Devotional

The Gift of Healing, Part 2

November 11, 2019

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given … gifts of healing. 1 Corinthians 12:7–9 So are there people who can simply choose to heal anyone, anywhere, at any time? As mentioned last week, the evidence is against this. There is no […]

The Gift of Healing

November 4, 2019

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given … gifts of healing. 1 Corinthians 12:7–9 The gift of healing is probably the most sought-after of all the spiritual gifts. At one time or another, we have all longed to be healed or […]

The Gift of Faith

October 28, 2019

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given … faith by the same Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:7–9 The gift of faith is not the same as saving faith. All believers in Christ have saving faith, or they would not be Christians. The […]

The Word of Knowledge

October 21, 2019

“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. … to another [is given] the word of knowledge …” 1 Corinthians 12:4, 8a The word of knowledge is not divine assistance in the accumulation of knowledge, but rather knowledge previously unknown which is supernaturally and instantly imparted to the believer by the Holy Spirit. Jesus […]

How Does the Word of Wisdom Function Today?

October 14, 2019

There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. … for to one is given the word of wisdom. 1 Corinthians 12:4, 8a Now that we know what the word of wisdom is, how does it function? How does this apply to the life of the believer today? We can receive a word of wisdom […]

What Is the Word of Wisdom?

October 7, 2019

“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. … for to one is given the word of wisdom.” 1 Corinthians 12:4, 8a The word of wisdom is the impartation of divine wisdom by the immediate intervention of the Holy Spirit. I have experienced this gift operating many times in the course of pastoral counseling. […]

The Purpose and the Nature of the Gifts

September 30, 2019

God has given the gifts of the Holy Spirit to His people that they might be used to build up the body of Christ. A mature and healthy fellowship will naturally have the gifts of the Spirit in operation. It is unfortunate that people hold the position that the gifts have ceased because they rob […]

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

September 23, 2019

To the church in Corinth the apostle Paul wrote, “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant” (1 Corinthians 12:1). Yet, there is perhaps no greater area of ignorance and confusion within the church today than in the area of spiritual gifts. The Two Extremes Among Bible-believing Christians, there are […]

Be Strong in the Lord

September 16, 2019

“Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,” says the Lord; “and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land,” says the Lord, “and work; for I am with you,” says the Lord of hosts. Haggai 2:4 “Yet now be strong.” Through Zerubbabel and Joshua, the leaders of […]

The Greater Glory

September 9, 2019

“‘Yet now, be strong, Zerubbabel,’ says the Lord; ‘and be strong, Joshua … and be strong, all you people of the land … and work; for I am with you,’ … For thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Once more I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; and I will shake […]