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Just curious...
« on: July 18, 2021, 11:30:07 am »
Scripture says that all true believers are the body...some are gifted with one thing while others are gifted with another.  So I am curious what spiritual gifts we have here on the forum and how do you know that is your spiritual gift...while we are talking about it, how do you think you can live in that gift here on the forum?

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Re: Just curious...
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2021, 01:40:08 pm »
Scripture says that all true believers are the body...some are gifted with one thing while others are gifted with another.  So I am curious what spiritual gifts we have here on the forum and how do you know that is your spiritual gift...while we are talking about it, how do you think you can live in that gift here on the forum?

LORI...long time no hearest from....

I am pretty sure the gifts that are most spoken of today died out with the Apostles. Of course there could always be an exception here and there.

Yet, each of us has a gift of sorts...Take those children who at an early age can play an instrument like they had been playing it for fifty years.

My gift is finding underground water with only a peach tree limb. Yet, I have only used this gift only two times in my lifetime....I don' think it would have any usefulness here in the forum.

What is your gift????

Blade

1 Cor 15:3-4.."For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"

Acts 17:11.."These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so."

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Re: Just curious...
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2021, 02:09:31 pm »
I was referring to the gifts listen in scripture, like teaching, giving, hospitality, preaching, etc. etc. etc.

I have been told I have the gift of teaching, though that was from a professor when I was finishing my elementary education training and then again when I was helping my husband in a coed sunday school.  I have had a lot of people tell me I have the gift of encouragement.  As much as I would like the gift of giving, I don't have that gift.  Some think I have the gift of study, though I know you would baulk at all of these.

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Re: Just curious...
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2021, 03:25:11 pm »
Lori, I too have been told I have a gift of teaching, but alas the real gift I need to go with that is listening.  I struggle with this as I still struggle with my ego of believing I am right.    This makes a poor teacher, as a good teacher, as you have seen in the Bible is also one that learns as well.   I would say from my interaction on the forums with you, that your professor is right about you as I have seen you explain and teach but also take what is said, listening and work with that and through that. 

Blade makes that most valid of points, we all have been granted gifts from the Holy Father, most will go through life and never discover them.  Those that do, I hope and prayer use those gifts, and better yet use them in a way to glorify the Holy Father.   But I am like Blade, I think the big gifts died out with the apostles.  Even if someone was gift what Peter and the rest were and Paul later, they would be put in an institution and labeled nuts. 

But that is just my humble viewpoint on it.
Say each prayer as if it is your very last conversation with God and live each day as your last day to glorify God by your actions and words.”

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Re: Just curious...
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2021, 03:33:40 pm »
Maybe it depends on what one means by the bigger gifts?  For example, the gift of elder...scripture gives specific criteria for elders, are we to assume that elders are no longer called and equipped by God?

I believe without question that God gifts us to do whatever He asks of us.

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Re: Just curious...
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2021, 04:08:12 pm »
I guess I was vague, I apologize.  I was thinking of the ability to perform miracles and some of the more of the gifts in the genre.   
Say each prayer as if it is your very last conversation with God and live each day as your last day to glorify God by your actions and words.”

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Re: Just curious...
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2021, 05:47:20 pm »
I guess I was vague, I apologize.  I was thinking of the ability to perform miracles and some of the more of the gifts in the genre.   
That is what I thought, I think those are the gifts Blade was referring to as well.  I would be interested in a thread on why you believe those gifts have ceased, it would be interesting, but honestly, I am still gun shy as to people reading into my posts what is not there.  So much so that I even considered not posting anything in the prayer thread.

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Re: Just curious...
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2021, 06:19:43 pm »
I too have faced so heated disagreeable discussions when I have taken a less than mainstream viewpoint.  Whether it is being more moderate to liberal in religion and moderate in politics.

I am not sure, going full circle if the miracles as I was thinking of, even if they do happen, they go unnoticed as the world is so full of distraction and so full of doubt, anger and mistrust that we will rarely if ever know if they are happening in this time period.   Sadly it is the problem all religions are suffering through during this epoch in history/time. 

