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Gifts of the Spirit Part 2 - "The Gifts that See"

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1 Corinthians 12:7–11 NKJV
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
1cor12:7-
1 Corinthians 12:7 KJV 1900
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
1cor
The Gifts That See Something
The Gifts That Say Something
The Gifts That Do Something
A Quick Recap:
The Holy Spirit Himself is THE gift - the 9 named gifts are part and parcel of the Holy Spirit Himself.
You cannot have the Gifts of the Spirit without having The Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the most practical gift that God could give the Christian to be salt and light to the world.
The display of the Holy Spirit & His gifts are meant for EVERY person to benefit - saved, unsaved, young, old, EVERYONE
The gifts of the Spirit are the abilities of God Almighty Himself & are Supernatural in nature - Supernatural ≠ Spectacular
A Quick Recap:
The Holy Spirit Himself is THE gift - the 9 named gifts are part and parcel of the Holy Spirit Himself.
1. The Holy Spirit Himself is THE gift - the 9 named gifts are part and parcel of the Holy Spirit Himself.
You cannot have the Gifts of the Spirit without having The Spirit
2. You cannot have the Gifts of the Spirit without having The Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the most practical gift that God could give the Christian to be salt and light to the world.
3. The Holy Spirit is the most practical gift that God could give the Christian to be salt and light to the world.
The display of the Holy Spirit & His gifts are meant for EVERY person to benefit - saved, unsaved, young, old, EVERYONE
4. The display of the Holy Spirit & His gifts are meant for EVERY person to benefit - saved, unsaved, young, old, EVERYONE
The gifts of the Spirit are the abilities of God Almighty Himself & are Supernatural in nature - Supernatural ≠ Spectacular
5. The gifts of the Spirit are the abilities of God Almighty Himself & are Supernatural in nature - Supernatural ≠ Spectacular
Some important introductory statements:
A) The Holy Spirit Leads and administers HIS gifts as HE desires, not as we desire.
1cor12:7-11
B) Everyone has a special grace in several of the gifts of the Spirit but has access to, and can operate in EVERY one of the gifts of the Spirit as the Spirit leads & empowers
C) The best gift is the one you need at the time - i.e. the most practical one
D) Many times, the gifts of the Spirit work best with those that don’t know Jesus, if we are bold enough to operate in the Holy Spirit’s grace, we can point them to the God that did those works through us.
Some important introductory statements:
A) The Holy Spirit Leads and administers HIS gifts as HE desires, not as we desire.
B) Everyone has a special grace in several of the gifts of the Spirit but has access to, and can operate in EVERY one of the gifts of the Spirit as the Spirit leads & empowers
C) The best gift is the one you need at the time - i.e. the most practical one
D) Many times, the gifts of the Spirit work best with those that don’t know Jesus, if we are bold enough to operate in the Holy Spirit’s grace, we can point them to the God that did those works through us.
Matthew 16:4 ESV
An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So he left them and departed.
Matthew 5:16 ESV
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
1 Corinthians 12:7–11 NKJV
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
3 Categories of Gifts (all Administered and powered by the same Holy Spirit):
The Gifts That See Something
The Gifts That Say Something
The Gifts That Do Something
3 Categories of Gifts (all Administered and powered by the same Holy Spirit):
1. The Gifts That See Something
The Gifts That See Something
The Gifts That See Something
2. The Gifts That Say Something
3. The Gifts That Do Something
The Gifts That Say Something
The Gifts that See Something:
The Gifts That Say Something
*The Word of Wisdom
The Gifts That Do Something
The Gifts That Do Something
*The Word of Knowledge
*Discerning of Spirits
The Gifts that See Something:
*The Word of Wisdom
*The Word of Knowledge
*Discerning of Spirits
Word of Wisdom:
Word of Wisdom:
Proverbs 4:7 KJV 1900
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: And with all thy getting get understanding.
Pro
Proverbs 16:16 KJV 1900
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
Pro16.16
The Word of Wisdom tends to give wisdom and insight into current and/or future situations & is strongly connected to the gift of prophecy.
The Word of Wisdom tends to give wisdom and insight into current and/or future situations & is strongly connected to the gift of prophecy.
Luke 22:31–34 ESV
“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” Peter said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.” Jesus said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.”
The Word of Knowledge:
The Word of Knowledge:
The Word of Knowledge tends to give understanding about current or past situations and is strongly connected to the gift of prophecy.
The Word of Knowledge tends to give understanding about current or past situations and is strongly connected to the gift of prophecy.
john 4:16-19,
John 4:16–19 NKJV
Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.
John 4:28–30 NKJV
The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” Then they went out of the city and came to Him.
The Power of God without the Character of God could really destroy people instead of blessing them?
The Power of God without the Character of God could really destroy people instead of blessing them?
Can you see how the Power of God without the Character of God could really destroy people instead of blessing them?
For someone to tangibly know that God knows the most intimate details of their life and cares to address and fix it can be a powerful open door.
I tend to have a grace in the Word of Knowledge for physical healing.
Discerning of Spirits:
Discerning of Spirits:
The Discerning of Spirits has to do with the ability to know what is happening “Behind the Scenes” and to know whether something happening is from God or from an evil spirit.
The Discerning of Spirits has to do with the ability to know what is happening “Behind the Scenes” and to know whether something happening is from God or from an evil spirit.
Not everything spiritual is God!
Not everything spiritual is God!
Hebrews 5:14 NKJV
But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Acts 16:16–18 ESV
As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling. She followed Paul and us, crying out, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation.” And this she kept doing for many days. Paul, having become greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour.
Acts 16:16–19 ESV
As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling. She followed Paul and us, crying out, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation.” And this she kept doing for many days. Paul, having become greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour. But when her owners saw that their hope of gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers.
Story about smelling the spirit attached to the drum playing at Ala Moana Beach Park
Concluding Thoughts:
In order to grow in these gifts, we MUST grow in the ability and accuracy of hearing the voice of God and knowing the inner witness of the Holy Spirit
If your gifting outgrows your character, you are perfectly positioned for problems.
If the Holy Spirit is giving you insights of this type, there is a God-designed reason.
Wisdom is crucially important when wielding these gifts. A very wise question to ask the Holy Spirit:
Is this information for me to take to prayer, or to address in another way?
Just One Thing:
Desire these Spiritual Gifts and to be a blessing by using them in your sphere - Continue to aggressively allow God to work on your character so that the gifts will be a blessing and not a curse.
Just One Thing:
Desire these Spiritual Gifts and to be a blessing by using them in your sphere - Continue to aggressively allow God to work on your character so that the gifts will be a blessing and not a curse.
Question 1:
What is one activity that you’ve always been tempted to try, but you’ve just never done it for some reason - feel free to share your reason(s)?
What is one activity that you’ve always been tempted to try, but you’ve just never done it for some reason - feel free to share your reason(s)?
Question 2:
Why do you think that God would want to use you in the Word of Wisdom, Word of Knowledge, and/or the Discerning of Spirits?
Question 3:
Read through , that lists “The Fruit of the Spirit,” - The Character of God. Also read that describes the characteristics of God’s kind of love. After reading and considering these character traits, share at least one area of character that you know God is challenging you to grow in.
Question 4:
Why do you think one’s character is so important when someone begins to access the abilities of God Himself?
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