Monday, 8 May 2017

All the Gifts

Since I Cor.12:29-30 says:
29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

Could we also ask, "Do all have the word of wisdom? Do all have the word of knowledge? Do all have faith?"

" one is given..." Paul said:

I Cor.12:8-10
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...

And yet elsewhere Paul said:

"God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith" (Rom.12:3); "Christ is made unto us wisdom" (I Cor.1:30); "He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence" (Eph.1:8); "We have received the knowledge of the truth" (Heb.10:26). The spiritual manifestation isn't just wisdom and knowledge - it's the word of wisdom and knowledge. It's a speaking gift, not just a revelation gift. It's a public role. Although the revelation has to be received before it can be spoken. The spiritual gifts also mean something in a different category to common wisdom, knowledge and faith. It includes receiving revelation about mysteries and speaking divine strategy with regard to the future; divinely revealed knowledge about things present and past; and faith specific for receiving a miracle unique to one's own need. Similarly, not all will have a public ministry of speaking with tongues, coupled with the interpretation of tongues. But you can all speak with tongues.

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