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The Gift of Faith

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“As mentioned in my introductory broadcast of the spiritual gifts, ‘the gift of faith,’ is the first of the three power gifts. Let’s be very clear from the outset that faith could be described as the ‘currency of God’s Kingdom.’ Firstly, there’s ‘saving faith’ granted to each man to enter the kingdom of God as outlined in Rom 12:3. We also know that faith can increase in one’s life by hearing the word of God over and over which Romans 10:17 makes very clear. Jude 20 also demonstrates that faith can be built upon by ‘praying in the Holy Ghost,’ but none of these attributes of faith can be included within the jurisdiction of ‘the gift of faith.’ ‘The gift of faith’ is unique because it’s given supernaturally for a period of time, in contrast to ‘general’ or ‘saving faith’ mentioned in the Book of Romans. It’s a gift given to the believer in order that he or she might receive miracles in their life. ” – Pastor Carl

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The Gift of the Word of Knowledge

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“Today we will focus upon ‘the gift of the word of knowledge.’ Now there’s no mention of ‘the gift of knowledge’ in the Bible specifically, as some surmise. Like I said before, God can empower you with wisdom or knowledge as outlined in Daniel 1:17, where Daniel and his three friends were bestowed with ‘knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom.’ But today I’m talking about ‘the gift of the word of knowledge,’ as outlined in first Corinthians chapter twelve. Remember, ‘the word of knowledge’ falls under the umbrella of the ‘revelation gifts.’ The three revelation gifts are ‘the word of wisdom’, the ‘word of knowledge’ and ‘the discerning of spirits’ because when these gifts are in operation, they ‘reveal’ something to us. The gift of ‘the word of knowledge’ by definition is, ‘supernatural revelation by the Holy Ghost of certain facts in the mind of God, concerning the past or present, but not the future.'” – Pastor Carl

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The Gift of the Word of Wisdom

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“Every gift works according to the Holy Spirit, not our spirit. We’re not working or manipulating the spiritual gifts, but we allow the Holy Spirit to manifest them through us by making ourselves available and receptive to His unction. However, if people have wrongly judged these gifts, as no longer in operation today or are in complete ignorance of them, they’ll not work through them. God works through willing vessels. We have to be careful because sometimes we may want to operate in a certain gift but the Holy Spirit does not want us to, therefore, we must always yield to His desires. In other words to one person, ‘the word of wisdom’ may be given and to another person ‘the word of knowledge’, and to another person ‘the gift of faith’ and so on, but we don’t personally choose which gifts are going to manifest. The Holy Spirit divides these gifts between us as He wills, not as we will it. In fact there are some gifts people may operate in often and there are some gifts a person may never operate in, during their lifetime.” – Pastor Carl

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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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“The Apostle Paul spoke by inspiration of the Holy Spirit to the Church at Corinth when he said,” Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant” (1 Cor 12:1). There is indeed much ignorance concerning the spiritual gifts in the church today and that’s partly why I’m embarking upon a series of broadcasts (nine in fact), that will cover in detail, each of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit. In some churches people know absolutely nothing about the gifts of the Holy Spirit or don’t even know if they operate today, which is very sad. Some ministers even preach the spiritual gifts have been ‘done away with.’ Friend this is nothing but ignorance gone to seed. Some have even gone so far as to write books or doctoral theses about God’s weakened condition in these last days and He can no longer assist the church in the spiritual gifts operation, as He once did.” – Pastor Carl

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12 Reasons why evolution is a lie

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“Evolutionary theory (not fact I might add) is of the opinion that we developed from a primordial protozoa; merely an algae or amoebae from a water pool. Evolutionists claim that, “over millions and millions of years,” man developed from an algae over a series of transformational events into the sophisticated human beings you see walking around today. In a nutshell they suggest the algae grew an eye, and then became a fish, which then became a mammal, then an ape and finally became man in his glorious form. Basically, their premise is that we evolved from ‘molecule to man’ or ‘particle to person’. This is known as ‘macro-evolutionary theory.’ Despite much evidence for ‘micro-evolution’ within the animal kingdom, there is no evidence of ‘macro-evolution’ whatsoever, as many evolutionists would have us believe. However, macro-evolution is indeed the platform from which their deceptive theory of evolution is spearheaded.” – Pastor Carl

