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Gifts of the Spirit Pt. 2

Gifts of the Spirit
Pt. 2

 

On Shabbat last week, I sent you home with some homework. Today, we have chosen out of all the submissions, one to share with you all. As we go over them, we will recap what we learned. (Go over homework paper) Now that we’ve done that, congratulations to everyone who turned in some work. You spent personal time getting to know the Fathers word and I want to express how proud I am of you all who participated. If I am proud just imagine how proud YeHoVaH

1 Corinthians 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; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

Faith
Strong’s Concordance – 4102
pistis: faith, faithfulness
Original Word: πίστις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: pistis
Phonetic Spelling: (pis’-tis)
Short Definition: faith, belief, trust
Definition: faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

The spiritual gift of faith is not the same as saving faith. All believers have received saving faith(Ephesians 2:8-9), but not all receive the spiritual gift of faith. It carries the notion of confidence, certainty, trust, and assurance in the object of faith. The gift of faith finds its foundation in one’s saving faith in Messiah and the unwavering trust that comes through a close relationship with the Yeshua. Those with this gift have a trust and confidence in YeHoVaH that allows them to live boldly for Him and manifest and show that faith in mighty ways.

In the Scriptures, the gift of faith is often accompanied by the great works of faith. In Acts 3:1-10 we see this gift in action when Kefa(Peter) sees a lame man at the Beautiful Gate and calls on him to stand up and walk in the Name of Yeshua. Yeshua said even a small amount of this faith could move mountains (Matthew 17:20; 21:21). Sha’ul(Paul) echoed this truth in 1 Corinthians 13:2.

The Ruach HaKodesh can manifest this gift in the same way that the spirit manifests the gift of exhortation. To show it in the body of Messiah in hopes to encourage and build up the body of Messiah in confidence in YeHoVaH. Those with the gift of faith fully put their trust, confidence and belief in YeHoVaH. They take Him at His Word and put the full weight of their lives in His hands. They grow to know that YeHoVaH will move and answer their prayers and are not caught off guard when the answers of their prayers are shown by the grace and mercy of YeHoVaH.
See also I Corinthians 12:9, Hebrews 11:1-40.

1 Corinthians 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; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

Healing
Strong’s Concordance – 2386
iama: a healing
Original Word: ἴαμα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: iama
Phonetic Spelling: (ee’-am-ah)
Short Definition: healing, curing
Definition: healing, curing, remedy.

The spiritual gift of healing found in 1 Corinthians 12:9 is actually plural in the Greek.  Charismata iamaton translates to “gifts of healings.” This is a sister gift to the gifts of faith and miracles as all spiritual healings require faith and results in a miracle. All spiritual gifts are exercised out of faith, however this gift of healing requires a unique and special measure of faith. This gift is interesting in that there is no guarantee that a person will always be able to heal anyone he or she desires. It is subject to the sovereign will of YeHoVaH, just like everything is. This goes back to the raising of the dead element I was talking about two weeks ago. It is possible to raise a person from the dead but it’s all under YeHoVaH’s will. If He doesn’t will it then it will not be so.

The Disciples were given authority to heal and cast out demons to be an example of what we were capable of through the authority of Yeshua, but they were not always successful. Paul was not able to heal himself and was told that YeHoVaH’s grace was sufficient to carry him through his infirmity without taking it from him (2 Corinthians 12:7-10). This gift is shown and revealed YeHoVaH’s will to show the glory of YeHoVaH and mercy of Elohim to the sick and tormented. If healing is not granted, then we can deduce that our YeHoVaH has other plans and it is either that person’s time is over on this Earth or it is for a lesson to that person to receive from the experience.

The spiritual gift of healing brings with it a certain type of intimacy with YeHoVaH. It shows the heart and compassion of our Heavenly Father. Yeshua is our Great Healer and Physician and this is what makes this gift so intimate. During His ministry, Yeshua healed many people and cast out many demons (Matthew 4:23-24; 8:16; 9:35, Mark 1:34). Healings show us that Yeshua is close to His people and He knows and cares about their afflictions. Healings are meant to show the glory of YeHoVaH and draw people join in a relationship with His Son Yeshua Messiah.  YeHoVaH desires for those who are cleansed from their affliction to respond in faith with thanksgiving and love as the leper did in Luke 17:15-19, and as the demon-possessed man did in Mark 5:18-20. By YeHoVaH’s grace, physical healing should lead to spiritual healing (faith in Yeshua) and eternal life with Him in heaven.

Believers with this gift tend to have a compassion to see people healed. They don’t turn away from a chance to pray for those afflicted. They have great faith and trust that YeHoVaH can and will heal some and are not discouraged when He chooses not to. They are motivated by knowing that YeHoVaH’s revealed power will draw people to faith in Yeshua. Their ultimate concern is the spiritual well-being of those being healed and their relationship with Yeshua. These people wait in their patience and love for the day that there will be no more pain and suffering, and sin will no longer wreak havoc on the people of YeHoVaH.
See 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28, 30, James 5:13-16.

