The Gifts of the Spirit: Revelation Gifts

Sunday November 6, 2016

Pastor Syd told of an experience he had recently when the Spirit of God warned him to not speak when a certain man got on the bus. Pastor’s interpreter was not a believer, so if he would have said something to Pastor Syd in English, it could have been a problem. Praise God, the interpreter just held up two fingers, which Syd knew meant that they would get off in two stops. We need to pay attention to the Holy Spirit’s leading. Pastor prayed for the USA and for us to know what the Spirit is saying and for Him to guide us, protect us (Psalm 91), and for fear to have no access. We take authority and declare that attacks against us are null and void. We pray for God’s wisdom and guidance over the police, security, government, and us. We ask our Father to guide and direct us and that may we act accordingly. Sermon: 1 Corinthians 12:31; 14:1, 39. Earnestly desire spiritual gifts. A young Spirit-filled man was confused when he was told that prophecy is not for today. He asked the Lord for truth. That Sunday, he was in Chicago, but his girlfriend was in the CWI service, face-timing the service in which Pastor Syd taught on prophecy. Although Syd thought it seemed dry, the sermon ministered truth to the young man in Chicago. Sometimes we “spectacularize” the gifts. We may have a word of wisdom or knowledge and not even recognize it for what it is. God cares about the little daily things in our lives, even toilet paper in the bathroom stall. When He gives you something, then act on it. Syd told of watching the Super Bowl. God asked him what he would like to know. God told him that the Broncos were going to win. He did not tell anyone, but his family wondered why he was so calm. We shrink back because we do not want to be called false prophets. We need to give God the glory. The revelation gifts are: word of knowledge, word of wisdom, and discerning of spirits. The best speaking gift is prophecy, although tongues and interpretation of tongues is equal to prophecy. The best revelation gift is word of wisdom, because it tells you what action to take. The account of King Hezekiah is an example of a word of knowledge and a word of wisdom working together. In Acts 9:1-19 there was discerning of spirits (1), word of wisdom (6), word of knowledge and wisdom (11-19). In Acts 10 Cornelius saw a vision and angel of God (3- discerning of spirits), word of knowledge (4), and word of wisdom (5). Because of the way God set it up, Cornelius’ whole household was saved. Another example of word of knowledge and wisdom working together was when the Lord told Pastor Syd to move here from Colorado, and then He told him three things he was to do. Ask the Lord what you are to do when you get a word of knowledge. When He gives you just part of it, do not cut it off because you did not get the whole thing. Be led by the Spirit of God. The Spirit’s gift comes through you for someone else. Sometimes He shows you something to encourage you or someone else. He told of a time in Titusville when he knew a person’s name as the man was coming into the lobby. The Lord later gave him a word for that person. Apostle Dale paused when he started to speak and gave almost the exact message to the man. Pastor Syd was watching a championship baseball game with the Cardinals. It was the last of the Cardinal games that season. The Lord gave him a word that it was the last for that batter, Oscar Taveras, and last for him at bat. Syd pointed at the TV to break every plan of the enemy over that man’s life. On October 26 Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend died in a car accident because of drunkenness. Syd found out that a friend tried to talk Oscar out of going, but he would not listen. Pray for the person to escape the strategies of the enemy. Even though you pray, everyone has a choice.