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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Spiritual Gifts Part 2

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Source: Mark Hunnicutt 

In the Bible, our English word "power" is often translated from the Greek word "dunamis" (Mat 22:29 for example). We get the word "dynamite" from this word and dynamite really does describe the potent and forceful nature of the power released by the Holy Spirit through these spiritual gifts. But brute power is not in itself enough. After all, we can expend power all day long, but if it does not accomplish anything then it is useless. For example, we can expend power by pushing on a wall, but if the wall does not move then we are not accomplishing anything and our expenditure of energy is in vain.
Another word which is translated in English as "power" in the Greek is "exousia". (Luke 10:19) This word is actually better translated as "authority" which means empowerment or enabling ability to accomplish an act of "dunamis" or power. Taken together, these words mean that the awesome power of the Holy Spirit is able to accomplish anything in the spirit or natural worlds. So Jesus could rightly say about the gifts of the Spirit "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." (Mark 10:27)  What does this mean to the Christian? What are the power gifts and how do they function? How are they different from psychic abilities? Check out my book to find out more about these gifts from the Holy Spirit.

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