 18:6 NKJV).