Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 12:9-10a – “To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles.” Bible Passage: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Introduction WE invite you to come along as we now look at the last group of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. This is the power gifts. As you prayerfully study and meditate on these gifts, your gifting will show up and your ministry will blossom in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen!
The Gift Of Faith Everyone lives by faith in something or someone whether they realise it or not. Every believer should believe in God in trinity. Our faith is fed and developed by the written word, by testimonies and by our experiences — Rom.12:3; Rom.10:17. A little faith can work great exploits. But The Gift of Faith is different. It is the extraordinary faith in the heart of a believer through a special operation of the Holy Spirit for special supernatural feats. Daniel went into the lions’ den and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego into the fiery furnace by this gift. Elijah commanded drought upon the land by this kind of faith. Paul imparted spiritual gifts by faith, Dan.6:16-24; 1 Kgs. 17:1-7; Jn.14:13-14; Jn.15:16; Jn.16:23-24; Mk.4:37-41.
The Gift Of Healings This Gift empowers believers to heal all forms of sicknesses and diseases. It is a divine and supernatural healing. This gift attracts many to Christ, Ex.15:26; Ps.103:3; Mal.4:2; Acts 10:38; Isa.53:4-5, 10; Matt.8:16-17; 1 Pt.2:24; Acts 8:6-7.
The Gift Of The Working Of Miracles Miracles occur when natural laws are suspended and the supernatural power of God intervenes to achieve the impossible. A Christian gifted with the gift of working of miracles can command elements, objects and living beings to defy nature and break all laws. Down the ages, God has intervened miraculously in healing and restorations. Even bringing the dead back to life. The Bible is a book of divine miracles. Satan and his cohorts can also perform false, deceptive and destructive miracles, 1 Cor.12:10; Rom.4:18-22; Heb.11:11-12; Ex.14:21-33; Josh.10:12-13.
Conclusion God promised to bless His church with diverse gifts of the spirit for the benefit of all. Such a church will be a vibrant miracle centre where love, peace, joy, prosperity and growth are featured on a consistent basis. Such a church will be lively and healthy. That was the case in the apostolic revival days. God is the same. He can do the same for today’s church if all of us are willing and obedient. Your gift will manifest in Jesus’ name.