I think the thread would be interesting but it would be short-lived and would most like spiral out of control as each person's passion would eventually take control.  That is also a sad statement that civil debate is close to non-existent anymore.
Say each prayer as if it is your very last conversation with God and live each day as your last day to glorify God by your actions and words.”

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Re: Just curious...
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2021, 11:35:35 am »
I too have faced so heated disagreeable discussions when I have taken a less than mainstream viewpoint.  Whether it is being more moderate to liberal in religion and moderate in politics.

I am not sure, going full circle if the miracles as I was thinking of, even if they do happen, they go unnoticed as the world is so full of distraction and so full of doubt, anger and mistrust that we will rarely if ever know if they are happening in this time period.   Sadly it is the problem all religions are suffering through during this epoch in history/time. 

I think the thread would be interesting but it would be short-lived and would most like spiral out of control as each person's passion would eventually take control.  That is also a sad statement that civil debate is close to non-existent anymore.
Just a quick note...personally I am not sure the "miracles" have ceased being that I have seen and experienced miracles, like being hit by a train (whole nother story) but I do see a change so my curiosity is what scripture says and where those that believe they have ceased get that from scripture....just curiosity because I trust God with it.
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Re: Just curious...
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2021, 01:19:12 pm »
Scripture says that all true believers are the body...some are gifted with one thing while others are gifted with another.  So I am curious what spiritual gifts we have here on the forum and how do you know that is your spiritual gift...while we are talking about it, how do you think you can live in that gift here on the forum?
Faith is a gift from God. Even though we are all given faith, I especially appreciate the gift of faith because it has helped me through so many trials and tribulations.

As for the spiritual gifts that you are referring to, I believe that I have discernment of spirits.
Isa. 29:15Woe to those who dig deep to hide their plans from the LORD.
In darkness they do their works and say,“Who sees us, and who will know?”
16You have turned things upside down,..
Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.
Eph. 5:11 Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose and rebuke them.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
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Re: Just curious...
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2021, 01:40:09 pm »
Scripture says that all true believers are the body...some are gifted with one thing while others are gifted with another.  So I am curious what spiritual gifts we have here on the forum and how do you know that is your spiritual gift...while we are talking about it, how do you think you can live in that gift here on the forum?
Faith is a gift from God. Even though we are all given faith, I especially appreciate the gift of faith because it has helped me through so many trials and tribulations.

As for the spiritual gifts that you are referring to, I believe that I have discernment of spirits.
Interesting...Brian said he would add counseling and discernment to what I said about myself...I'm not sure, just what I have been told.

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Re: Just curious...
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2021, 08:36:36 pm »
I think miracles of all types big and small happen a lot and a lot more than anyone would like to acknowledge except for those that belief, have faith, and know God still performs them.    I have witnessed a few of them in my life myself and have been blessed enough to receive the benefits of one of two.

I am curious how you both are defining discernment.

At times I wonder if I have a gift, spiritual or otherwise.  Then there is the visions I have on occasions that can only be described are interaction with a spiritual being.   A whole nother story in and of itself.

Say each prayer as if it is your very last conversation with God and live each day as your last day to glorify God by your actions and words.”

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Re: Just curious...
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2021, 09:24:00 am »
I think miracles of all types big and small happen a lot and a lot more than anyone would like to acknowledge except for those that belief, have faith, and know God still performs them.    I have witnessed a few of them in my life myself and have been blessed enough to receive the benefits of one of two.

I am curious how you both are defining discernment.

At times I wonder if I have a gift, spiritual or otherwise.  Then there is the visions I have on occasions that can only be described are interaction with a spiritual being.   A whole nother story in and of itself.
I would describe discernment in two different ways, 1. the ability to know the difference between what is spiritual and worldly, as in God writes it on our hearts.  2. the other is about what spiritual gifts others have or don't have.  Both are about listening to the HS.

As to visions, for lack of a better word, I have had them too...another long story that would surely be used as a personal attack if I shared it.

 

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