From the Pastor's Desk: - Week of October 16, 2017
Theme: The Holy Spirit (Part 3)
Greetings to you and welcome to another great and glorious week
In the previous weeks, we went through introductory lessons on the Personality of the Holy Spirit and the different names He is called.
This week, our focus will be on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:1 ”Christian brothers, I want you to know about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. You need to understand the truth about this.” NLV
In his epistle to members of the church in Corinth, Paul created an awareness of the Gifts of the Spirit which he confirmed had already been made available by the Holy Spirit, to the church. These gifts are given to us for our profiting and for the edification of the church.
Totaling 9 in number, these gifts are classified into 3 different groups, each group having 3 each. The nine gifts include: the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, the gift of faith, the gifts of healing, the working of miracles, the gift of prophecy, discerning of spirits, diverse kinds of tongues and the interpretation of tongues.
These gifts are available to everyone who is a child of God.
The Holy Spirit distributes them among His children (1 Corth. 12:11) and He graciously allows us to covet after any of them we would like to possess (1 Corth. 12:31).
Luke 11:13 ” 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?” KJV
This week, make it a personal project, study and understand each of the operations of these nine gifts and feel free to ask God for anyone you desire, having in mind that these gifts are to work in you to bring Glory to Him.
God BLESS you
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