HIPP VISUAL MINISTRIES - YOU HAVE A GIFT - ALTAMONT, TN
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YOU HAVE A GIFT


1st Corinthians Chapter 12:

1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

Brothers, God would not have you to be ignorant of your Spiritual gift that he has given to you.

He gave to you your Spiritual gift to use while you walk here through this life. Now is the time for you to recognize the gift that He has given you.

God does not want you ignorant of this gift.

2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

Brothers, we were indeed lost, and led to follow after dumb idols.

But, we have been saved by the precious blood of Jesus.

We are told here in verse three that no one can say that Jesus is Lord except but by the Holy Ghost who is God's very own Holy Spirit whom he sent to each of us who know Jesus.

We are told in Gods Holy Word that the Holy Spirit is, our guide, our comforter, our helper, our teacher, our deliverer of all truth, and our strength giver. 

Wow!! What a gift this is!

We have the very Spirit of God and Jesus living inside each of us.

Brothers, there is nothing that we can not do if only we accept this truth that the Holy Spirit of God lives inside each of who know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

Can you grasp the blessing of this gift. This gift is given to all believers. Not just some members of the body of Christ Jesus. But, rather to all of His children. We all have Jesus and God's very own Holy Spirit living inside each of us who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

We are given God's strength. We are given God's truth. He guides us through this life. He comforts us as we go through trials here on this earth. God is our helper.

How can we fail in our service to him. It is not even possible to fail. God has never failed at anything, and neither can we in our service, because He is guiding our every step.

Now let us look at other gifts that are given to some, but not to all.

4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
Do you see that there are diversities (different) gifts, but the same Spirit (God's Holy Spirit).
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

His Spirit is given to every man to profit his walk through this life.

8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

You may have the gift of wisdom (this is God's wisdom not your own wisdom).

You may have the gift of the word of knowledge (again this is from God. It is knowledge give to you from His Holy Spirit which lives inside you). It could be just one word or multiple words to help you focus on the plan that he has for you. Or it could be a word or word's that you are to speak to some other brother to help them focus on what they are to be doing.

9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

Here God is speaking of extraordinary faith (this will be explained later on).

To another is given the gift of healing. (See that as each gift is named it is said that they all come from the same Sirit).

10 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:

Please see here that another brother will work miracles, another will be given the gift of discerning of spirits. (This is the ability to recognize the spirits that are coming from both the lost and saved).

Divers kinds of tongues is speaking in a tongue that is unknown to you. It does not mean an unknown tongue to God. It may be a language spoken some where on earth. It may be a language spoken by a group of angels in heaven. But, we should know that not matter the language spoken God both knows it and hears it.

This language is sometime spoken in prayer because we do not know what to pray for. But, God's Holy Spirit which lives in you knows what you need and is praying to the Father on your behalf. Remember that the Holy Spirit has come to help you, to give you His strength, His truth, and yes His comfort. He can and does speak through you to God the Father, You only have to open your mouth, and allow the Holy Spirit to speak through you.

11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

See here that all of these gifts are from the same Spirit.

These gifts are divided to every man as God will's. We may have one gift or more that one. But, it is God who has decided the gift that is given to you.

You should pray for the Holy Spirit to reveal your gift to you if you do not already know what that gift is.

Knowing your gift is required in order for you to use that gift in your service to God. 

Remember from past messages that I have delivered to you that you have been given an assignment to complete here on earth. You are the only one who can complete your assignment. If you do not do that assignment then it will never get done.

Do you really want to stand before God one day, and say I didn't know what you wanted me to do. I don't think so.

God told us in His Holy Word that if any man liked wisdom that all he had to do was ask, and it would be given to him unabraided (meaning nothing will be held back from you), He will give you His wisdom about this thing or any other thing that you want to know. All you have to do is ask and then listen.

If you only get part of his wisdom then ask again until you have complete understanding.

Brothers, I am going to end here this part of a much bigger message. I will continue this message in the days and weeks ahead.

God bless you my brothers in Christ Jesus;
John Hipp
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