What does it mean to be “slain in the spirit”?

“Slain in the Spirit” or “slaying in the Spirit” are not scriptural expressions. Some charismatic Christians use these phrases to describe an individual in religious ecstasy who falls to the floor when he is overcome by the power of the holy spirit. Religious ecstasy [...]

What are the gifts of the spirit?

The Apostle Paul records a lengthy explanation regarding the gifts of the spirit in 1 Corinthians chapters 12-14.  Paul specifically names the gifts of the spirit in 1 Corinthians 12: 8-11, “To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another [...]

Is there a healing creed?

Jesus and his apostles healed many people! Mark 6:13, “…And they were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many sick people and healing them.”  But, they did not heal themselves. The Apostle Paul prayed to be relieved from what appears to [...]

Apart from dreams, how can I see a vision?

Visions from God are only for very special events. There are three words that are translated “visions”, in the New Testament. 1) The Greek word “horama”, which means something gazed at, a spectacle or vision, is used twelve times. The first time is in [...]

Did and does Jesus heal everyone who asks Him?

It appears Jesus did heal everyone who asked, and even those who did not ask, but WHY?  The New Testament gives us many examples of Jesus and the apostles healing others.  When Jesus healed, He did so for those with and without faith.  The (Roman) centurion [...]