Jesus was divine and
I'm not. But Jesus told the disciples, "These signs that I do you
also will do and greater things shall you do because I go to the Father who
will send the Holy Spirit to you..." This means he didn't use his
unique divinity to do any of the signs and wonders. Everything he did
can theoretically be done by us.
I prayed and nothing
happened. God's answers to prayer are based upon God's promises and
guidance. Pursue his positive promises and avoid his negative
promises. Seek his guidance as to how to pray. Things happen.
My church just doesn't
do that sort of thing; it's crazy. The original author of your church
did do that sort of thing. Guess who moved.
The gifts all died out
when the Bible, the "perfect", came. All the documents of
the Bible were freely being circulated among the churches before and after
they were compiled into what we call the New Testament. The gifts of
the Holy Spirit were there before and after, too. The Roman state
stuff is all spooky, creepy. Satan doesn't own the supernatural; it
started with God creating the universe. If Jesus didn't supernaturally
raise from the dead, Christianity is a fraud. If God doesn't
supernaturally transform hearts of new believers, all is lost.
Jesus never did those
supposed miracles; it was all hypnosis. Jesus healed people who
weren't even present. Jesus healed people who didn't even know who he
If you do that stuff,
Satan is going to get mad and hurt us! God made Satan; He can protect
you from his creation.
I need things to be
predictable and understandable in my church; this Holy Spirit stuff robs my
authority to maintain order. Who is the Lord of your church?
Would you be interested in a good book on divine guidance?