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    Gift of Miraculous Powers

    When Jesus and His disciples performed miracles, they were using miraculous powers. Now, certainly the gift of healing is part of the miraculous powers, but those with this particular gift can do other things as well. Jesus said that those who came after Him and believed in Him would be able to do even more than what He had done in His short ministry on earth: Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in Me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may…

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    The Gift of Healing

    I’m not sure why some Christians seem to think that the gift of healing was only for the original disciples, that for some reason the Holy Spirit changed His nature once the books of the Bible ended. There is absolutely no biblical evidence of that and God’s Word says that He never changes (emphasis mine): God, who is enthroned from of old, who does not change—He will hear them and humble them, because they have no fear of God. (Ps. 55:19) But You remain the same, and Your years will never end. (Ps. 102:27) “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed.” (Mal. 3:6) Jesus Christ is the same yesterday…

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    The Gift of Faith

    We all need to exercise faith as followers of Christ. The Bible says that we are to live by faith, not by sight (Rom. 1:17; Gal. 3:11; Heb. 10:38; 2 Cor. 5:7). And for most of us, that is really hard. In fact, I would say it’s the hardest part of being a Christian. One of the things I’ve heard most from non-Christians, on why they don’t want to be saved or why they don’t want to follow Christ, is that they can’t live by faith. They believe what they can see and what can be proven and they expect every question to be answered. But that isn’t how Christianity…

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    The Gift of Knowledge

    As I continue my series on the gifts of the Spirit, I want to say that there is a difference between knowledge and wisdom, and there is also a difference between having knowledge and having a gift of knowledge. The difference between knowledge and wisdom is that knowledge is defined as “acts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject” while wisdom is defined as “the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment.” Did you catch the keyword in the definition of wisdom? “Application.” You see, we can all have…

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    Gifts of the Spirit

    Now that my study on sin for this blog is completed, I asked the Lord what He wanted me to write about next and He told me that His children need to know more about the gifts of the Spirit. So, I turned to 1 Corinthians and Romans, chapter 12 in both, to learn what those gifts are and I am going to write about each one every week. For today, however, I’m going to give you a list of the spiritual gifts I’ll be writing on and a brief overview of each. Wisdom Knowledge Faith Healing Miraculous Powers Prophecy Discernment Speaking in Tongues Interpretation of Tongues Serving Teaching Encouragement…