Thursday, August 30, 2018

27 Gifts Of The Spirit And Definitions With Bishop Nelson Nzvimbo

Apostle: Eph. 4: 11, Cor 12:28 – to be sent forth to new frontiers with the gospel, providing leadership over church bodies and maintaining authority over spiritual matters pertaining to the church ( Greek Word: apostolos – ‘apo’ = from ‘stelo’ =send: one sent forth)

Prophecy: Rom. 12:6; 1Cor. 12:10; Eph. 4:11- to speak forth the message of God to His people (Greek Word: prophetes – the forth-telling of the will of god; ‘pro’=forth; ‘phemi’= to speak)

Evangelism: Eph. 4:11 – to be a messenger of the good news of the Gospel. (Greek Word: euaggelistes – preacher of the gospel; eu=well, angelos =message – messenger of good).

Pastor: Eph. 4: 11 – to be responsible for spiritual caring for,
protecting guiding, and feeding a group of believers entrusted to
one’s care.

Teaching: Rom. 12:7; 1 Cor. 12:28; Eph. 4:11 – to instruct others in a
logical, systematic way so as to communicate pertinent information for
true understanding and growth.

Exhortation: Rom:. 12:8 – to come along side of someone with words of
encouragement , comfort, consolation, and counsel to help them be all
god wants them to be ( Greek Word: paraklesis – calling to one’s

Giving: Rom. 12:8 – to share what material resources you have with
liberality and cheerfulness without thought of return.
Leadership: Rom. 12:8 – to stand before the people in such a way as to
attend to the direction of the body with such care and diligence so as
to motivate others to get involved in the accomplishments of these

Mercy: Rom 12:8 – to be sensitive toward those who are suffering,
whether physically mentally, or emotionally, so as to feel genuine
sympathy with their misery, speaking words of compassion but more so
caring for them with deeds of love to help alleviate their distress.

Service: Rom. 12:7 – to identify undone tasks in God’s work, however
menial, and use available resources to get the job done (Greek Word:
diakonia v- deacon, attendant ‘diako’=to run errands)

Administration: 1Cor. 12:28 to steer the body toward the
accomplishment of god given goals and defectives’ by planning,
organising, and supervising others (Greek word: kubernesis – to steer,
guide, and helmsmen)

Discernment: 1 Cor 12: 10 – to clearly distinguish truth from error by
judging whether the behaviour or teaching is from God, Satan, human
error, or human power.

Faith: 1Cor. 12: 8 – 10- to be firmly persuaded of god’s power and
purpose and to display such a confidence in Him and His Word that
circumstances and obstacles do not shake that conviction.

Healings: 1Cor. 12:9, 28, 30 – to be used as a means through which God
makes people whole physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually.

Helps: 1 Cor. 12:28 – to render support or assistance to the others in
the body so as to free them up for ministry.

Knowledge: 1Cor. 12:8 – to seek to learn as much about the bible as
possible through the gathering of much information and the analysing
of that data.

Miracles: 1 Cor, 12:10, 28 – to be enabled by God to perform mighty
deeds which witnesses acknowledge to be of supernatural origin and

Tongues: 1Cor. 12:10; 14: 27 -28 – to speak in a language not
previously learned so unbelievers can hear god’s message in their own

Tongues Interpretation: 1 Cor. 12:10; 14:27, 28 – to translate the
message of someone who has spoken in tongues

Wisdom: 1Cor. 12:8 – apply knowledge to life in such a way as to make
spiritual truths quite relevant and practical in proper
decision-making and daily life situations.

Celibacy: 1Cor. 7: 7,8 – to voluntarily remain single without regret
and with the ability to maintain controls sexual impulses so as to
serve the Lord without distraction.

Helps: 1 Cor: 12:28 – to render support or assistance to others in the
body so as to free them up for ministry.

Hospitality: 1 Pet. 4:9,10 – to warmly welcome people, even strangers,
into one’s home or church as a means of serving those in need of food
or lodging ( Greek Word: philoxenos – love of strangers, ‘philo’
=love; ‘xenos’=stranger).

Martyrdom: 1 Cor. 13:3 – to give over one’s life to suffer or to be
put to death for the cause of Christ.

Missionary: Eph. 3:6-8 – to be able to minister in another culture.

Voluntary Poverty: 1 Cor. 13:3 – to purposely live an impoverished
lifestyle to serve and aid others with your material resources.

27 Gifts Of The Spirit And Definitions With Bishop Nelson Nzvimbo

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