We are spirit because God is spirit. We are one in the same. Who God is and what God does, God mostly does through us, through the spirit. There are literally millions of examples throughout history where God moved on His own or through ordinary people by spiritual means that accomplished some pretty amazing if not miraculous feats. In Genesis, the first chapter of the first book of the bible, alone are many awesome examples...
Have you ever just met someone and instantly had a connection as if you have been friends forever? Are there some people you know and you are immediately aggravated or bothered by their presence. This happens in the spirit. When you are mature in the spiritual redemptive giftings, everyone you meet will be a friend despite the gut feeling you have when you are around them.
There are 7 different redemptive gifts as mentioned in the bible. They are Prophet, Servant, Teacher, Exhorter, Giver, Ruler and Mercy. Although these may sound a little archaic, each one of us at the spirit is definitely one of these seven and is relevant today for your journey in life. You may have several characteristics of the other six, but you are mainly gifted in only one of these. Much like a personality test, this will help you to understand yourself as well as others and you will begin to appreciate all people for who they are because they have been given their own specific spiritual redemptive gifts.
Over the next 7 posts, I will explain the characteristics and behaviors of each of these spiritual redemptive gifts as outlined in depth by Arthur Burk. Sit tight as I crank them out. You will be amazed at the accuracy of each spiritual redemptive gift as well as how you will recognize them in others and be able to live in love as you apply the knowledge you will gain.
enjoying the journey,
*I bet you thought of someone just now who could use this. Bless them today and send it their way. BTW, you're a great friend!
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