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Introduction to Gifts of the Spirit

AGAPE OUTREACH MINISTRIES
1 Cor 12:1-12
Chapter 13-14

In this dispensation of grace and church era, God had poured out the Holy Ghost power and with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The manifestation of the Spirit is given to “every man” to profit withal (1Cor 12:7).

Jesus Christ, the Head of the church had divided or dividing to every man or woman severally as He will (1Cor 12:11) for the edification, exhortation, and comfort of the members of body of Christ
1Cor 14:3.

  1. DON’T BE IGNORANT – 1 Cor 12:1.

    The average Christians don’t know what God had prepared for them; many churches and ministers don’t know what God has in mind for them, 99.5 per cent Christians stumble at God’s promises. Why? Ignorant is the cause. Instead to claim God’s promises and ask Him for it, they go about fighting the gifts of God and wisdom of God. Many ministers like the Pharisees of old attribute the work and the manifestation of the gifts of spirit as satanic inspiration and origin. “Ignorant is a great sickness”.

  2. BEWARE OF CRITICS.

    The critics says that the gifts of the Spirit had been done away since Bible had been completed. They quoted 1Cor 13:8-10, to support their dogma. They are ignorant preachers. All the Evangelical ministers stumble at God’s promises on the gifts of the Spirit.

    1. MEN OF GOD.

      Ireanus, Tartullian, Christosom and Augustine, these were church fathers that succeeded. Apostles when Bible was written proved that these gifts were in operation in their own time.
      (Second to third century).

    2. DARK AGES.

      Waldenses, Albiagense, Jansenists, Early Quakers, Early Methodists proved that, the gifts of the Holy Spirit were in operation in their own time. There was testimony that they spoke in tongues.

  3. THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT IS FOR THE CHURCH TODAY – 1Cor 14:26.

    1Cor 13:28, 31; 1Cor 14:1. God hath set apostles, prophets and teachers in the church and distributed these gifts to them, but verse 31 & 1 Cor14:1 gives room for every laymen to make use of the gifts.

  4. THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE GIFTS.
    Among nine gifts.

    1. WE HAVE “REVELATION GIFTS”. “The gifts that reveal something”. The word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, and discerning of Spirits. 1Cor12:8,10.