Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Yahweh gives spiritual gifts to every Christians.
A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other."
—1 Corinthians 12:6 7
The special abilities given to each person by the Holy Spirit are called the spiritual gifts.They enable us to minister to the needs of the body of believers.
There are nine spiritual gifts, the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge,the gift of faith,the gifts of healing,the working of miracles,prophecy,discerning of spirits,different kinds of tongues and interpretation of tongues.
One gift is not superior to another.No single person can embody all those gifts. Each of us will have our strengths and weaknesses and those other gifts can compensate and balance our deficiencies. The purpose of those gifts is to build up the church which is the body of Yeshua. It is used to help the church function more effectively.
Those gifts are not for our own personal success. All gifts are from God and we should use them to build up the church. Freely you receive and freely you will give .No one should think highly than he ought to think. For without those gifts from God, we are nothing.
We know God works in different ways with different people who have different faith levels. We should not have preset ideas about how God works. Our experiences with God may not be the same with another person. God may use another way to get the message across to us.
If we say others are wrong , we are only limiting our powers of understandings of God to our narrow human concept and intelligence.There maybe a difference of opinions but this should not cause a division in the church.
Difference of opinions cannot be avoided because not all of us think on the same level as we come from different backgrounds , education levels and experiences. We should not fear the difference of opinions but we ought to learn to handle them with love and in the affirmative way.
We should always be aware that there is a possibility that God is speaking through another person and we should not just dismiss a person simply because he does not conform to our way of thoughts or what we have learned from our Bible knowledge.
Don't be like those Pharisees who rejected Yeshua because He was not from their society.
The church is like a human body and every part of the body is essential to the well being of the body.There should not be pride or feelings of inferiority in the body of Yeshua, for there is unity in diversity.
Reference and thanks to :-
Life Application Bible.
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