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You are the Enforcer

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“Authority can be defined as delegated power and its strength depends on the force behind the enforcer. We have been granted both authority and power by Christ to act on His behalf and we merely enforce what Christ has already won for us, as an occupying army on this earth. Any authority that isn’t enforced however is equivalent to no authority at all. Every man and woman has authority the moment they’re born again into Christ and it has nothing to do with ‘the baptism of the Holy Spirit.’ They have authority even if they have no knowledge of it, but with knowledge comes the responsibility to enforce that which has been bestowed to us. As members of God’s heavenly throne room and being seated in heavenly places, we utilize the name which is ‘above every name’, and that name is of course Jesus Christ!” – Pastor Carl

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Why should I read the bible?

readbibleThe bible is the living word of God. Many people want to know more about God, but have not taken the time to pick up the book that was written for them by the Holy Spirit. The bible contains direction for every situation that can occur in this life. 2 Timothy 3:16 says “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” We like to call it our day-to-day road map.
 
For a believer, reading the bible is like having an ever-ready GPS to help you through the most difficult situations life brings. In the bible, you can find passages on topics such as healing and hope to ways to overcome difficult situations and how to find God’s plan for your future. Reading the bible is the true way to tap into all the kingdom has for you before and after you have received Christ. Consistent study is a great way to learn and grow as a believer, but also to keep the flesh in check and to make conscientious decisions.

 

Find the time to read: today!

Even as a long-time believer, it may be difficult to “find time” to read the bible or spare thirty minutes in your hectic schedule to study. Please do not accept that excuse! We have to make time for such an important part of our day. Having the instructions handy is a key function of success in any area of life. During a standard day, we each make decisions that impact our lives for days, weeks, months or even years. It’s much easier to be in tune with God’s perfect direction and perfect will when we focus on what he’s already shared with us in the Holy Bible.
 
The reason finding time to read every day is difficult is because it is so important to you and your future! Satan is the father of confusion, and if he can keep you away from the word of God, he can deceive you in your life. His power is in deception and ignorance, so don’t allow a lack of time prevent you from knowing and growing in the sound knowledge of God.

 

Is your foundation on the rock or on sinking sand?

In Matthew 7:24-27, there is a great story about a man that builds his house on a solid rock and another man that builds his house on sinking sand. The winds and storms of this life came and beat against both houses. The same issues, the same problems, and the same troubles came to the house of both men, but because the solid rock created such a strong foundation, the first man’s house sustained and thrived in the storm. The second man did not fare as well as the first because his house was not on the firm foundation. His house fell. This is a great representation of the importance of hearing and studying the word of God and applying it to our daily life.
 
Jesus said in Matthew 7:24 that anyone who hears the word of God and applies it is a wise man that builds his house on the rock. Once you have the truth about a situation in your heart, you can apply it. Don’t allow your house to fall by being negligent in study. Devote time to the word and you will find greater peace and wisdom in your spirit to tackle whatever comes up in this life; you will literally be standing on the word of God.
 
Do not let busyness dissuade you from studying what God has promised for you and your life in the bible.

 

How do I study?

Some individuals have difficulty understanding the word of God. The answer to this problem is simple: ask the Holy Spirit for guidance as you read and He will assist you in learning. And remember, as you study a specific topic such as faith or wisdom, it is important to find several scriptures on that subject to base your belief system on rather than just one. This will prevent confusion in your study and allow you to see the full breadth of what God says on the area in question. A great resource is a simple one-year bible plan to help stay on track in your reading.  
Many bibles have such a plan at the end of the book, but there are a wide variety of options online. One of our favorites is One Year Bible Online. Do you have a resource you use that we haven’t listed? Share with us below!

 

Want to learn more about the divine inspiration of the bible? Check out our study guide on the Holy Bible.