Spiritual Gifts part 366: Declaring God's message.

1Co 12:7-11; 28; 1Co 14:3-4, 29-33, 37-38; Rom 12:6; 1Co 13:8-10; Act 11:27-28.

ROMANS-484-130206 - length: 59:43 - taught on Feb, 6 2013

Class Outline:

John Farley
February 6, 2013

Spiritual Gifts Part 366:
Declaring God’s message

The Anglican Catholic Church of Saint John the Theologian
4213 N. Federal Hwy ~ Pompano Bch, FL 33064

Work Day planned for Saturday February 9
starts at 8 AM

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1. Dismantling (5-6 +)
Bring your own sledge hammer & wrecking bar

2. Clean out front office (2)
Moving furniture, etc.


The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts

Point 7.

Temporary spiritual gifts

Foundational gifts

The temporary spiritual gifts of apostle and prophet were foundational; EPH 2:20.

a. The gift of apostle.

b. the gift of prophecy which was not a national leader like that of the Old Testament prophets.

This gift was second in order of merit:

1CO 12:28 And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets,

The purpose of the spiritual gift of prophet was to provide an authoritative source of revelation until the canon of Scripture was completed.

The things the prophets revealed had to line up with the teaching from the apostles. The gift of apostle was first in merit and authority.

Other prophets had the responsibility to point out false teaching from a particular “prophet”.

The New Testament often uses the word “prophet” or “Prophets” to refer to the Old Testament prophets.

This gift appears in each of the major lists of spiritual gifts in the New Testament.

prophecy is used in a general sense and it means “to preach”.

The prophet is God’s spokesman.
He receives the message from God and delivers it to the people.

Prophecy/prophet is also used in a specialized sense for the temporary foundational spiritual gift of prophet.

The temporary spiritual gift of prophecy provided doctrine, guidance, and edification to the early church until the New Testament scriptures were complete.

The gift of prophecy included receiving a message directly from God through special revelation, being guided in declaring it to the people, and having it authenticated in some way by God Himself.

The gift of prophecy included a message of divine guidance or a warning of judgment, or a prediction about the immediate future.

In Act 11, Agabus the prophet predicted the famine and depression to come.

In ACT 21:10-11, he warned Paul not to go back to Jerusalem.

Prophets had a limited teaching ministry related to contemporary events; that's why they are called "prophets and teachers" in ACT 13:1.

Acts 21:19 presents a problem, because the four daughters of Philip the evangelist are said to "be prophesying" in the present active participle.

So we must distinguish between people permitted by God to prophesy, and those who had the spiritual gift of prophecy.

Prophets were also prominent in the Corinthian church
(1 Cor 14).