Spiritual Gifts part 138: Christ's ascension was the occasion for giving gifts

1Co 12:1-7; Heb 2:2-4; Eph 4:1-12; Act 1:6-11; Joh 7:37-39.

ROMANS-256-110630 - length: 61:37 - taught on Jun, 30 2011

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John Farley
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Spiritual Gifts Part 138:   Christ’s ascension is the occasion that called for giving gifts.

  At the moment of salvation, God the Holy Spirit, in one of His seven ministries to the new believer at salvation, bestowed on you a spiritual gift.

The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts

Point 3:  What is a “Spiritual Gift”?

1. All three members of the Trinity are involved in the spiritual gifts, from start to finish.

a. Divine in origin.
b. Miraculous in manifestation.
c. Supernatural in operation.

2.  If there is one thing the Holy Spirit is telling us about spiritual gifts, it is that they are marked by VARIETY!!!

  τῶν πνευματικῶν ton pneumatikon from the source of the Spirit    
According to Vine, the word always connotes the ideas of invisibility and power.

Things characterized by or controlled by the Spirit.

3.  Spiritual gifts come to us from the Holy Spirit, and are supernatural in character.

All three members of the Trinity are involved in the giving of spiritual gifts.

a. God the Father as the source is documented in HEB 2:4.

pres-act-part of the verb   sunepimartureo = to attest together with, to join in bearing witness, to unite in adding testimony.

ACT 1:8  but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."

b. There is also the ministry of God the Son in the distribution of spiritual gifts, EPH 4:7-8.

In Ephesians 4 we learn that our Lord Jesus Christ - the ascended Christ -  gave gifts to men.

Christ’s ascension is the unique occasion that called for giving gifts.

The ascension is that doctrine of Christology pertaining to the transfer of our Lord's true humanity from planet earth to the third heaven in a resurrection body.
τῶν πνευματικῶν  ton pneumatikon