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Is He Charismatic?

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September 29, 2020
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Pastor Robert continues The God I Never Knew series with a message titled; “Is He Charismatic?” where he describes the different gifts of the Spirit.

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  • ROBERT MORRIS: Would it bealright with you if you were
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  • going through a difficult timeand the Holy Spirit just gave
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  • you faith that you weregoing to get through it?
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  • See, what I'm trying to tellyou is the Holy Spirit's good
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  • and His gifts are good.
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  • Don't be afraid of Him and don'tbe afraid of any of His gifts.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ROBERT: Okay, so, I want youto turn, though, now,
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  • to 1 Corinthians 12.
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  • Turn your Bibles1 Corinthians 12.
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  • We're in a series called"The God I Never Knew."
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  • Talking aboutthe Holy Spirit.
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  • Can I just ask you, areyou enjoying the series?
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  • I think it's fantastic.
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  • We've been answering somequestions about the Holy Spirit.
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  • And last week was, "IsHe is Pentecostal?"
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  • And I enjoyed that message,sharing that with you.
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  • This week I likethe title, too.
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  • This week I've entitled themessage, "Is He Charismatic?"
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  • So, what I'm trying to do inthis series is take away
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  • the miscommunicationabout the Holy Spirit.
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  • Another way tosay it is, fear.
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  • I mean, a lot of peopleare actually afraid
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  • of the Holy Spirit.
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  • And that's horrible.
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  • So, 1 Corinthians12, look at Verse 1.
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  • It says, "Now concerningspiritual gifts, brethren,
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  • I do not want youto be ignorant."
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  • Now, here's the reasonI wanted to talk about
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  • this verse just for a moment.
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  • A lot of believers areignorant about the Holy Spirit.
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  • Now, He didn't say stupid.
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  • It doesn't mean stupid.
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  • It just means that youhaven't been taught.
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  • If you're ignorant about asubject, you just have not been
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  • taught about that subject
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  • or you've been taughtmisinformation.
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  • He says, "Spiritual gifts."
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  • This word "Spiritual," isthe Greek word pneumatikos.
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  • Pneumatikos means empoweredby breath or wind.
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  • Look at the firstpart of it, pneumatic.
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  • You probably sometime heardabout a pneumatic drill
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  • or something.
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  • It means it's powered by air.Okay.
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  • "Now, concerningspiritual gifts."
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  • Let me say it another way.
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  • Now, concerning giftsthat are empowered
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  • by the breath of God.
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  • And we'll say it one moretime because it's got
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  • to really catch you.
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  • You've got to catch this.
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  • Now, concerning gifts thatyou can only move in if you
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  • allow the Holy Spiritto breathe in you.
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  • That's what He's saying.
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  • Those are spiritual gifts.
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  • The words, "Now concerning,"just to give you --
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  • again, a littleBible lesson here.
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  • They're in1 Corinthians six times.
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  • The reason they're there isbecause Paul wrote a letter
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  • to the Corinthian churchbefore 1 Corinthians.
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  • First Corinthians is actuallythe second letter that he wrote.
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  • I don't know -- we don'tknow what happened
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  • to the first letter.
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  • I personally think thatthe Lord said to him,
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  • "That's not getting inthe Bible, buddy.
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  • You're going to have toget better if you want
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  • it to get in the Bible."
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  • So, he writes a letter andthen they wrote one back.
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  • First Corinthian 5, he saysin the epistle, "Earlier letter
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  • that I wrote you,"and in Chapter 7, it says,
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  • "In the -- now concerningthe letter you wrote me."
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  • And this is all in1 Corinthians, alright?
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  • So, when it says, "Nowconcerning," he's answering
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  • the question that they had.
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  • Did you all follow all that.
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  • I know this isn't a Biblecollege class, but I just wanted
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  • to give you alittle background here.
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  • So, "Now concerningspiritual gifts and I don't
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  • want you to be ignorant."Okay.
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  • I want to say thesame thing to you.
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  • I don't want you tobe uneducated about
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  • spiritual gifts.
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  • I can't do it allin one message.
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  • You need to know that.
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  • So, we have other classes.
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  • You need to take classes.
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  • You need to learn.
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  • You need to study.
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  • But, many, many people haveno clue how many gifts
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  • there are or how they work.
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  • And I'll just tell you, Iput the gifts
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  • into four categories of gifts.Okay?
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  • There are themotivational gifts.
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  • And those are in Romans 12.
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  • You have one of those,they motivate you.
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  • There are themanifestational gifts,
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  • which we're going totalk about today.
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  • They're in 1 Corinthians 12.
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  • There are theministry gifts.
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  • They're in 1 Corinthians 14.
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  • And there are the ministerialgifts in Ephesians 4.
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  • Those are not gifts of theHoly Spirit, they're gifts
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  • of Jesus, apostle, prophet,evangelist, pastor, teacher.
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  • Again, I don't have timeto go into all that.
