1 Corinthians 12 – The Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
1) Gifts of Revelation – expresses God’s mind.
A) Word of Wisdom – To know what to do or what to say in any given situation.
B) Word of Knowledge – to receive the knowledge of God supernaturally.
C) Discerning of Spirits – God revealing supernaturally, what spirits are near you, oppressing or possessing anyone. You nay see them in the spirit world.
2) Gifts of Power – expresses God’s power.
A) Faith – faith faces problems and meets the needs.
1) Divine protection.
2) Supplying our needs.
3) Divine healing and health.
B) Working of Miracles – supernatural intervention into the natural realm by sovereign acts of God.
C) Gifts of Healing – supernatural healing of infirmities (diseases) without any natural means.
3) Gifts of Utterance – expresses God’s feelings.
A) Prophesy – speaking supernaturally in a known language, to edify, exhort, comfort and convict.
B) Divers kinds of Tongues – speaking supernaturally in an unknown language, not understood by speaker and sometimes not by hearer.
C) Interpretation of Tongues.
vs.11-13 – Paul telling them that it is the Holy Spirit that gives these gifts, to each member in the body of Christ. The fear of receiving the wrong spirit is still here today and is propagated by the lack of knowledge.
vs.20-25 – Each member of the body, the local visible assembly and entire family of God, has their function in the body. This is given by the Holy Spirit and the body can’t function properly without each member.