What Spiritual Gifts are?


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What Spiritual Gifts are?

  2. 2. Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. (1.Cor.12: 1) (To remain ignorant is not an excuse) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 2
  3. 3. What spiritual gifts are? Not the natural talents (1.Cor.12: 1) Diverse gifts by one Spirit (1.Cor.12: 4) Divides severally as He (Spirit) will (1.Cor.12: 11) At everyman’s disposal to use decently and in order (1.Cor.14: 32) Given to profit withall (1.Cor.12:7) For the edification of the saints (Eph.4: 12) (Spiritual gifts are not the natural talents) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 3
  4. 4. What spiritual gifts are? NEITHER IT IS…. UNCTION OF THE H. SPIRIT (2.Cor.1: 21) BAPTISM OF THE H. SPIRIT (1.Cor.12:13) SEAL OF THE H. SPIRIT (2.Cor.1: 22) ADVANCE OF THE H. SPIRIT (2.Cor.1: 22) INDWELLING OF THE H. SPIRIT (1.Cor.3: 16) (Every believer inherits all the above at the very moment comes to faith) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 4
  5. 5. SPIRITUAL GIFTS NOR IS THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT Galatians 5: 22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance : All should be a in a person as the “FRUIT” (Nine in one) But all the gifts cannot be seen in a person (1.Cor.12: 11) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 5
  6. 6. SPIRITUAL GIFTS NEITHER THE SIGN TO DISCERN A BELIEVER (Could be false. Eg; Simon –Acts.8: 18; Sons of Sceva, Acts.19: 14) NOR THE SIGN TO DISCERN THE SPIRITUAL Could be misused (1.Cor.14: 27-33) Can have all the gifts but carnal (1.Cor.17;3: 1) (For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. Rom.11: 29) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 6
  7. 7. SPIRITUAL GIFTS For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. (Lk.6: 44) Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. (Mat.7: 16-17) (Not the manifestation of the gifts the sign, but fruit of the Spirit the sign of the believer) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 7
  8. 8. SPIRITUAL GIFTS FRUIT – ALL WILL BE IN A PERSON Love, Joy, Peace (Towards self) Long-sufferings, gentleness, goodness (Toward others) faith, meekness, temperance ( towards God) GIFTS- H. SPIRIT DIVIDES AND GIVES (But for sure one or more gifts for every one, for the profit withal- 1.Cor.12: 7-11) (NONE CAN BE THERE BE WITHOUT A GIFT) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 8
  9. 9. SPIRITUAL GIFTS GIFTS GIVEN FOR THE PROFIT WITHAL (v. 7) DIVIDES TO EVERYMAN AS HE WILL (v. 11) TO ONE IS GIVEN.. ANOTHER…(v. 8-10) FUNCTION LIKE MEMBERS IN A BODY (v. 14) ARE ALL APOSTLES; ARE ALL PROPHETS (V. 29) WHEN YOU COME TOGETHER, EVERY ONE OF YOU HAVE…. (v. 26) (Read 1.Cor.12: 7- 30) (Holy Spirit divide and gives as He wish to everyone) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 9
  10. 10. SPIRITUAL GIFTS HOW TO EXERCISE THE GIFTS Use for the profit withal (1.Cor.12: 7) Excel to edify the church (1.Cor.14:12) Neglect not the gift in you (1.Tim. 4: 14) Stir up the gift in you (1.Tim.1: 6) Give none offence (1.Cor.10: 30-31) THE SPHERE TO EXERCISE In subjection to the Spirit (1.Cor.14: 36) Decently and in order (1.Cor.14: 40) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 10
  11. 11. SPIRITUAL GIFTS WHAT WAS PROBLEM AT CORINTH ? (The lack of gifts or the improper use of the gifts ?) So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: (1.Cor.1: 7) (Had they possessed all gifts ?) How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. (1.Cor.14: 26) (Did they used it properly ?) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 11
  12. 12. SPIRITUAL GIFTS MAIN REFERENCES Romans Ch.12: 6-8 1.Corinthians.Ch.12: 8-10; 28; 29-30 Ephesians 4: 11 1.Peter 4: 11 GIVEN IN SIX LISTS (1)1.Cor.12: 8-10 (2) 1.Cor.12: 28 (3)1.Cor.12:29-30) (4) Rom.12: 6-8 (5) Eph.4: 11 (6) 1.Pet. 4: 11 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 12
