Lessons in Love: Lesson Eight

SUPERNATURAL GIFTS

How do the supernatural gifts of The Holy Spirit manifest?

1. Believe the Word of God

Jesus said to his disciples if you have seen me you have seen the Father. But, Philip soon after, not believing what Jesus had said says “Show us the Father!” READ John 14:9

Thomas would not believe the news of Jesus being raised from the dead unless he could SEE and FEEL.

The other disciples therefore said unto him, we have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. John 20:25

Later when Jesus was physically next to Thomas, Jesus says: Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. John 20:27-29

And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen. Mark 16:20

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:17-18

How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation. Daniel 4:3

The following is a true story recorded in John 4:46-52

There was a nobleman who had a need that his rank and position could not solve. A sick son at the point of death. But heard news about Jesus and that he was about 16 miles away. And by faith went to find Jesus. And when he found Jesus he pleaded with Jesus to go to his son to heal him, for he was about to die. And Jesus said: Unless you SEE you will not BELIEVE!

The man pleaded again saying the same thing for Jesus to go to his dying child. Then, Jesus spoke these Words: Go thy way; thy son liveth.

And the man BELIEVED THE WORD and went his way. And on the way he heard the good news from his servants “Thy son liveth.”

What do you think would have happened if this man with his rank and position who initially stepped out in faith by going out to find Jesus but refused to accept just the ‘Words of Jesus’ as this man was pleading for Jesus to physically go to his son who was at the point of death?

Where is your faith? Do you need to see or feel something before you believe or will you believe and accept the true and faithful Word of GOD for your need, or that of your loved one today!

See some initially step out by faith seeking a miracle. But, believe the miracle is going to happen by how they perceive it, what they think, see and feel. When all they need to do is to put their complete trust in the true and faithful Word of God.

2. Receive the promised gift of The Holy Spirit

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? READ Matt 7:11

The purpose of the supernatural spiritual gifts from God is to flow from The Holy Spirit in us, to the benefit of others. Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. 1Cor 14:12

3. Receive the promised gift of His calling

And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 1Cor 12:28

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. Eph 4:11-12

Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. Rom 12:6-8

Another example is the true story of the Roman centurion, who pleaded with Jesus that his servant was so sick he was lying down at home grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but Speak The Word Only, and my servant shall be healed. Jesus was surprised at the faith of the centurion because the Centurion understood the authority and power of the spoken word he had as a Centurion; and as Jesus had as LORD. READ Matt 8:5-10

4. Start exercising your spiritual gifts

For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues. 1 Cor 12:8-10

But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. 1 Cor 12:31

All gifts are to be ministered in the spiritual fruit of God’s immeasurable love.

From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Eph 4:16

Speak Out Your Personal Professions Today!

This may seem foolish but it works because you are trusting His way and not your way: And His ways are better than your ways and his thoughts are better than your thoughts!

So speak out to God loud enough so you can hear yourself talk:

“Thank you Jesus Christ for your word confirms with the person of The Holy Spirit in me that I desire the manifestation of the God given gifts to edify the body of Christ:

I pray, I be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of my mind, that I may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. And ask the Holy Spirit to confirm which part I serve in the body of Christ either as an apostle, prophet, minister, evangelist, pastor, teacher, helper, in government, a leader, one who encourages, or one who shows mercy with cheerfulness, or one who gives with simplicity.

And thank you Jesus that within my born again spirit I desire the best gifts so I can witness to others in Your love:

Your word of wisdom to give the best course of action for success.

Your word of knowledge to reveal true and relevant information which was hidden.

Your gift of faith for a specific anointing for a specific supernatural need.

Your gifts of healing of God’s supernatural power against sickness.

Your working of miracles of immediate supernatural creation and restoration.

Your gift of prophecy to give a true revelation that encourages all believers in the Church where I worship.

Your discerning of spirits. To enable me to know the difference between a spiritual truth from heaven or a spiritual lie from hell.

Your gift of having different kinds of tongues to edify the church.

Your gift of interpretation of tongues to bring fruitful understanding of a prophecy spoken in an unknown language.

Thank You Lord Jesus. Your word is true and faithful. I therefore acknowledge all the things in You, are right now living in me. That the manifestation from the supernatural to the natural has started working. In Your Name Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.”

Taken from the book REJECTED ACCEPTED… FREE GIFT

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