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  • But -- so, we're goingto talk about
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  • the manifestational gifts of theHoly Spirit today,
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  • charisma of the Lord.
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  • All right?
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  • So, 1 Corinthians12, look at Verse 7.
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  • There are ninemanifestational gifts
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  • of the Holy Spirit.
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  • "But the manifestation of theSpirit is given to each one."
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  • Just a question, I've askedyou this before,
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  • but it's really important,are you an each?
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  • Yes, you are.
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  • So, these are for you.
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  • All nine of theseare for you.
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  • "Is given to each onefor the profit of all.
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  • For to one is given the wordof wisdom," this is one
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  • of the gifts, "through theSpirit, to another, the word
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  • of knowledge, through thesame Spirit; to another
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  • faith by the same Spirit, toanother gifts of healings,
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  • by the same Spirit, toanother the working of miracles,
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  • to another prophecy, to anotherthe impart," pardon me,
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  • "to another discerning ofspirits, to another different
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  • kinds of tongues, to anotherthe interpretation of tongues,
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  • but one and the same Spiritworks all these things,
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  • distributing to each."
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  • One more time,re you an each? Okay.
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  • "To each one individuallyas He wills."
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  • Now, let me explainsomething about this.
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  • You don't have oneof these gifts.
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  • Don't go around tellingpeople, "I have the word
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  • of knowledge."
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  • Or, "I have theword of wisdom."
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  • You don't have any of them.
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  • The Holy Spirithas all of it.
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  • And He distributes to eachone for the profit of all.
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  • You can minister in the giftof the word of knowledge at any
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  • time that the HolySpirit allows you to do that.
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  • So, any person -- so,I've heard people say,
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  • "Well, I have this."
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  • No, you don't.
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  • The Holy Spirit does.
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  • He has all nine of theseand He manifests, the word
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  • "manifest," means to makeknown, He makes them known
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  • through each one, everyone as Hewills for the profit of all.
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  • Alright?
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  • So, what I did was, thereare nine gifts, many theologians
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  • do this, we divide them intothree categories.
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  • That works out well for me,because a good sermon always
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  • has three points.
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  • So, it's going to workout great.
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  • Alright?So, here's the first category
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  • and the first three gifts.
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  • The discerning gifts.
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  • I'm going to go throughthree gifts that are what we
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  • call the discerning gifts.
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  • And I'll go through each ofthem, but they're,
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  • just so you know, the word ofknowledge, word of wisdom,
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  • and discerning of spirits.
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  • These are discerning gifts.
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  • So, let me give you theword of knowledge first.
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  • Here's what a wordof knowledge is.
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  • A word of knowledge is toknow something specific without
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  • having learnedit by natural means.
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  • To know something specificwithout having learned
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  • it by natural means.
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  • Now, because I'm goingthrough nine, I can't do
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  • like I would normally do.
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  • I could spend a classon each of these.
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  • But, Jesus moved in thesegifts because He moved
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  • with the power ofthe Holy Spirit.
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  • When He was talking to thewoman at the well, He said,
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  • "Go call your husband."
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  • She said, "I don'thave a husband."
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  • He said, "Well, you saidthat right, because you've
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  • had five and the one you'rewith is not your husband."
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  • Okay.That's a word of knowledge.
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  • Now, what many people wouldsay is, "Well, He was Jesus
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  • and Jesus knows everything."
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  • You have to remember though,He laid down His divinity
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  • and He pickedup His humanity.
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  • When Jesus was on this earth,He ministered in the power
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  • of the Holy Spirit.
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  • He came out of thewilderness and the power
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  • of the Spirit.
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  • When He was baptized, theHoly Spirit came upon Him.
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  • He said, "I cast demonsout by the Spirit of God."
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  • So, He moved by thepower of the Holy Spirit.
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  • Here's the secondone, a word of wisdom.
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  • This is a divine answer orsolution for a particular event.
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  • A divine answer or solutionfor a particular event.
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  • In John 9, this man getshealed and they said,
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  • "We don't even know wherethis guy's from."
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  • And He said, "Well, thisis a marvelous thing.
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  • You don't know where He'sfrom, yet He opened my eyes.
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  • He said, since the beginningof time no one has opened
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  • the eyes of someoneborn blind."
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  • And then he says this, "Ifthis Man were not from God,
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  • He could do nothing."
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  • And you know what happened,they couldn't answer him.
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  • That was a word of wisdom.
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  • I mean, God gavehim a wise answer.
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  • You need to go to --start going to prayer
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  • and let the Holy Spiritspeak to you about.
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  • Would that be okay?
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  • Because He knows a lot moreabout your business than you do,
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  • by the way.Okay.
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  • So, and here's the thirddiscerning gift
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  • and it's discerning of spirits.
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  • Discerning of spiritsmeans to be made aware
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  • of the presence ofa demonic spirit.
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  • To be made aware of thepresence of a demonic spirit.
