Gifts of the Spirit Part 1-5 by Jacob Prasch

Jacob Prasch Gifts of the Spirit Part 1 of 5

Part 1

Most classify the Gifts from the point of view of how they operate and that is not correct! What is the aim!

1 Cor12:8 Charismatic Gifts

1Co 12:4  Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 

1Co 12:5  And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. 

1Co 12:6  There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. 

1Co 12:7  But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 

1Co 12:8  For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; 

1Co 12:9  to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 

1Co 12:10  and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. 

1Co 12:11  But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. 

3 category’s (Utterance, Inspiration and Power)

Ephesians 4:11

Eph 4:11  And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 

Eph 4:12  for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; 

Not 2 different kinds of gifts

Rom 12:6 (Gives with liberality) Gift of Mercy and Help

Rom 12:4  For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, 

Rom 12:5  so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. 

Rom 12:6  Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; 

Rom 12:7  if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; 

Rom 12:8  or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. 

People make distinctions the Bible doesn’t.

1-Not how they operate but what their aim is (Function)

2-Catogorys (Different words in different contexts!)

Mark 16:17/18 (These Signs will follow)

Mar 16:17  “These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 

Mar 16:18  they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” 

1-Equip the Church to replay the Ministry of Jesus

2-1Cor12:14-21 Unity (Body many members) (Weak are just as important)

3-Bare Witness

1Co 12:14  For the body is not one member, but many. 

1Co 12:15  If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. 

1Co 12:16  And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. 

1Co 12:17  If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? 

1Co 12:18  But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. 

1Co 12:19  If they were all one member, where would the body be? 

1Co 12:20  But now there are many members, but one body. 

1Co 12:21  And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 

Eye – Teachers

Feet – Evangelists

(You can be united in coming to church, united in doctrine, etc. but not be united as the body because all the gifts do not operate)

You need all the members to build!

Practical outworking, you will need all!

Heb. 2:4 Gifts (Merismos – μερισμός – merismos; from G3307; a dividing, distribution: — division (1), gifts (1).) according to the Spirit

Heb 2:4  God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will. 

Jesus is the Head! To be anointed you have to be under the Head attached to the body!

Oil on the Head and then onto the Body

Psalm 133 How good and pleasant for brothers to dwell together!

Psa 133:1  A Song of Ascents, of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity! 

Psa 133:2  It is like the precious oil upon the head, Coming down upon the beard, Even Aaron’s beard, Coming down upon the edge of his robes. 

Psa 133:3  It is like the dew of Hermon Coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing—life forever. 

Matt. 7:22 (Many will say … and He SAID go away I don’t know you)

Mat 7:21  “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 

Mat 7:22  “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 

Mat 7:23  “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’ 

3-Bare Witness

Joh. 5 Believe because of witness (The Gifts bare witness)

The Gifts were a proof that he was sent!

First the Word then the proof!

The Word, is where the power is! The Word has to work together with the Gifts! Never Gifts alone!

Catogorized according to what the aim is in The Words used! “Gift”

Mat 2:11 (δῶρον – dōron; from G1325; a gift, present, spec. a sacrifice)

Mat 2:11  After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 

Eph 2:8 (δῶρον – dōron; from G1325; a gift, present, spec. a sacrifice)

Eph 2:8  For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

Mat 7:11 (δόμα – doma; from G1325; a gift)

Mat 7:11  “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!

Midrash

Fishers of men

Test (If you ask for a fish and you get a serpent it is definitely not from the Father)

Keep Knocking

Ask according to His will

Ask with the right motives

Ep 4:8 (δόμα – doma; from G1325; a gift)

Eph 4:8  Therefore it says, “WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH, HE LED CAPTIVE A HOST OF CAPTIVES, AND HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN.”

Ps. 68:29 (שַׁי – shay (1009c); of unc. der.; a gift (offered as homage):)

Psa 68:29  Because of Your temple at Jerusalem Kings will bring gifts to You. 

