Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Ministering Gifts of the Holy Spirit to the Church # 8

1 Cor 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant.
:2 You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led.
:3 Therefore I make know to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.
:4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
:5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.
:6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.
:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:
:8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit,
:9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,
:10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
:11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.

Your physical body is dead without the spirit. Also the church body without the Spirit is dead.

Word of knowledge is past and present. Word of wisdom is future.

1 Sam 9:15 Now the Lord had told Samuel in his ear the day before Saul came, saying,
:16 “Tomorrow about this time I will send you a man from the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him commander over My people Israel, that he may save My people from the hand of the Philistines; for I have looked upon My people, because their cry has come to Me.”
:17 So when Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said to him, “There he is, the man of whom I spoke to you. This one shall reign over My people.”

That was word of wisdom.

1 Sam 9:20 But as for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not be anxious about them, for they have been found. And on whom is all the desire of Israel? Is it not on you and all your father's house?”

This was word of knowledge.

1 Sam 10:1 Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on his head, and kissed him and said:”Is it not because the Lord has anointed you commander over His inheritance?
:2 When you have departed from me today, you will find two men by Rachel's tomb in the territory of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say to you, 'The donkeys which you went to look for have been found. And now your father has ceased caring about the donkeys and is worrying about you, saying, “What shall I do about my son?”

This was both word of wisdom and word of knowledge working.

1 Sam 10:3 Then you shall go on forward from there and come to the terebinth tree of Tabor. There three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you one carrying three young goats, another carrying three loaves of bread, which you shall receive from their hands.
:5 After that you shall come to the hill of God where the Philistine garrison is. And it will happen, when you have come to the hill of God where the Philistine garrison is. And it will happen, when you have come there to the city, that you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with a stringed instrument, a tambourine, a flute, and a harp before them; and they will be prophesying.
:6 Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man.

This is word of wisdom.

Word means revelation.

Word of wisdom is God's revelation of what is to come.

Word of wisdom is not natural wisdom.

Matt 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem.

This is natural wisdom.

Matt 2:13 Now when they had departed, behold an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.”

This is word of wisdom.

Matt 22:15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted how they might entangle Him in His talk.
:16 And they sent to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth; nor do You care about anyone, for You do not regard the person of men.
:17 Tell us, therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”
:18 But Jesus perceived in their wickedness, and said, “ Why do you test Me, you hypocrites?

This is word of knowledge.

Matt 22:21 They said to Him, “Caesar's.” And He said to them, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's.

This is natural wisdom.

Rom 11:1 I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not! For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
:2 God has not cast away His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel, saying,
:3” Lord, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life”?
:4 But what does the divine response say to him? “ I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”
:5 Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

This is word of knowledge.

Rom 11:25 For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.
:26 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: “The Deliverer will come out of Zion, and He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob;
:27 for this is My covenant with them, when I take away their sins.”

This is word of wisdom.

Lk 21:12 But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name's sake.
:13 But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony.
:14 Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer;
:15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict of resist.

This was word of wisdom. It not only said to say but when.

Acts 21:11 When he had come to us, he took Paul's belt, bound his own hands and feet, and said, “Thus says the Holy Spirit, 'So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.'”

This is word of wisdom.

Word of wisdom always predicts what is coming.

Prophecy is not always predictive.

Gen 41:25 Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “The dreams of Pharaoh are one; God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do:
:26 The seven good cows are seven years, ad the seven good heads are seven years; the dreams are one.
:27 And the seven thin and ugly cows which came up after them are seven years, and the seven empty heads blighted by the east wind are seven years of famine.
:28 This is the thing which I have spoken to Pharaoh. God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do..
:29 Indeed seven years of great plenty will come throughout all the land of Egypt;
:30 but after them seven years of famine will arise, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine will deplete the land.

This is word of wisdom.

Gen 41:33 “Now therefore, let Pharaoh select a discerning and wise man, and set him over the land of Egypt.
:34 Let Pharaoh do this, and let him appoint officers over the land, to collect one-fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt in the seven plentiful years.
:35 And let them gather all the food of those good years that are coming, and store up grain under the authority of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
:36 Then that food shall be as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which shall be in the land of Egypt, that the land may not perish during the famine.”

This is natural wisdom.

Pharaoh did not have to do what Joseph said, he could either receive it or reject it.

Do you reject Godly word of wisdom?

Revelations 4 through 22 are all about word of wisdom.

Acts 26:15 So I said, 'Who are You Lord?' And He said, ' I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

This was word of knowledge and word of wisdom in reference to his ministry.

We have all been chosen/called by God. He had a purpose for calling each of us. He has a ministry of some kind for each of us.

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