“Sadducee or Pharisee”?
Absorbing God’s Word
“When he said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, and the assembly was divided. The Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, and that there are neither angels nor spirits, but the Pharisees believe all these things.” Acts 23:6-8
Applying God’s Word
Paul is talking to both Sadducees and Pharisees, in the above scripture. The Sadducees didn’t believe in the resurrection, angels or spirits. They didn’t believe without seeing. Like Paul, the Pharisees believed all three.
I remember upgrading from typewriters to computers, from fax machines to e-mails and from hard wire to wireless. I had a difficult time believing it, until I experienced it. The same thing is true when we give God’s Holy Spirit a chance.
I believe in the resurrection, angels and spirits. I don’t just believe it because I’ve read about it in scripture. I believe it because I’ve experienced the release of the Holy Spirit in my life. Through His Holy Spirit, God has manifest Himself to me in the “Gifts” of His Holy Spirit and backed it up with the “Fruit” of His Holy Spirit.
God wants to release His Holy Spirit in all of us. A good way to usher that in is to spend some with Jesus, ask forgiveness for our shortcomings and then sincerely ask God to release His Holy Spirit in us.
Accounting of God’s Word
Am I a Sadducee or a Pharisee?