SCRIPTURE:1 Corinthians 12:7-11 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 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: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
THOUGHT: The Bible is referring to Gifts which are given to you by Holy Spirit when you receive His indwelling and then infilling as we have discussed in the past messages. One or more of the gifts of Holy Spirit are given to you for the encouragement, edification and building up of the Church, which is the people of God. So, in a sense the gifts are given to the Church. The nine gifts are classified as follows: a. Revelation Gifts: Word of Wisdom; Word of Knowledge; & Discerning of spirits. b. Power Gifts: Faith; Gifts of Healing and Working of Miracles. c. Vocal or Speaking Gifts: Speaking in Tongues; Interpretation of Tongues; and Prophecy. These Gifts in particular are given by Holy Spirit as He wills. So you may pray that He will reveal the gifts He has given to you so that you may effectively use them to benefit the body of Christ.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I surrender to You in prayer. I ask that the Gifts appointed to me by Holy Spirit be released in at the appropriate time, that I may be a benefit to the body of Christ. I have no desire for personal fame or glory, but simply wish to glorify You by walking in the purpose You have created for me. I submit patiently to wait for your perfect will to be worked out in me. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!