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  • This happened when there wasa girl following Paul around
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  • and saying, "These men areservants of the Most High,"
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  • but she was afortune teller.
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  • And you say, "Well, she'ssaying the right thing."
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  • Yes.
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  • But, he didn't want a witchconfirming their ministry.
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  • So, he knew it was a demon.
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  • He turned around and castthe demon out of her
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  • just like that, becausehe was aware.
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  • He became aware.
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  • Now, I want you to lookat this for a moment.
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  • Discerning of spirits.
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  • That's -- this gift iscalled discerning of spirits.
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  • Now listen to me carefully.
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  • It is not calleddiscernment.
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  • It's calleddiscerning of spirits.
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  • Now, listen.
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  • There is no gift ofdiscernment in the Bible.
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  • Look and see.
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  • We're supposedto be discerning.
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  • We're supposed to haveour senses trained
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  • so we discern good and evil.
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  • We're supposed to discern.
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  • Not saying that's wrong.
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  • I'm going to make a statementand it's going to get some
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  • of you, so just laugh about itwith the rest of us.
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  • Okay?
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  • But most people that I'vemet, most, not all, but most,
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  • that I've met, that say, "I havethe gift of discernment,"
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  • actually havethe gift of criticism.
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  • Boy, I saw some nudges.
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  • Wasn't that --praise the Lord.
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  • I started some fights.
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  • So -- alright.
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  • Now, listen.
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  • You may be adiscerning person.
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  • But, you don't have thegift of discernment.
  • 00:10:00.749 --> 00:10:02.183
  • There's not a giftof discernment.
  • 00:10:02.283 --> 00:10:04.919
  • The reason I say criticismis because people seem to say,
  • 00:10:05.020 --> 00:10:08.123
  • "Well, I have the giftof discernment," and they're
  • 00:10:08.223 --> 00:10:09.524
  • actually very critical andvery judgmental of other people
  • 00:10:09.624 --> 00:10:12.193
  • and they think that theiropinion is God's opinion.
  • 00:10:12.293 --> 00:10:16.064
  • And they blame it orvalidate it on,
  • 00:10:16.164 --> 00:10:18.800
  • "Well, I have this giftfrom the Bible."
  • 00:10:18.900 --> 00:10:20.568
  • Well, I'm just letting you know,that gift's not in the Bible.
  • 00:10:20.669 --> 00:10:23.938
  • But there is a gift ofdiscerning of spirits,
  • 00:10:24.039 --> 00:10:25.674
  • and I just discerned that someof you have a critical spirit.
  • 00:10:25.774 --> 00:10:27.909
  • So, Okay.
  • 00:10:28.009 --> 00:10:30.712
  • But let me ask you this,would it be alright with you
  • 00:10:30.812 --> 00:10:33.548
  • if the Holy Spirit showedyou a demonic or evil spirit
  • 00:10:33.648 --> 00:10:37.485
  • that was coming against yourmarriage and you
  • 00:10:37.585 --> 00:10:39.320
  • prayed against that?
  • 00:10:39.421 --> 00:10:40.822
  • Or coming againstone of your children?
  • 00:10:40.922 --> 00:10:42.691
  • Or coming againstyour business?
  • 00:10:42.791 --> 00:10:45.160
  • I'm telling you, I'm talkingto some business folks.
  • 00:10:45.260 --> 00:10:46.928
  • All right, let's keep going.
  • 00:10:47.028 --> 00:10:48.096
  • Here's number two.
  • 00:10:48.196 --> 00:10:49.164
  • The second category.
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  • The declarative gifts.
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  • The declarative gifts.
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  • Under here would beprophecy, tongues,
  • 00:10:54.836 --> 00:10:56.438
  • and interpretation of tongues.
  • 00:10:56.538 --> 00:10:57.706
  • And, again, we'll goover each one of them.
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  • Prophecy, tongues, andinterpretation of tongues.
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  • In other words, all threeuse the tongue to declare.
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  • Alright?
  • 00:11:05.013 --> 00:11:06.081
  • First of all, prophecy isa message of encouragement
  • 00:11:06.181 --> 00:11:09.617
  • from God through a person.
  • 00:11:09.718 --> 00:11:12.454
  • A message of encouragementfrom God through a person.
  • 00:11:12.554 --> 00:11:16.758
  • Now, please hear me.
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  • One who prophesies speaksedification, exhortation
  • 00:11:19.060 --> 00:11:21.896
  • and comfort.
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  • It never says correction.
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  • The spiritual New Testamentgift of prophecy
  • 00:11:27.168 --> 00:11:30.505
  • is encouragement.
  • 00:11:30.605 --> 00:11:32.240
  • You will see many,many times the word,
  • 00:11:32.340 --> 00:11:34.075
  • "encouragement," or"encourage," used with this.
  • 00:11:34.175 --> 00:11:37.145
  • Here's why I say this.
