… I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I preached is not something man made up. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. – Galatians 1:6-9 and 11-12 (NIV)
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Look, Paul is speaking of an individual spiritual experience. Direct experience. Life-changing experience.
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We, too, must be careful to voice only Spirit-induced utterances or to perform only that service the Holy One directs us to fulfill. All of our ministry must be grounded in this same solemn place, which is in the Lord Jesus Christ. Any other message or service is only a shadow of Truth.
Those who testify to possessing the Holy Spirit risk blasphemy if they deliver an uninspired, reflective message. Nothing less than prophecy is demanded.
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So that this Light, with which all Men are in some Measure enlightned of God, ’tis no other, but a Measure of that Divine Fulness that dwelt in the Son of his Love, when he was here on Earth, and now dwelleth in him, since he is ascended up to Heaven, where he was before, whence he descends the Streams thereof into the Hearts of all the Children of Men, in order to bring them out of the Fall in the first Adam, and to redeem them up unto himself, the second Adam. (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1655?-1685)