1 Corinthians 12:4-11
“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: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, 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. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.”
-Gift in Hebrew is written as machau which means a present, offering, donation, talent, sacrifice, bribe, contribution, donation, blessing & benediction. In the Bible we see many references including; gift as a bride price (Gen 34:12), an offering given by God to the priests & their families (Num 18:11), gifts were given by priests as offering to God (Heb 5:1), Abraham gave gifts to sons of his concubines before sending them away (Gen 25:6), king Jehoshaphat gave gifts to his sons as inheritance (2 Chr 21:3), gifts can be used to gain friends (Pro 19:6), ones gifts present opportunities of influence (Pro 18:16), bribe to a judge to obtain a favorable verdict (Ex 23:8; Deu 16:19), it is a gift from God to enjoy life (Ecc 3:13), the magi presented gifts to Jesus (Mat 2:11), God has given us the gift of salvation through grace (Eph 2:8), righteousness is a gift from God (Rom 5:17), God has provided for us an indescribable gift (2 Cor 9:15), gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 12:4-11), heavenly gift (Heb 6:4) etc.
-The Holy Spirit gives us spiritual gifts, ministries & diverse activities for the edification of the body of Christ according to His will. These spiritual gifts include:- gift of wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning spirits, tongues & interpretation of tongues. Apostle Paul describes the gifts of prophecy as superior for it speaks edification, exhortation & comfort to all (1 Cor 14:1-4). The Holy Spirit has bestowed upon us spiritual gifts for the benefit of the whole community & has granted us saving faith through Jesus Christ our Lord & Savior.
We thank You Abba Father for the gift of life & this far You have brought us, it is not by our power nor by our might but by Your Spirit Lord. All glory & praise belong to You. Enlighten our hearts Holy Spirit with Your gifts that we may function according to Your purpose for the edification of the church & for the glory of Your name. Heal us all oh Lord & we will be healed; save us all & we shall be saved; for You are the one we praise. Amen
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