  • 00:11:37.245 --> 00:11:38.279
  • It's because, again, manypeople say, "Well, I have
  • 00:11:38.379 --> 00:11:39.848
  • the gift of prophecy andthey think that they can correct
  • 00:11:39.948 --> 00:11:42.984
  • other people and tag, "Thus saysthe Lord," on the end of it.
  • 00:11:43.084 --> 00:11:48.556
  • And I'd like to warn youabout saying,
  • 00:11:48.656 --> 00:11:50.425
  • "Thus says the Lord,"when the Lord didn't say.
  • 00:11:50.525 --> 00:11:55.597
  • Scripture is 1 Corinthians14:31, notice this,
  • 00:11:55.697 --> 00:12:00.502
  • "For you can all prophecy."
  • 00:12:00.602 --> 00:12:03.338
  • I don't ask you to do thisa lot, but I just wanted
  • 00:12:03.438 --> 00:12:06.040
  • to today, could yourepeat the word, "all."
  • 00:12:06.141 --> 00:12:09.811
  • Because this is the Bible.
  • 00:12:09.911 --> 00:12:11.513
  • "You can all prophecy."
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  • You can all prophecy.
  • 00:12:14.415 --> 00:12:15.517
  • "One by one that all maylearn," I want you to notice
  • 00:12:15.617 --> 00:12:19.854
  • the word learn, "and thatall may be encouraged."
  • 00:12:19.954 --> 00:12:24.125
  • It doesn't say corrected.
  • 00:12:24.225 --> 00:12:26.261
  • It says, "that allmay be encouraged."
  • 00:12:26.361 --> 00:12:28.096
  • It also says,"All may be learn."
  • 00:12:28.196 --> 00:12:29.697
  • Prophecy's a learning.
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  • We learn.
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  • We learn to hear God's voiceand we learn to speak
  • 00:12:32.233 --> 00:12:33.701
  • it in an encouraging way.
  • 00:12:33.802 --> 00:12:35.670
  • And I know that you probablyheard some prophecies
  • 00:12:35.770 --> 00:12:38.173
  • that they just weren'tGod, you know.
  • 00:12:38.273 --> 00:12:41.075
  • I understand that.
  • 00:12:41.176 --> 00:12:42.243
  • People are learning.
  • 00:12:42.343 --> 00:12:43.611
  • I heard about a fellow inAlabama and he prophesied --
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  • he said, "Thussays the Lord.
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  • I know your scared.
  • 00:12:49.217 --> 00:12:50.952
  • Sometimes I getscared myself."
  • 00:12:51.052 --> 00:12:53.087
  • Well, that's not God.
  • 00:12:53.188 --> 00:12:57.759
  • I know this is not good grammar,but God don't get scared.
  • 00:12:57.859 --> 00:13:01.729
  • Okay.But, he was learning.
  • 00:13:01.830 --> 00:13:02.931
  • He's trying to say,God was saying,
  • 00:13:03.031 --> 00:13:04.132
  • "Hey, I know how you feel."But, He don't get scared.
  • 00:13:04.232 --> 00:13:06.401
  • Alright?So, we're learning.
  • 00:13:06.501 --> 00:13:08.670
  • So, I'll say more aboutprophecy in a moment,
  • 00:13:08.770 --> 00:13:10.371
  • because I'm going to linktongues and interpretation
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  • of tongues to prophecy andyou'll see why in scripture
  • 00:13:13.041 --> 00:13:15.276
  • in a moment.
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  • The next is tongues.
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  • Tongues is a message fromGod in a language unknown
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  • to the person throughwhom the message comes.
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  • Tongues is a message fromGod unknown to the person
  • 00:13:26.387 --> 00:13:29.958
  • through whom the messagethe message comes.
  • 00:13:30.058 --> 00:13:31.359
  • Now, I'm going to spend awhole message on tongues
  • 00:13:31.459 --> 00:13:34.896
  • in two weeks.
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  • The next two messages willbe the last of this series.
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  • You don't want to missthe next two weeks.
  • 00:13:38.132 --> 00:13:39.400
  • Alright?
  • 00:13:39.500 --> 00:13:41.269
  • But, in -- I'm going --we're going to talk about.
  • 00:13:41.369 --> 00:13:43.204
  • This is talking about themanifestation of tongues,
  • 00:13:43.304 --> 00:13:46.574
  • not a prayer language.
  • 00:13:46.674 --> 00:13:48.042
  • So, we're going to talkabout a prayer language.
  • 00:13:48.142 --> 00:13:50.445
  • So, the next one isinterpretation of tongues.
  • 00:13:50.545 --> 00:13:53.581
  • This is understanding andexpressing the thought
  • 00:13:53.681 --> 00:13:57.619
  • or the intent of themessage in tongues.
  • 00:13:57.719 --> 00:14:00.722
  • Understanding and expressingthe thought or the intent
  • 00:14:00.822 --> 00:14:06.294
  • of the message in tongues.
  • 00:14:06.394 --> 00:14:08.596
  • Now, I have a scripture, butI'm trying to give you all time
  • 00:14:08.696 --> 00:14:12.267
  • to write down the, youknow, write the definition down.