  13. 13. SPIRITUAL GIFTS 1.Cor.12: 8-10 1.Cor.12: 29-30 Wisdom, Knowledge Apostles, Prophets, Teachers Faith, Healing, Miracles, Miracles, Healings, Tongues, Prophecy, Interpretation of tongues Discerning the spirit, Romans 12: 6- 8 Tongues, Interpretation Prophecy,Ministry, Teaching of tongues Exhortation, Giving, Ruling, Mercy, 1.Cor.12: 28 Eph.4: 11 Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Miracles, Healing, Pastors, Teachers Helps, governments, Tongues 1.Peter.4: 11 Speak, giving 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 13
  14. 14. SPIRITUAL GIFTS GIFTS CAN BE GROUPED INTO TWO 1. Motivational gifts 2. Sign gifts Motivational gifts can be again grouped to 1. Equipping gifts 2. Service gifts SIGN GIFTS (Are Miracles, healing, Tongues, Interpretation of tongues) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 14
  15. 15. SPIRITUAL GIFTS (Remains, ceases, and vanishes away) Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. (1.Cor.13: 8) WHEN WILL IT CEASE OR VANISH AWAY ? For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. (1.Cor.13: 9-10) (“WHICH IS PERFECT”, What: Word or His coming ?) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 15
  16. 16. SPIRITUAL GIFTS (EQUIPPING) APOSTLES TO BE AN APOSTLE MUST Be called by the Lord (Gal. 1: 1) Have seen the Lord (Acts.1: 21) Witnessed his resurrection (Acts.1: 21) have signs (2.Cor.12: 12) Ministry that of the foundation (Eph.2: 20) Few addressed in the meaning “CALLED FOR” (Acts.14: 14;Rom.16: 7; 2.Cor.8: 23: Heb.3: 1) If anybody claims they are –2.Cor.11: 13; Rev.2: 2) (Can there be any apostle now ?) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 16
  17. 17. SPIRITUAL GIFTS PROPHETS Must understand as New Testament Prophets Ministry together with the Apostles (Eph.2: 20) of foundation (2.Pet.1: 21) Was speaking with authority (Acts.15: 32) writing down (2.Tim.3: 16) Peter warned against ..(2.Pet.2: 1) But some claims themselves.. (Any such claims are false – Jer.23) (Can we have the prophets now as of old ?) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 17
  18. 18. SPIRITUAL GIFTS EVANGELISTS MINISTRY OF GREAT COMMISION (Mat.28:18) (Special ability to speak the Gospel) Example- PHILIP (Acts.8: 5; 12; 35; 21: 8) Preach the Gospel (2.Tim.2: 8; 1.Cor.15: 1-3) (Ministry is outside the church; never to be servants of men or institutions; often moving from place to place; free yet remains obliged to the church; church also obliged to support by all means) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 18
  19. 19. SPIRITUAL GIFTS PASTORS (SHEPHERDS) Office concerned to the local church (Acts.20:17) SYNONYMS of “ Elders” Or “Oversears” (Acts. 20: 28) Every church more than one (Phil.1:1) Appointed by the Holy Spirit (Acts.20: 28) Qualification (1.Tim.3:1-7; Tit.1:6-9; 1.Pet.5:1-5) Gifted for diverse duties (Acts.20:17; 28) Church must respect and care them (1.Tim.5:17) (Neither Election nor Transfer of elders Scriptural) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 19
  20. 20. SPIRITUAL GIFTS TEACHERS Ministry not bound to the Local church only Gifted to teach (1.Cor.12: 8; 2.Tim.2: 15) Very responsible (Ja.3:1; 1.Tim.2: 4) (Beware of false teachers- Acts.20: 30; 2.Pet.2: 1; 2.Jn.9-10, 1.Tim.1: 3) He must be (Rom.12: 7; Mat.13: 52; 1.Tim. 4: 13; 16) (Steadfast) In teaching. 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 20
  21. 21. SPIRITUAL GIFTS (SERVICE GIFTS) PROPHECY PROPHECY PAST AND WHAT IT MEANS NOW? 1. SPOKE NEW REVELATION (1.Cor.14: 30) 2. SPOKE OF FUTURE (Acts.20: 11) PROPHECY WILL CEASE (1.Cor.13: 8) 3. NOW- SPEAK NOTHING NEW; BUT EXPOUNDING THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD (1.Cor.14: 31) DESIRE PROPHECY (1.Cor.14: 1) Exists as speaking the Word of God with authority WARNED OF THE MISUSE –2.Cor.2:17; 4:2 (Must be abiding to the word; Word of truth and faith) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 21
