Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts

1 Corinthians 12
12.1Brothers, I don’t want you to be ignorant about spiritual things. 2You know that when you were pagans with the voiceless idols however you might go you were misled. 3Because of this, I made known to you that no one who was speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit! 4Now, there are distributions of gracious gifts, but the Same Spirit. 5And there are distributions of ministries, but the Same Lord. 6And there are distributions of in-working, but the Same God, Who works all things in all things. 7But to each person the manifestation of the Spirit was given for what is beneficial. 8See, on the one hand to one person a message of wisdom was given through the Spirit, but to another person a message of knowledge according to the Same Spirit, 9to somebody else faith by the Same Spirit, but to another person gracious gifts of healings by the One Spirit, 10but to somebody else in-workings of powers, but to somebody else prophecy, but to somebody else discernment of spirits, to another person kinds of languages, but to somebody else interpretation of languages, 11but One and the Same Spirit works in all these things, distributing to each on his own gift just as He has planned. 

12For just as the body is one and it has many body-parts, and all the all the parts of the body, although they are many, are one body, so too the Messiah, 13because also by One Spirit  we all were baptized into one body, whether Jew or Greek, where slave or free. And we all made to drink One Spirit. 14And see the body is not one part, but many. 15If the foot would say “I’m not a hand! I’m not part of the body!” Because of this, is it not part of the body? 16And if the ear would say “I’m not an eye! I’m not part of the body!” Because of this is it not part of the body? 17If the whole body was an eye, where is the sense of hearing? If the whole is the sense of hearing, where is the sense of smell? 18But now God placed the body-parts, each and every one of them in the body just as He wanted. 19But if all the parts were one part, where is the body? 20But now, one the one hand there are many parts, but on the other hand there is one body. 21And the eye can’t say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you!” 22But how much more the parts of the body that seem to really be weaker are necessary! 23And what things we think to be more dishonorable of the body, these things we confer more abundant honor. And our shameful parts have presentability. 24And our presentable parts don’t have need [of more honor]. But God designed the body giving more abundant honor to what was lesser, 25so that there would be no schism in the body, but the same thing, the parts would care for one another. 26And if one part suffers, all the parts suffer together. And if one part is glorified, all the parts celebrate together! 27But you are the Body of the Messiah, and parts from a portion. 28And who God appointed in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, next powers, next gracious-gifts of healings, helps, administration/governing, kinds of languages. 29Not all are apostles are they? Not all are prophets are they? No all are teachers are they? Not all are powers are they? 30Not all have gracious-gifts of healings, do they? No all speak in tongues, do they? Not all interpret, do they? 31And desire aggressively the greater gracious-gifts! And still I will show you according to a surpassing way. 

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