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(9) ... "Giftings" in the Church

We in the Church need to come to a good understanding about "Spiritual giftings" that Christ has distributed to the Church.

Quite often Christians are so impressed by how much they see the Lord working in another Christian’s "Spiritual gifting" and "calling" (especially those in Leadership positions) that they assume that the individual must have a close relationship with the Lord. The truth of the matter is that a Christian’s "gifting" and "calling" from the Lord “does not reflect or represent the closeness of one’s relationship with the Lord.”

It is just simply a "gifting" from the Lord. It is not something that is earned as a result of having a close walk with the Lord. It is up to that person on how they handle their "gifting" and "calling," and on how much they are willing to obey the Lord as the Lord deals with that person on "His" will for their lives.

Regardless of that person’s "Spiritual condition" in the Lord, that person retains their "gifting" and "calling" from the Lord.

Romans 11:29For the gifts and calling of God “are without repentance.”

In this verse, the Greek definition for “repentance” is: irrevocable; not possible to revoke.

In Romans 11:29, the Lord has decreed that "HE" will not and cannot reverse "His" "gifts" and "calling" that "HE" has given and placed upon an individual in the Church.

Also, a person’s "Spiritual gifting" should never be used as a "measuring rod" for determining that person’s Spiritual knowledge and understanding of the "Scriptures" This is the reason why that we are strongly urged to follow the example of the Bereans, who searched the "Scriptures" daily, whether those things that they were being taught were so. (Acts 17:11)

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