Spiritual gifts part 20: The Giver of the gifts IS the gift!

John Farley
September 1, 2010

Spiritual Gifts Part 20: the Giver of the gifts IS the gift!

The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts

Point 1: Setting the scene for Paul’s teaching on the Spiritual Gifts.

Point 2. The Giver of the Gifts: The Person and Work of God the Holy Spirit.

God is making war against any form of arrogance in the life of the believer.

God the Holy Spirit sets Himself up to do battle against the arrogance of the indwelling sin nature, but He gives grace to the humility of the new nature.

Humility is a state of mind which regards oneself as less important than others and readily submits to authority.

No believer can adopt the thinking of Jesus Christ and at the same time be arrogant.

Jam 4:5
Or, do you think that the scripture says in an empty manner and to no purpose, The Spirit [Holy Spirit] who has been caused to make His permanent home in us has a passionate desire [to control us] to the point of envy ? [Wuest]



Aorist active indicative

to cause to dwell, to send or bring into an abode; to give a dwelling

The verb “dwell” is not from the Greek word which means “to take up one’s residence” but rather from a closely allied verb meaning “to cause to take up residence, to send, or to bring to an abode”. (Wuest)

katoikeesen is intransitive. The Spirit who dwells in us.

katoikisen is causative: God the Father has caused the Holy Spirit to dwell in us.

In the outworking of the plan of salvation, there is a subordination among the members of the Trinity.

The Holy Spirit has been caused to take up His permanent residence inside the Church Age believer.

God the Father caused the Holy Spirit to take up His permanent residence inside the Church Age believer, and God the Father did so in answer to a request.

The Giver of the spiritual gifts to the church age believer- God the Holy Spirit - is Himself the Gift!

The Indwelling of God the Holy Spirit refers to the act of God the Father sending the Spirit to take up His permanent residence in the Church Age believer, and this in answer to the prayer of God the Son, Joh 14:16.

Whenever things get crazy and you lose your way, it’s time to head back to the Source.

The Holy Spirit has been given to indwell and fill us in order to glorify Christ on earth.

The Church is the fullness of Christ in this world, Eph 1:23.

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