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Jude18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
There are mockers who call speaking in tongues gibberish when the Bible calls it praying in the Spirit (1 Corin 14,14)
The Bible calls these people sensual(or natural) Having not the Spirt (not saved)
So those of you reading this who do have the Spirit of God keep yourselves built up (by praying in tongues) and don't let natural people drag you down with their faithless ideas
---Rodney on 2/19/10

Rodney, do not be sorry for me. I am right with God. I have nothing to declare I have cheated on. I have done my studies, and have arrived at a very good conclusion. Because, there is no question on what Jesus did or the disciples and those in the Apostolic Church, for it is written,
but you can never proof what you say you and others do is from God for the pagan's speak gibberish tongue as the heathen's and some cults do. It does not take faith in Christ to speak gibberish tongue, many are doing it all through history who don't have the Holy Spirit. How could you ever proof yours is from God? But if you speak the gospel to others instead, it can be proven by what is written.
---MarkV. on 2/13/10

1Cr 12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 12 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. 13 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. 14 For the body is not one member, but many.
--seems like each person gets different gifts.
1Cr 12:18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 19 And if they were all one member, where [were] the body? 20 But now [are they] many members, yet but one body.
---MIchael on 2/12/10

Mark I presume from your post that you have no evidence that the Corinthians and all Christians don't have all of the gifts

Maybe when the Bible says "God worketh all in all" "Ye are complete in Him" "You have all things pertaining to life and godliness" thats what it actually means

You have no evidence that Jesus changed His mind about the way He would give out the Holy Spirit and therefore change the way that a person would be saved since Acts

Jesus is the same. The Holy spirit is the same. I'm sorry that you can't see that
---Rodney on 2/12/10

Rodney, you are trying to hard to make your argument be correct. Many of the statement made in Scripture we do have to look up to see if what we understand is correct or not. Just as I did with the words, Tongue-singular and Tongues-Plural in chap. 14. I wanted to know why Paul was saying what he was. A little study and I found the answer. I am not for anyone or any denomination. The most important thing is the Truth. I know there is a lot of pride in many denominations. Who would want to find out they are wrong in some doctrines? No body. I don't worry about many doctrines because they are not essentials of the Christian faith, if they are then we have to speak against them.
---MarkV. on 2/12/10

Hi Michael and Mark please accept my apology for saying "and" in verse 5+6 was the same as in 8-10 I'm not sure what I did but I have definitely looked the wrong word up
In my other point Does verses 8-10 contradict and overide the plain statement made in verse 6 God works all (gifts ministrys and operations) in all

Do you have any evidence to show that verses 4-6 are wrong?
Is there an alternative explanation to what seems like a very clear and concise statement?
Again apologies about the errror I made in my previous post
---Rodney on 2/11/10

Michael, I saw the same thing and was going to post something on it but I am glad you check it out. Changing the meaning of passages is a common thing around here. But with a little study the Truth comes out. Do you know how I know has an agenda? I know because the only blogs he answers concerns the gifts. Most of the Seven Day Adventist, talk about the law mainly. The RCC, mostly talk about defending the RCC. Why not just stand for the Truth I say? Isn't that the most important thing?
---MarkV. on 2/10/10

Rodney, your information is inaccurate.
I pray you did this accidentally and not from malice or deceit.
The greek word for 'and' from vv 5-6 is 'kai' and does not show in vv 8-10.
The greek word for 'but' from vv 5-6 is 'de' and is in vv 8-10 near 'to' but not translated.... (but to another= de allos)
please confer with your source to verify this.
---MIchael on 2/9/10

1Cor12,4-6 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.
The word "to" in v8-10 is translated "and" or "also" in 8687 out of the 8901 times (including v5 & 6)that the greek word is translated
If you substitute in the correct meaning you will see that it is a list of attributes which are part of the Holy Spirit which "God worketh all in all"
Paul did not want us to be ignorant of this fact 1Corinthians12,1 We are complete in Him if we have the Holy Spirit Romans8,9
---Rodney on 2/8/10

God is Love.It is by His Spirit that we can love one another without judging or condeming one another when tempted.
All things are possible with God.
He instruct us to encourage one another,we all fall short.
The agreement is vital.
If therefore any consolation in Christ,if any comfort of love ,if any fellowship of the Spirit,If any bowels and mercies,Fulfil ye my joy,that ye be likeminded,having the SAME LOVE,of ONE ACCORD,of ONE MINE.Let nothing through STRIFE or VAINGLORY:but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves...
Let this MIND be IN YOU,which was also in CHRSIT JESUS