Main 2 words

Gift (δωρεά – dōrea;  – is the Holy Spirit) Eternal Life

The Gifts – Charismata

Rom5:17 (Grace and Gift of Righteousness)

Rom 5:17  For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. 

Acts2:3 (Tongues of Fire speak other tongues

Act 2:3  And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.

Acts11:17 (Same Gift)

Act 1:17  “For he was counted among us and received his share in this ministry.” 

Eph4:7 (Each one Grace was given)

(Χάρις – charis; a prim. word; grace, kindness: — blessing (1), concession (1), credit (3), favor (11), gift (1), grace (122), gracious (2), gracious work (3), gratitude (1), thank (3), thankfulness (2), thanks (6).)

Eph 4:7  But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 

Rom1:7

Rom 1:7  to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Rom12:6 (Charisma) Grace

Rom 12:6  Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; 

No you have the Grace of practicing the Gift!

It is through you to the Body! You are just the vehicle!

He gives according to His will and desire!

Ideally all the basic gifts should operate in the congregation!

Not to one person, different members!

Pride leads to error if you start getting full of yourself because of a Gift through you!

The Apostles probably did have the 5 fold ministry!

Dorea – Present!

Charisma – Grace (Gifts) to the Body!

Rom12:3 (Through Grace given don’t think to much of yourself)

Rom 12:3  For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. 

(Prov. 25:13) Like clouds without Rain!!

Pro 25:14  Like clouds and wind without rain Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely. 

1Cor12:4 and 5 (Variety gifts and ministry!

1Co 12:4  Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 

1Co 12:5  And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. 

Rom 11:29 (Gifts and calling doesn’t cease)

Rom 11:29  for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 

2Tim1:6 (Saved (Gift) and Called with a Holy Calling)

2Ti 1:6  For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

 2Ti 1:9  who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,

You were saved to do something!

Whatever gifts you have will be to do your ministry!

Pastor – Gift of the word of knowledge to help the congregation

Evangelist – Signs and wonders

Prophet – Prophecy and Word of Wisdom

What has God called you for “Ministry” then it will be simple to discover the Gifts needed for it given by Him!

Medical Missionary – More Medical Healings probably in those situations – Gift of Healing

Evangelist – Gift of discernment of spirits (Know what he is up against)

Aim and not Function!

Spirit Baptism

Rom 1:11  For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established; 

2Tim1:6

2Ti 1:6  For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 

Mat10:8 Healing/Miracles (Because of Jesus)

Mat 10:8  “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give. 

Gifts Because of association with Jesus as the head of the Body!

Jesus did the miracles by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We now by the “Vicar” (Holy Spirit)!

Phil2:6 (Jesus never used His divine power – by the Holy Spirit)

Php 2:6  who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

If Jesus needed the Holy Spirit to do those things how much more do we!

You can’t easily understate the Divinity of Christ but you can easily His humanity!

God introduces Truth to correct error!

Old Testament Holy Spirit only for Kings/Priests/Prophets

Define Gifts by what their aims are

We can assosiate it with Spirit baptism but they are not the proof of it

Gifts are through someone not for the person. – Grace to the Body

Jacob Prasch Gifts of the Spirit Part 2 of 5

Part 2

Relationship between natural gifts and Spiritual Gifts

Acts1:6 (Restoring the kingdom spoken of is to Israel not the church)

Act 1:6  So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” 

They then say that what they have to restore is this!

Eph4:11 (Some as Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers)

Eph 4:11  And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,

Rev2:6 Nicolaitans (This is what they actually restore)

Rev 2:6  ‘Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 

Restoration of the Bible is needed!

Apostles

Eph 4:1 (Some)

Eph 4:11  And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 

1-Heb. 3:1 (Jesus is “the” Apostle) all

Heb 3:1  Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession; 

Denominationalism!

Peter 1 of original 12! Met certain kriteria, Paul also was with the Lord!

Someone WHO was there from the time of John!

2-12 Apostles

3-Then Paul as unique case!

