Saturday, October 20, 2007
FAITH - HEALINGS - MIRACLES
1 CORINTHIANS 12:1-11 King James Bible
1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 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:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit,dividing to every man severally as he will.
WORD OF WISDOM
WORD OF KNOWLEDGE
DISCERNING OF SPIRITS
INTERPRETATION OF TONGUES
THE POWER GIFTS
THE GIFT OF FAITH
Here were not talking about the measure of Faith but the Gift of Faith. Its the God givin ability to believe God for the impossible
in a situation. This is not the faith imparted at Salvation for daily provision. This is that faith that comes by the Word of God and through PRAYER. It comes for a reason and a season.
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Now this verse is not the Gift of Faith, the Gift of Faith is the ability to believe God for the impossible. This faith does not
grow. The Measure of faith at Salvation grows, develops. Its the faith in Romans 10:17
17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
As you here the Word of God in your life Faith grows. The Gift of Faith goes a step furthur then the measure of Faith, Its a knowing that the impossible has been done in your Spirit. The Gift of Faith is operational when the atmosphere is right, when the annointing is strong. The Gift of faith comes and is released by unity, the unity of other believers with you. Its an instant faith by PRAYER for a moment in time you need it.
The Gift of Faith comes by PRAYER, The measure of faith for every day life come by the hearing and reading of the Word of God.
THE GIFT OF HEALINGS
There are various Healings in Matthew 8:3 Immediately
3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Sometimes the Healing is Gradual.
52 Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
Sometimes it comes through the spoken Word.
8 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.
Often through JESUS this gift comes in to operation.
17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
The Power of the Lord was present to Heal it says. The Gift of Healing, comes into operation, mostly and often really when the Presence of JESUS is so powerful and so real.
It also comes by the annointing of Oil and Prayer.
14 Is any sick among you? 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.
Paul the Apostle had all 9 Gifts, so we as Christians will have all - not just one operating in our lives also.
Paul had the Word of Wisdom
2 PETER 3:15
15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you.
Paul had the Word of Knowledge.
10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not
cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.
Paul had the Discerning of Spirits.
16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought
her masters much gain by soothsaying:
17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.
Paul had the Gift of Tongues.
1 CORINTHIANS 14:18
18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all.
Paul had the Gift of Interpretation of Tongues.
1 CORINTHIANS 14:13
13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.
Paul had the Gift of Prophecy.
1 CORINTHIANS 14:6
6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by
revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?
Paul had the Gift of Faith.
1 CORINTHIANS 13:2
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that
I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
Paul had the Gift of Healing.
8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked:
9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,
10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
Paul had the Gift of the Miraculous.
9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.
10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.
11 When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.
12 And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.
THE WORKING OF MIRACLES GIFT
The working of Miracles deals not only with the Physical. But extends to every area of the Christian Life. Its the Performance
of something which is against the law of nature.
33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
This is the one and only gift that defeats every obsticle of Satan. This is the one and only gift that literally destroys every
weapon of the Enemy against our Faith.
Today in this world of ours day there are rising Religions that can debate you and win. But they can not argue with the Power
Benny will never debate the Bible with anyone on a TV show, he lets Gods power show the World.
1 CORINTHIANS 4:20
20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
If we do not have the Power of God how can we convince the World that JESUS is alive. Its not through debate that you win,its through the Power manifested in lives that counts.
16 Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them
that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.
2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:
10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and
amazement at that which had happened unto him.