The Same Spirit works all Gifts.
HIS WILL be done:not ours.
---char on 2/7/10

Rodney, you and I started very good and it only let to your prideful works. Not only saying that if you don't ask for the Holy Spirit a person is not saved. You even determined I was not but of course you were. That was the problem I said that belonged to those who claim they can raise the dead and bring new limbs where there were none. Who display pride speaking gibberish to themselves.
I don't have to provide a date when Jesus spoke. I know He did. I believe Him. Greater things He said we would do, but never said what those things would be. It doesn't matter how many times you ask for the Holy Spirit, He will come into your life only when you believe in the works of Christ by genuine faith.
---MarkV. on 2/7/10

You havent provided a use by date on Jesus words because there is none.
Jesus plainly says rhat beleivers (not just Himself or the disciples) woukd do greater works than He did
Millions of people worldwide have spoken in tongues when they asked God for the Holy Spirit and there is proof that it is good and from God Jesus said so.
Luke11,12-13 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Mark the onus is on you therefore to prove that these things are as you say
---Rodney on 2/6/10

Rodney, you do not need documentation to prove you have faith. You can have faith in many things. What you have faith on I would not care to guess. What you do need prove of is the works you say you do or others close to you, raising the dead, who were either in coffins or in the grave. Or maybe even one limb appearing where there was no limb. If there is so many of you, why not one document? All talk. And you cannot prove that when you speak in tongues it is of God. In fact nothing you say can be authenicated that it comes from God.
Concerning Jesus in John 14,12 I believe it because it was Jesus who did it, not you. I believe Jesus, that is whom I place my faith in.
---MarkV. on 2/5/10

Mark where does Jesus say you need documentation to prove faith?
Where does Jesus say that the time of healings and miracles and john14,12 has a use by date?
---Rodney on 2/5/10

Rodney, you say that it's a problem for me, and you are wrong again. It's no problem at all. It's a problem for you because you cannot authenticate what you do and say is coming from God. That is your big problem. You can speak of all the things you do, like speaking in a tongue, (gibberish talk) and it could be heathen worship and you won't be able to tell. You might think you are speaking to God, and God is saying, "what is wrong with him? I made him able to talk. Who is he trying to impress, Me? For I can read his thoughts before he speaks" Raising those who are in coffins and in the grave or dead for days as Jesus, no one can do that. And if you had seen one you would be able to provide us with documentation but you cannot.
---MarkV. on 2/1/10

It is clear that we are suppose to develop and grow in the Fruits of the Spirit. I have found that this is an area that is not preached on or taught much. I rarely hear about this very important development and probably most important area of basis for good works that we are prepared for. You can follow law all day long but if you are not acting out of a core development of the Spiritual Fruits, you have done very little. Of course, love is the most important as without it, we are nothing.

oops. I read the question wrong. Its about Gifts:). Oh well.
---jody on 1/29/10

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Mark ! commend you for what you are trying, however Jesus said that before a person was to preach they needed receive the power of the Holy Spirit Acts 1,4 & 8 I know this is problematic for you because you beleive it's no longer available and also because of what seems like false doctrine which you heard when you were in a pentecostal church. however not all Pentecostal church preach false doctrine and the power of the Holy Spirit with tongues as promised by the prophet joel who links the outpouring of the Holy Spirit with the return of the Lord In other words the outpouring of the Holy Spirit will continue until the Lord returns in power and glory
I pray that one day you will receive this blessing and then you will know for yourself
---Rodney on 1/29/10

Rodney, first of all, I do care for you, if I didn't I would not be answering you. I have given you the Truth and you reject it because of what you believe already. Once you have made up your mind about something, no new revelation can enter your mind. Second, you say,
"How do you know that you have received power when the Holy Ghost came upon you?"
He did not come upon me but rather in me, and I know because I am a witness to the Truth of the gospel of Jesus. That is how I know. I have made my salvation sure as Scripture commands us to do. I am moved by the power of the Spirit to learn the Truth, and to share that Truth to all who can hear.
---MarkV. on 1/28/10

Thanks for your concern I have another question?
How do you know that you have received power when the Holy Ghost came upon you?
---Rodney on 1/27/10

