Now I know some of you are thinking that we can’t just find examples of the New Testament Gifts of the Spirit in the Old Testament. Really? Am I sure, a Word of Knowledge is telling us a thing and a Word of Wisdom is what to do with that knowledge? Or is a Word of Wisdom telling us a specific thing and a Word of Knowledge how to us it? Nope, not positive whitch is whitch but one is one and the other is the other, not sure which label to put on either. They are both there for our education.
If we don’t learn from the Old Testament than, where did the writer of Hebrews get his explanation of Faith? What is Faith if not a Gift of the Spirit? (Hint: OT)
What is your measure of Faith? We all have a measure. Hebrews 11 tells us:
” Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
(You would really need Faith to launch out into the deep with this crew)
I have never understood what this means. To me the best definition of Faith is in the life of Enoch.
“ By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Believe God is and a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.
We see examples of this in Ables sacrifice, Enochs walk, Noah in building the Ark, Abram, leaving at hearing the Lord, later believing he would become a Father of many nations.
So how about you? Do you know how to hear and act at the prompt of the Spirit? What does your faith look like?
It is interesting to note some ages also. Enoch, 65 – Abram, 75 – becomes Abraham, 99 – Moses led people out of Egypt at 80.
Quit blaming your youth and inexperience, or your age and health…..if you make yourself available and believe God is and is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. The Lord has a job for you. You could be the much needed leader for today.
Lord, help us to grab a hold of Your Word, make it come alive help us to understand the Gifts of the Spirit and how to allow them to be powerful in Your Church.
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