Father, Son & Who? – The Gift Giver
There is an EXPERIENCE with the Holy Spirit that follows SALVATION.
Acts 8:14-17 (NIV)
When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. 15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
Acts 11:15–17 (NIV)
“As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning. 16 Then I remembered what the Lord had said: ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 17 So if God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God’s way?”
For the New Testament believers, the Holy Spirit was a fact of EXPERIENCE not DOCTRINE.
Charismatic: is the instantaneous enablement of the Holy spirit in the life of any believer to exercise a gift for the edification of others.
Charisma = grace gift or free gift
1 Corinthians 12:1 (NIV)
Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.
Spirit = penumatikos = empowered by breath or wind.
1 Corinthians 12:4 (NIV)
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.
Motivational Gifts: Romans 12
Manifestation Gifts: I Corinthians 12
Ministry Gifts: I Corinthians 14
Ministerial Gifts: Ephesians 4
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.
1 Corinthians 12:7 (NIV)
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
1 Corinthians 12:8-11 (NIV)
To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
The DISCERNING Gifts:
– Word of Knowledge: to know something specific without having learned it by natural means.
– Word of Wisdom: A divine answer or solution for a particular event.
– Discerning of Spirits: to be made known of the presence of a demonic spirit.
The DECLARATIVE Gifts:
– Prophecy: A message of encouragement from God through a person.
I Corinthians 14:31 (NIV)
For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged.
– Tongues: A message from God in a language unknown to the person through whom the message comes.
I Corinthians 14:18 (NIV)
I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. 19 But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten thousand words in a tongue.
– Interpretation of Tongues: Understanding and expressing the thought or the intent of the message in tongues.
I Corinthians 14:5 (NIV)
I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. The one who prophesies is greater than the one who speaks in tongues, unless someone interprets, so that the church may be edified.
The DYNAMIC Gifts :
– Faith: a supernatural impartation of belief and confidence for a specific situation.
– Healings: supernatural endowments of divine health.
– Working of Miracles: divine intervention that alters our natural circumstances.
I Corinthians 12:27-31 (NIV)
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? 31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. And yet I will show you the most excellent way…
SEEK the GIVER and DESIRE His GIFTS.
I Corinthians 13:1-3 (NLT)
If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. 3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.
I Corinthians 14:1 (NLT)
Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives.