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What is your Spiritual Gift.

Discussion in 'Spiritual Gifts' started by mark kennedy, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Jen35

    Jen35 Active Member

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    There's nobody with a rejected building
     
  2. mkgal1

    mkgal1 His perfect way sets me free. 2 Samuel 22:33 Supporter

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    Pardon? What does that mean?

    Do you mean no body (as in "no body of Christ")?
     
  3. Jen35

    Jen35 Active Member

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    How can a church cease to exist when the members seem to reject it? But don't worry about it..I'm just venting
     
  4. mkgal1

    mkgal1 His perfect way sets me free. 2 Samuel 22:33 Supporter

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    Not everyone has rejected Christ.....??

    You seem to be proving my point about my "gift" :)
     
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  5. Jen35

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    What? I never said anything about Jesus.
     
  6. mkgal1

    mkgal1 His perfect way sets me free. 2 Samuel 22:33 Supporter

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    So you mean literally the church as a building?

    Since you're venting - and going off topic - maybe it'd be best to begin a new thread about your vent?
     
  7. Jen35

    Jen35 Active Member

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    Yeah I mean the church. ..but don't worry about it ...it's ok..it's fine...and it's ok I don't post here anymore much..too much conflicts and confusion...it leads to nothing and I really don't feel like arguing with people here tonight :-/
     
  8. mkgal1

    mkgal1 His perfect way sets me free. 2 Samuel 22:33 Supporter

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    Okay.

    Back to the OP:

     
  9. GTW27

    GTW27 Junior Member

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    Blessings Lilac, This is not something you work on, Just press into Him and trust, and He will do the rest.
     
  10. mark kennedy

    mark kennedy Natura non facit saltum Supporter

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    That's very interesting, how does that work exactly. I'm familar with the gift, I've seen people minister with it, It's just different from one person to another.
     
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  11. Jen35

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    I hope you saved the noodle from falling out
     
  12. Elixir

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    Blessings y'all :)!

    Agreed GTW27! Edits (grammar/clarity):I think too over time we pick up on how best to use / respond to knowledge/intuitive aspects of these gifts.

    For example, one time I was deciding on whether or not to make just one more purchase for my bible software in the short-term. I experienced a "cue," that I sometimes get, for this of all decisions - a particularly strong one not to buy. New to this, I decided to purchase anyway. Several days later, I get an email from an executive sales rep from this prestigious company offering me a special order. In all my good wishes, I would have taken her up on the offer had it been later because of something else (had I NOT bought that extra order), but I could not this time and such an opportunity may not happen again.

    Edit: And that's only one way in which that decision ended up not being good. Another already that come's off the top of my head is that extra bit has been more trouble than its worth in the opportunity cost of paying bills. There's more too that may cascade from it. It seemed trivial to me at the time but it's a butterfly effect kinda thing too.

    So, I'll be far more careful about these cues should they happen.
     
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  13. Tigger45

    Tigger45 St. Francis of Assisi Supporter

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    Faith, the discerning of spirits & wisdom ( primarily for others :rolleyes:) in that order of magnitude.
     
  14. joshua 1 9

    joshua 1 9 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    In some cases there are people that can have all of the gifts.
     
  15. mark kennedy

    mark kennedy Natura non facit saltum Supporter

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    I'm sure the Apostles did, it would be kind of tough to manage all 7.
     
  16. fwGod

    fwGod Psalm 119:63

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    There's a difference between the Spirit within (which occurs at salvation - spiritual birth).. and the Spirit upon (which is for the purpose of ministering to others).

    The apostle Paul stated that not everyone has the ministry gifts, so not having any doesn't mean that you're not saved.

    There are also the fruits of the spirit which every born again believer has and should endeavor to develop.

    The gifts of the Spirit listed in 1 Cor.12 do not belong to any believer, they belong to the Holy Spirit who decides who to distribute to whomsoever He will.

