FOR THE PROFIT OF ALL

straightThe Gifts of the Spirit

There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.  There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.  And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:

for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit,  to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,  to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

The gifts of the Spirit come from the Baptism of the Spirit which Jesus who was born of the Spirit received also at the river Jordan and then He began His miracle ministry. The bible records:

Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, “There comes One after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.  “I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove.

Then a voice came from heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Immediately the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness.  And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to Him.  Mark 1:6-13

The word of God clearly tells us that Jesus Christ is the Baptizer with the Holy Spirit and when Jesus was baptized in the river Jordan the Holy Spirit descended upon Him like a dove. Then the Father Himself spoke and said “You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Then the Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness for forty days where He was tempted by Satan and angels ministered to Him.  The bible records:

Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.

And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”

But Jesus answered him, saying, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ ”

Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.  And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.  “Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”

And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”

Then he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here.  “For it is written:  ‘He shall give His angels charge over you,  To keep you,’  “and,  ‘In their hands they shall bear you up,  Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ”

And Jesus answered and said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not tempt the LORD your God.’ ”

Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time.   Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region. And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all. Luke 4:1-15

Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness where He brought out three important truths:

1) “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”

2)  “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the LORD your God.’ ”

3) “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ”

Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Nazareth  where He had been brought up. As His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me,  Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor;  He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,   To proclaim liberty to the captives  And recovery of sight to the blind,  To set at liberty those who are oppressed;  To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.”  Luke 4:18-19

So Jesus Christ did not deny the Baptism of the Spirit but stated that the Lord had anointed him to preach the gospel to the poor. He had has sent Him  to heal the brokenhearted,   to proclaim liberty to the captives  And recovery of sight to the blind,  to set at liberty those who are oppressed and to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.

Afterwards in another city all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Jesus and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them.

So we see from the word of God that the Holy Spirit gives the gifts of the Spirit to His anointed ones so that they may give to others  the word of wisdom through the Spirit, the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, faith by the same Spirit, gifts of healings by the same Spirit,  the working of miracles, prophecy,  discerning of spirits, different kinds of tongues, to and the interpretation of tongues.  For God’s word is unchanging:

And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. 1 Corinthians 12:28

And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,  for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,  till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;

that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,  but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head-Christ-  from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:11-16

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2 thoughts on “FOR THE PROFIT OF ALL

  1. charles

    true satan is the controller of this earth and have authority to give it to someone thats why you see it is full of every evils deaseses, battles, corruption, greedy for power to rule with satan, killing each other, all these idecates that satan is the ruler of this world but be firm our savior any time is going to deliver his people

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    1. WALTHOPE Post author

      GOD IS NOT POOR AND NEITHER SHOULD HIS CHILDREN BE

      Psalms 105:37 He also brought them out with silver and gold, And there was none feeble among His tribes.

      Isaiah 54:1 “Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate Than the children of the married woman,” says the LORD.
      2 ” Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes.
      3 For you shall expand to the right and to the left, And your descendants will inherit the nations, And make the desolate cities inhabited.
      4 ” Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.
      5 For your Maker is your husband, The LORD of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth.

      Galatians 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”),14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

      Beloved, Christ has redeemed you from sickness, lack, and destructive situations, so that the blessings of Abraham can come upon you! The power and the glory, the victory and the majesty and all that is in heaven and in earth is the LORD and He has given it to His blood bought children who are to receive it by faith and spend it for the furthering of His kingdom. Poverty and sickness are to be rejected by God’s people as from the devil. They are to seek from God His richest, honor, power and might for it’s God who gives every good thing. Yes, God’s children must take a step of faith and to believe God to reverse and restore all things to them including their health, wealth, good name and power just like they took a step of faith to be saved. And the good news is that the very moment they pray, God gives them the answer. That very moment God hears them and He commands His angels to bring the answer to them. However they are living in a spiritual warfare where a war goes on and their enemy, the devil, will try to delay the answer from coming through to them

      As a result we can proclaim by faith Jehovah-Jireh will provide; Jehovah-Rapha will heal;Jehovah-Shalom will send peace; Jehovah-Tsidkenu will justify; Jehovah-Shammah will be forever near; and in Jehovah-Nissi we will conquer every foe.

      Yes. if it matters to you, it matters to God! No care is too small to bring to your heavenly Father. God has provided everything we need in this life & in the life to come—forgiveness of sins, healing, victory, deliverance, & prosperity. God is so good!

      Yes beloved, our God is a BIG God of abundance and inexhaustible supply. He is the Possessor of heaven and earth. He is El Shaddai—the Almighty, all-sufficient and all-nourishing one! AND IN CHRIST, THE ABUNDANCE OF GOD’S WISDOM, WEALTH, RICHES, POWER, FAVOR, ABILITY, STRENGTH AND CREATIVITY THAT YOU NEED FOR A SUCCESSFUL FAMILY, CAREER AND MINISTRY, ARE OURS TO EXPERIENCE AND ENJOY AS PER PH 4:19

      Hence we can boldly proclaim,”In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God. Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah Surely men of low degree are a vapor, Men of high degree are a lie; If they are weighed on the scales, They are altogether lighter than vapor. Do not trust in oppression, Nor vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, Do not set your heart on them. God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God. Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; For You render to each one according to his work.” Psalm 62:7-12

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