1 Corinthians 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; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

Miracles
Strong’s Concordance – 4592
sémeion: a sign
Original Word: σημεῖον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: sémeion
Phonetic Spelling: (say-mi’-on)
Short Definition: a sign, miracle, indication
Definition: a sign, miracle, indication, mark, token.

The spiritual gift of miracles is much like the gift of healing. They are displayed similarly and both have an outcome that results in the glorification of YeHoVaH and leads to faith in Yeshua. The difference is somewhat confusing but is clarified when you look at the greek phrase energemata dynameon. This greek phrase is translated to “workings of powers.” The double plural could possibly mean that these gifts are very diverse and are subject to the will of YeHoVaH and are not readily availabe. Instead these gifts were bestowed at various times and circumstances. The gift of healing and miracles are for YeHoVaH’s purposes and can not be summoned upon by the believer. These are to fulfill YeHoVaH’s plans and glorify Him, not to provoke us to pride by manifesting them at our own will which could lead to extortion and misuse.

We know Yeshua performed many miracles in His ministry, even more than those that we read about in Scripture (John 20:30-31, Acts 2:22). The Apostles regularly performed miracles of all kinds including casting out demons, healings, raising people from the dead, striking people dead, causing blindness, and much more (Acts 2:43; 3:1-10; 5:1-16; 9:36-43; 13:4-12; 19:11-12).  Other believers performed miracles as well, including Stephen (Acts 6:8) and Phillip (Acts 8:4-8).

Miracles were given by Yeshua to the His people to reveal the presence and glory of YeHoVaH among His people and to create a sense of awe and wonder and fear of Him. Though there were many enemies of the His people, often the result of miracles being performed led to boom in believers coming to a belief and relationship with Yeshua and glorifying YeHoVaH, as well as greater faith and boldness within the body of Messiah (Acts 4:29-31; 9:35, 42).

Those with the spiritual gift of miracles are in tune to the presence of our Father through the Ruach HaKodesh. They have a special measure of faith and desire for YeHoVaH to reveal Himself and draw many to faith in Yeshua HaMashiach. They are cautious not to draw attention to themselves or have a following of people, but are constantly guiding others to Yeshua.  These people KNOW that YeHoVaH is Sovereign and He will work when and how He desires. They make themselves available by listening to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. This gift is often accompanied by a couple of other gifts that we are not going to cover today. They do not take credit for anything and directs all the credit to YeHoVaH, Yeshua and the Ruach HaKodesh. Often God will deliberately humble them to keep them relying on His grace and pointing to His Son, rather than miracles.
See also 1 Corinthians 12:10, 28-29; Acts 1:8; Galatians 3:5.

1 Corinthians 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; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

Prophecy
Strong’s Concordance – 4394
prophéteia: prophecy
Original Word: προφητεία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: prophéteia
Phonetic Spelling: (prof-ay-ti’-ah)
Short Definition: prophecy
Definition: prophecy, prophesying; the gift of communicating and enforcing revealed truth.

The spiritual gift of prophecy is an extraordinary and unique gift. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 14:1 to “Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.” This gift is a blessing to believers and should not be quenched or despised (1 Thessalonians 5:20).  Those who have the gift of prophecy differ from the Old Testament Prophets who spoke the authoritative Word of YeHoVaH directly. Their words were recorded as Scripture as they proclaimed, “Thus says The Lord,” whereas the messages from those with the spiritual gift of prophecy must be tested (1 Corinthians 14:29-33; 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21; 1 John 4:1-3). In the New Testament, the Apostles, not the prophets, took over the role of Scriptural proclamation from the Old Testament Prophets. They recorded the account of Yeshua and themselves. They recorded their visions but its not oft-mentioned in the manner as stated in the Old Testament.

Believers with this gift have the ability to receive a divinely inspired message and deliver it to others in the congregation. These messages can take the form of exhortation, correction, disclosure of secret sins, prediction of future events, comfort, inspiration, or other revelations given to equip and edify the body of Messiah (1 Corinthians 14:3-4, 24-25). They do not constitute the authoritative Word of YeHoVaH, but are the human interpretation of a revelation that was received. They are spoken in human words through a human mind which is why we are told that if a prophet prophecizes and it does not come to pass, that is a false prophet (1 Thessalonians 5:20-21).

The Ruach HaKodesh gives the gift of prophecy to some believers reveal YeHoVaH’s heart to others and build up the congregations. This gift has the ability to reach all people, believer or not. To show the GLORY of YeHoVaH and prove the presence of our invisible Elohim that resides in His congregations. (1 Corinthians 14:22-25). Ones used to display this gift are sensitive to both the prompting of the Ruach HaKodesh and the needs of the believers in the body of Messiah.  They need to be humble and continually study the Scriptures in order to test these revelations before speaking them.  When they do speak, they should allow and even expect others to weigh what is said against the Scriptures and interpret the message accordingly. This is how the body may be continually built up together in unity (1 Corinthians 14:4, 26).
See also Romans 12:6, 1 Corinthians 12:10, 14:1-5, Ephesians 4:11-12, 1 Peter 4:10-11.