4-Then it says Appollis

Apostles like these do not exist anymore!

When the Apostles used their authority it was in doctrine so it’s the writings we have today!

The Kind we see today is like Appollis (Church Planting Missionaries)

Acts13 (Church planting missionaries in Pairs)

Act 13:1  Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 

Act 13:2  While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 

Mat 24 / Luke 21 warning – great falling away! Deception in the church!

Mat 24:10  “At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. 

Mat 24:11  “Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. 

Luk 21:12  “But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name’s sake. 

Prophets

We don’t stone false prophets anymore but the sin is no less serious!

Clergy class!

The charismatic movement hasn’t gone far enough! Far enough from what? From Scripture!

We have to get back to the Word and the doctrine there!

There is no Gift like barking like a dog! Making people falling to the ground!

2Peter 3:16 (Distort scripture to their own destruction) Unprincipled men! Untaught and unstable!

2Pe 3:16  as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. 

Anointing comes from touching a jacket, totally nuts! Untaught and unstable!

They attack the person when confronted with the truth!

The Authentic! Acts13 (Send Barnabas and Saul)

You may know about it long before the time but only until it is affirmed by the Spirit through the body it will operate!

How do you find out what your ministry is!

1-Logos , you test it on the Word! Doctrinally stated!

2-Then Rhema but it will be affirmed by the Word!

3-Providence (When seeking the will of God the Holy Spirit will show you) (Open and Close Doors)

4-Reason (Sanctified Reason) Emotion/Reason/Intellect very good servants but not good Masters

5-Burden (Driven-Drive/You might not have the burden but when is, is time it will be there/ Burden will follow a calling)

Church planter (Apostle) has to move on and not pastor! He could visit and have doctrinal oversight! Once it gets going he should get going!

Evangelist will have a burden for the lost

Pastor will have a burden for the sheep! Burdon of Christ for the sheep

Prophet will have the burden of Christ for the people he prophesies to.

Prophets

Dan 9:2 (Read in the Books) Busy reading the Word! Studying the Word!

Dan 9:2  in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, observed in the books the number of the years which was revealed as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet for the completion of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years. 

Daniel foresaw such a lot of things that is happening today!

2Pet2:1 (False Teachers and Prophets)

2Pe 2:1  But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves.

Prophecy is wrong because their doctrine is wrong!

Introduce Destructive heresies!

Parasoxousin (Truth next to error)

Jer. 23:25/28 (Unbiblical way/I have a word for you/False Dream/The Straw) /No/ (The Grain -The Word)

Jer 23:25  “I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy falsely in My name, saying, ‘I had a dream, I had a dream!’ 

Jer 23:26  “How long? Is there anything in the hearts of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, even these prophets of the deception of their own heart, 

Jer 23:27  who intend to make My people forget My name by their dreams which they relate to one another, just as their fathers forgot My name because of Baal? 

Jer 23:28  “The prophet who has a dream may relate his dream, but let him who has My word speak My word in truth. What does straw have in common with grain?” declares the LORD. 

Jer. 23:1 Woe to the shepherds WHO Let the sheep follow them!

Jer 23:1  “Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of My pasture!” declares the LORD. 

True Prophet man of the Word / Don’t care to be unpopular / Prosecution from their own kind / Capable of loneliness of being betrayed / someone WHO will not want to speak until the Lord lets him Ezekiel 3:26 The Lord / Ezekiel 8 a true prophet will always see things from God’s perspective Until he is shown by God he will be able to see and speak / Not Foretelling but the Forthtelling / God raises prophetic voices for bad times / Always called people back to the ancient paths, that what was established / Prophets will have the Gift of Prophecy but also the Word of Wisdom!

1Tim1:7 (Wanting to be Teachers they go around making Confident assertions about nothing / don’t know what they are talking about)

1Ti 1:7  wanting to be teachers of the Law, even though they do not understand either what they are saying or the matters about which they make confident assertions. 

