Holy Spirit

One of the greatest blessing and gifts we have from God.

John 14:26 “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”

We have the same gift of the Holy Spirit as the Disciples had.  It is for us to find out what gifts we have been given.  Paul says:  The gifts of the Spirit are equally valid, but not equally valuable. Their value is determined by their worth to the church. In dealing with this matter, he used the analogy of the human body. All members of the body have functions,  All believers, as members of the body of Christ, must be serving together in order for the body to be fully-functional. That is why a church needs pastors, teachers, helpers, servants, administrators, those with great faith, etc. All of the gifts of the Holy Spirit working together are needed to produce the full potential of the church. Since the gifts of the Spirit are gifts of grace, their use must be controlled by the rule of love – the greatest of all the gifts of the Spirit.

Remember the gift of the Holy Spirit is for use to function within the church and it is available to us while we are serving.  The Holy Spirit can give us discernment and help through our lives, but the gifts are to serve God for his purpose – not our purpose or our goals.

If you have never taken a class in understanding the gifts of the Spirit, you should and you should find out what your gifts are for you to determine how God wishes you to serve his Kingdom.  I can suggest Don’s book – Gifts of the Spirit

2 Peter 1:3  “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” The gifts of the Holy Spirit are part of the “everything we need” to fulfill His purposes for our lives.

 

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