and groanings that can’t be uttered.




Speaking (or singing) in tongues  
can be:
            angels speaking (or singing)   
1 Cor c13 v1  
            or, more usually, God speaking (or singing), through you
            in your language,


            or, more usually, in an unknown language.    Acts c2 v1-11     


            through one believer
            and interpreted by another believer
                 1 Cor 14 v27:

            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.
            or through one believer
            and interpreted by that same believer.
            1 John c2 v20:
                 But ye have an unction from the Holy One,
                 and ye know all things
.   KJV

,                            Perhaps see a result of Andrew Wommack’s teaching:
,                            Tongues was the key to a dad miraculously healing his son, , , ,






Or, speaking (or singing) in tongues
can be:
            Your heart/
spirit expressing itself:
                       Speaking (or singing)
                       specifically to God.
                       Or simply expressing itself
                       and heard by God.
            Tongues bypasses your mind & emotions,
            both of which are in your soul.

            1 Cor c14 v2:
For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue
            speaketh not unto men, but unto God:
            for no man understandeth him;
            howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.   KJV

            1 Cor c14 v18-19:
I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:
            Yet in the church I had rather speak
            five words with my understanding,
by my voice I might teach others also,
            than ten thousand words in an
unknown tongue.   KJV


            Subjectively, this self-expression speaking in tongues:
                       is when you’re speaking to God
                       but you’re stuck for words.

                       Hence, for a change:
                                   your heart/
spirit speaks,
                                   and your mind (& emotions)

                       That the mind follows
                       means that normal language
                       may also occur:
                                   in your own thoughts,
                                   or in another person
                                   who interprets what you said.


            This self-expression form
            of speaking in tongues:
                       by bypassing your mind
                       also bypasses any unbelief you may have,
                       indeed bypasses all your bad points.

                       Hence its effectiveness.




I reckon that, much like dreaming is:
            your mind organising its memories while it is asleep,
so also this self-expression form of speaking in tongues is:
            your heart/
spirit organising your mind while it is awake.

            It’s your heart/
            not only expressing itself,
            but also rebuilding your mind.

Jude v20:
building up yourselves
            on your most holy faith,
            praying in the Holy Ghost,   KJV

,,        ,,        Perhaps see:
,,        ,,        One of Andrew Wommack’s TV programmes on spirit, soul & body, , , , , ,




            Tongues is not a language known to your mind.
            Hence your mind is nonplussed.

            That’s why your heart/
            is able to use tongues, for self-expression & rebuilding,
            without your mind cutting in and getting in the way.






The concepts, in brown text,
in this section and the next,
are from Andrew Wommack’s
audio teaching:
Groaning in The Spirit. ,

You groaning in the Spirit
or, to be precise, God’s Spirit groaning, silently, inside you,

is needed when:

            There is opposition:
                       something (unbelief, or a curse)
                       or someone (human or demon)
            that you know little or nothing about
            doing something
            to stumble you.

            Rom c8 v26:
            Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:
            for we know not what we should pray for as we ought:
            but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us
            with groanings which cannot be uttered.

,                  It’s the Spirit who is groaning.  So it’s silent.
,                  But you may inadvertently add sounds of your own.
,                  Hence people heard Jesus groan twice, in: John c11 v33-38, , , ,


Consider the following text
(in total, it’s
John c11 v1-44):

       John c11 v1-20:   my abbreviation

       1 - 20    Mary & her sister Martha
                 sent a message, to Jesus,
                 that their brother, Lazarus, was sick.
                 Jesus deliberately postponed visiting them
                 so that Lazarus would die before he got there.
                 When he arrived Martha met him outside the town.
                 Whereas Mary was still in the town, in the house,
                 with many other ‘mourners’
                 who’d come to ‘comfort’ Martha & Mary.
,         John c11 v21-24:   my abbreviation

      21        Martha said to Jesus:
                       “Lord, if you’d been here he’d still be alive.
22                But I know that, whatever you ask God for,
                         he’ll give it to you.”
23        Jesus said:
                       “Your brother will rise again.”
24        Martha said:
                       “Yes.  I know he will rise –
                   when everybody is resurrected.”   my abbreviation
,         John c11 v25-27:   KJV

