January 8, 2016
Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 12:8 – 10 “For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues”
The utterance gifts primarily refer to the gifts of the Holy Spirit that relates to talking. We have three gifts in this category.
- Speaking in divers tongues
- Interpretation of tongues
It’s very important for every believer to function in and demonstrate the utterance gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:7 “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal” shows us that the manifestation of the Spirit is given to everyman. The phrase “everyman” refers to everyman in Christ Jesus. Which means any believer can function in utterance gifts. No believer is excluded. Acts 2:4 “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” here we see that all spoke in tongues, nobody was left out.
Acts 19:6 “ And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.” here again all spoke in tongues and prophesied. Why? Because they are in Christ. To everyman in Christ, the manifestation of the Spirit has been given and the utterance gift is one of the content of that manifestation. All the believer has to do is to acknowledge that he has been given and act on that knowledge. The moment he does that, he will begin to demonstrate all the gifts present in that one manifestation. So we will begin to look at the utterance gifts and study each of them indepthly.
CONFESSION: I have received the manifestation of the spirit, I walk in all the gifts of the Spirit that I have been given. I function in an abundance of utterance gifts. Amen
Further Bible Reading: Exodus 28, Ezekiel 1
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