Rodney, again you question my salvation. Your pride is overtaking you. A problem most who believe they can raise people from a coffin have.
John 14:12 a passage used by those who claim can raise the dead and can restore a limb. Jesus did not mean greater works in power, but in extent. They would become witnesses to all the world through the power of the indwelling and infilling of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8)and would bring many to salvation because of the Comforter dwelling in them. The focus is on spiritual rather than physical miracles. "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the world"
---MarkV. on 1/27/10

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Rodney #2: As to your question, I do believe the words of Jesus and what He said, but you don't. If you understood what it is to be a witness for the Lord Jesus, then you would be able to believe the passage. The fact still remains that you have no documents of someone raising from a coffin, and no possible way to authenticate what you do comes from God. So in that case, you can only satisfy yourself and those who believe as you do, but until you can proof the works are of God, you have no case whatsover. I would be worried for you if you went against a demon. You would be ground meat.
---MarkV. on 1/27/10

Mark I dont follow eloy anymore than i follow you i agree with him and you on some things
Qhen Peter and john prayed for the man ar the gate beautiful who was lame from birth was pride involved when they could do something others cannot do?
Was pride involved when the Pharisees plotted to murder Jesus because He healed the mans withered hand on the sabbath?
Were they really so worried about the sabbath or perhaps were they envious?
Jesus promised in john14 12? He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also, and greater works than these shall he do, because I go unto my Father"

Mark you dont seem to beleive this verse does that mean your not a beleiver according to Jesus definition?
What do you think?
---Rodney on 1/26/10

Rodney, if you follow Eloy you are heading in the wrong direction. Lets get something streight, I don't have a problem with you following the doctrines you do. In my opinion they are not against the "essentials of the Christian faith" I disagree with how you think because pride is involve. The ability you have that others don't have. I disagree with that attitude. The same Holy Spirit is in all genuine believers. I disagree people are being raise from the grave, or that limps are been formed on those who are missing one. I disagree with people talking in gibberish talk because its all fake, I have witnessed it in person. And disagree that none of what you say can be authenticated that it comes from God. Other then that we are ok.
---MarkV. on 1/26/10

Mark I didnt say as Eloy said I said as Eloy quoted from James1,17 Perfect gifts comes from God who does not change If you don't beleive this scripture thats your choice but i dont know where all that stuff about tv preachers comes from I've personally never watched more than a few minutes of any of them and Eloy didn't mention them either
As i've said before i've looked up the words that your contending about in concordance and they don't support what your saying
Perhaps you could tell me where to look
You make a lot of assumptions Mark
This is the first time I've quoted anything other than scripture or meaning of words from a concordance on this blog and then I just mention a scripture that Eloy had quoted
---Rodney on 1/26/10

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Rodney, you say, "as Eloy said" that is your problem, you believe Eloy. That how you believe all those who come on TV and those who preach a lot of nonesense. Can you not find out on your own? Study a good WordStudy Bible that you can find original words, get a few concordances, with few good commentaries. If you are serious about God and your relationship with Christ you will do your best. Stop reading garbage from individuals who believe the same stuff. Of course, they are going to feed you what they want you to hear. Many of those around.
Rodney, I leave you peace, and blessings no matter what you do.
---MarkV. on 1/25/10

Mark If your right that the "perfect" is the eternal state then this confirms that tongues has not ceased As Eloy quoted God has not changed neither has the gift of the Holy spirit Changed
Elder the scripture define many things as perfecta few examples
His way Deut32,4 Law of the Lord Psalm19,4
Father in Heaven Matt5,38 Rom12,2 Will of God Ephesians4:13 perfect man
What you seem to be saying is that in your opinion 1Cor13,10 is refering to the Bible with no support for this idea from any other scriptures and on this opinion your willing to conclude that the age of tongues and perhaps all miracles has past despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary

Jesus hasn't changed and neither has His power or promises
---Rodney on 1/25/10

Theres a distinction between tongues "languages" cease compare to when Prophecy and knowledge ceases. Paul indicated the gift of tongues would cease by itself, as it did at the end of the Apostolic Age. And prophecy and knowledge both to be abolish when that which is perfect has come. The "perfect" is not the completion of Scripture, since there is still the operation of those two gifts and will be in the future kingdom (joel 2:28, Acts 2:17, Rev. 11:3). The Scriptures do not allow us to see "face to face" or have perfect knowledge as God does v.12. The "perfect is not the rapture or the Second Coming. The "perfect" must be the eternal state, when we in glory see God face to face (Rev. 22:4).
---MarkV. on 1/24/10

