Before we begin to discuss spiritual gifts and the power of God that operates in our lives.
Let us all be reminded of a few key concepts:
1. The purpose is always to Glorify God AND
2. Point to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
3. Our motive is LOVE. AND
4. We come in peace!
For Scripture aptly urges us:
Romans 12:17-18, New King James Version
17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
1 Corinthians 13 New King James Version
13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
The writers in this forum will speak about the Spiritual gifts that are operating in their lives.
The gifts that they have been privileged to operate in by power of the Holy Spirit.
Our purpose is always to point to Jesus.
As we discuss these topics.
As we share our personal experiences.
Let us remember:
1. Though we may speak a true word from God, if it is given outside of love, what is our benefit?
2. Though we have power to bring healing, and we forget our compassion, what is our benefit?
3. Though we can prophesy the truth, yet we have no empathy, what is our benefit?
We believe in Spiritual gifts here at Freedom’s treasure.
We believe in the five-fold ministry.
There will be discussions regarding prophesy and Prophets, healing and Apostles, The Word of the LORD and Teachers, miracles and Evangelists, tongues and Pastors as the Holy Spirit leads us.
Deep from our hearts, we want everyone to know that nothing we do for God is a substitute for KNOWING GOD.
Loving God, loving ourselves, and loving people.
There may be conversations in this forum for which others disagree.
Topics that are uncomfortable and unbelievable.
1 Corinthians 2:13 New King James Version
13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
As we discuss:
Remember with all of our words, actions, purpose, and life—LOVE never fails.
We are all at different places, and our consciences will bear witness to us. (Romans 14:1-12)
If we are born again, then we have the Holy Spirit in us, who leads us and guides us into all truth.
Let us enjoy this topic of Spiritual gifts together.
Let us fellowship in the Spirit of Love, Peace, Joy and Righteousness.
As you read on, know that we are praying for you just as the Apostle Paul prayed.
New King James Version
14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father [a]of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, 17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.