I Got Tired of Hearing the Same Things Said Over and Over Again: A Pentecostal’s Confession and Realization

GOD IS SO MUCH SMARTER THAN US…..I want to say that from the outset.

I was raised in a Pentecostal church, so the gifts of the Spirit are nothing new to me. I have heard many prophecies, tongues & interpretations.
Something always seemed to bother me……THEY WERE ALL BASICALLY SAYING THE SAME THING:

1. God loves you
2. I’m coming back again
3. I’m with you

Then my critical mind started to judge the people , not the gift.
Some do it the other way, but I played it safe. I believe that God still uses the gifts but maybe these were just well meaning people with nothing else to say but God loves you, Jesus is coming back again, I am with you.

Then I felt God speak to me through His word .

I Thessalonians 5:20 “Do not treat prophecies with contempt”

“But God,” I said “it’s the same thing over and over….GOD LOVES ME, JESUS IS COMING BACK AGAIN, I’M WITH YOU…..surely You have to have more to say to us than that?”

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And then it hit me…..
God is my Father
And I am His child

THIS IS THE REDUNDANCY OF A PARENT
This is God saying to me , like I say to my children….the same thing over and over again.

When I really think about it, I basically say the same stuff to my kids over and over again.

And I have come to the realization that God is doing the same thing by saying the same thing.

Thank you Father for the constant reminders for my entire life
THAT YOU DO LOVE ME
THAT JESUS IS COMING BACK AGAIN
AND THAT YOU ARE ALWAYS WITH ME

So next time you hear one of the gifts of the Spirit and one of these 3 main topics, just remember…
HE IS YOUR FATHER
YOUR HIS CHILD

And He is just being a Good Dad….telling us over and over again 3 very important messages.

It’s the power of redundancy.

2 thoughts on “I Got Tired of Hearing the Same Things Said Over and Over Again: A Pentecostal’s Confession and Realization”

  1. Wow! we are dealing with something similar in our church. Some have began to be critical of the people whom God is using to deliver His message. This reminds me of Ephesians 1:17 “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious FATHER, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better”. Thank you for sharing such simple, yet profound revelation.

  2. Thank you Pastor Tim! This speaks a lot to me as I grew up Pentacostal, in the A.G. Church and I grew very critical of people and then somewhat of the gifts of tongues and interpretation because of the repetition I observed growing up. It’s great to hear this revelation! He is my father and I’m his child and he is always going to remind me of these 3 things.

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