Friday, July 28, 2017
Jesus transferred His authority to earth when He sat down after He ascended to heaven. He did this through what we call the headship ministries of Christ. 5 gifts of authority and power to bring His living body to earth through His church. Called "His fullness", we "His building" are designed to bring all saints to the full measure of the stature of Christ. That means through the 5-fold ministries, all saints are edified and equipped for full-time ministry. How will this happen? Eph. 4 says, "When we each receive the gift given to us". We are actually called three things: 1. His bride for intimacy; 2. His body for functionality; and 3. His building for structure. The cornerstone of the building is Christ Himself. The foundation is the apostles and prophets. The walls are the teachers of the apostle's doctrine. The roof is the pastor who oversees and protects the saints. And the evangelist, the one who outside and building, gathers new saints into the building! Simply, the apostles Govern, the prophets Guide, the pastors Guard, the evangelists Gather and the teachers Ground. This living building is built with "living stones". I Peter 2:5 "You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house..." Have you found your way into this awesome building?
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
God has already placed within you all you need for life and godliness. (II Peter 1:3) What does that mean? You have already been given all the 9 manifestation gifts you need to meet the needs of others. These are the gifts of healing, miracles, faith, discernment, etc. (I Corinthians 12) The bible calls these "charis" or grace gifts. The prefix "meta" or to extend is added. So a charismatic is someone who is a "Grace Extender" through gifts! These power gifts were used by Jesus to cast out demons, heal the sick and raise the dead. We have the same power. Jesus said, "The works that I do you shall do also and greater works than these shall you do, because I go to my Father." John 14:12 But Jesus prefixes it with "If you believe". Do you? Or do you explain away His power for you and in you. All 9 manifestation gifts are already within you, you just need to release them. But you must access your "spirit man" and release them through your mouth. Your tongue becomes the point of faith release. That's why Jesus always cast out demons by command. He always spoke healing... "Rise and be healed". How do we build faith for these 9 manifestation gifts? By using them and seeing God work through them. Peter only walked on water when he stepped out of the boat. Don't be bashful. If Jesus said it, you can believe it and you can do it!
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Sunday, July 16, 2017
You are born with natural abilities put inside of you by your designer.. God Himself. These become the driving force of your life. But when empowered by the Holy Spirit they are "energized" by God. Your natural administration ability now under God's power will take you to another level. If you have the gifts of teaching, you become inspired by the Holy Spirit to teach with revelation. Roman's 12 talks about these 7 motivational gifts...you have one. Even though you may display several of the different motivations at the same time, there is one that will stand out. When you understand the operate in your motivational gift, you now are displaying God's kingdom and heaven touches earth. Paul says for us to fully realize this empowering, you must submit you body as the temple of the Holy Spirit and renew you mind daily. Then you will know His "perfect will" in operating your gifting.
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Saturday, July 8, 2017
You are part of the living vital body of Christ on earth manifesting His power by extending His "grace" (charis) to meet the needs of others. Charismatics are "charis" grace "meta" extenders. When we operate by His Spirit, we are demonstrating heaven on earth. People around us experience who God is and what He is doing through us. This is the whole concept of "gifts of the Spirit". But before understanding the gifts, we must understand Christ's body. How it functions, what it is, and why is it on earth now through us. I Corinthians 12 reveals this clearly. We (1) belong to each other by confession "Jesus is Lord" and by being placed in the same body. We (2) need each other as much as your hand needs your mouth, and your mouth needs your feet, etc. That's the illustration Paul used. "Can the hand say to the feet, I have no need of you?" And finally we (3) affect each other. "If one member of the body suffer, all suffer with it. If one member is honored, all are honored with it". Great chapter of introduction to the teaching of the gifts of the spirit coming up the next few weeks. You can join the teaching "Live" online each Wednesday morning at 10am at: LIVE FACEBOOK CLASS
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