Re: Tongues and Prophecy : importance according to scripture
It's also key to remember that Jesus spoke in parables. Who did He call snakes? Serpents? What was he referring to when he said that? IMO, the demonic. And what is poison? If He's the Living Water, then what would be the poisoned water? If I was going to spread the gospel around the world, would I not need to be able to deal with the demonic and those that spread the demonic doctrine (i.e. brood of vipers)? And if I was going to preach the Gospel of the Living Water, might I also be exposed to many, many, many poisonous lies that are meant to kill not give life if one "drinks" them? Yet, God says if I am led to do these things, I can handle the brood of vipers, as he did, and their poisons and still preach the gospel purely and not become enslaved or killed by what I am hearing.
Originally Posted by Slug1
"May the Lamb that was slain receive the just reward for His sufferings." A quote by Moravian missionary that sold himself (along with a friend) into slavery to reach those that the slave owner prevented from hearing the gospel.
May I live for Him and not for me.