    With that in mind. It's not advisable to ask Christians what gifts (1Cor.12) they have because no one owns any of them exclusively. But if someone does ask. The advisable response could be "the gift of salvation through the grace of God".
     
  17. Francis Drake

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    I agree being born again of the Spirit is obviously a work when God's spirit enters our heart.
    But I disagree that baptism of the Holy Spirit, merely has the Spirit upon us. We are temples of the Spirit, and as such the spirit indwells us. Scripture is full of such evidence.
    Paul made it clear that gifts are available for all and that we should seek God for them.
    1Cor14v1Earnestly pursue love, and earnestly desire spiritual gifts, and especially that you might prophesy.
    But as shown above, we can seek God for them.
    That's being a bit silly, there's absolutely nothing wrong with asking what gifts a person has.
     
  18. LaBèlla

    LaBèlla Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I was told to pray for all of them years ago when I came to faith. I believe that was an exercise in surrendering my will to His. There are some gifts I noticed early in my walk and others that manifested much later as I pursued my purpose.
     
  19. fwGod

    fwGod Psalm 119:63

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    I'm in no way overlooking the abundant evidence in scripture concerning the Spirit of God dwelling within the believer.

    I did say in my previous post that there is a difference between the Spirit within (thus acknowledging it), and the Spirit upon (acknowledging it). I can only presume that you have no awareness of the latter.

    Two scriptures for reference are: Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because He has anointed me." (to preach and perform mighty miracles)
    And, Acts 1:8 "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit is come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses."
    Yes, I'm aware of that verse. It seems that you think that I said that a believer cannot operate in any gift? No. I pointed out that the apostle Paul said (vs 28-30) that not all would operate in the listed gifts of 1Cor.12.

    My only mistake was to assume that a person reading my post would know the precise verses I referred to without taking the time to put them in, as I've seen the need to do it in this post.

    And yet, concerning those gifts listed in 1Cor.12.. in verse 11 the apostle Paul said "But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will."
    Therefore, we can seek to operate in all, yet, the Spirit gives as He will. Therefore, not as we would choose a particular one only.

    Therefore how can anyone ask "What gift do you have?" as if God chose to give each person one particular gift to use as their own.

    That is not what the teaching of the apostle Paul indicates.. in verses 28-30.
    28 "And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? 30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?"

    The answer to Paul's question in every case is, no.

    Well, if you think that it's alright to use the word "silly".. then you'll have no problem if I use it concerning things that you've said.

    In regard to your opinion of my emphasis of specific differences.. it would indicate that you are not aware of the differences.

    which causes you to say the following silly statement..

    The phraseology used and the implications within such statements is what I was responding to. In light of that, it's silly to ask what gifts a person has.. when Paul clearly stated that believers don't have them. Because it's the Holy Spirit that has them.

    We are invited to seek the Holy Spirit that He use us to manifest what He has, through us. He does so according to the individual needs of a person.

    But if we each had only one particular gift that we individually sought.. then if a person needs healing (1Cor.12:9), an individual who has only the interpretation of tongues (1Cor.12:10), then he or she would have to say "sorry, I don't have the gift of healing."

    That is not how God provides the gifts. The perfect way is for the Holy Spirit to have them all.. so that He manifests whatever is needed for the occasion. So that the person who ministers and the person who is the recipient will not be lacking in what is needed.

    Now, maybe you meant that very thing.. but if you did, you didn't say it, so a person reading can only go by what you say, and not be able to read your mind to know what you meant.

    Therefore leaving it up to the reader what you meant. And therefore I thought you meant that asking for a gift means each person choosing what gift to exclusively operate in.

    But excuse me for being so silly, if you didn't mean that. No matter how clear a person thinks that they are, there's going to be someone who will think that you said something else.
     
  20. 7xlightray

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    Received by pouring on Nov. 25, 2016... Word of wisdom, word of knowledge, discerning of spirits, prophecy, plus a few other things. Which increased my faith sevenfold.

    Error destroys faith. Truth builds faith, on a solid foundation, which cannot be shaken. How many denominations?
     
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