PAULINE REVELATIONS: 79

KEY SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 12:9  ” To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit”;

We now look at the last group of the nine supernatural gifts or manifestations of the Holy Spirit. This is the power gifts: This comprises the gift of faith, the gifts of healings and the gift of working of miracles.

These are called power gifts,because they all effect changes in situations. Power is the ability to cause a change.

We would consider the gift of faith in this study. Faith according to Hebrews 11:1, is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Faith is joining with the supernatural God to bring about changes in the natural world. Faith is God working through a man to do supernatural things in the natural realm by the agency of the word.

There are various kinds of faith.We have great faith (Matthew 8:10). Little faith (Matthew 6:30), (Matthew 14:31). Weak faith (Romans 4:19). There is also a supernatural faith: This is called the gift of faith. (1st Corinthians 12:9).

The Bible described Stephen as a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit. This simply means he was yielded to the Holy Spirit or the Holy Spirit had absolute control over him. The result is having the supernatural faith. Anyone with this gift of faith is an amazing man. He lives a supernatural life with great happenings all around him.

In the Old Testament men like Moses, who wrought great signs and wonders in Egypt, Elijah and Elisha who wrought so much supernatural feats had the supernatural faith. The Lord Jesus also operated with a supernatural faith. In Luke 4:29, the Jews out of hatred forced the Lord Jesus out of the temple and to the boundaries of the city to cast him down head long. The Bible said in Luke 4:30 “But he passing through the midst of them went his way”. This was an impossible moment of facing death, yet by faith he passed through them without they seeing Him. He did not panic but had to believe the word that God protects him and delivers him out of trouble. This is a supernatural faith or the gift of faith.

Apostle Paul also operated in the gift of faith. It takes the gift of faith for man to go through the kind of things he talked about in 2nd Corinthians 11.This kind of gift can operate in any child of God who yields to the control of the Holy Spirit as we saw in the experience of Stephen

 PRAYER

Heavenly Father the gift of faith is your delight for your children to walk in. I receive by faith this gift into my life today.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Hebrews 11:33 “Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,”

Hebrews 11:30 “By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days”.

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