  • 00:14:12.367 --> 00:14:17.272
  • I know some people want to.
  • 00:14:17.372 --> 00:14:18.539
  • So, let me say something.
  • 00:14:18.640 --> 00:14:21.376
  • It's the interpretationof tongues, not the translation.
  • 00:14:21.476 --> 00:14:26.147
  • It's the interpretation,not translation.
  • 00:14:26.247 --> 00:14:27.882
  • You say, "What'sthe difference?"
  • 00:14:27.982 --> 00:14:29.017
  • Oh, it's a verybig difference.
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  • Interpretation is expressingthe thought or the intent
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  • of what the person just said.
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  • Translation isword for word.
  • 00:14:36.658 --> 00:14:39.260
  • The U.N. doesn't haveinterpreters.
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  • They have translators.
  • 00:14:42.730 --> 00:14:44.365
  • That's because if somebodysays something about a bomb,
  • 00:14:44.465 --> 00:14:46.734
  • they want to know exactlywhat he said about a bomb,
  • 00:14:46.834 --> 00:14:49.837
  • not what you think hisintent was, but what his
  • 00:14:49.938 --> 00:14:53.007
  • intent actually is.
  • 00:14:53.107 --> 00:14:54.042
  • Do you understandwhat I'm saying?
  • 00:14:54.142 --> 00:14:55.343
  • Like when I travel overseas,I don't have translators.
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  • I have interrupters.
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  • Pardon me, interpreters.
  • 00:14:59.847 --> 00:15:03.751
  • I was in Poland preachingone time and this --
  • 00:15:03.851 --> 00:15:07.288
  • the interpreter didn't show up.
  • 00:15:07.388 --> 00:15:09.290
  • And this guy said to me, "Iam learning English,
  • 00:15:09.390 --> 00:15:16.431
  • I will interpret for youtonight."
  • 00:15:16.531 --> 00:15:18.433
  • Well, I didn't haveanother choice.
  • 00:15:18.533 --> 00:15:20.702
  • So, I was speaking, I'd saya phrase, he'd say a phrase.
  • 00:15:20.802 --> 00:15:23.171
  • I'd say a phrase,he'd say a phrase.
  • 00:15:23.271 --> 00:15:24.605
  • And then about every fiveminutes, he would say,
  • 00:15:24.706 --> 00:15:27.442
  • "Wait a minute," no, no, hewould do like this, I remember,
  • 00:15:27.542 --> 00:15:29.510
  • he would go, "Oh."
  • 00:15:29.610 --> 00:15:33.781
  • And then he'd say,"Just a moment."
  • 00:15:33.881 --> 00:15:35.583
  • And then he would talk forlike three or four minutes
  • 00:15:35.683 --> 00:15:37.151
  • and then the wholechurch would go, "Oh."
  • 00:15:37.251 --> 00:15:42.757
  • So, I got to wondering,"What was he actually saying?"
  • 00:15:42.857 --> 00:15:46.661
  • Like I would say, youknow, "Jesus' blood
  • 00:15:46.761 --> 00:15:49.697
  • is the propitiationof our sins."
  • 00:15:49.797 --> 00:15:51.532
  • And he might have said, "Idon't know what he just said."
  • 00:15:51.632 --> 00:15:56.104
  • Okay.
  • 00:15:56.204 --> 00:15:57.238
  • So, let me show you a versehere about prophecy
  • 00:15:57.338 --> 00:15:58.973
  • and the interpretation oftongues, alright.
  • 00:15:59.073 --> 00:16:01.209
  • First Corinthians 14, it'sprobably just one page over,
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  • if you want to lookat it, Verse 5.
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  • It says, "I wish you allspoke with tongues."
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  • Now, I just want tostop for just a moment.
  • 00:16:08.850 --> 00:16:11.386
  • That's in your Bible.
  • 00:16:11.486 --> 00:16:14.322
  • And you say, "Yes,but Paul wrote that."
  • 00:16:14.422 --> 00:16:16.557
  • Paul wrote that, buthe didn't author it.
  • 00:16:16.657 --> 00:16:20.895
  • The Holy Spirit authored it.
  • 00:16:20.995 --> 00:16:23.097
  • This Book was God-breathed.
  • 00:16:23.197 --> 00:16:25.800
  • God breathed the phrase,"I wish all of you spoke
  • 00:16:25.900 --> 00:16:30.071
  • in tongues."
  • 00:16:30.171 --> 00:16:31.906
  • Now, that's pretty strong.
  • 00:16:32.006 --> 00:16:33.741
  • I just like to say, nomatter what your religious
  • 00:16:33.841 --> 00:16:35.376
  • background is, you're goingto have to come to grips
  • 00:16:35.476 --> 00:16:37.612
  • with that scriptureat some point.
  • 00:16:37.712 --> 00:16:39.313
  • I wish all of you did.