1Tim3 Overseer must be able to teach (If a pastor cannot teach he cannot be a pastor)

1Ti 3:2  An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 

Jacob Prasch Gifts of the Spirit Part 3 of 5

Part 3

No proper execution of any Gifts without right Doctrine!

Summary

Your Gift

/ Logos-Rhema

/ Providence

/ Reason / Counsel (Abundance of Counselors (Close proximity – Parents/Pastor/Husband or Wife/’t))

/ Prophecy (Someone prophesies – Samuel/John/’t) (More than 1 prophetic voice / look how credible that person is that gives it)

1Cor12:29 (All are not prophets/teachers/ are they)

1Co 12:29  All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of miracles, are they? 

1Co 12:30  All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not interpret, do they? 

(Every Christian father is the teacher in his house)

(Every Christian can fish with a rod, mabe not like evangelists with nets but they can evangelize one on one)

Right doctrine is foundational

The Church is in this state because it is in the character of Laodicea!

Let few of you be teachers! (Even if you teach something with the wrong motive!)

Anesthesiologist makes one mistake and it is over!

In each of the foundational callings doctrine is foundational! Wrong doctrine leads to wrong practice!

The need in the Church today is to move back to right doctrine!

If you know the foundational truth of Scripture you will be able to detect error!

To what extent can we say it is a natural talent or something totally away from natural ability!

Acts4:13 (Uneducated and not learned but were teaching and doing evangelism, they have been with Jesus) (Uneducated meant that in an educated sphere, the average Jew had reasonable education)

It was beyond Human ability because they spent time with Jesus

Act 4:13  Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus. 

1Cor1:26 (Easier for simple uneducated people to get saved but you don’t stay that way when you have been with Jesus)

1Co 1:25  Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 

1Co 1:26  For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 

1Co 1:27  but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, 

1Co 1:28  and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, 

1Co 1:29  so that no man may boast before God. 

1Co 1:30  But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, 

1Co 1:31  so that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.” 

A Gift for ministry goes beyond natural talent.

Intellectual basis for certain callings is necessary! Paul as learned scholar was the appropriate person to expound doctrine!

Is there a relationship between natural ability and gifting?

Exodus 36 (Every skillful person to be used in the work) (The Lord gave them the skill) (The Lord has given you the natural skills to be able to do what you have to for the work of the Lord)

Exo 36:1  “Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every skillful person in whom the LORD has put skill and understanding to know how to perform all the work in the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the LORD has commanded.” 

Exo 36:2  Then Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every skillful person in whom the LORD had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him, to come to the work to perform it. 

Exo 36:3  They received from Moses all the contributions which the sons of Israel had brought to perform the work in the construction of the sanctuary. And they still continued bringing to him freewill offerings every morning. 

Exo 36:4  And all the skillful men who were performing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from the work which he was performing, 

Exo 36:5  and they said to Moses, “The people are bringing much more than enough for the construction work which the LORD commanded us to perform.” 

Do everything as if unto the Lord!

God gives natural as well as spiritual ones!

Mat25:15 (Talents, each to his own ability) (Gifts according to your human ability) (Fishermen, type of evangelism)

Mat 25:15  “To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability; and he went on his journey. 

Where much is given much is expected!

Mother with a Down syndrome baby, that is her ministry!

Missionary in Saudi in 30 years had 5 converts!

It is all about faithfulness! Forget the measurement by way of the world!

Talents according to the ability / 1 talent , was buried although expectation was low!

What you do and how you have used your Gift is what account will be taken ’t!

Natural ability also doesn’t necessarily mean you can just do it before you will have to be broken!

Natural ability / Spiritual Gifting (There is a relationship and connection)

Problem Chapters

1Cor12-14

The Specific and the General

Gifts occurring in Combination

1Cor14:22 (Prophecy to believers and unbelievers?)

(Tongues / 22 a sign / Ungifted Believers)

1Co 14:22  So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe. 

1Co 14:23  Therefore if the whole church assembles together and all speak in tongues, and ungifted men or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are mad? 

