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Spiritual Gifts

 

These Spiritual gifts were never given to us so we can use them for personal or financial

gain of any kind!  They were given to us for the Building of the Body of Jesus Christ,

and to advance the Kingdom of Jesus Christ through out the world..  Once we have

been set free from our sins, Jesus Christ then gives us at least one Spiritual Gift for his

purposes. 

Let Us Pray; Dear Heavenly Father, in your name, name of Jesus Christ and the name of the Holy Spirit we pray

that you help guide us and teach us the Meanings of the scriptures as we study them and learn how to apply them

to our daily lives.  Please let us be united inJesus Christ, as one body as his church, so that we may build each

other up and advance your kingdom to the unsaved! AMEN

1) Ephesians 4:7 - The Purpose of Spiritual Gifts - Also See (1Co 12:1-31)

Our Lord Jesus Christ gives each one of us who truly follows him at least one Spiritual Gift (1Co 12:1-12). 

The gifts are not for any selfish or personal reasons, nor to gain  money or material gain either.  Instead the

gifts are for the building up the Body of Jesus Christ, his True Church (1Co 12:12-31) and for advancing

his kingdom through out this world. 

Think of it this way, look at Jesus as a company and each gift is a office in his company to which we work

for and serve Jesus Christ with the Spiritual Gift/s that by Jesus Christ Grace has given to each one of us.WARNING From Bible Exposition Commentary on NT Puts itEphesians 4:7-11 How does the 

believer discover and develop his gifts? By fellowshipping with other Christians in the local assembly. Gifts

are not toys to play with. They are tools to build with.

And if they are not used in love, they become weapons to fight with, which is what happened in the

Corinthian church (1 Corinthians 12-14). Christians are not to live in isolation, for after all, they are 

members of the same body.

2) Ephesians 4:8-10 - Jesus Christ Freed His People -

a) Eph 4:8 - Quoted From (Psalm 68:18)

1) He ascended on high, meaning Jesus Christ who has ascended to heaven, went upward toward

heaven (Luke 24:50-53, Mark 16:19-20), this also meaning that satan could not defeat, nor stop Jesus

Christ, for Jesus Christ has defeated satans schemes!  VICTORY!

2) Jesus Christ has Brought those that was slaves to sin to be slaves of righteousness (Romans 6:17-18)

3) and then once Jesus Christ has completed that task of Salvation he has given his new followers spiritual

gifts (Eph 4:11) to advance and serve Jesus Christ Kingdom.  They are not ever allowed to use any of

these spiritual gifts for any personal nor selfish gain once so ever, nor any monitory gain especially!

(Php 1:16, 2:3)

b) Eph 4:9 -

1) This Jesus is the Messiah, the one that ascended to heaven

2) is the same one that descended into the grave, that is the Messiah

c) Eph 4:10 -

1) Jesus Christ that descended and ascended, to which he our Messiah is above all that is on or in earth

(John 1:41 - See John for Deity)

2) has did the will of God and was obedient to God even to death (Php 2:8) and beyond, so that the

world may have the opportunity of hope in salvation through Jesus Christ, that we may have life

(John 5:40, 10:10), that is not slaves to sin (Romans 6:17).

3) Ephesians 4:11 - Christian Offices (Positions)

After a Christian is Truly Saved, Born Again, Jesus Christ gives each Christian Spiritual gifts, not to use for

their personal selfish reasons, but instead to use for the Glory of God for Service to Jesus Christ to advance

his kingdom, to build up the church, the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:7, Also Read in Entirety 

1 Co 12:1-31, Eph 4:1-16).  All true Christians are called to serve Jesus Christ in ministry work for his

Glorious Kingdom (Eph 4:12-16)  We are not called to comfort or serve our selves ever!

There are many of Christian who likes to call their selves Apostles, Evangelist, Pastors etc.  Yet many of

them do not do the work of what they call them selves.  Many are false and have not been called to do the

work that they claim that they do.  There are some true Apostles, Pastors etc that has been called by God

though.  It is for those reasons why I decided with the help of my Bible Software program to give the

definition of each office of a Christian.

The Following are just some Spiritual Gifts that Apostle Paul Covers. NOTE NOT ALL RECEIVE THESE

GIFS! (1Co 12:29-30)

a) Apostles;  means one who is sent with a mission such as the 12 disciples and Apostle Paul for their

mission was to lay the foundation of the church, the Body of Christ to start it up as a forever church of

Jesus Christ our Lord.  The New Testament Apostles only Started Churches, by bringing the lost to

Jesus Christ for them to worship God in Jesus Christ and fellowship together as children of God.  The

Apostles also help them learn not only about Jesus Christ dying for their sins, but also in how to

fellowship together, how to conduct their households and their church fellowship with each other to be

in unity in Love and Truth.

b) Prophets;  They get their instructions directly from God and no one else.  Nelsons Bible Dictionary; 

The main role of the prophet was to bear God's word for the purpose of teaching, reproving,

correcting, and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). Whether warning of impending danger or disclosing God's will to the people, they were similar in function to the modern preacher in the church. 

