Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Ministering Gifts of the Holy Spirit to the Church # 12

1 Cor 12:4 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.

:9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,

Gift of faith is not same as the measure of faith.

Rom 5:5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

You can't have faith without hope.

The measure of faith means everyone has this if they are born again.

Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Heb 4:2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.

Rom 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Acts 17:11 These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.

James 2:17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

2 Cor 13:5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?

1 Thess 1:3 remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father,

Rom 3:27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.

The one thing stronger than your faith is God's will.

Eph 6:16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

Faith is totally believing and trusting in Him.

How many times did He say your faith has made you whole, how great a faith, etc.

He was encouraging people to have faith.

1 Tim 1:19 having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck,

1 Tim 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons.

Heb 10:35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.
:36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
:37 “For yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
:38 Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”

2 Pet 3:4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”

Jesus prayed for Peter's faith to fail not.

Your faith can fail if you doubt.

James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
:7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;

We need to confess the Word, but we must believe it.

You must speak what you believe.

2 Cor 4:13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “ I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak,

When the gift of faith is given there is no room for doubt.

Joshua 10:12 Then Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel; “Sun, stand still over Gibeon; and Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.”
:13 So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the people had revenge upon their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of the heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.
:14 And there has been no day like that, before it or after it, that the Lord heeded the voice of a man; for the Lord fought for Israel.

2 Cor 1:10 who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us,

Different types of faith include:

  1. gift of saving faith
  2. measure of faith
  3. gift of faith
  4. humanistic faith

Doubt is sin.

Rom 14:23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.

You can't “develop” the gift of faith. It has to come from God.

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