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no unequalness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:17
---Eloy on 1/23/10

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Before anyone goes on ranting and raving about how wrong someone is you had better check out some word meanings. The reference in I Cor about "that which is perfect and knowledge" is what you need to find out the meaning to.
The Written Word of God is perfect. Pride is sin.
Check it out.
---Elder on 1/22/10

9/2/06 Rev Herb
1Corin1310 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
If the perfect is already come the knowledge is done away (13,8) with and no doubt also futile blogging
The Corinthians had all the gifts
1Corin1,7 so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Peter writing to "the strangers scattered" 1 peter 1,1 said in 2 Peter 1,3 3 "According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness"
I have used all the gifts of the Spirit and beleive that they are available to all not that I glory in myself but in my God who shows no favoritism and gives liberally
---Rodney on 1/22/10

But what good are these without LOVE?

Love is also a GIFT of the spirit.
---Amy9384 on 7/25/08

Gifts of the Spirit are not natural gifts, God's gifts. God uses vessels, hearts that are consecrated to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. If you step out without the power of God, you'll step out into error. God can use children if He wants, to. Childlike faith is precious in the eyes of the Lord.
---Michelle on 7/7/07

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Ramon:: Every Court has a jester,R/Herb fills this office, dont let him get to you.Even Jesters like to have fun when not entertaining.
---Emcee on 7/7/07

There are nine (9) Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Interpretations of Tongue,
Word of Wisdom,
Word of Knowledge,
Discerning of Spirits,
Wonder working Faith,
Working of Miracles,
Gifts of Healing.
---Dottie on 7/7/07

#4.Now, cessationists realize that they are arbitrarily picking which of the gifts have ceased and which ones are still here.They take the gift they dont like and say "Its has cease!.The logic and agruments that Cessationists use to disprove tongues is called "Cheap debate".
Tongues shall cease at the end of history, when the believer's knowledge and character becomes perfect in eternity after Christ's second coming.But anyone will believe what ever they desire.
---Ramon on 9/5/06

Rev.Herb.#3.When the perfect comes, we will see God face to face and know as perfectly as He knows us (v. 12). Manifestly, this has not yet occurred. Rather, it appears that the "perfect" thing spoken of here is Jesus himself, and that it comes when he returns.
It is intersting that while cessationists say that the Bible is clear that the prophetic gifts have ceased; when asked when the Bible states that the gifts have ceased, each cessationist gives a different answer!
---Ramon on 9/5/06

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Rev.Herb#2. You said this is refering to the bible. Now did Paul knew they was going to be any such thing as the "bible"? Please state scriptures.
Paul wrote 1 Corinthians about 55-56 A.D, now did Paul at this point knew all the books that will be included in this "perfect bible"? Please state scriptures.
Books was still been writing after Paul wrote 1 Cor, did Paul have future knowledge of these books?, since he knew the perfect bible will be.
---Ramon on 9/5/06

Rev.Herb. The Scripture you mention does not only speak about Tongues, it also speaks about prophecies and knowledge.

One question: Why are you attacking just "Tongues"?

That time is describe as "when that which is perfect is come" has nothing to do when the bible. This refers to the end of history, when the believer's knowledge and character become perfect.
---Ramon on 9/5/06

Rev Herb...the scripture you quoted on 9/2 about tongues ending when that which is perfect comes also talks about knowledge and prophecy ending you believe they are dead too or do you just pick on tongues because it suits your itching ears.
---sam on 9/4/06

Hello Sam:: I'm a member.RC,as some say a cradle Catholic.These are directly from the Catechism In a nut shell.Jesus said Be perfect as your heavenly Father is Perfect; Mat5;48In confirmation we recieve these fruits which enable us to obtain the Gifts of the Holy spirit. IF we but strive to obtain this perfection.The HS was the First introductory vide Hebrews6;2-4This is the foundation of Christianity later confirmed by the ProphetsJoel.Isaiah,Ezekieljesus sends his HSjn14;16 luke24;49-acts1;5jn7;38
---Emcee on 9/3/06

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Ramon, just reading your post about the Holy Spirit caused my faith to take a leap. Rom 8:11 "But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you."
---Raine on 9/3/06

