Gifts of the Spirit - what are the gifts used for?

 

Scripture indicates that the gifts of the spirit are equally valid, but not equally valuable. Their value is determined by their worth to the Church. In dealing with this matter, Paul used the analogy of the human body. All members of the body have functions, Paul declared, but some are more important than others (1 Corinthians 12:12-26). The service of each Christian should be in proportion to the gifts, which they possess (1 Corinthians 12-14). All believers, as members of the body of Messiah, must be serving together in order for the body to be fully functional. That is why a Church needs Pastors, Teachers, Helpers, Servants, Administrators, those with great faith, etc. All of the gifts of the Holy Spirit working together are needed to produce the full potential of the church. Since the gifts of the Spirit are gifts of grace, their use must be controlled by the rule of love - the greatest of all the gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 13).

 

The Holy Spirit is:

He is our very life –              Genesis 2:7 - Breathed life into mankind.

He is like a dove –                Luke 3:22 -   The Holy spirit descended like a Dove.

He is like a covering –         Luke 24:49 - The Holy Spirit will settle upon you.

He is like living water –John 7:38 - Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.

He is like a comforter –        John 16:7 -    The Comforter will come to you.

He is our Teacher –                 John 14:26 -   He will teach you all things.

He is the Power from high -    Acts 1:8          You shall receive the power through the Holy Spirit.

He is like wind –      Acts 2:2 –     There came a sound of a mighty rushing wind.

He is like a fire –                   Acts 2:3 –     Tongues of fire settled on them

He is in our hearts –             2 Corinthians 1:22 – Given the Spirit in our hearts.

He is like a pledge – 2 Corinthians 5:5 – He has given us the pledge of the Spirit.

Week Seven - Counting the Omer

Gift of Faith

         The gift of faith is being able to trust God and encourage others to trust God, no matter the circumstances.

       Hebrews 11:1-40

Week Seven

First Covenant

Second Covenant

Gift of Faith

Day 43   28th May

Psalm 31:19-23

Matthew 25:14-23

Preserves the faithful ….

Day 44   Monday

Genesis 22:1-12

Ephesians 2:1-8

Saved by faith …

Day 45   Tuesday

Psalm 146:1-6

Hebrews 12:1-3

Perfecter of faith ….

Day 46   Wednesday

Habakkuk 2:1-4

Hebrews 10:26-39

Live by faith …..

Day 47   Thursday

Psalm 40:1-10

Romans 12:1-6

Measure of Faith ……

Day 48   Friday

Psalm 89:1-8

1 Corinthians 12:1-9

Faith comes from God …

Day 49   Saturday

Deuteronomy 7:1-9

Romans 12:1-3

Faith comes from God….

Day 50   4th June    

 “Day of Pentecost”

Exodus 34:27-35

Acts 1:1-8

Power from on high …

Week Six - Counting the Omer

Gift of Wisdom

         The gift of wisdom seems to be the ability to make decisions and give guidance that is according to God's will.

James 1:2-5

Week Six

First Covenant

Second Covenant

Gift of Wisdom

Day 36   21st May

Ecclesiastes 12:9-14

1 Corinthians  2:1-9

Wisdom just the beginning

Day 37   Monday

1 Kings 4:30-34

1 Corinthians 2:7-10

Solomon’s wisdom was greater ……

Day 38   Tuesday

1 Kings 5:1-12

Colossians 2:1-5

God gave Solomon wisdom ………

Day 39   Wednesday

1 Kings 10:1-4

James 3:15-17

Saw the wisdom of Solomon …

Day 40   Thursday

1 Kings 3:10-14

Ephesians 1:1-8

Had  asked for this ………..

Day 41   Friday

Psalm 111:1-10

2 Timothy 3:10-17

Fear of the Lord is the beginning ….

Day 42   Saturday

Job 28:23-28

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

That is wisdom ………..

Week Five - Counting the Omer

Gift of Tongues

              The gift of tongues is the ability to speak in a foreign language that you do not have knowledge of, in order to communicate with someone who speaks that language or to speak in a heavenly language.

1 Corinthians 12:1-31

Week Five

First Covenant

Second Covenant

Gift of Tongues

Day 29   14th  May

Isaiah 28:9-11

1 Corinthians 14:21-22

Are a sign for unbelievers

Day 30   Monday

2 Kings 6:1-7

1 Corinthians 12:27-28

Then come miraculous powers,

Day 31   Tuesday

1 Samuel 3:1-10

1 Corinthians 12:8-10

Varieties of the gift of 'tongues;

Day 32   Wednesday

Genesis 42:18-24

1 Corinthians 14:13-19

Pray for the power of interpretation

Day 33   Thursday

Genesis 11:6-9

1 Corinthians 13:1-8

Whether there be tongues, they ..

