You wouldn’t think I were talking about the gifts of the Holy Spirit in my title I’m sure, but I am. In conversion, every true convert comes face to face with the Holy Ghost, Because He is the active one within convicting us of sin, righteousness and judgment; Because the wicked one is already judged, and God brings the ones he chooses to Salvation through conviction and repentance.
The Kingdom of God is not meat or drink, not goods, jobs, money, and “Status” which the jangling false prophetic so promote in loud insane torrents of pride, and pretension. But it is righteousness joy and peace in the Holy Ghost.
The gifts below are given to the believer, as gifts, gifts to be used and worked among the body, and God through His Spirit, gives severally to each individual.
They are not meant to be peddled, perverted, corrupted, selfishly horded, or floundered as though some one were great, or better than another! We all have received an anointing from the Holy Ghost, and as the word says below even we the seeming weak, and undesirable are as much needed, even more so needed, in the body as those who have been given the more glamorous gifts so to speak.
Take your time in going over the verses below, and consider at length what Paul was speaking of, and how it applies to your life in “Christ” as He lives in you, and directs you to Abide in Him
1 Corinthians 12:4- 27 KJV
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.
13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
14 For the body is not one member, but many.
15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?
20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.
21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:
23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked.
25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
* Many years ago Kenny Rodgers did a song depicting the Mystic Prophetic with these simple words
“As the madness raged upon the stage “He” didn’t say a word.”
“He was a little weird and we all feared he wasn’t one of us, he didn’t drink, he didn’t smoke, and he didn’t even cuss — you’d see him now and then with a bunch of men hanging around by the sea, and I’m sure I would have liked him more if he were a little more like me.”
Lord teach us to pray and to hear…
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