Clothed with Power

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on September 14, 2008
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Luke 24:49 We are clothed with power from on high, power from God. This power is strength, ability, inherent power residing in us.

1 Corinthians 12:1 "Spiritual" should be translated spiritual matters or things, as it is in 2:13 and 9:11. The word "gift" is italicized because it was added by the translator.

1 Corinthians 12:7 Manifestation -- Mark 4:22; 16:12, 14; John 1:31; 2:11; 7:4 The spirit is the inherent power, and the things listed in verses 7-10 are some of the manifestations of it.

James 1:5 Wisdom is readily available if we ask in faith (i.e. wisdom of Solomon).

Luke 21:12-15 When we witness, we often experience word of wisdom. We must expect God to work in us, and then we must walk, take action.

Acts 6:1-5, 10 Men with wisdom were needed.

John 16:13 The spirit of truth will guide you into all the truth. The guiding is word of knowledge. You have the ability within to understand the Scriptures, but you need to study.

1 Corinthians 2:10-13 That we may know

Luke 18:31-34 After they received the spirit, they understood.

Matthew 9:27-31; Mark 8:22-26; John 9:1-ff For each situation, Jesus received word of knowledge and word of wisdom, and they were all different from one another.

Philippians 2:12 and 13 "With fear and trembling" implies a deep humility and submissiveness of mind, with a reverential awe of God.

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