Herb, from your post it seems that you elevate the written Word over the very Lord of that Word. The Lord Jesus Christ is the mature (perfect) man that we are to come to the measure of the stature of the fullness of. Psalms 37:37 makes it clear that there is but one perfect and further clarifies that the perfect is a man.
---Linda on 9/2/06

Tongues ceased around the time of the end of the apostles and didn't really serface again untill about 1802. The bible says that they will cease when that which is perfect is come, refering to the bible not Jesus.
---Rev_Herb on 9/2/06

Hunh emcee? What book are you using?
1 Corinthians 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:8-10 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:
---sam on 9/2/06

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There are 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit which are as Follows:-wisdom-Understanding-Counsel-Fortitude - Knowledge-Piety-Fear of the Lord.
The FRUITS of the Holy Spirit are as Follows:-Charity-Faith-Joy-peace-goodness-patience-Benignity-longanimity-mildness-modesty-continence-& Chastity.
For those who desire to know.
---Emcee on 8/31/06

greetings,the question is short but the holy spirit has 7 attatched or adjundant spirits"seven spirits of God"and they are intuition,understanding,courage,knowledge,council,wisdom and worship.only man has the last "spirit"thus classifying him as a 'man'.animals do not have seven.thanks
---earl on 8/31/06

#5 He knew they had; for otherwise, they would have had only what the fathers had under the old covenant. Paul meant, Do all members of the assembly speak in tongues as a gift? Do all members of the body have the same functions?
---Debbie on 8/31/06

#4 It showed them their place and wealth in Christ and their eternal goal and reward. Men object to speaking in tongues as the distinctive sign of the fulness of the Spirit. They say that the Apostle asked, "do all speak with tongues?" - I Cor. 12:30. But that question is no proof against it; for he was not speaking of the initial filling, or anointing with the Spirit. He does not say, Did you all speak in tongues when you received the Spirit?
---Debbie on 8/31/06

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#3 Over twenty years after Pentecost, the Spirit fell in Ephesus, and the recipients "spoke in tongues and prophesied" - Acts 19. And there is not one word in the New Testament, which says that these should be discontinued. It is Satan's cunning scheme to keep the supernatural out of the Church. The epistles were written to people who had been filled with the Spirit. It instructing them how to walk in the Spirit, how to gain victory over sin, how to grow up into Christ.
---Debbie on 8/31/06

#2 Jesus had said, "these signs shall follow them that believe". Mark 16:17, and tongues was the second in the list. Paul wrote that "Tongues are a sign." The signs did follow and they did continue. Ten years after Pentecost, the Holy Spirit fell on Cornelius and his friends, speaking in other Tongues. Acts 10:46. About twenty years after Pentecost, speaking in tongues began in Corinth - Compare Acts 18 with I Corinthians 2 and 14.
---Debbie on 8/31/06

#1 I Cor. 12:10 "Tongues" Tongues were for the beginning of this age, and for now. Paul said, "tongues shall cease." But he also said in the same verse, "prophecies and knowledge shall be done away." When? He answers, "when that which is perfect is come;" that is, when Christ shall call us to glory. Not till then should any of the three manifestations cease. The 120 "began to speak in tongues," which implies that it should continue.
---Debbie on 8/31/06

#2 Prophecy is always based upon, and in agrees with the Word of God. Any prophecy, or revelation that doesnt agree with the Word of God has the curse of God on it. Is. 11:3 It is given to some for the defense of the Church, or cause of God. It is not the possession of every one. For this reason, John says, "I John 4:1 Try the Spirits, it is not safe to accept everyone who claims to be a Christian, or a prophet of God.
---Debbie on 8/31/06

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#1 I Cor. 12:10, "Prophecy" , This word literally means, "speaking for another." In I Cor. 14:3, it is defined as speaking to "edification and exhortation and comfort." Telling past events is as much prophecy as foretelling future events. The Old Testament prophets always combined the two, declaring what God had done and what He would do. Some have this gift permanently. But one who doesnt have the gift, may prophecy on some special occasion.
---Debbie on 8/31/06

#2 Every healing and miracle is a sign; but not every healing is called a miracle, tho' every one is miraculous in the sense of being supernatural. The purpose of hearings, signs and miracles are to "confirm the Word", Mark 16:20; Heb. 2:4, to show forth the glory of Christ, John 2:11, and that men may believe, Acts 8:6, 7. It is illogical and unscriptural to try to keep these gifts out of the Church.
---Debbie on 8/31/06

