Atitude towards Gifts of the Spirit Print

[Galatians 2:20] I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
[Galatians 2:21] I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. [by the law or a law or fleshly works that one might do, grace- spirit leading-light-faith, is dead, not active, in that persons spirit for BY YOUR WORKS its beginning to wither.]

Today in the midst of the called out ones ["the crucified ones],
which are baptized in the Holy Ghost with tongues as evidence according to the doctrine of Christ, the Holy Spirit will give gifts as He wills to those that are humble and meek of spirit for the edifing of the body of Christ.  Its an act of Godly agape love to submit to the Holy Spirit as He wills to give for it helps and cements the witnesses of a living Christ and His word.  It helps the faith of those that are weak and leads and guides us confirming His word in us.  We need to seek to practice waiting and listening to Him and submitting to Him.  Pride and worrying about what others think isn't giving up your life to Christ when the Holy Spirit calls, Its selfishness and unbelief.  Eph 4.16 ...EFFECTUAL WORKING in the measure of EVERY PART, makes increase of the body unto the EDIFYING OF ITSELF IN LOVE!"
            
*God is love, Holy, full of goodness!  He is not legalistic!  He is merciful and Equitable!*
                   He means what He says and only says what He means!

In spirit and in truth!! Not just one or the other.  As many as are lead of the Holy spirit are the sons of God so sometimes we need to know direction concerning personal matters that are not pacifically addressed in the word. God cares for us in the least of matters for all things are possible with God.  We are to submit to one another in love, decently and in order. We are not to think of ourselves more highly than we ought to think but to think soberly obeying the Holy Spirit as children of the Most High in Christ.  Its not about head knowledge but heart knowledge [spirit] of His truth [light] to follow the "Shepherd" not systems or groups or men even tho they may have the truth.  "Jesus says obey Me and My word by My Spirit for I am the Lord that Healeth thee".  Pride prevents any action of the Holy Spirit working in a person, including truth [light].  Humble yourselves before the Lord and He shall lift you up.

[John 5:39] Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. [a law of works vs grace-faith in Christ]

[John 5:40] And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. [born again and spirit filled keeping your life in this life, in thought and deed, and not giving up to Christ alone by listening to your heart.]

[John 5:41] I receive not honour from men. [being spirit lead into all the word of God to find and be in Christ to seek the honor of God alone and not mixed with seeking the admiration of mankind.] The fear of men brings a snare. The fear of man usually is associated with pride and wanting self esteem and admiration of men not loving Christ with all the heart. Christ wants all the heart, not to be in danger of withering up faith, turning to self righteous works, no more grace. Depending on head knowledge alone isn't grace its works. Its your spirit that is made Righteous not your mind, still small voice.

God doesn't  always send us or work in a situation like we expect Him to work. He does not allow mankind's pride to enter into His love and mercy, His glory. Its by faith and then we will know that it was of God as the peace and opportunity was there by His hand. We won't know that until we obey and afterwards look back on it. Remember God is love and not a legalist but full of mercy and goodness and truth. Its of the spirit [heart] and truth [light in the inner man-revelation of the Father and Son] not mentally ascending to some kind of head knowledge claiming I have the truth not being  lead of the Holy Ghost. It begins in taking into your mind but it ain't suppose to stay there. The word of God leads and guides but its designed for washing, as well, to change our thinking, reasonings and attitudes to allow the Holy Ghost to work in us as we obey what we know [see spiritually] of Christ, to be like Him and abide in Him, out of God's word from the heart, the inner man {faith in Christ}.

 

Its an act of faith and love towards God and His elect to allow the Holy Ghost to function though you as well as being diligent of the word and prayer. The gifts are for the testimony of Christ and His word to show forth the glory of God being in the midst of His elect, His generation. The gifts help build your faith and the faith of others to help the body grow in grace.

[Romans 11:5] Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace [faith in Christ and his word by His Spirit not works].
[Romans 11:6] And if by grace [faith], then is it no more of works [law or a law or fleshly means]: otherwise grace [faith] is no more grace. But if it be of works [a law or law or fleshly means], then is it no more grace: [faith], otherwise work [a law or law or fleshly means] is no more work.  {works and grace will not, cannot, and never will be able to be mixed for grace is grace and fleshly works and law are fleshly works and law.}"the Just shall live by Faith"

[1st Corinthians 12:7-11]  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;  To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;  To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

[1st Corinthians 12:12]  For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

[John 16:13-14]  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: [what is so interesting is How does He speak, from heaven all by His lonesome or through each and every member that by faith allows Him to so?] and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. [Romans 8:14]  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. [John 15:7 ] If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 
[John 14:21]  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.  [John 15:5-6] I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

                         
                                   [1 Thessalonians 5:19]  Quench not the Spirit.

If One responds to the great commission as a command of the word of God or  seeks out to study to show ones self approved unto God in response to God's word or to stay out of sin in reponse to God's word then one ought to be praying to have the function of the Holy Ghost to be working in them for the edifing of the body of Christ as well.  Judgment begins in the house of God. All others are already outside of Christ and condemned reserved for the wrath of God. We can't do one command and ignore all the rest of the commands of Christ, nor pick and choose which one we want to obey for we obey Christ in all matters as true Christians, "the crucified ones" as we come into the knowledge of them.  To pick and choose which one to obey and ignore the others, one would not be giving up ones life for Christ honestly.

[Proverbs 20:27] The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Titus 3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

Romans 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit [your spirit] is life because of [God’s] righteousness. [faith in Christ]

Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Romans 8:12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh [law or our works], to live after the flesh [the law or our works].

Romans 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh [our works], ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God [live in the spirit], they are the sons of God.

Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Romans 8:16 The {Holy}Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

We can see that it is the “spirit that quickens and the flesh profits nothing”!

He hasn’t made our thinking righteous and clean of sin but our spirit man the hidden man of the heart. Now we are His then we begin to make our thinking and reasoning’s like His to agree with the Holy Ghost, within and from our spirit, as He shows us. We begin to listen to our hearts and not our heads knowing, as we diligently show ourselves approved unto God, His will and who He is and Who Christ is casting down fleshly wisdom and desires obeying our hearts, for our hearts are His as we stay out of sin. God leads and guides from our spirit with His Spirit and His truth to our mind and reasoning’s as we allow His word between our ears to hear and agree with our clean righteous spirits having faith in Christ.