7967 spiritual gifts, and responsibility

7967 spiritual gifts, and responsibility

A spiritual gift may be intended to equip its recipient for a specific function or appointment. Those who are equipped in this way need the enabling power of God’s spirit to carry out their appointed tasks.

OT examples of God’s gifts or appointments

God appoints prophets Jer 1:5

God appoints Israel’s kings 1Sa 15:11 See also 2Sa 7:8; 2Sa 12:7

God appoints the Persian king Cyrus Isa 45:1 See also Isa 41:2

God empowers leaders and kings with his Spirit Nu 27:18 See also Jdg 3:10; Jdg 6:34; Jdg 11:29; Jdg 13:25; Jdg 14:6,19; Jdg 15:14; 1Sa 10:6,10; 1Sa 11:6; 1Sa 16:13-14

The Spirit is given to the servant of the Lord Isa 42:1 See also Isa 61:1

Jesus Christ is endowed with the Holy Spirit

Mt 3:16-17 pp Mk 1:10-11 pp Lk 3:21-22 See also Jn 1:32-33; Ac 10:38

The apostles are endowed with the Holy Spirit

Ac 1:8

Spiritual gifts given to the church

Eph 4:11 See also 1Co 12:28

Many functions within the church yet unity is preserved Eph 4:4-7 See also 1Co 12:4-11

All Christians are appointed to build up the church Eph 4:15-16 See also 1Co 12:12

The experience of spiritual gifts

Associated with the laying on of hands 2Ti 1:6-7 See also Nu 8:10; Nu 27:18; Dt 34:9; Ac 6:6; 1Ti 4:14; 1Ti 5:22

Associated with prayer and fasting Ac 14:23 See also Ac 13:3

Spiritual gifts must not to be neglected

1Ti 4:14 See also Lk 19:11-26

See also

3040Holy Spirit, promise of
3212Holy Spirit & mission
3224Holy Spirit & preaching
3269Holy Spirit in Christ
3272Holy Spirit in OT
3275Holy Spirit in the church
5051responsibility
5333healing
5556stewardship
7724evangelists
7734leaders, spiritual
7797teaching