Day 34   Friday

Joel 2:28-32

Acts 2:1-4

And they spoke in other tongues

Day 35   Saturday

Exodus 12:33-38

Act 10:45-46

Speaking in tongues & praising God

Week Four - Counting the Omer

Counting the Omer for 2017

Leviticus 23: 15-16 ‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day you bought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be completed.’ Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the LORD.

Blessed are You, Adonai our G-d, King of the Universe, Who has Sanctified us with His Commandments, and has Commanded us regarding the Counting of the Omer in readiness of the coming of the Holy Spirit.

Discernment

                 The gift of discerning spirits is the ability to determine whether or not a message, person, or event is truly from God.

1 John 4:1-6

Week Four

First Covenant

Second Covenant

Discernment

Day 22   7th May

Proverbs 3:21-26

Philippians 1:3-11

Preserve sound judgment and discernment ...

Day 23    Monday

Proverbs 28:1-11

2 Timothy 2:1-7

Discernment sees through him…….

Day 24    Tuesday

Psalm 119:121-128

1 Corinthians 1:15-19

Give me your discernment …..

Day 25    Wednesday

Daniel 9:7-13 ASV

Hebrews 5:7-14

Have discernment in truth ………

Day 26    Thursday

Proverbs 1:1-4

Colossians 1:3-14

Through discernment in them ……

Day 27    Friday

Psalm 2:1-10

Philippians 3:12-16

Press on in understanding ………

Day 28    Saturday

Hosea 14:1-9

Hebrews 6:1-8

Let those with discernment listen carefully..

Week Three - Counting the Omer

Counting the Omer for 2017

Leviticus 23: 15-16 ‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day you bought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be completed.’ Count fifty days to the day

after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the LORD.

 

Blessed are You, Adonai our G-d, King of the Universe, Who has Sanctified us with His Commandments, and has Commanded us regarding the Counting of the Omer in readiness of the coming of the Holy Spirit.

Prophecy

                      The gift of prophecy is being able to proclaim a message from God.

Revelation 3:1-3

Week Three

First Covenant

Second Covenant

Prophecy

Day 15  30th April

2 Chronicles 15:1-8

2 Peter 1:17-21

Prophecy comes from God …

Day 16  Monday

1 Samuel 3:1-14

1 Corinthians 13:1-7

Fathom all things

Day 17  Tuesday

Jeremiah 28:1-11

Romans 12:1-6

Prophecy in proportion to our faith …

Day 18  Wednesday

2 Chronicles 9:22-29

1 Peter 1:1-10

Of what the prophets spoke of …

Day 19  Thursday

Ezra 1:1-4

Acts 21:7-14

Prophecy the will of the Lord ….

Day 20  Friday

Daniel 9:20-27

Luke 1:67-80

Filled with the Holy Spirit ….

Day 21  Saturday

Hosea 12:9-13

Matthew 21:1-5

What the prophets spoke of …..

Week Two Counting the Omer

Counting the Omer for 2017

Leviticus 23: 15-16 ‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day you bought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be completed.’ Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the LORD.

Blessed are You, Adonai our G-d, King of the Universe, Who has Sanctified us with His Commandments, and has Commanded us regarding the Counting of the Omer in readiness of the coming of the Holy Spirit.

Healing

       The gift of healing is the miraculous ability to use God's healing power to restore a person who is sick, injured, or suffering.

Isaiah 53:1-12

Week Two

First Covenant

Second Covenant

Healing

Day 8     23rd April

Numbers 12:1-16

Luke 6:12-19

Cried out for her healing-

Day 9     Monday

2 Kings 20:1-5

Luke 9:1-11

God heard his cry for healing...

Day 10   Tuesday

Exodus 15:22-26

Acts 4:13-22

For I, Jehovah, am healing thee. ...

Day 11   Wednesday

Psalm 41:1-3

Mark 6:1-13

The Lord restores….

Day 12   Thursday

Deuteronomy 32:36-39

Acts 9:32-43

It is I who heals …

Day 13   Friday

Malachi 4:1-2

James 5:1-15

Healing in their wings….

Day 14   Saturday

Isaiah 58:1-8

Acts 4:23-31

And your healing will quickly appear

You shall Count

Counting the Omer

Passover and our salvation has been given, it is now time to prepare for the coming of the Power from on High.  

Gifts of the spirit – Do we need them?