1Co 14:24  But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all; 

To Prophecy means to speak God’s Word (General Term)

1Cor14:3  (Speaks to exhortation edification and consolation)

1Co 14:3  But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation. 

A Word from God –Prophesying a Word of Wisdom

Combination (Prophecy in a Tongue when understood / Word of Wisdom may include a Word of Knowledge / Prophecy may include a Word of Wisdom)

Problem comes when defining Gifts on how they operate but Scripture focusses what the aim is!

Tea/Milk/Sugar (Mix together but now the focus is how it tastes)

The Gifts occur in Combination!

Jacob Prasch Gifts of the Spirit Part 4 of 5

Part 4

Gifts

1Cor12:1

1Co 12:1  Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware. 

1Co 12:2  You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the mute idols, however you were led. 

(Begins speaking about charismatic gifts by reminding them about their pagan beliefs)

Distinguish the authentic from the counterfeit!

Begin with the authentic then you can pick out the counterfeit!

Parasoxousin (The problem is to lay Truth next to error)

1Cor12:5&6

1Co 12:5  And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. 

1Co 12:6  There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons.

These 9 Gifts are to equip for the Ministry.

Pastors – frequently a word of knowledge (Pastors know your flock)

Evangelists – frequently discerning of spirits

Prophet – frequently a word of wisdom

Your ministry and the nature and time of your ministry will determine the allocation of the Gifts God gives you according to His will.

Vs3-9 and Vs11 the focus is on The Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit points to Jesus.

1Co 12:9  to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 

1Co 12:10  and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. 

1Co 12:11  But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills. 

Counterfeit comes in when the Focus is away from Jesus!

People give words of knowledge but it is not. They give words of wisdom but it isn’t. They give prophecies but it isn’t! People begin praying in tongues but it isn’t!

They start going wrong when they their eyes off Jesus. When they take their eyes away from the Word and start following their feelings and own ideas!

Vs7 Manifestation for the common good! Through a person to the body!

1Co 12:7  But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 

Word of wisdom – knowing the mind of God in a manner

The Word gives us the general principles, in harmony and doctrinally sound!

See how quickly the great empires collapsed as prophesied by Daniel.

God might do a new thing but it will be in character with the Word.

Word of wisdom will frequently come in a prophecy but not necessarily!

You will find people practicing Gifts of the Spirit and they wouldn’t know what it is because they reject the Gifts.

Word of Knowledge – When you know something but you don’t have any plausible reason for having that knowledge and it is authentic.

Faith and Gift of Faith

All believers have faith!

Not all have the gift of faith!

Luke2:25 (Simeon – Holy Spirit was upon him, he knew he would not leave this earth before he saw Jesus)

Luk 2:25  And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 

Luk 2:26  And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 

The Holy Spirit will show them something specific and they know it is from Him and they will have the faith until it comes out!

Matt20 (Jesus asked what do you want Me to do for you)

John9 (Go wash in the pool)

Matt11:5 (Just believe)

Mat 11:4  Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you hear and see: 

Mat 11:5  the BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM. 

The point is He opens the eyes of the Blind. In different ways and time! (In 2 Phases)

We can always pray for the sick but if your going to tell someone to get out of a wheelchair you beter be sure the dunamos (Power)  is there and the Holy Spirit is telling you to do it!

The Prophets would pray for months before the Lord gave a word!

Healing of the sick

You can only believe God for things if He says it!

Gift of Miracles – Jesus would never put on a show(It was where there was no natural cure for it) In desperate situations, forget miracle campaigns!

Gift of Prophecy – Edification etc.

Rom 12:6  Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; 

Rom 12:7  if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; 

Differ according to Grace, if Prophecy according to Faith! It is wrong to suppress the Spirit but when it comes out of the mouth it beter be right! “Burden must be on you

Discerning of spirits – All these crazy things the Charismatics are into, where is the discernment of spirits! How does discernment work! It will tell you what is motivating a person! Is it scripture or not! You can find someone that is doctrinal sound but there is still something off! Policeman gets a gut feeling and just knows it by intuition. Sense something intuitively, be careful and look out. It will tell you where to begin looking!

