The Gifts Of God!

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The Gifts of God (Are without Repentance)

Wherefore now let the fear of the Lord be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that. And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God. Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.

The Gift by Grace (According to His will)

God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.

For the perfecting of the Saints

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

All things Glorified through Jesus Christ

And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Reference: 2 Chronicles 19:7, Romans 11:29, 1 Corinthians 7:7, Ecclesiastes 3:13, Ecclesiastes 5:19, Hebrews 2:4, Hebrews 5:1, Romans 5:15, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8, Ephesians 3:7, Ephesians 4:4-16, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Peter 4:10-11

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