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Which Gift of the Spirit would you want to have?

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Which Gift of the Spirit would you want to have?(select 2)


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As a child I would think about the super heros and wonder which power was the coolest.

I was ask my cousins, "would you rather be able to fly or walk through walls?"
"Would you rather had super speed, or super strength?"

The truth is I didn't even need to envy those gifts because as believers we are all super heros :).
Through God's Holy Spirit we all have the opportunity to receive gifts from the Spirit. Those listed are not
an exhaustive list in any way.

Some may already be aware of their Spiritual gifts, others may have a slight clue, and others
may not be aware due to some sin that is quenching the spirit. Either way, which gift would you want to have or do you think is coolest? I know that in the body we are all equal and we are not to envy another's gift, I'm just asking to
see what seems cool to you.
 
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@Jesus_is_LORD
Your questionnaire is totally without understanding of the gifts and operation of the indwelling Holy Spirit both within the individual believer
and the Spirit-filled church.
Your second last listing 'tongues' is incorrect - it ought to be 'diversities of tongues.' This is because those who are called to operate the gift
of tongues in a proper disciplined Pentecostal meeting have a significantly different speaking tongue compared to their normal prayer tongue.

All nine gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to each and every true worshipper/believer as required in their walk: faith, miracles, healing, wisdom,
and so on. The same nine gifts also operate within the Spirit-filled church for the edifying and correction of the saints collectively.
Prophecy, diversity of tongues and interpretation are only operated at a properly constituted Pentecostal meeting subscribing to the scriptural
rules set out in 1Corinthians 12 & 14.

Whilst, I myself have never operated a voice gift in a meeting, I have enjoyed the power and work of the Holy Spirit both individually for myself
as well as exercising gifts for the benefit of others (my brothers and sisters in the Lord, neighbours and family).
For example, healing. I usually don't lay hands on myself, I simply pray in the Holy Spirit [tongues] for a healing (sometimes with fasting).
In respect to others I can lay hands on them, sometimes this is not possible due to distance, and I am able to fast and pray for them.
In this 3 gifts of the Holy Spirit are worked both individually and collectively - gift of healing, working of miracles and faith.

Prophecy, diversity of tongues and interpretation are for use only within a disciplined Spirit-filled church meeting - but the other six gifts are all
available and necessary for the individual saint (as well as being necessary for the correct conduct and life of the Church).
As far as 'speaking in tongues' goes this is the God given Bible evidence of being truly baptized in the Holy Spirit (The Book of Acts confirms
this with multiple verses, and the epistles reaffirm this). All truly born-again saints can speak or pray in tongues.
That is why the gift of "to another divers kinds of tongues" refers to those who operate one of the voice gifts in a Church meeting.
 
Loyal
All nine gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to each and every true worshipper/believer as required in their walk: faith, miracles, healing, wisdom,
and so on.
Not true.

The entire chapter of 1 Cor 12, is about gifts in the body. Paul compares this a body.
The ear is not the eye, the hand is not the foot, etc...

The body is made up of individual members that have different purposes. If everyone could fulfill all the purposes, there
would be no need for a body of believers.

In fact Paul ends that chapters asking the questions...

1 Cor 12:29; All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of miracles, are they?
1 Cor 12:30; All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not interpret, do they?

The obvious answer is no.

1 Cor 12:31; But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way.
 
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The body is made up of individual members that have different purposes. If everyone could fulfill all the purposes, there
would be no need for a body of believers.
Yes, the saints collectively are the body of Christ, the Church. And thus the 9 gifts are distributed out amongst the Church members for the correct operation and growth
of the body (of Christ). So when the Church comes together for a meeting then correctly not all are prophets, not all speak with diverse tongues, not all give interpretation.

Let us look at the other 6 gifts given to the Church - wisdom, knowledge,, faith, healing, miracles, discerning of spirits. These are distributed within the Church for the
functioning of and preaching correct doctrine in the Pentecostal Church.
1Corinthians 12: 28
And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments,
diversities of tongues.

At every Church meeting for example we operate a prayer line where the Pastors, Elders and Officers come out the front and will lay hands on people who have come forth
with whatever their needs are, and to pray over them. Then and there many are instantly healed or later have other problems resolved and made good through prayer.
The gifts of the spirit - faith, healings, working of miracles are being given to those in the prayer line for the benefit and edifying of the Church.
Knowledge and wisdom is given to those with the greater responsibility of teaching and leading and giving talks to the congregation.

BUT - every one of these 6 gifts of the Holy Spirit are also available to every saint individually when they pray for such according to need. For everyone is challenged
and will need to seek discernment (especially with so much doctrinal deceit abounding) from time-to-time.
Individually any saint can exercise faith and pray for another person (either in or outside the Church) desiring a miracle or healing or both for the person that they
are praying for. When tribulations come against a saint they will pray for faith so as to overcome and keep the course.
When I am called on to give a Word talk, I most certainly pray for wisdom and knowledge, even though I am not a Pastor, Elder, etc..

Other than the 3 voice gifts the gifts of the Holy Spirit are available singularly or severally to each and every saint as they have need and pray for such.
James 1:5
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
(GNB) But if any of you lack wisdom, you should pray to God, who will give it to you; because God gives generously and graciously to all.
 
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The two I selected were the Word of wisdom number 1!!! The reason this is number one to me,is simple! 1. If one has the word of wisdom, then one has perfect faith,and the rest of all the gifts! ( Proverbs 8) For inside the word of wisdom lies perfect wisdom! Therefore one can always stay in God's perfect will!! (1 Thess 5:18!!) And therefore give great aid to all the body of Christ, as well as those who are seeking.Next would be the word of Knowledge,for wisdom draws from the Knowledge of the Lord.( Hosea 4:6) I define wisdom perhaps different then most I know.I define wisdom as the fruit of ones knowledge, bearing results not just for self,but for others as well! resulting in ( Matt 5:13-16!!!) That they may give ALL GLORY TO THE LORD!!! Also with perfect wisdom lies PERFECT LOVE!!! The greatest gift!
 
Loyal
As a child I would think about the super heros and wonder which power was the coolest.

I was ask my cousins, "would you rather be able to fly or walk through walls?"
"Would you rather had super speed, or super strength?"

The truth is I didn't even need to envy those gifts because as believers we are all super heros :).
Through God's Holy Spirit we all have the opportunity to receive gifts from the Spirit. Those listed are not
an exhaustive list in any way.

Some may already be aware of their Spiritual gifts, others may have a slight clue, and others
may not be aware due to some sin that is quenching the spirit. Either way, which gift would you want to have or do you think is coolest? I know that in the body we are all equal and we are not to envy another's gift, I'm just asking to
see what seems cool to you.
The cool thing is....All of the gifts belong to all of us as needed.
 
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