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The Gift of Ruling (11 of 18)
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS GIFTS
Dr. Stan Coffey
I want us to go back to Romans 12 and look again at this list. Then we'll very quickly move into the gift of ruling. Romans 12:6 "Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering; or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation; he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity." We said that means either liberally, or without wrinkle. "He that ruleth, with diligence." That's what we want to talk about tonight, the gift of ruling, because it's a very important gift. First of all you may want to write down the description of this gift. Because if you have this gift you'll want to know what it is. It is a special ability given by God to visualize, to analyze, and to organize spiritual matters, and to take leadership and the administration of the same. The special ability given by God to visualize, to analyze and to organize spiritual matters, and to take leadership and the administration of the same.
This is a gift that's used not only in the church, it's used in the home. It's used in the school. It's used in the business world. There are many, many ways this wonderful gift of ruling can be used. So, that's the description of the gift. Now, I want you to notice, secondly, the demand for the gift. If you think about the demand for the gift of ruling, the gift of ruling has to do with being able to organize, to be able to analyze, to be able to visualize things that need to be done and then be able to administrate the same. So you understand that the gift of ruling has to do with order. Now God is a God of order. God is a God of organization. Many times we think of organization as being evil or being wrong or being dull. But when you really think about this universe you think about God as ...
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