Summary: A five part series on the Manifestational-Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Part 4 covers the gifts of healings, faith and the working of miracles.
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit – part IV
1 Cor 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: 2 You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. 3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. 4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
The Power gifts
The gifts of healings, the gift of faith, & the working of miracles.
These are gifts in which the Holy Spirit performs supernatural exploits for man, without man’s strength or intelligence involved.
The Gifts of Healing
1 Cor 12:9 …to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,
The only plural gift
How many gifts of healing?
One for every area of sickness, 39 stripes, 39 different areas of sickness, 39 healings
Jesus commanded us to be vessels of His healing virtue.
Mark 16:17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."
Is this gift limited?
Only by man’s faith or heart.
Phil 2:25-26 The Apostle Paul could not heal everyone, he had to leave behind members of his evangelistic party.
Luke 4:38-39 Simon Peter had to call on Jesus to heal his mother-in-law.
Acts 8:7-8 The sick were brought to Phillip and many were healed.
Acts 5:16 All that were brought to the Apostles were healed.
How to be healed
Pray for yourself (the best way)
Member of your family to lay hands on you
Send for the elders of the church James 5:14 "Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord."
Healing is part of God’s divine nature. (Exo 15:26)
The Gift of Faith
1 Cor 12:9 to another faith by the same Spirit,…
Many kinds of faith
Sometimes people confuse the Gift of Faith for faith in general.
Every believer has a measure of faith (Rom 12:3)
There is saving faith
The thief on the cross.
The Philippian jailer
Acts 16:31 "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ…"
Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
This gift is unlimited
He imparts a degree of faith to believe for something you have never been able to believe for.
Then fulfills that which we have this faith for.
Faith permits God to perform his mighty acts.
Examples of this gift
As a Hebrew boy in Babylon
In the lion’s den
Also his friend’s Shadrack, Meshak and Abendego.
Peter and John at the gate, Beautiful. (Acts 3)
Paul and Silas in prison (Acts 16)
Paul after being bit by a viper. (Acts 28)
The Working of Miracles
1 Cor 12:10 to another the working of miracles…
A supernatural happening is only a miracle as far as man in concerned.
Man cannot do these things in his own strength or wisdom.
The greek words are "energema dunamis"
Energema – an operation or working; where we get the word "energy".
Dunamis – ability, abundance, might, power, miracle, strength, mighty work, where we get the word "dynamite".
"Energy of Dynamite"
"Explosion of Power"
In this gift God works the miraculous through man.
The gift of faith or working of miracles?
It is the same Spirit working regardless.
In the gift of Faith, God does everything for you.