There is a great weakness in the Church of Christ because of a great ignorance concerning the Holy Spirit and the gifts He has come to bring. God wants us to be powerful in every way because of the revelation of the knowledge of His will concerning the power and manifestation of His Spirit. He desires us to be continually hungry to receive more and more of His Spirit. No man can call Jesus is Lord but by the Holy Spirit. [1 Corinthians 12:3] When the Holy Spirit comes in, Jesus is Lord. Then His Words flood our souls, the tide flows out to the needy, and the vision increases. Then I am hungrier than ever, nothing satisfies me but God. It is the life of God in the nature that stretches out to believe and to receive. We can thus be drawn in to the Spirit of God, and you know you are in what will never pass away.  -  Smith Wigglesworth

Gifts of the spirit – Have we ever asked for them?

The Holy Spirit distributes the gifts of the spirit as he sees fit. God does not want us to be ignorant of how He wants us to serve him. However, it is very easy for us to get caught up in what spiritual gift(s) we have and then only serve God in that area of ministry. That is not how it works. God calls us to obediently serve Him. He will equip us with whatever gifts of the spirit we need to accomplish the task or tasks he has called us to. Yes, God calls some to be teachers and gives them the gift of teaching, but that does not excuse the person from serving God in other ways as well. Is it beneficial to know what spiritual gift(s) God has given you? Of course, it is. However what we need to focus on is serving God. If we seek God's will and obey his leading, He will always equip us with whatever gifts of the Spirit we need when we need them.

Gifts of the Spirit - what are the gifts used for?

 Scripture indicates that the gifts of the spirit are equally valid, but not equally valuable. Their value is determined by their worth to the Church. In dealing with this matter, Paul used the analogy of the human body. All members of the body have functions, Paul declared, but some are more important than others (1 Corinthians 12:12-26). The service of each Christian should be in proportion to the gifts, which they possess (1 Corinthians 12-14). All believers, as members of the body of Messiah, must be serving together in order for the body to be fully functional. That is why a Church needs Pastors, Teachers, Helpers, Servants, Administrators, those with great faith, etc. All of the gifts of the Holy Spirit working together are needed to produce the full potential of the church. Since the gifts of the Spirit are gifts of grace, their use must be controlled by the rule of love - the greatest of all the gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 13).

 

The Holy Spirit is:

He is our very life –              Genesis 2:7 - Breathed life into the man.

He is like a dove –                Luke 3:22 -   The Holy spirit descended like a Dove.

He is like a covering –         Luke 24:49 - The Holy Spirit will settle upon you.

He is like living water – John 7:38 - From his heart will flow rivers of living water.

He is like a comforter –        John 16:7 -    The Comforter will come to you.

He is our Teacher –               John 14:26 -   He will teach you all things.

He is the Power from high - Acts 1:8   Receive the power through the Holy Spirit.

He is like wind –        Acts 2:2 –     There came a sound of a mighty rushing wind.

He is like a fire –       Acts 2:3 –     Tongues of fire settled on them

He is in our hearts –  2 Corinthians 1:22 – Given the Spirit in our hearts.

He is like a pledge –  2 Corinthians 5:5 – He has given us the pledge of the Spirit.

Week One Readings

             Counting the Omer

This is something I have put together to help lead us into Shavuot/Pentecost

These are readings to help us think about the Holy Spirit in our lives and be ready for the renewing of the Power from on High within our lives, when the day of Shavuot/Pentecost once more arrives.

Each week I will put up a new list of readings.

Feel free to print this off and give it to your friends.

 

Leviticus 23:15-16 ‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath,  from the day you bought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be completed.’  Count fifty days to  the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the LORD.

Blessed are You, Adonai our G-d, King of the Universe, Who has Sanctified us with His Commandments, and has Commanded us regarding the Counting of the Omer in readiness      of the coming of the Holy Spirit.

                                                             

Knowledge

    The gift of knowledge is the ability to have an in-depth understanding of a spiritual         issue or situation.

 Read Proverbs 9:1-10

Week one

First Covenant

Second Covenant

Knowledge

Day 1   16th April

Proverbs 1:1-7

2 Peter 3:10-18

Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Knowledge

Day 2   Monday

Hosea 4:1-6

2 Peter 1:1-6

Knowledge in God keeps us true to Him.

Day 3  Tuesday

Proverbs 18:10-15

Ephesians 1:11-17

Knowledge holds things together.

Day 4  Wednesday

Malachi 2:1-7

Romans 14:14-16

Instruction through knowledge.

Day 5  Thursday

Ecclesiastes 2:24-26

Philippians 3:1-8

Please God gain knowledge.

Day 6   Friday

Psalm 90:1-12

2 Corinthians 4:1-6

So give us knowledge.

Day 7   Saturday

Proverbs 2:1-5

Romans 11:25-36

Gain knowledge of God. ...