1 Corinthians 12:7-11
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same[a]Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy,let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it inour ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
At birth we are given a spiritual gift set just as we have physical gifting’s. At salvation when our spirit comes alive, our gifting’s do as well. we may receive multiple gifts, and they may alternate as seen in 1 Corinthians 12:1111 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. though we may experience many of the fruits of the spirit and learn of their ways one or two will be constant, and much stronger than the others throughout our lives, that’s the beauty of being a part of the body.
Throughout our walks, as long as we are flexing the muscle of our spirit man our gifting’s will intensify, just like if we are working on our physical muscle though, if we do not work on it constantly it will reduce. Just as our body has muscle memory so too does our spirit.
as we work out our spirit muscle it will begin to manifest more and more in the physical, but also in the spiritual, meaning we can operate both in the natural and in the heavenly places, in fact it is encouraged.
Well, you might be asking what that may look like. In one instance in John god tells us to worship in the spirit.
23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
but a better example would be that of the prophet Ezekiel, Ezekiel was not only commanded to prophecy to a whole nation but there was one instance when GOD took him to the heavenly places to prophecy.
The Dry Bones Live
37 The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it wasfull of bones. 2 Then He caused me to pass by them all around, and behold, there were very many in the open valley; and indeed they werevery dry. 3 And He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?”
So I answered, “O Lord God, You know.”
4 Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.6 I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I amthe Lord.”’”
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone. 8 Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them.
9 Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”’” 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.
11 Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ 12 Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.13 Then you shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. 14 I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it,” says the Lord.’”
this is just one I associate with because it is my gift set, but we can all do it to the measure of faith that we have, and it looks different to each one of us depending on what gift we operate in, it will look different both in spirit and in the natural.
and whenever we are utilizing our gifts we must remember the ultimate gift that has been imparted on all who belive
1 Corinthians 13
The Greatest Gift
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,[a]but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of theseis love.
So maybe you want to operate more deeply in your gift set or you want to find out what your giftings are, or maybe by chance you came here and dont know Jesus my prayer is that we may all receive a bulwark of faith to boost the measure and capacity in which we operate our gifting both in spirit and in truth and only to give glory and honor to our father in heaven, and to edify the body of Christ that we may build one another up in love and show the wayward the love of the father. amen
Thank you for reading, I love you and may peace be with you.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.