      25        Jesus said unto her,
                       I am the resurrection, and the life:
                       he that believeth in me, though he were dead,
                       yet shall he live:
26              and whosoever liveth and believeth in me
                       shall never die.
                       Believest thou this?
27        She saith unto him,
                       Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ,
                       the Son of God,
                       which should come into the world.   KJV
,         John c11 v28-32:   my abbreviation

,         28 – 32   Then Martha left Jesus
                 and went
[into the town] to tell Mary, secretly:
                  that Jesus had arrived,
                  & that Mary should come out [of the town]
                       so that Jesus could speak to her
                  So Mary obeyed: left the house, and went to Jesus.
                  But all the others, weeping,
                 nevertheless followed her,
                  assuming that she was going to the grave.
                  When Mary got to Jesus she fell at his feet, saying:
                       “Lord, if you’d been here,
                       he’d still be alive.  
my abbreviation
,         John c11 v33-44:   KJV

       33           When Jesus therefore saw her weeping,
                 and the Jews also weeping which came with her,
                 he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,

       34           and said,
                       Where have ye laid him?
                 They said unto him,
                       Lord, come and see.
35        Jesus wept.
36        Then said the Jews,
                       Behold how he loved him!
37        And some of them said,
                       Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind,
                       have caused that even this man should not have died?
      38        Jesus therefore again groaning in himself
                 cometh to the grave.

                 It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
39        Jesus said,
                       Take ye away the stone.
                 Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him,
                       Lord, by this time he stinketh:
                       for he hath been
dead four days.
      40        Jesus saith unto her,
                        Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe,
                        thou shouldest see the glory of God?
      41        Then they took away the stone
            from the place where the dead was laid.
                  And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said,
                        Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
42              And I knew that thou hearest me always:
                        but because of the people which stand by I said it,
                        that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
43        And when he thus had spoken,
                 he cried with a loud voice,
                        Lazarus, come forth.
44        And he that was dead came forth,
                  bound hand and foot with graveclothes:
                  and his face was bound about with a napkin.
                  Jesus saith unto them,
                       Loose him, and let him go.  




Normally I’d say:
            unbelief in the patient . .  stops miracles
            unbelief in spectators . . . has no effect.

However, if the patient can see or hear spectators
and if those spectators:
            have unbelief
            and can be timely prompted to speak, by demons,
the patient can ‘catch’ unbelief from the spectators.

Hence, in this situation, Mary and Martha were the patients,
not Lazarus:
      Jesus groaned for Mary twice:  v33  &  v38.
            Jesus spoke to Martha’s heart/spirit twice:   v21-27  &   v39-40.
Jesus groaned to prevent the mourners (the spectators)
            causing unbelief in Martha and Mary (the patients)
            which would otherwise have stopped Jesus raising Lazarus.

,                  It wasn’t normal groaning.
,                  Jesus thanked God for hearing him, v41-42, even though he hadn’t prayed.
,                  So Jesus must be calling the groaning a form of prayer.


            On both occasions – look what happened
just before Jesus groaned in the Spirit.

            John c11 v33-38:   KJV
33   When Jesus therefore saw her weeping,
                 and the Jews also weeping which came with her,
                 he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
34   and said,
                       Where have ye laid him?
                 They said unto him,
                       Lord, come and see.
35   Jesus wept.
36   Then said the Jews,
                       Behold how he loved him!
37   And some of them said,
                       Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind,
                       have caused that even this man should not have died?
            38   Jesus therefore again groaning in himself
                 cometh to the grave.
                 It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it
.   KJV


Normally Lazarus would have been the patient,
the one whose lack of unbelief was vital to him getting well.

But he was actually dead, rather than just sick.

So his lack of unbelief could not help him rise from the dead.
So we should not consider Lazarus to be the patient.




So, Mary and Martha were the patients:
They were the ones that demons & Jesus were targeting.
            Their lack of unbelief was vital for Lazarus rising.

Martha’s faith was weaker than Mary’s.    Luke c10 v38-42
            So Martha was the primary target,
            Mary the secondary target.
            The two conversations that Jesus had with Martha
            showed she was a target.  See:
   John c11 v21-27   and   v39-40.