  22. 22. SPIRITUAL GIFTS SERVE (TO MINISTER) CHRIST OUR EXAMPLE (Mk.10: 45) John Mark (Acts.13:5) Timothy (Phil.2: 22) AREA OF SERVICE 1. Serving at the table (Acts. 6: 1-7) 2. Serving with means (Lk.8: 3) WILLING TO BE SPEND (By means, talents, time and strength (Who will desire this now ?) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 22
  23. 23. SPIRITUAL GIFTS EXHORTATION Similar to that of Prophecy (1.Cor.14: 3) Reminding, Encouraging, Counseling Showing the right way Beseech (Often with tears) Ministry like that of Barnabas Epistle to Hebrews is example for exhortation. (PROPHECY AND EXHORTATION ARE DIFFERENT) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 23
  24. 24. SPIRITUAL GIFTS WISDOM Not the wisdom of this world (One gains) Spiritual wisdom (1.Cor.12: 8; 14: 6) Example Stephen (Acts.6: 10) Given to speak, to teach (1.Cor 13: 2) Given to write (2.Pet.3: 15) Vanish away (1.Cor.13: 8) (As a gift vanished away when the “perfect came”) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 24
  25. 25. SPIRITUAL GIFTS KNOWLEDGE (HOW TO APPLY WISDOM IS KNOWLEDGE) But as gift it is direct and not gained by experience GIFT- Words of knowledge (Not by years of experience and applying) How Paul wrote on marriage (1.Cor.7: 40) Exercised in the church (2.Cor.11:6; Eph. 3: 4) (Wisdom of world – Ja.3: 15-17 differ from Wisdom from above so it is with the gift Knowledge) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 25
  26. 26. SPIRITUAL GIFTS REVELATION GIFT – Revelation (1.Cor.14: 26) (Received as a if shown by removing curtain) Paul wrote much by the use of this gift. (Eph. 3: 3; 2.Cor.12: 7) Now only illumination over written words (no more new revelation to anyone) In the early Church gatherings exercised like other gifts (1.Cor.14: 30) (Now no more the same gift; As no more need of new Revelation; as it is complete) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 26
  27. 27. SPIRITUAL GIFTS GIVING (CONTRIBUTING) Giving was a gift of Macedonians (2.Cor.8; 9) Extra ordinary way of giving is a gift rarely seen (Lk.6: 38; Pro.3: 9; Mal.3: 10) Tithe was obligatory under the Law But not under Grace; For (1.Cor.6: 19) we are obliged to give ourselves to the Lord. (It is not because they have more than others they give generously; Who desires this gift ?) (WHO HAVE REALIZED GIVING IS A GIFT ?) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 27
  28. 28. SPIRITUAL GIFTS MERCY (HELPS) Is a Christian character (Ja.2: 13) Showing extra ordinary mercy, is a gift (Rom.12: 8) Must do it cheerfully (Rom.12: 8) Do to the household of faith (Gal.6:10) Greatly rewarding (Mat.5: 7) (Who will desire and pray for this gift ?) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 28
  29. 29. SPIRITUAL GIFTS GOVERNMENTS (RULE) One of the gifts of Elders (1.Tim.5: 17) To do it with diligence (Rom.12: 8) They are accountable (Heb.13: 17) Rewarding (1.Pet.5: 4) Others must submit to them (1.Pet.5: 5; Heb.13: 17) (1 Peter 5: 2-3 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 29
  31. 31. SPIRITUAL GIFTS FAITH FAITH IS ONE OF THE GIFT (1.Cor.12: 9) DIFFERENT FROM FAITH UNTO SALVATION, ALL HAVE EXPERIENCED (Eph.2: 8) AS EXTRAORDINARY FAITH IN EXERCISING (IN MINISTRY, ADVERSITY, NEEDS IN GOD’S WORK) (Like Hudson Taylor, or George Muller having seen not any resources did extraordinary ministry) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 31
  32. 32. SPIRITUAL GIFTS (SIGN GIFTS) HEALINGS As gifts exercised (Act.3: 8; 5: 15-16; 9: 34; 14: 10; 28: 8) Instantly healed God confirmed their words thru.. (Mk.16: 20) God confirmed His words thru wonders and miracles (Heb.2: 3-4) Ceased later (2.Tim.4: 20; Phil.2: 27) GIFT IS DIFFERENT FROM PRAYER FOR HEALING (What miracle healers do this days, healing or mocking ?) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 32
  33. 33. SPIRITUAL GIFTS MIRACLES Not only healing but other visible and extra ordinary acts. (Jn.2: 11;Acts.6: 8) Sign of Apostleship (1.Cor.12: 11) God confirmed His word (Heb.2: 1-3) (Natural man looks always for miracles and wonders only – But faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God) (Now no need of miracles to bring anyone to salvation) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 33
