Pastor Calvin Robinson continues from 1 Corinthians 12:4-10b, on the spiritual gift of prophecy.
Jesus Christ has invested His church with self-sustaining spiritual gifts for the purpose of growth, edification, and the common good of all it’s members, and for the good of the world. Each of these gifts is ordained in Christ’s church to provide a particular service to the Body. And every one of these Spirit ordained services produces God’s desired effects upon it’s recipients. The primary purpose of God for all His children is that we would grow without hindrance or delay.
The Holy Spirit is both the essence of, and the power behind each of the gifts.
Among the gifts Christ has released to His church is the gift of prophecy. The gift of prophecy is the Holy Spirit-empowered ability to to know and to speak the secret thing God brings to mind for the edification and direction of believers, or for the convincing of the non-believer.