            Before these two conversations
            a crowd of mourners had arrived.              
See:  John c11 v19
            Even Martha was suspicious of their motives
            as shown by her telling Mary secretly of Jesus’ arrival.  
                       Martha was later proven right
                       because, after Lazarus was raised,
                       many of that crowd became believers
                       but some went straight to authorities
                       who wanted Jesus dead
                       to give them ammunition.                                     

            So, Jesus was suddenly confronted with a weeping Mary
            and a weeping crowd trailing close behind her.
                       The crowd’s unbelief shown by:
                       their weeping                                                          
                       their, probably cynical, criticism of Jesus.            

            If Jesus had not then groaned
            that crowd would have encouraged unbelief
            in the minds of Mary &, more importantly, Martha.        
            which would have stopped Lazarus rising.




Unbelief is not in the heart/spirit.
Unbelief is in the mind, which is in the soul.
Hence unbelief, in one person,
can be stilled, de-activated, from the outside,
by God’s Spirit groaning inside another person:

            God’s Spirit groaning, in a believer,
            causes the Father to command many things,
            probably both natural & miraculous.

            Hence, though groaning may seem simple to us,
            to God it’s complex.


            Groaning is complex because it needs to be complex
            to outmanoeuvre the free wills
            of probably a number of humans & demons.

            Free will that God had commanded to exist.

,                  Goodness knows what mind games God is playing with demons:
,                            o,      Letting them become conceited
,                                      so that they think they can beat him,
,                                      while he leads them to failure.
,                            o,      Being very open & honest (but is it about everything?
,                                      Is it a bluff or a double bluff?
,                            o,      Etc.








Groaning is alluded to in Gal c4 v19
but only actually mentioned
in the following two places:

1)        John c11 v33-38:                                 
Full account:  John c11 v33-44.
                 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping,
                 and the Jews also weeping which came with her,

groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
                 and said,
                       Where have ye laid him?
                 They said unto him,
                       Lord, come and see.
                 Jesus wept.
                 Then said the Jews,
                       Behold how he loved him!
And some of them said,
                       Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind,
                       have caused that even this man should not have died?

                  Jesus therefore again
groaning in himself
                 cometh to the grave.
                  It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.

2)        Rom c8 v26:
                 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:
                 for we know not what we should pray for as we ought:
                 but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us
                 with groanings which cannot be uttered.



Andrew, I say wrongly, used:   Rom c8 v26  
calculate the meaning of groaning in:   John c11 v33-38.

Hence Andrew concluded
that Jesus groaned because of his own infirmity;
infirmity due to:
o    Him being human as well as God.
o    The challenge of having to raise someone from the dead
                 who had been dead for four days.

,                  From Wommack’s: Audio Teaching / Prayer Series / Groaning in The Spirit, , , , , , , ,






But I now give four reasons why I reckon that:
o    Jesus had no infirmity, of his own, to groan for.
o    Jesus groaned for others’ infirmity.



      1)  In  John c11 v33-38,  see first cell of this section:
      On both occasions – look what happened
                  just before Jesus groaned in the Spirit.



      2)  Jesus exhibited no infirmity at all
            when raising the widow of Nain’s son from the dead.



      3)  Admittedly Jairus’ daughter had been dead
            only hours, not four days.
Mark c5 v22-24 & v35-43   &   Luke c8 v41-42 & v49-56
            But Jesus exhibited no infirmity at all
            when raising her from the dead.

            (The only problem Jesus had with Jairus’ daughter
            was unbelief in the crowd.
            And he solved that problem naturally
            by putting them out of the room.
,                  Perhaps see fourth cell (starting Hence, if there was unbelief)
,                  of earlier section: UNBELIEF IS A BREAK IN THE CIRCUIT.
                  Though note the cell after it.

            Jesus had a similar crowd problem with Lazarus.
            Mind you, with Lazarus:
o    The crowd was in the open (harder to control).
o    The crowd would have been more disobedient.
,                                      Perhaps see paragraph (starting Before these two conversations)
,                                      in sixth cell of previous section: GOD’S SPIRIT GROANING.

                 o    The prospect of unbelief in the patients,
                       Martha & Mary,
                       meant that speed was of the essence.
            So Jesus’ only option was to groan.)



      4)  In    Mark c9 v28-29    &    Matt c17 v18-20
            Jesus exhibited no infirmity at all
            when casting out a violent demon from a boy.

