"If so, how are we to know when and where to use it? Is it handed to us freely to use as we will?
How do we know what to do with it? Are we to be like Luke Skywalker, using 'the force' at our own discretion? Wouldn't that be like handing a two year old a loaded gun and setting him loose? Does this power come with a handbook in its use?" Molly Post 424
"If so, how are we to know when and where to use it?" WE are not in charge of "it"...."it charges us.
" Is it handed to us freely to use as we will?" It's not "handed" out, it is given from above to be used for the Lord's Will.
"How do we know what to do with it?" Again it is not up to us. Mar 13:11 `And when they may lead you, delivering up, be not anxious beforehand what ye may speak, nor premeditate, but whatever may be given to you in that hour, that speak ye, for it is not ye who are speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
" Wouldn't that be like handing a two year old a loaded gun and setting him loose? "
Heb 5:12 for even owing to be teachers, because of the time, again ye have need that one teach you what are the elements of the beginning of the oracles of God, and ye have become having need of milk, and not of strong food,
Heb 5:13 for every one who is partaking of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness--for he is an infant,
Heb 5:14 and of perfect men is the strong food, who because of the use are having the senses exercised, unto the discernment both of good and of evil.
"Does this power come with a handbook in its use?" 2Co 3:3 For all can see that you are a letter of Christ entrusted to our care, and written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the ever-living God--and not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts as tablets.