June 15 | The Gifts of Healing

1 Corinthians 12:9, “…to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit.” The fourth spiritual gift that Paul mentions is the “gifts of healing.” The gifts of healing are, “a supernatural manifestation of God’s healing power.” This gift comes in many forms because it responds to the many ways a person can be sick. The gifts…

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June 14 | The Gift of Faith

1 Corinthians 12:9, “… to another faith by the same Spirit.” The third gift that Paul mentions is the “gift of faith.” The gift of faith is, “a supernatural infilling of faith to accomplish the divine will of God.” Lester Sumrall said, “The gift of faith functions on behalf of the believer to bring about what…

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June 13 | The Gift of the Message of Knowledge

1 Corinthians 12:8, “…to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit.” The second gift of the Spirit is the “message of knowledge.” The message (or word) of knowledge according to Howard Carter is, “a supernatural revelation of the existence, or nature, of a person or a thing, or the knowledge of some…

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June 12 | The Message of Wisdom

1 Corinthians 12:8, “To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom…” The first of the nine spiritual gifts that Paul listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 is the “message of wisdom.” The message (or word) of wisdom according to Howard Carter is, “a supernatural revelation of the mind and purpose of God communicated…

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June 11 | To Each One

1 Corinthians 12:7, “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” Paul began his training passage on the nine spiritual gifts with today’s verse on the “inclusive” nature of all the gifts. Paul taught that each one of the disciples at Corinth was given the manifestation (visible effect) of…

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June 10 | Don’t be Uninformed

1 Corinthians 12:1, “Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.” Who would you rather learn to fly a plane from, an experienced pilot or someone who has never even been in a plane? And better yet, who would you trust your life with if you…

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June 9 | Have You Received the Holy Spirit?

Acts 19:2, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” The book of Acts is named as such because it is the record of the “Acts of the Apostles.” After the four Gospels (Matthew-John), the book of Acts is the fifth history book in the New Testament. God used Luke, a doctor and traveling companion…

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June 8 | A New Testament Pattern To Follow

Acts 10:46, “For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God.” After the Day of Pentecost and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the 120 in the upper room, the disciples began to preach throughout the whole region as Jesus had commanded (Acts 1:8). One of the biggest internal questions the Jewish disciples dealt…

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June 7 | Continually Filled

Ephesians 5:18, “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.” In today’s passage Paul gives the believer a choice in what they can choose to find ultimate pleasure in; getting drunk on wine or being filled with the Holy Spirit. The obvious choice is to be filled with…

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June 6 | A Promise for All

Acts 2:38-39, “38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord…

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