            Indeed, he implied that he found it easy,
            and so should we.   
Matt c17 v14-20   






To conclude, in John c11 v1-44, I reckon that Jesus:
o    Had no infirmity, of his own, to groan for.
o    Groaned for others’ infirmity.

However, Andrew is the only one I’ve ever heard speak
about groaning.  The subject had been completely new to me.
And, importantly, he teaches on its practical use, by us.

      I am grateful to Andrew for causing me to think about
      groaning, respectfully disagree as to why Jesus’ groaned,
      and am very grateful to Andrew for the rest of his teaching
      on groaning, indeed, for all of his teaching.







Roughly speaking, there are three stages
to growing as a Christian.


The first stage
is when circumstances force us to go to God.

The stick.

,                            “I’ll die one day.”  or  I’m dying now.”
,                            and  “I want to go to Heaven, not Hell, when I die.”


,                            Luke c15 v11-32: 
,                            God is like a father who loved his two sons.
,                            One son asked for his inheritance in advance
,                            but then wasted it all on wild, immoral, living.
,                            Hungry, he returned home to apologise deeply.   my abbreviation


The second stage
is when our hearts/
start to renew our minds.

The carrot.

            We believe, in heart/
spirit and in mind,
            Jesus’ promises of:
                       Miracles, from God, blessing us.
                       Material benefits, from people, blessing us.

,                  Mark c11 v22-24    (Matt c21 v21-22):
,                  And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
,                  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain,
,                            Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;
,                  and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe
,                  that those things which he saith shall come to pass;
,                  he shall have whatsoever he saith.
,                  Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire,
,                  when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.   KJV

,                  Mark c10 v29-30    (Luke c18 v29-30):
,                  And Jesus answered and said Verily I say unto you,
,                  There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother,
,                  or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,
,                  but he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time,
,                  houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands,
,                  with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.   KJV


The third and final stage of growing as a Christian
is when our hearts/
finish renewing our minds.

So that we become both:

      opposite to demons

,         ,         ,         John c10 v10:
,         ,         ,         The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:
,         ,         ,         I am come that they might have life,
,         ,         ,         and that they might have it more abundantly.   KJV

                 therefore doing miracles & materially blessed


      opposite to the world

,         ,         ,         1 John c2 v15-17:
,         ,         ,         Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.
,         ,         ,         If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
,         ,         ,         For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes,
,         ,         ,         and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
,         ,         ,         And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof:
,         ,         ,         but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.   KJV
,         ,         ,         John c12 v25:
,         ,         ,         He that loveth his life shall lose it;
,         ,         ,         and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.   KJV

                 therefore serving, not selfish.

,                            Matt c18 v1-4     Matt c20 v25-27     Matt c23 v11-12     Mark c9 v35.
,                            Mark c10 v42-44     Luke c9 v46-48     Luke c22 v24-27.
,                            The greatest in the kingdom of Heaven is the ‘least’,
,                            is the one who serves others the most.   my abbreviation

,                            Perhaps see first & second cells
,                            of earlier section:

N.B. Church history echoes these three stages.
Perhaps see third cell (starting
Here are three of Dan’s)
of earlier section:




There are a number of ways you can renew your mind.

One way is the self-expression type of speaking in tongues
that I mentioned earlier, on this webpage:

Jude v20:
building up yourselves
            on your most holy faith,
            praying in the Holy Ghost,   KJV

            It’s your heart/spirit that’s the first to believe
            that you are sinless.

            So it’s up to your heart/
spirit to renew your mind:
o    Duplicate its belief into your mind.
o    Then establish the pattern of that belief,
                       the pattern of the gospel, agape love,
                       throughout your mind,
                       despite resistance from within & from without.


If you are new to praying in tongues, then:

,         ,         a)     Whenever you find yourself worrying about something
,                            pray in tongues about it instead.

,                  b)     Pray about your deeply held hopes & fears:
,                            ,
         Your mind won’t find the words
,                                      so it’ll come out as tongues.




The fabric of your mind is made of:

                       of sights & sounds (e.g. words)
                       smells, tastes, & touches,
                       of this temporary universe
            that you’ve taken in.

The framework of your mind is made of:

            Phrases & concepts, also made of words,
            that you’ve built inside yourself.