  • 00:16:39.414 --> 00:16:40.715
  • Then I want to show you therest of it, because, again,
  • 00:16:40.815 --> 00:16:42.784
  • we have so demeaned this gift oftongues and interpretation.
  • 00:16:42.884 --> 00:16:47.255
  • Look, watch this.
  • 00:16:47.355 --> 00:16:48.456
  • He said, "I wish all of youspoke with tongues,
  • 00:16:48.556 --> 00:16:50.191
  • but even more that youprophesied.
  • 00:16:50.291 --> 00:16:53.327
  • For he who prophesies isgreater than he who speaks
  • 00:16:53.428 --> 00:16:57.532
  • with tongues," I've had alot of people quote that to me.
  • 00:16:57.632 --> 00:16:59.700
  • But watch the very nextword, "unless -- unless,
  • 00:16:59.801 --> 00:17:06.340
  • indeed, he interprets thatthe church may receive
  • 00:17:06.441 --> 00:17:08.943
  • edification," or strengthand building up.
  • 00:17:09.043 --> 00:17:12.113
  • Okay.
  • 00:17:12.213 --> 00:17:13.181
  • Do you understand whatthat said?
  • 00:17:13.281 --> 00:17:14.348
  • The one who propheciesis greater unless
  • 00:17:14.449 --> 00:17:17.251
  • it's interpreted.
  • 00:17:17.351 --> 00:17:18.286
  • If it's interpretedthen it's the same.
  • 00:17:18.386 --> 00:17:21.589
  • That's what he's saying.
  • 00:17:21.689 --> 00:17:23.191
  • See, you don't have to knowtheology to understand
  • 00:17:23.291 --> 00:17:24.992
  • this verse, but you doneed to know grammar.
  • 00:17:25.093 --> 00:17:31.399
  • So, don't tell me the onewho prophesies is greater than
  • 00:17:31.499 --> 00:17:33.568
  • the one who speaks in tongues,unless it is interpreted.
  • 00:17:33.668 --> 00:17:37.205
  • And here's what he's saying,"I wish you all, I wish you
  • 00:17:37.305 --> 00:17:39.340
  • all spoke with tongues and Iwish all of you prophesied."
  • 00:17:39.440 --> 00:17:41.342
  • Why?Because it is encouragement.
  • 00:17:41.442 --> 00:17:44.445
  • Here's what he's saying,I wish all of you would
  • 00:17:44.545 --> 00:17:46.047
  • encourage each other."
  • 00:17:46.147 --> 00:17:49.550
  • Well, that was betterthan you thought.
  • 00:17:49.650 --> 00:17:50.952
  • Let me just say it again.
  • 00:17:51.052 --> 00:17:52.153
  • "I wish all of you wouldencourage one another."
  • 00:17:52.253 --> 00:17:55.857
  • Alright.
  • 00:17:55.957 --> 00:17:56.757
  • So, interpretation,not translation,
  • 00:17:56.858 --> 00:17:59.994
  • not word-for-word."Okay.
  • 00:18:00.094 --> 00:18:01.329
  • So, someone might give ashort message in tongues
  • 00:18:01.429 --> 00:18:05.333
  • and someone might give along interpretation.
  • 00:18:05.433 --> 00:18:09.770
  • Or the other way around.
  • 00:18:09.871 --> 00:18:11.072
  • There may be a long tongue andthen a short interpretation.
  • 00:18:11.172 --> 00:18:13.241
  • And people abuse that totry and invalidate and say,
  • 00:18:13.341 --> 00:18:15.810
  • "Well, see, it's not truebecause that was a short
  • 00:18:15.910 --> 00:18:17.845
  • message and thiswas a long one."
  • 00:18:17.945 --> 00:18:19.447
  • No, again, it's notword-for-word."
  • 00:18:19.547 --> 00:18:22.183
  • It's interpretation.
  • 00:18:22.283 --> 00:18:23.551
  • It's trying to express thethought or the intent
  • 00:18:23.651 --> 00:18:25.887
  • of what was -- what the personunderstood by the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:18:25.987 --> 00:18:29.090
  • All right, let me giveyou an illustration.
  • 00:18:29.190 --> 00:18:31.058
  • If you asked my son,"How was your day?"
  • 00:18:31.159 --> 00:18:37.131
  • I'm talkingabout James, now.
  • 00:18:37.231 --> 00:18:38.332
  • If you ask James, myson, "How was your day?"
  • 00:18:38.432 --> 00:18:40.801
  • His interpretation ofhis day was, "Fine."
  • 00:18:40.902 --> 00:18:47.875
  • That is all you will get.
  • 00:18:47.975 --> 00:18:51.679
  • If you ask my daughter, "Howwas your day," she'll say,
  • 00:18:51.779 --> 00:18:58.352
  • "Well, I woke up about six.
  • 00:18:58.452 --> 00:18:59.587
  • I'd a little bit ofa sinus headache.
