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The Gifting of God

Devotional for Saturday, February 25, 2017
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The Holy Spirit is manifested in a person's life throught the fruit, and through the gifts. Every Christian is to develop the fruit of the Spirit, but not every Christian will have every gift of the Spirit.

     The fruit of the Spirit is the work of the Spirit in the life of the disciple, it is character shaping, it is what happens inside a person that makes him or her become who they are in Christ. It reflects the person of Jesus. On the other hand, the gifts of the Spirit come as the work of the Spirit through the life of the disciple; it is what is seen outside Jesus' follower on behalf of the cause of Christ. The fruit shapes you. The gifts empower you to do God's work. And what does this empowerment for ministry lead to? It leads to unity and spiritual maturity, "till we all come to the unity of the faith . . . to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine" (Ephesians 4:13, 14).

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FROM Getting to Know the Holy Spirit by Ron Clouzet, pp. 77, 83.

For more information on this book: www.adventistbookcenter.com/getting-to-know-the-holy-spirit-1-q-2017.html

 
 

 

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