28th September, 2014
Rev. Mark Ballosingh
Believer, your name is on your gift!
1 Corinthians 12:1-12 – 1Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
When people identify their gifts, they are able to find their place in the Kingdom. Just as God gives His people gifts, the devil also gives his people gifts. Natural ability and gifting is different. To stand in an office in the Church, you must have a gift.
To know what gift is in you, you need to have an encounter by the Holy Spirit. When you come into your gifting you will know. God will put you in a situation that you will know is not your natural ability. If you want to know your purpose, find your gifting. All believers should seek after their gifts. The purpose of your gifts is that people around you will know Jesus. Apostle Paul said (1 Thessalonians 4:13) – 13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
Know the difference between natural ability and gifting through the Holy Spirit. Coming to the truth, revolutionary knowledge comes. Paul and Jesus were not persecuted for their miracles but for their gifting. The Bible says that people will be persecuted for preaching God’s Word. The gifting is not for yourself but of Christ that liveth in you.
Purpose of the gift:
- Draw men to Christ
- Confirmation of the Word of God
- Growth of the Church
Categories of Gifts: