Spiritual Gifts

Wednesday January 27, 2010

Pastor Dale teaches on the gifts of the Spirit from I Cor. 12:1-3, with a focus on prophecies and testing them. In I Thess. 5:16-22 we are told to test and judge prophecies, holding on to the good in them and avoiding and abstaining from the evil in them. He shares various testimonies of himself wanting to receive a prophetic word with the wrong motive, and other people who did not judge correctly prophetic words they thought God had given them. A prophetic word should bring glory to God, not to the one giving it. A woman spoke prophetically to Pastor Dale, telling him that it is not necessary to test the distrusted (those words that are from “flaky” sources), but to test the words given by a tried and true minister/prophet. We are of God, and we know that Jesus came in the flesh, because He has come in OUR flesh personally. His Spirit is in us. The false religions may acknowledge that Jesus came in the flesh, but they do not believe He comes into our flesh.