Posts Tagged ‘Spiritual gifts’

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 One and the Same Spirit

To: My child; Love: God

Paul focuses his attention on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. His emphasis is that ALL the gifts come from the Holy Spirit for the good of all and HE chooses what to give to each one of us.

The church in Corinth had a lot of spiritual gifts working within it. My bible study helps concludes that this was one of the questions addressed to Paul in the Corinthian’s letter that he was responding to. The church was dividing itself along spiritual gifting lines and valuing some over others. They also appear to be wondering which were real.

Paul gives them a quick litmus test. If the person who is supposed to be speaking in the Spirit derides Jesus, they are a FALSE speaker. The Spirit NEVER speaks against Jesus and His Lordship. The person speaking for Jesus through the Spirit belongs to Him. No one can pray in the Spirit, in tongues, anything that is contrary to God’s will. Read more »