I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know who I am. I know God's plan. I'll follow him in faith. I believe in the Savior, Jesus Christ. I'll honor his name. I'll do what is right; I'll follow his light. His truth I will proclaim.

I Know that My Redeemer Lives!

I Know that My Redeemer Lives!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Gospel Message Day 215

Gifts of the Spirit

I love this topic! I liked learning about it when I was growing up, but then I substituted as an Institute teacher and this was what my lesson was on. I learned so much, and there is quite a bit that can be said. So first I will introduce the overall topic, and then as the days go on I'll break down to the individual gifts.

The Spirit is a teacher, a comforter, a testifier. But in addition, through the Spirit we are blessed with gifts that help us live the Gospel, help others to live the Gospel, and help ourselves and others to come unto Christ.

Moroni 10: 8-18
And again, I exhort you, my brethren, that ye deny not the gifts of God, for they are many; and they come from the same God. And there are different ways that these gifts are administered; but it is the same God who worketh all in all; and they are given by the manifestations of the Spirit of God unto men, to profit them.
 For behold, to one is given by the Spirit of God, that he may teach the word of wisdom;
 10 And to another, that he may teach the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
 11 And to another, exceedingly great faith; and to another, the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
 12 And again, to another, that he may work mighty miracles;
 13 And again, to another, that he may prophesy concerning all things;
 14 And again, to another, the beholding of angels and ministering spirits;
 15 And again, to another, all kinds of tongues;
 16 And again, to another, the interpretation of languages and of divers kinds of tongues.
 17 And all these gifts come by the Spirit of Christ; and they come unto every man severally, according as he will.
 18 And I would exhort you, my beloved brethren, that ye remember that every good gift cometh of Christ.
1 Corinthians 12: 1-12
 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word ofknowledge by the same Spirit;
 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
 10 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:
 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
 12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
Doctrine & Covenants 46:11-33

 11 For all have not every gift given unto them; for there are many gifts, and to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of God.
 12 To some is given one, and to some is given another, that all may be profited thereby.
 13 To some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that he was crucified for the sins of the world.
 14 To others it is given to believe on their words, that they also might have eternal life if they continue faithful.
 15 And again, to some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know the differences of administration, as it will be pleasing unto the same Lord, according as the Lord will, suiting his mercies according to the conditions of the children of men.
 16 And again, it is given by the Holy Ghost to some to know the diversities of operations, whether they be of God, that the manifestations of the Spirit may be given to every man to profit withal.
 17 And again, verily I say unto you, to some is given, by the Spirit of God, the word of wisdom.
 18 To another is given the word of knowledge, that all may be taught to be wise and to have knowledge.
 19 And again, to some it is given to have faith to be healed;
 20 And to others it is given to have faith to heal.
 21 And again, to some is given the working of miracles;
 22 And to others it is given to prophesy;
 23 And to others the discerning of spirits.
 24 And again, it is given to some to speak with tongues;
 25 And to another is given the interpretation of tongues.
 26 And all these gifts come from God, for the benefit of the children of God.
 27 And unto the bishop of the church, and unto such as God shall appoint and ordain to watch over the church and to be elders unto the church, are to have it given unto them todiscern all those gifts lest there shall be any among you professing and yet be not of God.
 28 And it shall come to pass that he that asketh in Spirit shall receive in Spirit;
 29 That unto some it may be given to have all those gifts, that there may be a head, in order that every member may be profited thereby.
 30 He that asketh in the Spirit asketh according to the will of God; wherefore it is done even as he asketh.
 31 And again, I say unto you, all things must be done in the name of Christ, whatsoever you do in the Spirit;
 32 And ye must give thanks unto God in the Spirit for whatsoever blessing ye are blessed with.
 33 And ye must practice virtue and holiness before me continually. Even so. Amen.

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