TODAY’S PREACHING

1 THESSALONIANS 5:19-21 KJV QUENCH (extinguish) NOT the (HOLY) SPIRIT. 20 DESPISE (displace or set aside, regard lightly, or not esteem) NOT prophesyings. 21 PROVE ALL THINGS; hold fast that which is good.

JOHN 16:7 NKJV [Jesus said] Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to YOUR ADVANTAGE that I go away; for if I do not go away, the HELPER (Comforter, Counselor, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, and Standby) will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

2 CORINTHIANS 13:14 MSG The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the INTIMATE FRIENDSHIP of the HOLY SPIRIT, be with all of you.

DESIRE FOR HIM

1 CORINTHIANS 12:1, 31 NKJV Now concerning SPIRITUAL [gifts] (things pertaining to and of the Holy Spirit), brethren, I do not want you to be IGNORANT: ... 31 But EARNESTLY DESIRE the best gifts…

1 CORINTHIANS 14:39-40 NKJV Therefore, brethren, DESIRE EARNESTLY to prophesy, and DO NOT FORBID to speak with tongues. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

EARNESTLY DESIRE (covet) comes from the Greek word root ZELOS which means to be ZEALOUS or have warmth of feeling towards.  It is an intense desire! Here it refers to a positive energy pocket.

 

CATEGORIES OF GIFTS

23 SPIRITUAL GIFTS

  • 5 MINISTRY – OFFICES (FUNCTIONAL)

  • 9 MOTIVATIONAL – GRACE TALENTS (FUNCTIONAL)

  • 9 MIRACLE EMPOWERMENTS – CHARISMA – GRACE GIFTS (OPERATIONAL)

 

FUNCTIONAL GIFTS

God designed you to fulfill a specific “function” in the church and gifted you accordingly. The MOTIVATIONAL and MINISTRY GIFTS that you POSSESS. These are gifts that are YOURS. They ARE PART OF WHO YOU ARE, a part of your personality. You operate in them all the time, intentionally or unintentionally.

14 FUNCTIONAL GIFTS

  • 5 MINISTRY OFFICES (FUNCTIONAL) - Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor & Teacher

  • 9 MOTIVATIONAL GRACE TALENTS (FUNCTIONAL) - Administration, Encouragement, Giving, Helps, Hospitality, Intercession, Leadership, Mercy, Service

OPERATIONAL GRACE GIFTS

The operational gifts are available to all believers as opportunities arise. If God determines there is a need, and you are available, then God will partner with you in one of these gifts. YOU DO NOT “OWN” OPERATIONAL GIFTS. THEY ARE NOT PART OF YOUR MAKE-UP. THEY ONLY HAPPEN AS GOD SOVEREIGNLY WILLS (positive sovereignty).

3 REVELATION GIFTS

  • Word of Knowledge

  • Word of Wisdom

  • Discerning of Spirits 

3 POWER GIFTS

  • Special Faith

  • Gifts of Healings

  • Working of Miracles

3 COMMUNICATION GIFTS

  • Prophecy

  • Tongues

  • Interpretation of Tongues

1 CORINTHIANS 12:1-11 NKJV Now concerning SPIRITUAL GIFTS (operations of the Spirit), brethren, I do not want you to be IGNORANT… 4 There are DIVERSITIES OF GIFTS, but the same SPIRIT... 7 But the MANIFESTATION of the SPIRIT is given to EACH ONE for the profit of all:  8 for to one is given the WORD OF WISDOM through the Spirit, to another the WORD OF KNOWLEDGE through the same Spirit, 9 to another (SPECIAL) FAITH by the same Spirit, to another GIFTS OF HEALINGS by the same Spirit, 10 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. 11 But one and the same SPIRIT WORKS all these things, distributing to EACH ONE individually AS HE WILLS (as he determines – NIV).

 

COVET THESE GIFTS

1 CORINTHIANS 12:1, 31 NKJV Now concerning SPIRITUAL [gifts] (things pertaining to and of the Holy Spirit), brethren, I do not want you to be IGNORANT: ... 31 But EARNESTLY DESIRE the best gifts…

1 CORINTHIANS 14:39-40 NKJV Therefore, brethren, DESIRE EARNESTLY to prophesy, and DO NOT FORBID to speak with tongues. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

 

TIME TO ACTIVATE

  1. GENUINELY DESIRE all that the Holy Spirit is (no prejudice)

  2. LEARN about the Holy Spirit & His Gifts (LifePointe Workshops)

  3. TAKE STEPS of faith to encounter Him (LifePointe Revivals)

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