,         ,         Blue text copied from earlier section: HUMANS.,,,,,


Hence, as well as speaking in tongues,
it’s vital to absorb phrases & concepts.
Phrases & concepts that:

           Are in the Bible, especially the New Testament,
           notably Jesus’ phrases & concepts.

           Are in worship songs and on posters.

           Are in good preaching & teaching,
           verbal or written.

           You hear directly from God.

           (Of course, if you see miracles
           then it’s not just words, not just phrases & concepts.
           It’s experiences too.)




You believe in someone
only if you know them.

Not if you only know
about them.

            Hence your relationship with God
            should be your largest, and most real, relationship.

            (One end result of it would be
            that you replace your concentric circles of selfishness
            with concentric circles of love.)

,         ,         See third cell (starting Or, to put it another way)  , , , ,
,         ,         of earlier section:


This kind of obedience is not like the world’s obedience:

It’s not:
God is strong & you are weak and God is right & you are wrong.

God is strong & God is good and God’s in you & you like that.

If your mind remained un-renewed,
interacted with only the world
with little input from:
o    Your heart/spirit.
o    God’s Spirit.
o    The Bible (particularly the New Testament).
o    Other believers.
then you would remain with your soul as
            your primary identity,
            your only controller.

But instead, in a believer:
            the heart/
spirit controls the soul
            and the soul controls the actions.




Technically speaking, you renew your mind as follows:

      God is entirely constructive.
,         ,         ,         See third cell of earlier webpage:
God’s origin  
,         ,         ,         and earlier section:
,         ,         ,         IN JESUS, THE FATHER REVEALS HIS HEART TO US.  

      So, in order to:
                 co-exist with God’s Spirit, eternally, in the new Earth
                 do natural & miraculous good, here, now,
      we too must become entirely constructive.


      You may say:
            “It’s easy for God.
              But not for us:
                       God is robust, and surrounded by good angels.
                       We are fragile, and surrounded by whoever.
                       If we were entirely constructive, here,
                       there’d always be someone who would eventually
                       take advantage of us, rob us, perhaps even kill us.”
,                                      See earlier sections:
,                                      LOVE YOUR ENEMIES
,                                      and:
,                                      YOU MUST RENEW YOUR MIND.

      I reply:
            “Jesus solved that problem as follows:

            a)   Jesus’ crucifixion gave, to all believers:
o    Gratitude, and a renewed mind,
                       and therefore agape love, for God, & for others.
o    The same powerful Holy Spirit that he had.

            b)  Jesus told us that we’d have an eternal life:
                       with new bodies   
Luke c22 v30
                       and new homes   
John c14 v2-3
            c)   hence he also told us that, while we are here:
                       we should hold on to our possessions
                       only lightly.   
Matt c24 v16-18    Luke c17 v30-33.


      b) & c):

Won’t make us believers robust, like God.
            But will make us believers not care
            that we are currently temporary & fragile.

            And this frees us – from fearing others
            to loving others.

1 John c4 v18:
                       There is no fear in love;
                       but perfect love casteth out fear:
                       because fear hath torment.
                       He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

                       To the above: add Jesus’ promises
,                                      Perhaps see earlier section: CONTINUING THE SON’S WORK.

                       and we believers become
                       as like God as we can become,
                       in this life.
1 John c4 v17    1 Peter c1 v13-16    1 John c2 v15-17 
,                                      Perhaps see earlier section: GOD THE SPIRIT, , , , .


            We will never be completely like Jesus:

                       We are like him:
                                   In that we love everyone, have God’s Spirit,
                                   do miracles, are persecuted.”

,                                                         Perhaps again see earlier sections:  
,                                                         CONTINUING THE SON’S WORK 
,                                                         and:
,                                                         GOD THE SPIRIT.

                       But we are also unlike him:
                                   In that he saved us, he is our saviour.
                                   We are the saved, the bought, the prize.




The Father:
      has done bad, been destructive, in the past,
      does good now
      will do bad in the future.
,         Perhaps see earlier section:

But the Father’s heart/
      is always loving, always good, always constructive.
         Perhaps see earlier section:

But, during Church Age:
      all three persons of God,
      Father, Son, & Spirit,
      are only loving.
,         Perhaps see earlier section:
,         THE CHURCH AGE and its subsections.