Prophets were referred to as messengers of the Lord (Isaiah 44:26; Haggai 1:13), servants of God 

(Amos 3:7), shepherds (Zechariah 11:4,7; Jeremiah 17:16), and watchmen (Isaiah 62:6).

c) Evangelist; From Easton's Bible Dictionary;  a "publisher of glad tidings;" a missionary preacher of 

the gospel (Ephesians 4:11).  This title is applied to Philip (Acts 21:8), who appears to have gone from 

city to city preaching the word (8:4,40). Judging from the case of Philip, evangelists had neither the 

authority of an apostle, nor the gift of prophecy, nor the responsibility of pastoral supervision over a

portion of the flock. They were itinerant preachers, having it as their special function to carry the 

gospel to places where it was previously unknown. The writers of the four Gospels are known as the 

Evangelists.

So my friend most of people in today's time's who call their selves Evangelist that do not travel and

preach Jesus Christ in areas that has never heard the gospel message are not true Evangelist, they are

false evangelist!

d) Pastors;  My friend Pastors are only those that takes care of Gods People through a physical Church,

the house of God, the House of Prayer as the following from Nelson's Bible Dictionary puts it; The

feeder, protector, and guide, or shepherd, of a flock of God'speople in New Testament times. In

speaking of spiritual gifts, the apostle Paul wrote that Christ "gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers" (Ephesians 4:11). The term pastor by this time in

church history had not yet become an official title. The term implied the nourishing of and caring for

God's people.

The Greek word translated pastors in Ephesians 4:11 is used elsewhere in the New Testament of 

sheepherders, literally or symbolically (Matthew 25:32); of Jesus, the Good Shepherd (John 10); and of "shepherds," or leaders, of the church (Ephesians 4:11). The NKJV uses the word pastor only 

in this verse. Also compare Jeremiah 23:1-2 (KJV).

e) Teachers; My friend in order for you or me to grow in the Christian Faith to become spiritually

mature, adults in Christ we need some one who was called by God to teach us Christian Truths, that

we may not ever know nor understand unless some one teaches us.  Nelson's Bible Dictionary puts it

really well; The act of  instructing students or imparting knowledge and information.

As used in the New Testament, the concept of teaching usually means instruction in the faith. Thus, 

teaching is to be distinguished from preaching, or the proclamation of the gospel to the non-Christian world. Teaching in the Christian faith was validated by Jesus, who was called "teacher" more than

anything else.

Since sound instruction in the faith is essential to the spiritual growth of Christians and to the

development of the church, the Bible contains numerous passages which deal with teaching 

(Matthew 4:23; Luke 4:14; Acts 13:1-3; Romans 12:6-8; Galatians 6:6). Special attention is directed

to the danger of false teachings. Christians are warned to test those who pervert the true gospel

(2 Timothy 3:1-7; 1 Peter 2:1-3). 

Sound teaching was a concept deeply engrained in the Jewish mind since Old Testament times. Moses  and Aaron were considered teachers of God's commandments (Exodus 18:20). Parents were also 

directed to teach their children about God and His statutes (Deuteronomy 4:9-10).

4) Ephesians 4:12-13 - For the Completeness Of The Church

a) For Equipping (Perfecting) of the Saints - This is so all those that are True Born Again Christians are

fully instructed and taught, spiritually mature in the Faith........

b) For the Work of the Ministry - .......so that they may unselfishly minister to those of the church , to

advance the kingdom of Jesus Christ with no personal motives, (selfish ambitions (2Co 12:20, Gal 5:20).

c) Edifying of the Body - .........In all of this is so that the body of Christ may be in unity and complete in

harmony with one another without diversity, and without heresy, instead with Love (1Co 12:1-31,

16:14).  We as well should never neglect each other in bearing one another burdens and in doing so we

fulfill THE LAW OF CHRIST (Gal 6:2).  So in all of this we shall have the knowledge of Jesus Christ to

fight against the evil one with the full Armor of God (Eph 6:10-18).

5) Ephesians 4:14 - So we can Avoid False Teachings, Apostles, Prophets etc

a) Full Armor of God (Eph 6:10-18) - Also See Teaching (Full Armor of God) - My friend, by us

believers coming together in fellowship (Hebrews 10:25) with our spiritual gifts, with love and the Full

Armor of God there is no way that satan himself can defeat us for through Jesus Christ we have strength

and power. 

As Jesus Christ has said for this very reason Matthew 18:19 "Again I say* to you that if two of you 

agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For 

where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them."

That teaching of Jesus Christ is not for people who are greedy, carnal nor worldly, instead it is for True

believers that work in the ministry in service to Jesus Christ for the advancement of his kingdom so they

can fight against the schemes of the devil!  My Friend there are countless numbers of cults and false

teachings out there calling them selves Christian it just blows my mind.

In now days times there are even false Christ and false teachings regarding Jesus Christ as it is written; 

2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted

you may well put up with it! Galatians 1:6 I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who 

called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, 7 which is not another; but there are some who 

trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.

6) Ephesians 4:15-16 - Done with Truth in Love

a) With all of this 1) salvation, 2) growing in the faith 3) receiving spiritual gifts 4) and avoiding false

doctrines,  then the Body of Christ shall be grown in Love so that it Glorifies God through Jesus Christ as

well. We must never forget that is our Love for Gods Truths (2Thess 2:10) that is a part of our Salvation,

Part of our Faith in God, in Christ.

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November 09, 2018

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