The Holy Spirit And The Church

2035 WordsApr 21, 20179 Pages
From the Day of Pentecost until now, and it will be true until the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit occupies a peculiar position in the church. The whole administration and direction of the affairs of the church was left in the hands of the Holy Spirit by the Lord Jesus. His office is to administer and energize the program of the church. He manifests the power of God in the church, and through the church. He uses each individual of Christians to exalt Christ and edify the church. When the Holy Spirit indwells in a Christian, He brings with Him the gift or gifts designed for each one of Christians (1 Cor. 12:7, 11, 18) A spiritual gift is any ability that is empowered by the Holy Spirit and used in any ministry of…show more content…
CHARISMATA: The Greek word “Charismata” comes from the root word “Charis” meaning grace. This is the term used in 1 Corinthians 12:4. It is also found in 1 Corinthians 12:31, Romans 12:6 and 1 Peter 4:10. “Charismata” seems to be a general term. It may be used of all spiritual gifts. But there are different kinds of “charismata”. II. DOMATA: The word “Domata” is found only in Ephesians 4:8 and it refers to those leadership ministry gifts listed in Ephesians 4:11. “Domata” has to do with gifted men who are placed in the church for the equipping of the saints. III. DOREA: “Dorea” is the usual Greek term for gifts. It is a root word from which several other words are derived. This word is used in Acts 2:38; 10:45; Ephesians 3:7; 4:7, as well as many other places. IV. PHANEROSIS: The word used in 1 Corinthians 12:7 is the Greek word “Phanerosis”. It is a term meaning to lay bare, to unveil. It also means to shine forth, to reveal or reveal oneself. This is the word used for those gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10. “Phanerosis” is the term used for those supernatural manifestations. It seems clear that there are different kinds of spiritual gifts. While they all are gifts of God’s grace, there are distinctions between them. Equipping Ministry Gifts Christ has given to His church certain people to provide leadership. apostle, prophet, evangelist and pastor-teacher (Ephesians 4:11). These persons are given
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