Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Your spiritual gift is essential for the function of the body.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
When God the Holy Spirit covers a man’s life in a passage like Heb 11 in one sentence like this, there’s got to be a lot in the sentence.
HEB 11:20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even regarding things to come.
Being faithful in a little thing is just as important as being faithful in a big thing.
The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts.
Point 1. The Source of Spiritual Gifts is a Fascinating Subject Because It Involves All Three Members of the Trinity.
a. God the Father as the source, HEB 2:4.
Witness - pres-act-part -sunepimartureo = to attest together with, to join in bearing witness, to unite in adding testimony.
ACT 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
b. The ministry of God the Son in the distribution of spiritual gifts, EPH 4:7-8.
1. The transfer of Old Testament saints from Paradise in Hades to heaven.
2. Spiritual gifts were distributed.
TLJC gave gifts to “men” - dative plural masculine noun anthropois.
c. God the Holy Spirit gives to each of us at salvation a spiritual gift as He wills, 1CO 12:11.
Point 2. Definition and Description.
The word itself is derived from grace, charisma.
Charis means grace. When you ad the suffix “ma” it means receivers of grace.
In the Church-age spiritual gifts are the sovereign decision of God the Holy Spirit given to every believer at the moment of salvation.
Tongues, interpretation of tongues, healings and miracles were all temporary spiritual gifts, no longer in existence today.
Spiritual gifts are sovereignly given by the Holy Spirit to each believer at the point of salvation.
The initial distribution of spiritual gifts, from the day of Pentecost for about twenty years, came from the Lord Jesus Christ and God the Holy Spirit.