#1 I Cor 12:10 "The working of miracles". The real meaning is "working of mighty works. Mark 6:5; "mighty deeds" , II Cor.12:12. And "miracles", Acts 2:22; Acts 8:13; Heb. 2:4. In the Verses, it is associated with and distinguished rom "signs and wonders." Acts 8:7,13; Mark 9:38,39 shows that casting out demons is termed a miracle, or work of power. And God works great miracles thru the hands of Paul, in healing the sick and casting out demons.
---Debbie on 8/31/06

#4 Rom. 12:6. This was the experience of Jesus who, "did not many mighty works, because of their unbelief ". Matt. 13:58. The trial of our faith from a delayed answer, are worth more to God and to us than the answer itself. The gifts of healings would be seen more often if the saints were really expecting them.
---Debbie on 8/31/06

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#3 The Spirit fully equipped the Church. James 5:14,15 . "The elders of the assembly" are expected to possess the "gifts of healing." Mark 6:13. Elders should have these gifts but they are limited to only them. It is always "as He, the Spirit, will." We must not expect too much from the elders. "let your expectation be from the Lord, and according to the proportion of faith.
---Debbie on 8/31/06

#2 All the gifts were in Christ. He gave the twelve power to heal the sick and work miracles. Matt. 10:8 and Mark 6:13. At the close of His ministry here, Jesus gave them a larger commission, naming five signs that should follow to confirm the Word . Mark 16:17-20 That was especially for the Kingdom. When the King was rejected, the Holy Spirit came, the above two gifts - healings and miracles - were given to the Church.
---Debbie on 8/31/06

#1 I Cor. 12 9 "Faith to a different one". This faith is a gift for special circumstance or event. Or it may be given continuously for a certain line of service. It may used to obtain victory. It may trigger a revival, bring healing to a difficult case, or hold back the enemy from some individual or meeting. Joshua, the Apostle Paul, George Muller are examples of a continuous gift of faith. "to another gifts of healings".
---Debbie on 8/31/06

#2 Many unlearned in the Word get ideas and think them to be words of wisdom or knowledge and they give them out as such; but they have no effect because they are powerless. Jesus and all the apostles and New Testament workers and writers spoke words of wisdom and knowledge as "moved by the Holy Spirit," quoting Scripture, saying "as it is written." Knowledge and wisdom comes by searching out the word of God. The use of them should be under the Spirit's control.
---Debbie on 8/31/06

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#1 I Cor. 12 8 "A word of wisdom ," "A word of knowledge". The Holy Spirit is "The Spirit of wisdom and knowledge". Is. 11:2 They are at the head of the list to guard, guide and control all the others. The Spirit does not give us a full " word of wisdom or of knowledge" unless we have a knowledge of God's Word. Ignorance of the Word is why so many prophecies, messages in tongues and interpretations have not proven true.
---Debbie on 8/31/06

#11.Those who speak in tongues should pray also for the gift of interpretation (1 Cor 14:13)

1 Cor 13:8.Spirtual gifts such as prophecy, tongues and knowledge will cease at the end of this age.That time is describe as "when that which is perfect is come"(v10). Until then, we need the Holy Spirit and his gifts in our Churches, There is no indication here or elsewhere in scriptures that the manifestation of the Spirit through his gifts would cease at the end of the first century era.
---Ramon on 8/31/06

#10.(D) Tongues in the congregation Must be accompanied by a Spirit-given interpreation that communicates the content and meaning of the utterance to the commutity of believers(1 Cor 14:3, 27-28).It may contain a revelation, knowledge etc (1 Cor 14:6).