1 Corinthians 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; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

Discernment
Strong’s Concordance – 1253
diakrisis: the act of judgment
Original Word: διάκρισις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: diakrisis
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-ak’-ree-sis)
Short Definition: distinguishing, deciding, passing sentence on
Definition: distinguishing; hence: deciding, passing sentence on; the act of judgment, discernment.

The spiritual gift of discernment is also known as the gift of “discernment of spirits” or “distinguishing between spirits.” The people are capable of being able to distinguish, discern, judge or appraise a person, statement, situation, or environment. In the New Testament it describes the ability to distinguish between spirits as in 1 Corinthians 12:10, and to discern good and evil as in Hebrews 5:14.

The Ruach HaKodesh gives the gift of discernment to enable certain believers to clearly recognize and distinguish between the influence of YeHoVaH, Satan, the world, and the flesh in a given situation. The congregation needs those with this gift to warn believers in times of danger or keep them from being led astray by false teaching. *Bunny Trail* Etz Chayim experience* Show how one under a spirit can misuse this gift in a false sense to control those who they think are oblivious to the truth.
See also I Corinthians 12:10, Acts 5:3-6; 16:16-18; 1 John 4:1.

                                              Secondary Study(Homosexuality)

We left off with homosexuality last week on somewhat of a sad note but a loving one. It’s sad that we have to look and see our brothers and sisters who refuse to see the light of Yeshua and claim their reward in eternal salvation because they choose to be a gender or a same sex partner. So lets continue to tear this one apart and really get a look at this sin. Last week we covered Leviticus 18 and Leviticus 20 so lets look at some more things.

The Old Law
Many of these people say that we aren’t under the old law and it has been done away with so it is okay to be homosexual or transgender. Well, in 1 Corinthians 6, we learned something else. Lets look at that again, shall we?

1 Corinthians 6:9-10
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of YeHoVaH? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of YeHoVaH.

Effeminate
adjective
(of a man) having or showing characteristics regarded as typical of a woman; unmanly.
synonyms: womanish, effete, foppish, unmanly, feminine;

Now that definition is referring to a man acting like a woman but see our Elohim is not a sexist. He is just and it is my belief that this can go for women acting like men. This is also in relation to those who are have surgeries to be a sex they are not. What is the recourse of YeHoVaH for those that choose this lifestyle? They do not inherit the kingdom of YeHoVaH.
Lets look at 1 Corinthians 11:14-15.

1 Corinthians 11:14-15
14 Doesn’t nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him,
15 but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering.

So looking at that scripture, lets ask a question. If a man becomes a woman, e.g. the Jenner case, they grow long hair and causes a disgrace on his head. If a woman becomes a man and cuts their hair to feel more manly, they disgrace their head. Hmmm, it seems as if YeHoVaH covered everything he needed to cover but yet it’s not listened to or it is taken out of context. Something to think about people. Lets continue.

Matthew 19:4-5
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

The context of the verses is a response to the pharisees about a man putting away his wife. I would ask you to dissect this tho. Really look at this scripture, when Yeshua says things, it is and can be relevant to more than one thing. In this one, He says that man shall leave his mother and father and cling to whom? His wife not his husband. He also says that in the beginning He that which created him created male and female. A statement meaning that relationships, spouses and marriages should be male and female not male and male or female with female.

So we just covered New Testament scriptures that reiterate what is being condemned and labeled an “abomination” in the Old Testament by Yeshua and by Paul. Your friends who fall under this category can twist the scriptures any way they like. They can call us judgmental bigots who can’t adjust with the times of this world. They can say that the Old Testament doesn’t apply because “JESUS” came to do away with the law, well simply put, it’s stated clearly that YeHoVaH designed us to be man and to be female and together monogamously be twined into one flesh. He created each one of us uniquely. He is the only one who can make life. He made us who we are and when we change our sex from male to female or vice versa. We by action tell Him that He designed us wrong.

With all that said, let me leave you with this question. Who here wants to face our Elohim and tell Him that He made a mistake when He designed us? That’s the question that every transgender, homosexual, drag queen or drag king needs to ask themselves. I will tell you when that great White Throne of Judgement ascends to hear every case and plea, I don’t want to be one of the ones that has to answer to this. Now, I’m not done with this at all, but I did cover a lot of the issues. Next week we will tackle the argument about the old law stance and show how if we use that argument then it is okay to do whatever we want if it were the case. As most of us watching this, we know the old law is still in tack and valid for us to abide by. Until next week brothers and sisters.

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