  34. 34. SPIRITUAL GIFTS (TONGUES) WHAT TONGUES ARE? Existing language in the world (1.Cor.14: 10) Voice with out significance are not (1.Cor.14:10) LANGUAGES (TONGUES) WHERE GOD CONFOUND ? (Gen.11: 9) GOD GAVE AS WARNING (Due.28: 49; Ps.81: 5; 114: 1; Is.28: 11; 33: 19) AS CURSE OR BLESSINGS ? (Was it of servitude to nations of strange tongues ?) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 34
  35. 35. SPIRITUAL GIFTS TONGUES ONE OF THE GIFTS (1.Cor.12: 10; 23; 14: 27) NEVER SAID UNIQUE (But is Love-1.Cor.12: 31) ALL WERE NOT SPEAKING (1.Cor.12: 31) ALL WERE NOT GIVEN (1.Cor.12: 10) NEVER OUT OF SUBJECTION (1.Cor.12: 27) RESTRICTED THE USE (1.Cor.12: 27) PROPHECY DESIRED THAN..(1.Cor.14: 39) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 35
  36. 36. SPIRITUAL GIFTS (TONGUES) Earthly languages only (Acts.2: 8) Not heavenly (2.Cor.12: 4) Cannot utter Not as sign language (Acts.2: 4) Gift turned as sign (1.Cor.14: 22) Where said,“FILLED” once spoken ..(Acts.2: 4) Not one language only (1.Cor.12: 10) Never spoken together (Acts.2: 4) Never without interpreter in the church (1.Cor.14: 28) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 36
  37. 37. SPIRITUAL GIFTS (TONGUES) CAN ANYONE UNDERSTAND IT ? None understands –Who? (Corinthians) 1.Cor.14: 2 Who didn’t understand ? (Natives) Acts. 2: 13 But who understood ? (From nations) Acts.2:9-11 Who else can (Interpreter) 1.Cor.14: 28 Did Paul spoke where no interpreter (1.Cor.14: 6) (Where none could understand or edify was not allowed to use in public (1.Cor.14: 6; 23; 27-28) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 37
  38. 38. SPIRITUAL GIFTS (TONGUES) NAMES USED Tongues (Languages) New tongues (Mk.16: 17) Tongue shall not understand (Jer.5: 15) Strange lanaguage (Ps.114: 1) Another tongue (Is.28: 11) Diverse kinds of tongues (1.Cor.12:10) Unknown tongues (1.Cor.14: 2; 19) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 38
  39. 39. SPIRITUAL GIFTS (TONGUES) WHAT BIBLE SAYS ABOUT TONGUES? Tongues shall cease (1.Cor.13: 8) When ceased ? (1.Cor.13: 8-10) FEW QUESTIONS TO “CHARISMATICS” When the charismatic movements started ? Foundation is experience or Word of God ? What all we hear from them are tongues ? Why speak publicly with out interpreters ? Do Bible says tongues the sign of Holy Spirit? 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 39
  40. 40. SPIRITUAL GIFTS (INTERPRETATION OF TONGUES) Who possess this gift now ? Those who claims to speak in tongues search for interpreters before speaking in tongues ? Can anybody volunteer for a test ? Do they speak as on the day of Pentecost, one after the other? (The tongues united all believers on the day of Pentecost; Will all “CHARISMATIC” ready to merge as one? ) Now tongues only common for them though different in doctrines (WHERE TONGUE CEASED WHAT USE FOR INTERPRETING) 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 40
  41. 41. SPIRITUAL GIFTS (WHAT YOUR DECISION) No more Apostles and prophets; but you have their doctrines and writings You have the perfect (written) Word of God; do you want the ministries in part by gifts ? God confirmed His word thru miracles and wonders giving the Spirit; you still need sign gifts further to believe it now ? Since clearly written some of the gifts will cease or vanish; how can you expect them now? 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 41
  42. 42. KNOW WHAT GIFT(S) IS IN YOU ! ”Stir up the gift of God in thee” (2. Tim.1: 6) GREETINGS TO YOU END 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 42
  43. 43. SPIRITUAL GIFTS Dear Brethren in the Lord, Greetings to you, Hope the study “SPIRIUTAL GIFTS” is edifying If you have any questions, suggestions, or doubts please write to my Email: Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 05/27/09 Email: goodnews4_u@hotmail.com 43