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#118 Baby Chickens and The Manifestations                                                       July 5, 2015

My wife and I hosted the birth of seven little chicks last weekend.  We’ve had laying hens for a few years but last year we added a rooster to the flock and since he seemed to be quite enthusiastic about his job, we decided to try to hatch some of the eggs.  We selected ten or twelve eggs that likely had received the paternal attention of the rooster.  Then a dear friend of ours let us borrow an incubator and gave us a short tutorial on the hatching process.  She also helped us pick out seven of the eggs from the batch we had collected for hatching.  Finally, we put them in the incubator and turned it on after our Fellowship on June 7th.  By Saturday, June 27th, they “pipped” and “zipped” their way out of their eggs and we moved them to their new cardboard box home. 

As I looked down on them that day, huddled beneath the heat lamp shining into their cardboard condo, I thought to myself, “Thousands of years have gone by and chickens are still doing what God Almighty ordained by His Word in Genesis chapter one.”
            Genesis 1:22:  And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let  fowl
            multiply in the earth.

Think about it.  All those centuries have gone by since God gave His Word in Genesis 1:22 and “fowl,” in this case chickens, are still multiplying in the earth. 

On that Saturday afternoon I went for a walk and I found a little bird’s nest under the cover of the propane tank behind our Fellowship Center with perhaps six or seven eggs in the nest and I thought, “There’s God’s Word again, still coming to pass.”

Later that same day, I learned that a group of people who had never heard the Truth of God’s Word regarding the accomplished work of our lord and savior, Jesus Christ, or the gift of holy spirit and the operation of the manifestation of speaking in tongues - heard the Truth of God’s Word, believed the Truth of God’s Word, were born of God and spoke in tongues. 

God gave His Word about two thousand years ago regarding His Son, His gift of holy spirit and the manifestations of that gift, and whenever anyone hears God’s Word and believes God’s Word they will absolutely receive God’s gift of holy spirit, and they can evidence that gift by the operation of the manifestation of speaking in tongues.  But that’s only one of the nine manifestations available for a believer to operate.

There’s also interpretation of tongues, prophecy, word of knowledge, word of wisdom, discerning of spirits, faith (believing), the gifts of healings and the working of miracles.

A few weeks ago, I was with a group of folks who had never heard the Truth of God’s Word regarding the manifestations of interpretation of tongues and prophecy.  Once again, they simply heard the Truth of God’s Word, believed it and operated those two abilities or manifestations of God’s unspeakably wonderful gift of holy spirit.

It’s certainly enlightening to know God’s Will regarding baby chickens and why they are born.  But it is absolutely vital to know God’s Word regarding His Son and what the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished, God’s gift of holy spirit, and the rights, privileges and abilities we have as His children in the world today when we are born of God. 

Baby chickens aren’t born because the hen and rooster believed God’s Word in Genesis 1:22.  God said It, that settled it. 

Humans, on the other hand, have to hear God’s Word and believe It.  And even today, about two thousand years after the accomplished work of the Lord Jesus Christ and about two thousand years after God revealed the Mystery of His Will in his accomplished work by His Word - God’s Word is still absolutely true and still absolutely comes to pass whenever anyone anywhere believes God’s Word addressed to them. 

Whether it’s baby chickens or the operation of the manifestations of the gift of holy spirit - God said It, that settled it! 

By the way, little baby chickens won’t be Gathered Together - but we will - and it could be today!

                                                    © Stephen A. Harrison  The Word’s Christian Fellowship, Inc.  4415 Yank Road  Wilson, NC 27893