Various kind of tongues

Manifestation of the common good

Given to build up the body! So it has to be interpreted!

It has to be a Human language understood by someone or an interpreted angelic language.

Personally edifying not in public

2/3 in order and Let someone interpret!

Tongues can be 1 of 5 things

  • Purely psychological
  • Demonic (Witch doctors can do it)
  • It can be learned or contrived
  • It can be a combination of the above
  • It can be authentic and from God

What somebody does in a meeting should be edifying to the body or they shouldn’t do it.

Prophecy – Let 2/3 prophecy and Let the others test it. Order no confusion! Does it agree doctrinally and with your spirit!

Act 2:7  They were amazed and astonished, saying, “Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans?

Acts2:7 Hearing in their own language. Galileans spoke Aramaic. Judeans spoke Aramaic. So not in another language!

Some places baptized in the Holy Spirit spoke in tongues and other places not!

First problem – Party spirit chasing after ministries

Secondly – Should have been eating meat! Baby food – Milk!

Thirdly – Immorality!

Fourthly – Lawsuits

Fifthly – Divorce and remarriage

Sixthly – Idolatry (Jesebel table eating food sacrificed, people compromising with RC)

Seventhly – Misunderstanding and misusing Gifts (Don’t throw baby out with bathwater)

Gifts should be practiced in such a way that they will want to be saved! The ungifted will want to have it! But what a disgrace that people when they see the clowns then they don’t want it!

Interpretation of tongues seem to be more relevant to angelic languages than human language that can be understood!

The same as Prophecy. Words of Knowledge or Wisdom can be purely psychological so can interpretation! It must be tested. First doctrinally but then by the spirit of these testing it!

People say there are Gifts of:

Inspiration/Utterance

One Body with different members and One Spirit!

ALL THE MEMBERS ARE NECCESARY!

Physical bodies compared to the Body of Christ

Eye, ear, nose, doesn’t mean anything, the “help” lady WHO washes the steps, he WHO gives with liberality to give for mission etc, he WHO leads with mercy! The ones with the greatest gifts should give preference to the unseemly members! All are important!

No division , if one suffers all suffer!

Jacob Prasch Gifts of the Spirit Part 5 of 5

Part 5

2Ti 4:1  I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: 

2Ti 4:2  preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. 

2Ti 4:3  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 

2Ti 4:4  and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. 

2Ti 4:5  But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

2Ti 4:6  For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 

2Ti 4:7  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; 

2Ti 4:8  in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing. 

2Ti 4:9  Make every effort to come to me soon; 

2Ti 4:10  for Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. 

2Ti 4:11  Only Luke is with me. Pick up Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for service. 

2Ti 4:12  But Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. 

2Ti 4:13  When you come bring the cloak which I left at Troas with Carpus, and the books, especially the parchments. 

2Ti 4:14  Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. 

2Ti 4:15  Be on guard against him yourself, for he vigorously opposed our teaching. 

2Ti 4:16  At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them. 

Before Jesus comes there will be a division!

1Cor12:29

1Co 12:29  All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of miracles, are they? 

1Co 12:30  All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not interpret, do they?

All do not pray in tongues!

Leading up to the Love chapter! The Gifts have to lead to Love!

1Co 13:1  If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 

1Co 13:2  If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 

1Co 13:3  And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. 

1Co 13:4  Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 

1Co 13:5  does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 

1Co 13:6  does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 

1Co 13:7  bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 

1Co 13:8  Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. 

1Co 13:9  For we know in part and we prophesy in part; 

1Co 13:10  but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. 

1Co 13:11  When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 

1Co 13:12  For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. 

1Co 13:13  But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love. 

The argument that goes against all idiocy is to argue that you have the gifts but we have the Love! Making it mutually exclusive!

When the perfect comes the partial will be done away with!

