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How to Walk in the New Life - The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
June 3, 2023

The Gifts Of The Holy Spirt
June 3, 2023

Acts 1:4-5
And being assembled together with them, He (Jesus) commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

Acts 1:8
But You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

I Corinthians 12:1-3
Now concerning (Used 6 Times) spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:4-7
There are diversities of gifts (charismaton – Grace 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:

The Gifts Are For Our Benefit

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:
1 Corinthians 12:7

We Should Desire The Gifts of The Holy Spirit

Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts…
1 Corinthians 14:1

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.
1 Corinthians 12:8-10

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

Who Do The Gifts Belong To?
Who Possesses The Gifts?
Distributes (Verse 11)

Gifts of Revelation – Discerning Gifts
Word of Wisdom, Word of Knowledge, Discernment of Spirits

Gifts of Power – Dynamic Gifts
Faith, Healing, Miracles

Gifts of Inspiration – Declaring Gifts
Prophecy, Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues

The Word of Wisdom
This Is The Supernatural Utterance That Reveals God’s Purpose or Perspective For A Specific Circumstance
A Divine Answer or Solution For A Particular Event

Paul and The Shipwreck
Acts 27:23-24
For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve, saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar; and indeed God has granted you all those who sail with you.’ Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me. However, we must run aground on a certain island.”

The Word of Knowledge
This Is A Supernatural Revelation of Information Concerning a Specific Situation, Event, or Person

To Know Something Specific Without Learning It By Natural Means

Woman At The Well

John 4:16-19
Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.” The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.

Discerning of Spirits
This Is a Supernatural Recognition of Divine, Demonic or Human Activity In a Situation or In the Motives of People

Greek Meaning of “Discernment”
“To See Through”

Acts 16:16-18
Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling. This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” And this she did for many days. But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And he came out that very hour.

Gift of Faith
Supernatural Impartation of Belief and Confidence For A Particular Situation

Faith That Doesn’t Come Through the Normal Process of Renewing the Mind

This Faith Goes Beyond Saving Faith

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
George Mueller’s Faith In Bristol England

“The children are dressed and ready for school. But there is no food for them to eat,” the housemother of the orphanage informed George Mueller. George asked her to take the 300 children into the dining room and have them sit at the tables. He thanked God for the food and waited. George knew God would provide food for the children as he always did. Within minutes, a baker knocked on the door.

“Mr. Mueller,” he said, “last night I could not sleep. Somehow I knew that you would need bread this morning. I got up and baked three batches for you. I will bring it in.” Soon, there was another knock at the door. It was the milkman. His cart had broken down in front of the orphanage. The milk would spoil by the time the wheel was fixed.

He asked George if he could use some free milk. George smiled as the milkman brought in ten large cans of milk. It was just enough for the 300 thirsty children.

Gifts of Healing
This Is the Miraculous Manifestation of Healings of Diseases Beyond the Scope of Natural or Human Intervention.

Woman With The Issue of Blood

Luke 8:43-45
Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped. And Jesus said, “Who touched Me?”

The Working of Miracles
This Is the Superseding of Natural Law and Process for the Accomplishing of God’s Purpose in a situation.

The Cutting Off of an Ear

Luke 22:49-51
When those around Him saw what was going to happen, they said to Him, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear. But Jesus answered and said, “Permit even this.” And He touched his ear and healed him.

Gifts of Inspiration – Declaring Gifts
Prophecy, Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues

We Can Ask With Confidence

Luke 11:9-13
“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”