Gifts of the Holy SpiritThis lesson was my privilege to share on Sunday in the Bible Study Class as our teacher was called out of town. It is long, and of course the discussions and examples our class had to offer cannot be included because of length.
Many refer to Ephesians 4:11 as the 5
Fold Ministry gifts)
gave some, apostles; and
some, prophets; and
some, evangelists; and
some, pastors and teachers; (WHY)
- - For the
perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the
body of Christ.
12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts - -
(Which gift is the best? - - The one
needed at the time)
We will consider today the Spiritual Sign Gifts
12:7-11 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:
A necessary thought: Do not despair if your calling seems small, for in GOD"S sight it isn't the size of the ministry but the faithfulness in it.
found in I Corinthians 12: 7-11
Example: God may give you knowledge of an impending danger, or knowledge of something going on in a friends life, without you being told of it, or as down to earth as to where your lost keys are.
Example. A miracle of healing is needed, (such as blind eyes) and God rises up special faith in you and you act upon it and a miracle happens.
Gifts of Healings: (Praying for
the sick and God supernaturally healing them) Be bold and have the courage to speak out what He
wants you to say to that person, and then lay hands on that person for the
healing power to be transmitted into their body to the affected body part
that will need the healing. Notice
this is Gifts plural. Some
ministers seem to have a special anointing for certain diseases and
- Gift of Working of Miracles: (Transcends natural laws.) A divine act by which God reveals Himself to people. Example. Feeding a large group with a small amount of food, stopping a storm, walking on water. Supernatural protection from harm.