The misguided say that is when the New Testament Canon was closed the perfect has come! What, so according to them we don’t need faith and hope!

Cessationism fails!

The perfect is when Christ returns!

There is an outpouring of the Spirit in the last days again! These Gifts have their place and purpose!

We have to be equipped!

1Co 14:1  Pursue love, yet desire earnestly spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 

(Love and Gifts are not mutually exclusive)

1Co 14:3  But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation. 

1Co 14:4  One who speaks in a tongue edifies himself; but one who prophesies edifies the church. 

1Co 14:5  Now I wish that you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy; and greater is one who prophesies than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may receive edifying. 

1Co 14:6  But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking in tongues, what will I profit you unless I speak to you either by way of revelation or of knowledge or of prophecy or of teaching? 

1Co 14:7  Yet even lifeless things, either flute or harp, in producing a sound, if they do not produce a distinction in the tones, how will it be known what is played on the flute or on the harp? 

1Co 14:8  For if the bugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle? 

1Co 14:9  So also you, unless you utter by the tongue speech that is clear, how will it be known what is spoken? For you will be speaking into the air. 

1Co 14:10  There are, perhaps, a great many kinds of languages in the world, and no kind is without meaning. 

1Co 14:11  If then I do not know the meaning of the language, I will be to the one who speaks a barbarian, and the one who speaks will be a barbarian to me. 

1Co 14:12  So also you, since you are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek to abound for the edification of the church. 

1Co 14:13  Therefore let one who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. 

1Co 14:14  For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my mind is unfruitful. 

1Co 14:15  What is the outcome then? I will pray with the spirit and I will pray with the mind also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the mind also. 

1Co 14:16  Otherwise if you bless in the spirit only, how will the one who fills the place of the ungifted say the “Amen” at your giving of thanks, since he does not know what you are saying? 

1Co 14:17  For you are giving thanks well enough, but the other person is not edified. 

1Co 14:18  I thank God, I speak in tongues more than you all; 

1Co 14:19  however, in the church I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue. 

1Co 14:20  Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature. 

1Co 14:21  In the Law it is written, “BY MEN OF STRANGE TONGUES AND BY THE LIPS OF STRANGERS I WILL SPEAK TO THIS PEOPLE, AND EVEN SO THEY WILL NOT LISTEN TO ME,” says the Lord. 

1Co 14:22  So then tongues are for a sign, not to those who believe but to unbelievers; but prophecy is for a sign, not to unbelievers but to those who believe.

1Co 14:23  Therefore if the whole church assembles together and all speak in tongues, and ungifted men or unbelievers enter, will they not say that you are mad? 

Tongues a sign to unbelievers because they can understand the language and secondly it could be interpreted!

1Co 14:24  But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all; 

1Co 14:25  the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face and worship God, declaring that God is certainly among you. 

Do it in order to edify!

Do it in an orderly manner!

1Co 14:26  What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. 

1Co 14:27  If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret; 

1Co 14:28  but if there is no interpreter, he must keep silent in the church; and let him speak to himself and to God. 

1Co 14:29  Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others pass judgment. 

1Co 14:30  But if a revelation is made to another who is seated, the first one must keep silent. 

1Co 14:31  For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all may be exhorted; 

1Co 14:32  and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets; 

1Co 14:33  for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. 

1Co 14:34  The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. 

1Co 14:35  If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church.

Woman have to operate under their husbands!

1Co 14:36  Was it from you that the word of God first went forth? Or has it come to you only? 

1Co 14:37  If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord’s commandment. 

1Co 14:38  But if anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized. 

1Co 14:39  Therefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues. 

1Co 14:40  But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner.

Revival will not come from the current Charismatic or the Cessationism! Well have to begin all over from the start!

This is milk!

Revival will always follow the pattern of Nehemia and the Acts Church. The Maccabees! Wesley in Londen.

Everyone begins in a Small group! Not Transfer growth but real growth by people being saved!


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