Friday, July 7, 2017

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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1) Word of Wisdom
2) Word of Knowledge
3) Faith
4) Gifts of Healing
5) Working of Miracles
6) Prophecy
7) Discerning of Spirits
8) Divers (or different) kinds of Tongues
9) Interpretation of (different) Tongues

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 (KJV)

"Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.”


Romans 12:6-8 (NKJV)

"Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness."


1 Corinthians 12:28 (KJV) 

"And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues."


We serve a supernatural God! 

Oh, that the Body of Christ would stop disagreeing about the many wonderful gifts, administrations and operations of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus came to show us the way of the Kingdom. Then, He left us with the Holy Spirit and told us we could do the same things He did - and even greater!

The Lord wants His Body to work together and to flow in their giftings because God loves His Creature and His creation. He has given Man dominion over all that He made. 

The church should be a place of healing - really like a hospital.

But, as long as the church refuses to operate in the gifts that the Lord graciously gave to His individual sons and daughters, the hospital of the church will only be a cloud without rain... a promise without power.

When sick people go to the hospital, they don't want to hear the doctor say, "I might choose to help you; but, I might also choose not to help you." No friend, when sick people go to the doctor, they look for a doctor that will do all he can to help bring about healing.

This same attitude should be assumed by the Body of Christ. We should want to participate with the Kingdom of God by doing all we can to bring about spiritual, mental and physical healing to God's children.

And, God has clearly told us how to do this. He has given GIFTS to men and women for the purpose of bringing the Kingdom to the earth!

Friend, we serve a supernatural God. To try and box Him into a doctrine that limits His love, His way of doing things, His Created Beings who are made in His image and His Word cripples the church. In fact, the church becomes nothing more than a social group, instead of a group of radical believers, when individuals are not released in their giftings - given by God, Himself.

Yes, we serve a supernatural God who wants to see His offspring look like, act like, think like, talk like and work like He does. If you are a born-again, spirit-filled believer, you should be operating in your giftings, because God wants to use your specialty(s) to bring understanding, hope, healing and deliverance to His Creation.


1 Corinthians 12:11-30 (KJV)

"But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.

If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 
If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?"



Have you considered that The Body is not any particular denomination? You may just need what someone in another denomination has, because God is using His Body (HIS WAY) to paint the entire picture of His Kingdom. It just might be that if any one person had all understanding and all power from every gift of the Spirit, they wouldn't be able to handle it because PRIDE would set in. God knows what He is doing in spreading His power out among His children. So REJOICE in The Body of Christ and let's stop bashing one another in the name of "warning others." 


Just sayin'. :) 

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