  • 00:18:59.687 --> 00:19:01.155
  • I think it's because there'ssomething in the air.
  • 00:19:01.255 --> 00:19:02.523
  • But, I had greatpancakes this morning.
  • 00:19:02.623 --> 00:19:03.824
  • Really good pancakes.
  • 00:19:03.925 --> 00:19:04.792
  • Both the girls slept well.
  • 00:19:04.892 --> 00:19:06.194
  • Of course, Kate got up twiceand Addie got up one time.
  • 00:19:06.294 --> 00:19:08.429
  • But they are sleepingthrough the night now.
  • 00:19:08.529 --> 00:19:09.931
  • I stayed up work late.
  • 00:19:10.031 --> 00:19:11.332
  • I was working ona new message.
  • 00:19:11.432 --> 00:19:12.400
  • Have I told you aboutthe new message, Dad?"
  • 00:19:12.500 --> 00:19:13.935
  • Okay.You better have some time.
  • 00:19:14.035 --> 00:19:20.875
  • Because her interpretation,are you following me,
  • 00:19:20.975 --> 00:19:25.980
  • of her day is going to be long.
  • 00:19:26.080 --> 00:19:29.083
  • My son's interpretationof his day is going to be short.
  • 00:19:29.183 --> 00:19:36.224
  • So, you can have along interpretation.
  • 00:19:36.324 --> 00:19:37.992
  • By the way, I said, youknow, my son says, "Fine."
  • 00:19:38.092 --> 00:19:40.261
  • Sometimes he doesn'teven use words.
  • 00:19:40.361 --> 00:19:44.966
  • We were at the table onenight, had all the family over,
  • 00:19:45.066 --> 00:19:47.802
  • and we were goingaround talking and I said,
  • 00:19:47.902 --> 00:19:49.604
  • "Hey, James, howwas your day?"
  • 00:19:49.704 --> 00:19:51.872
  • This is what he did.
  • 00:19:51.973 --> 00:19:52.573
  • He went.
  • 00:19:52.673 --> 00:19:57.144
  • And then I said to him,"Hey, did you have that meeting
  • 00:19:57.245 --> 00:19:59.413
  • you weresupposed to have today?"
  • 00:19:59.513 --> 00:20:00.514
  • He said.
  • 00:20:00.615 --> 00:20:02.049
  • Kept right on eating.
  • 00:20:02.149 --> 00:20:03.150
  • So, I said, "Howwas the meeting?"
  • 00:20:03.251 --> 00:20:07.588
  • And, you know, God marriesus to the perfect woman?
  • 00:20:07.688 --> 00:20:09.890
  • His wife, Bridgette said,"Use your words, honey."
  • 00:20:09.991 --> 00:20:22.103
  • Okay.
  • 00:20:22.203 --> 00:20:22.970
  • These are thedeclaratory gifts.
  • 00:20:23.070 --> 00:20:24.005
  • Here's the last category,the dynamic gifts.
  • 00:20:24.105 --> 00:20:27.241
  • The dynamic gifts.
  • 00:20:27.341 --> 00:20:29.810
  • The dynamic comes and thiswould be faith, healings,
  • 00:20:29.910 --> 00:20:32.313
  • and miracles.Okay.
  • 00:20:32.413 --> 00:20:34.048
  • Dynamic comes from the Greekword from Acts 1:8, it's inside
  • 00:20:34.148 --> 00:20:37.018
  • other places, too, but that'sthe one we're familiar with.
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  • "You shall receive powerwhen the Holy Spirit
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  • comes upon you."
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  • Power is the Greekword, dunamis.
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  • We say, dunamis is theway we would say it.
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  • But dunamis the way itwould be pronounced.
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  • And it means power, butit means explosive power.
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  • For instance, there'sanother word we get from this
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  • and that is dynamite.
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  • That's what it means, "Youshall receive dynamite
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  • when the Holy Spiritcomes upon you."
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  • Power.
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  • So that when you'rewitnessing, this power
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  • just explodes out of you.
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  • That's what He's saying.
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  • So, here are these three.
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  • Here's the first one, faith.
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  • Faith is a supernaturalimpartation of belief
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  • and confidence for aspecific situation.
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  • Now, I'm talking about --I'm not talking about faith
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  • in general, I'm talkingabout this manifestational
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  • gift of the Holy Spirit is asupernatural impartation
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  • of belief and confidencefor a specific situation.
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  • Let me say it this way.
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  • Would it be alright withyou, if you were going through
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  • a difficult time andthe Holy Spirit just gave you
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  • faith that you'regoing to get through it?
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  • See, what I'm trying to tellyou is the Holy Spirit's good
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  • and His gifts are good.
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  • Don't be afraid of Him and don'tbe afraid of any of His gifts.
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  • Here's the second underthe dynamic gifts,
  • 00:21:48.689 --> 00:21:51.192
  • gifts of healings.
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  • Gifts, plural, ofhealings, plural.
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  • Gifts of healings aresupernatural endowments
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  • of divine health.
