When Dr. James Tan ministered at The Wells, he told us to study spiritual gifts. I believe that was direction from God, so we are looking at them individually. The gifts are divine equipment by which the Church is forever to do the works of Jesus. Remember when He said in John 14, “You’re going to do greater works than I have done”? Well, it’s by the gifts of the Spirit that we’re going to do the works, so we have to be familiar with them.
When I was reading Matthew recently, I underlined every time there was a supernatural happening. I wanted to make myself remember I’m a supernatural person and I serve a supernatural God. It’s good to remind ourselves of that because then we’re more likely to operate in the supernatural, and people will be saved when they see God working through us.
This sermon is about the gift of faith, one of the power gifts. We do everything by faith – first we get saved, then we receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. But isn’t it funny how someone can get saved, but when it comes to the baptism of the Holy Spirit they’re like, “I can’t do that.” We didn’t ask you to do it; all you have to do is receive it by faith! Paul laid hands on them and said Jesus baptized with the Holy Ghost. Their part was just to open their mouths and make a sound.
And then let’s go a step further: the same way we got baptized in the Holy Spirit and spoke in other tongues, we should be able to receive our healing. They’re all in the same package. We have the same faith – God’s faith – that makes us strong in believing for our healing and everything He bought for us.
Here’s a link to Brother Kenneth E. Hagin’s book “The Holy Spirit and His Gifts.”