Since most of the people are away for Le…

Since most of the people are away for Legacy Camp, I shall put a brief summary for Colin, lol.
1 Corinthians 12:1
“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:”
Before Chapter 12, Chapter 11 was about the Holy Communion. Hence, Pastor said that once we are established in the truth of the Communion, then we would be ready for the spiritual gifts! Pastor said that we are entering into a new spiritual season (more to be elaborated later).
“You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led.”
Pastor said that dumb idols do not mean dumb in the literal sense; these man-made idols do not respond in signs and wonders.
“Therefore I made known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.”
Pastor explained that accursed means to make light of. This meant that if the spiritual gifts of God really manifest, these signs and wonders would give glory to Jesus, and not make light of Him.
“There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.”
Whenever the spiritual gifts are manifested, the Triune God is involved! Son, Holy Spirit and God! Although there may be 9 spiritual gifts and different ways in which ministers behave when they manifest the gifts (for, Smith Wigglesworth punched people in the stomach and they got healed, etc), the same God is involved and glorified.
12:7 “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:”
Pastor mentioned that the spiritual gifts are not meant for individuals to hoard. This meant that only when there is a flow of the Spirit will the gifts be made manifest! When the flow is over, there won’t be manifestation. Pastor used himself as an example about how when there is flow, it is easy for people to be healed and for miracles to manifest. However, if people seek Pastor for healing after the service/flow, Pastor is like any normal human and can only pray. The only gift that can be activated any time is tongues, which Pastor said that it is the key to activating the rest of the eight gifts.
12:8-10 “for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. ”
Pastor taught that the word of wisdom is saying what will happen in the future, the foreseen problems and how to solve them. Word of knowledge is concerning the present, for e.g in the flow when Pastor calls out for people with specific condition. He was emphasising that if you do not have the specific condition, do not step forward as this might confuse the Body of Christ when the healing is not manifest, for e.g, a person suffering from headache stepping forward when Pastor calls for people suffering from womb conditions to step out. -.- Likewise, it might mean a difference of life and death if Pastor calls out your specific condition and you do not step out. Pastor emphasised that it was an isolated case about how an asthmatic died during camp when she did not step out during the flow to receive her healing.
Man’s classifications of the 9 gifts.
Speaking gifts: Word of wisdom, word of knowledge and tongues.
Discernment gifts: Discernment of spirits, interpretation of tongues and prophecy
“Power” gifts: Gift of faith, gifts of healings and working of miracles

Gift of faith: Pastor mentioned that it is not the usual faith but rather the faith that comes when you know that you know that you know that God will help you…. You get my point.
Gifts of healings: Pastor,” Notice that it is giftS of HealingS?”

Although Man’s classification is easier to study the gifts, the way the Spirit emphasises the gifts is better.
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of Christ. Once a believer hears enough of the Word (word of wisdom and word of knowledge), he/she would have faith(3rd gift) which will manifest the gifts of healings! (4th gift)
1 Corinthians 12:31 “But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.”
Some people misinterpret it as saying that Love (the greatest spiritual gift) makes the other gifts obsolete. However, Pastor corrected by saying that love is a more excellent way of getting these spiritual gifts that you covet.