      Hence we Christians:
                 by modelling ourselves on the Son
                 and by accepting Jesus’ Father as also our Father
                 and by having the Spirit,
      we too are:
                 only loving,
                 only constructive.

      E.G. We Christians are loving, constructive,
      even when people don’t love us back.

                 Hence Jesus commanded us to:
                       Matt c10 v8    (Luke c9 v2    Luke c10 v9):
                       Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers,
                       raise the dead, cast out devils
ctd   KJV

                 yet also to:
Matt c5 v38-48    Luke c6 v27-36:
                       Love, do good to, pray for, your enemies.  my abbn

                 From a purely earthly, purely practical, point of view
                 these two commands contradict each other.
                 But from God’s point of view,
                 they are two sides of the same coin:
                 both are purely constructive.




      In the beginning,
      God was:
                 entirely constructive.

,                            Perhaps see third cell
,                            of earlier webpage: God’s origin.

      Then, during the Old Testament age,
      God was:
                 both constructive and destructive.
                            Perhaps see earlier webpage: The good & bad that God does.

      Now, during this New Testament age, this Church Age,
      God is:
                 entirely constructive again.
                            Perhaps see earlier webpage: The Church Age, , , , , , .


      If you:
                 are a believer
                 and so have God’s Spirit in your heart/

      And if your heart/
                 has renewed your mind accordingly
                 such that God’s Spirit is in all of you.

      Then you too:
                 are entirely constructive

,                            To understand  the significance
,                            of New Testament miracles being only good, being only constructive:
,                                               see earlier webpage:
,                                               Proof of God’s existence
,                                               and, immediately after it:
,                                               God’s origin, , , ,




,         For something less technical & more practical,
,         on renewing your mind
,         see: YouTube: – Dan Mohler - How to Pray
,         and
,         see: YouTube: – Dan Mohler - how to put off the old man & put on the new man
,         and
,         YouTube: – Dan Mohler - getting rid of selfcentred thinking
,         (the above links are repeated from earlier).

,         Also see eighth cell (starting Mark Hemans)
,         and some of Mark’s many YouTube links that follow that.
,         (This link does not open a new tab.)
,         Of the above, I particularly recommend:
,         YouTube: – In Christ you are much more than a mere human.,,,
,         and:


          Ministry Training healing and deliverance.,,,

,         I don’t also include a link to Andrew Wommack’s material here
,         because it’s so thorough & lengthy.
         Ideally, go to: A better site than this one
,         and from there to Andrew’s site.






It may take you around three years (or more)
to completely renew your mind.
That’s what it took the disciples and Paul.

unlike us:
            The disciples mostly renewed their minds
            during their three years with Jesus.
            I.E. Before they received God’s Spirit.

            Hence, for them, God’s Spirit acted like a trigger.
            Hence, at Pentecost,
            everything seemed to happen at once.

But, like us:
            Paul renewed his mind during the three years
            after receiving God’s Spirit.
    Gal c1 v17-18 , , .


,                  Perhaps see earlier section: YOU MUST RENEW YOUR MIND
,                  and
earlier section: WHAT IS A RENEWED MIND?
,                  and
,                  immediately after it: DOING MIRACLES
,                  and
,                  immediately after that: WHAT IS A RENEWED MIND: SOME DETAILS, , , ,




It’s not until after you have
completely renewed your mind:

            that thinking
,                                      perhaps see earlier section: THINKING TOOLS THAT I USED  

            and therefore also the emotions
,                                      perhaps see later webpage: The emotions
,                                      and
,                                      later sections: WILL and FREE WILL 

            become of help for doing miracles.

            So it may help to switch off your mind & emotions
            leaving only your heart/
spirit switched on.

,                  Perhaps see later section: FOOD FASTING.




            You renew the rooms of your mind (nouns, structures)
            one room at a time.

            You step out of the world
            and into the kingdom of Heaven (verb, process):

                       Out of concentric circles of selfishness
                       into agape love.
                       Out of walking in ‘darkness’
                       into walking in the ‘light’.
                       Out of not having miraculous authority & power
                       into having miraculous authority & power.

            Stepping out of the world
            and into God’s kingdom
            is, perhaps for you, a better concept
            than gradually renewing your mind:

                       You’re either in, or you’re out.
                       If you’re out – go in.
Matt c6 v24-34. , , ,

            But both concepts are of use.



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