209: What are Spiritual Gifts with Kasey Fuller & Cher Butler
Today’s show is about the very important, and often misunderstood, topic of spiritual gifts. These are gifts that we can access through the power of the Holy Spirit, but many believers don’t understand how the gifts function and how God uses them in our everyday lives. Our key scripture, I Corinthians 12:7-11, is the basis for today’s discussion. We must understand that these gifts cannot be earned, but they are given to us by God at His discretion, and we receive them by faith.
Cher begins by defining spiritual gifts as “the manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit working through God’s people to bring forth His divine nature in glory on the earth.” She explains why listeners should see a red flag if their church does not teach about spiritual gifts. Kasey explains how spiritual gifts were promised to believers by Jesus Himself, as He spoke about them in the Upper Room and when He gave the Great Commission, adding that He would leave His followers with something better. The Spirit’s presence comes like a rushing wind and makes us an equipped army for kingdom work.
Cher and Kasey continue with a detailed look at the nine spiritual gifts with scriptural and real-life examples; some gifts reveal something or speak something, and others enable a believer to do something. As a believer walks closely with the Lord and yields to the Holy Spirit, multiple spiritual gifts can be displayed in their lives. The discussion ends with a look at I Corinthians 2:14-16 and a prayer for listeners to experience the fullness of spiritual gifts to have spiritual strength and unity against our enemy through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Explore our podcast episodes and find resources at areyoureal.org.