9.Interpretaion of tongues-This is the ability to understand and comminicate the meaning of a utterance spoken in Tongues. The gift may be given to the one who speaks in tongues or someone else.
---Ramon on 8/31/06

#9.(B) Speaking in tongues invoves the human spirit and the Spirit of God intermingling so that the believer communicates directly to God giving expression or utterance at the level of one's spirit rather than the mind(1 Cor 14:2,14) and praying for oneself or others under the direct influence of the Holy Spirit apart from the activity of the mind.
(C).Speaking in tongues within the Church must be regulated. The speaker may never be "out of control" in anyway.
---Ramon on 8/31/06

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#8. 8.Speaking in different tongues kinds of tongues- Concerding "tongues"(Gk Glessa, meaning guage) as a supernatural manifestation of the Spirit, the following is very important to understand:
(A).Tongues may be an existing spoken language(Acts 2:4-6) or a language unknown on earth("Tongues of angels" 1 Cor 13:1). Such speech has not been learned and is often unintelligible both to the speaker(1 Cor 14:14) and to the hearers(1 Cor 14:16).
---Ramon on 8/31/06

#7. 7.Distinguishing between spirits- This gift is a special Spirit-given abiltity to properly discern evil spirits and to distinguish whether or not an utterance is from the Holy Spirit(1 Cor 14:29,1 John 4:1). Toward the end of the age when false teachers(Mat 24:5)"the spirit of error"(1 John 4:6) and deciving spirits will greatly increase(1 Tim 4:1) this gift will be extremely important for the Church.
Many "false teachers" will corrupt the Church.
---Ramon on 8/31/06

#6.6 Prophecy-Here we must distinguish between prohecy as a temporary manifestation of the Spirit(1 Cor 12:10)and prophecy as a ministry gift of the Church(Eph 4:11). As a ministry gift, prophecy is given only some belivers, who must then function as prophets within the Church. As a spiritual manifestion, prophecy is potentially avaiable to every Spirit-Filled Christians (Acts 2:17-17).However all prophecy must be tested be tested for genuineness and truth.(1 Cor 14:29, 32:1).
---Ramon on 8/31/06

#5. Healing may also come as a result of obedience to the instruction of Jas 5:14-16.

5.Miraculous powers- These are deeds of supernatural power that alter the normal course of nature. They include divine acts in which God's kingdom is manifested against Satan and evil spirits(John 6:2).
---Ramon on 8/31/06

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#4. Gifts of healing- These gifts are given to the Church to restore physical health by supernatural means(Mat 4:23-25; 10:1; Acts 3:6-8; 4:30). The plural form of the word ("Gifts") indicates healing of various illnesses and suggests that every act healing is a special gift of God.

Although gifts of healing are not given to every member of the body in a special way(1 Cor 12:11;30),all member may pray for the sick.When faith is present, the sick will be healed.
---Ramon on 8/31/06

#3.3.Faith- This is not saving faith, but a special supernatural faith imparted by the Holy Spirit that enables the Christian to believe God for the extraordinary and miraculous. It is a faith so strong that it moves mountains(1 Cor 13:2) and is often found in combination with other manifestations such as healing and miracles(Mat 17:20,Mark 11:22-24, Luke 17:6).
---Ramon on 8/31/06

#2.1.Message of wisdom-This is a wise utterance spoken through the operation of the Holy Spirit. It applies the revelation of God's Word or the Holy Spirit wisdom to a specfic situation or problem(Acts 6:10; 15:13-22).It is not, however, the same as having the wisdom of God for daily living.

2.Message of Knowledge-This is an utterance inspired by the Holy Apirit that reveals knowledge about people etc.Its is often connected closely with prophecy (Acts 5:1-10;10:47-48;15:7-11)
---Ramon on 8/31/06

Doug.In 1 Cor 12:8-10, Paul lists a variety of gifts of the Holy Spirit that the Holy Spirit gives to believers(note:believers). Here the list and explantion of each as describe in the Holy Scriptures.

Please note that Paul did not define their characteristics here, we must use other scripture to see what they are.
---Ramon on 8/31/06

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I am happy with the every information that you are provided.
---Tassew on 8/30/06

Also, some of the things Scripture describes as gifts from God are
James 4:6 -- grace
Philippians 4:7 -- peace
Hebrews 4:1,9 -- rest
John 10:28; Romans 6:23 -- eternal life
Psalm 127:3 -- children
Ezekiel 11:19 -- a new heart
1 Corinthians 7:7 -- celibacy (without being ruled by lust)
---Amy9384 on 8/30/06

Romans 12 service, teaching, exhortation,
giving, leadership,the showing of mercy.

Isaiah 11:1-5 wisdom (also James 1:5)understanding, counsel, strength,
knowledge, and the fear of the LORD

and 5-7 say
a special force or effectiveness of words/communication (v.4b; see Rm 12 'exhortation'), and a gift for being just to the oppressed in an unjust world (v.4a).
---Amy9384 on 8/30/06

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