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THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS GIFTS
Dr. Stan Coffey
I Corinthians 12:8
But we've been studying spiritual gifts. Last Wednesday night a week ago we talked about the gift of the word of wisdom. Tonight I want to talk to you about the gift of the word of knowledge. If you'll look at I Corinthians 12:8 there is the explanation of the spiritual gifts we have in the word about the word of knowledge. He's talking about spiritual gifts. In verse 4 he says "There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit." In chapter 12 the emphasis constantly is upon the fact that God gives different gifts to different people, and yet all of these gifts come from the same source, from the Spirit of God.
Therefore, we are not to seek particular gifts. We're not to put one gift above another gift. We're not to say that one gift is essential and another gift is not essential. But we are to see that all the gifts are necessary to edify the body of Christ. Amen? God has placed gifts in the body severally as He will because a healthy body is a body that functions with all of it's members doing what God designed them to do.
So he says in verse 7 "But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit." So, we see that God has a gift called the gift of the word of knowledge.
Now last week we talked about the word of wisdom. The word of wisdom and the word of knowledge and the gift of discerning of spirits. Those three are very, very similar and yet they are separate and distinct gifts of the Holy Spirit. They are similar in nature in that all of them are gifts that have to do with the supernatural impartation of knowledge from God. So when we talk about the word of wisdom we said that the word of wisdom exhibited in the life of many of the prophets of God, exhibited in the life of the ap ...
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