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  • Supernatural endowmentsof divine health.
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  • I read this summer abiography of Oral Roberts.
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  • And I know people have goodand bad, and I understand that.
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  • And so, just for a momentlet's forget whatever
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  • you've heard or whateveryou feel personally.
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  • But one of the reasons thathe preached healing
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  • is because he was healed.
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  • When he was 17-years-old, he hadtuberculosis and at that time,
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  • they did not know ofany person that had been healed
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  • from tuberculosis.
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  • It was a death sentence.
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  • There was no vaccinationand he was going to die.
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  • And his uncle or hisbrother, I've read two
  • 00:22:36.904 --> 00:22:38.973
  • different accounts, buttook him to a meeting
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  • to be prayed for.
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  • And he was lying in thebackseat, he was --
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  • from weeks within dying, and theLord said to him, "I'm going
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  • to heal you tonight, but Iwant you take my message
  • 00:22:48.983 --> 00:22:51.886
  • of healing to the world andI want you to build
  • 00:22:51.986 --> 00:22:54.455
  • a university where youngpeople can be trained
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  • in a Christian atmosphere."
  • 00:22:57.425 --> 00:22:59.527
  • And he built, of course,Oral Roberts University, ORU.
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  • So, but that's whyhe preached healing.
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  • So, whether you like him ornot, the reason he preached
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  • healing, it's becausehe got healed.
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  • And let me just say this, Iknow many people
  • 00:23:10.404 --> 00:23:11.906
  • had this negative connotation,"Well, we shouldn't talk
  • 00:23:12.006 --> 00:23:14.675
  • too much about healing."Okay.
  • 00:23:14.775 --> 00:23:16.877
  • People have that connotationuntil you --
  • 00:23:16.977 --> 00:23:19.213
  • they get sick or someone intheir family gets sick.
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  • And it's not a badthing if God heals you.
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  • That is not a bad thing.
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  • That's a good thing.
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  • And this is one of thegifts of the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:23:33.561 --> 00:23:37.465
  • And again, this doesn't meanthat you have a gift that you
  • 00:23:37.565 --> 00:23:40.267
  • go around and everyoneyou pray for gets healed.
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  • This means thatyou get healed.
  • 00:23:42.870 --> 00:23:44.371
  • This is -- gifts ofhealings, plural,
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  • it means every one of them isimportant to God.
  • 00:23:47.408 --> 00:23:49.343
  • And here's the last one,working of miracles.
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  • Working of miracles, divineintervention that alters
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  • our natural circumstances.
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  • Divine intervention that altersour natural circumstances.
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  • How many of you, at sometime in your life,
  • 00:24:04.225 --> 00:24:07.228
  • have experienced a miracle?
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  • Would you put your hand up?
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  • Now, keep themup for a moment.
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  • Look around.
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  • Isn't that amazing?Okay.
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  • You can put your hands down.
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  • How in the world would weever believe that God
  • 00:24:17.738 --> 00:24:19.773
  • quit doing miracles?
  • 00:24:19.874 --> 00:24:22.543
  • Let me just say something.
  • 00:24:22.643 --> 00:24:23.577
  • There's no way He can stopdoing miracles,
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  • because He can't stop being God.
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  • And God is a miraculous God.
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  • When He gets up in themorning, He does a miracle.
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  • If He wants coffee, He says,"Let there be coffee."
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  • That's the way Hegets His coffee.
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  • He is a miraculous God.
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  • He did miracles all throughthe Old Testament,
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  • all through the New Testament.
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  • Why would He haveever stopped?
  • 00:24:46.800 --> 00:24:48.035
  • And let me justsay something.
  • 00:24:48.135 --> 00:24:49.203
  • If you've been saved,you've had a miracle.
  • 00:24:49.303 --> 00:24:52.473
  • You've had a supernaturalintervention in your life
  • 00:24:52.573 --> 00:24:55.276
  • that altered yourcircumstances.
  • 00:24:55.376 --> 00:25:03.050
  • So, I want us to notbe afraid of these.
  • 00:25:03.150 --> 00:25:05.653
  • Any believer can move in anyof these anytime when
  • 00:25:05.753 --> 00:25:10.090
  • the Holy Spirit empowers us.
  • 00:25:10.190 --> 00:25:11.625
  • God is a God of miraclesand He's also a good God
  • 00:25:12.326 --> 00:25:16.931
  • that gives Hischildren good gifts.
  • 00:25:17.031 --> 00:25:20.167
  • The Bible says, "That everygood and perfect gift comes
  • 00:25:20.267 --> 00:25:23.637
  • from the Father."
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  • And that's where the wordcharismatic comes from that we
  • 00:25:25.105 --> 00:25:27.942
  • talked about that God isa God who gives us gifts
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  • and the gifts of the Holy Spiritare absolutely nothing to be
  • 00:25:31.745 --> 00:25:36.050
  • afraid of, but they aregifts that help us to live
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