THE PURPOSE OF SPIRITUAL GIFTS.
Are you still finding it difficult to understand the purpose of a spiritual gift?
most individual has different kinds of spiritual gifts, some people have multiple spiritual gift but can’t still understand why.
in this post you’ll understand the purpose of spiritual gift and have a clear mind of what to use your spiritual gift for.
Spiritual gifts occupy an important place in the life of a believer, they build our relationship with God and His word.
These gifts are divinely given to perform useful functions for the Almighty, especially in the area of spiritual services.
These gifts can be for service (Exhortation, Giving,Leadership, Mercy, Helps, etc.) and also for spiritual
manifestation(Wisdom,Knowledge, Discernment, Prophecy, Tongues, Interpretation, Faith, Healing and Miracles).
Purpose of the Gifts
These gifts, expatriated in the earlier chapters, are channels of information to us by the Almighty to do His work. Some of the purposes of spiritual gifts to the body of Christ, as they operate in one’s life and administration are, as follows:
- To shepherd the flock (Ephesians.4:11).- this is by being a leader which stands for shepherd.
- .To empower a believer to have greater faith than the physical (Acts 1:5).- spiritual gift will empower a person to have greater faith than an ordinary person without this gift.
- The gift gives a believer peace, joy, love and power for supernatural ministration.
- To edify the church (1 Corinthians. 12:1).- once there’s the gift of the spirit among the church you’ll experience a great difference from a church without spiritual gift.
- To help one to foretell the future (1 Corinthians . 14:29). Spiritual gift gives a person the ability to see into the future which deal on the spirit of discernment.
- To build up the body of Christ (1 Corinthians. 12).
- To encourage (1 Corinthians,. 14:3, 31).- spiritual gift helps to encourage a person or the church to do more for christ.
- To comfort (1 Corinthians. 14:3).- The spiritual gift comfort a person and make he/she think without pressure or fear.
- To praise God (1 Corinthians. 14:16).
- To build oneself up (1 Corinthians. 14:4, Jude 20).
- To win souls for Christ (1 Corinthians. 14:23-25).
- For decision making-Word of wisdom.
- For spiritual facts-Word of Knowledge.
- It also helps To give one assurance from God-Faith
- For instantaneous results – Working of miracles.
- It helps for spiritual revival in the life of a believer and the church. (Acts 1:8).
- For bringing revelations to the body of
Christ/individual life (1 Corinthians. 14:6).
- To help a believer to speak less and do more spiritually (1 Corinthians. 14:19).
- To bring maturity into a believer’s life (1 Cor. 14:20).
- To bring power for signs (1 Cor. 14:22).
- To convince unbelievers (1 Cor. 14:24).
- To judge one (1 Cor. 14:24).
- To bring culture of obedience into the church.
- To help the body of Christ to do things in an orderly manner (1 Cor. 14:40).
- To profit man and the church of God (1 Cor. 12:7).
- To help one identify his/her calling.
- To equip a member of the Christians Fellowship for better teaching (Roman. 12:6-7).
- To help one to recognize the voice of God.
- To help one in effective prayer life.
- To increase anointing upon the life of a believer.
- Spiritual gift helps To free one from fear.
- Spiritual gift also helps To serve as God’s master plan for our lives.
Frequently Asked Questions on Spiritual Gift
What is the greatest gift God has given the earth?
For the love of GOD for mankind, he gave man The greatest gift which is his only son JESUS CHRIST to die for the sins of mankind.
it’s important that we all understand the purpose of spiritual gifts, cause we all need to make use of our spiritual gifts the right way.
No spiritual gift in a person’s life is a waste, they’re there for a reason and a purpose, which we have listed above with Bible reference and backing.
The spiritual gifts in the body of Christ/individual life today have been perverted with money, education, affluence, and evil unity used to perpetuate lies. The usage of these gifts in a proper way and by the Holy Spirit’s inspiration will bring revival to the body of Christ. For further understanding study 1 Corinthians 14.
PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL GIFT
1. Spiritual gifts that will announce me, laminate my life, in the name of Jesus.
2. Holy Ghost, boost Your gift in my life, in the name of Jesus.
3. Holy Spirit, use these gifts to announce me in the body of Christ, in the name of Jesus.
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