1 Corinthians 1:7
‘Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.’
The gospel is a supernatural message! From start to finish the gospel is about the extraordinary work of the Godhead securing for us an eternal, supernatural redemption! This is why, 1) the gospel has nothing to do with our works, it’s all by grace, through faith, and, 2) we are now new creations who are called to operate in the supernatural and invade the impossible! I love it! The gospel is so relevant because it informs us of the cure for the ills of this world, but it also goes against the grain of the knowledge of this world because it is thoroughly supernatural, it points to Jesus, it doesn’t demand our practical-‘I’ll pay you back’-works!
As part of our supernatural heritage in Christ we are called to enjoy and operate in the gifts of the Spirit. Now when it comes to operating in the gifts of the Spirit we must remember certain things: Well, firstly cessationism is a doctrine from the rubbish dump. Secondly, Paul listed nine simply because he choose to list nine (there are also nine fruits of the Spirit listed). This does not necessarily mean that there aren’t other grace abilities that the believer can walk in. Thirdly, which do you like the look of? Tongues? Healing? The shiny gift of Prophecy? Well, Paul does say that each one should take its turn in church, but this doesn’t mean that believers can’t operate in all of the gifts. Notice this weeks meditation verse; ‘Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.’ (See 1 Corinthians 1:7). Paul says that we ‘do not lack any spiritual gift’! Hallelujah!
We are new creations, under new covenant, in a new day, and we are thoroughly equipped to be thoroughly supernatural! Let’s believe in our heritage, know we are equipped and lack no spiritual gift, rest and enjoy grace, and see the gifts manifest as the Spirit enables!