Be The Word Kingdom Academy will soon launch our fourth course called The Inspirational Gifts of the Holy Spirit. This 7 week course explores the inspirational or speaking gifts of the Holy Spirit and how they function. Our focus will be on three Gifts of the Holy Spirit: the Gift of Prophecy, the Gift of Tongues, and the Gift of Interpretation of Tongues.
My purpose for writing this is that you might have the desire to function in these gifts after hearing about them. Paul said to desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. In 1 Corinthians 12:7 he said the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all. We all benefit from the use of these gifts.
Jesus paid it all. We say that and we even sing that. But do we really believe that Jesus offered himself for our sins and He did this once for all of us? (Hebrews 7:27) By grace you have been saved. To be honest, I still need to be reminded that the cross represents a finished work.
I’ve been meditating on this scripture. “Make it your goal (ambition) to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.” It doesn’t seem to be a common goal. What does it mean to live a quiet life?