The 9 Gifts of The Holy Spirit – Part 4
1 Corinthians 12: 2- 11
There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:…………, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, ……… But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
Power Gifts – The gifts that do something, they include the gift of faith, the working of miracles and the gifts of healing.
The gift of faith or Special faith – Those who possess the gift of faith believe God in such a way that He honours their word as His own and He miraculously brings it to pass. It is a supernatural endowment by the Spirit whereby that which is uttered or desired by man, or spoken by God shall eventually come to pass. It is the gift of the Spirit to the believer that he might receive miracles. The gift of faith is different from the other types of faith in the bible. There four different kinds of faith. They are: –
Saving faith, which leads one to Salvation, Ephesians 2:8 ….by grace are ye saved…
General faith which every believer has, Romans 12:3, …God dealt to everyman the measure of faith. This increases by studying the word.
The fruit of faith – or faithfulness, – Note the fruit are for the development of Christian character and the gifts are to produce power in the believer’s life. Galatians 5:22
The gift of faith – The gift of special faith is not imparted to all, but only as the Spirit wills. When the gift of faith is in operation, what is said ultimately comes to pass.
Daniel 6:19-23 – Daniel in the lion’s den. Then the king arose very early in the morning and went in haste to the den of lions. And when he came to the den, he cried out with a lamenting voice to Daniel. The king spoke, saying to Daniel, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?” Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever! My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.” Then the king was exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no injury whatever was found on him, because he believed in his God.
For Further Study
1Kings 17:2-6, 1 Kings 17:12-26
Personal declaration for the day
The Holy Spirit will operate the gift of special faith through me in Jesus Name.
Questions for you to reflect on
Which of the gifts do you think is the best gifts of the Holy Spirit? The one you presently need