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1024 – The Gift of Faith 信心的恩赐

The gift of faith is a supernatural endowment of faith to fulfil an impossible task which you could not do otherwise. Doubt and fear are absent when someone operates in the gift of faith because it is a supernatural endowment for that moment to receive a miracle.

It is the supernatural ability to believe God without doubt, to combat unbelief and to meet adverse circumstances with trust in God’s message and words.

The Christian life is a lifestyle of faith. In fact, the Bible teaches us:

Hebrews (NKJV) 11:1, 6 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen….But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Therefore, the topic on faith is very foundational yet difficult to grasp and practise because we are so used to seeing is believing. We have a very logical mind. During the enlightenment period, people have been taught to rationalise away the supernatural as long as it doesn’t make sense to the mind. The unfortunate thing is the mind normally does not understand the things of the Spirit or the supernatural because it is spiritually discerned.

When someone has the gift of faith which is a supernatural gift then it is a kind of faith given to a believer so that he might receive miracles. It supersedes reasoning or facts that one is facing because it is operating in the gift of faith. This gift of faith is where God works through the person to work the miracle which he could not normally do. This faith is unlimited because God is the source! The gift of faith expects a miracle and is able to receive a miracle on behalf of the recipients.

We need to differentiate the gift of faith from the kind of faith that comes with spiritual growth when we listen to the Word of God. If we do not differentiate between them, then it will cause people to stumble if we presume or assume that we have that kind of level of faith to do something when we don’t.

There are many sceptics when some bold visions and statements are made in church, but we should believe with the leader if it is genuine especially when the leader has been tried and tested. Sometimes that same bold vision can be of God while others might just be the work of the flesh.

NOT everyone has the gift of faith BUT everyone is given a measure of faith that can be developed from little faith to strong faith. Therefore, the few who have the gift of faith should not be proud, impatient or even chide the rest for not having faith because the gift of faith that they have for certain projects is given by God, whereas the rest will have to grow their faith through listening to the Word.

Sermon Series: CG Campaign – Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow (Part 5)


信心的恩赐

信心的恩赐是一种超自然的信仰天赋,为完成那你无法完成的不可能的任务。当人凭信心的恩赐行事时,就不会有怀疑和恐惧,因为获得奇迹的那一刻就是超自然的天赋。

超自然的能力就是:能毫无懐疑的相信神,并相信神的信息和话语,与不信作争战、应付不利的情况。

基督徒的生活是信心的生活方式。实际上,圣经教导我们:

希伯来书 11:1,6 信就是所望之事的实底,是未见之事的确据。……人非有信,就不能得 神的喜悦;因为到 神面前来的人必须信有 神,且信他赏赐那寻求他的人。

因此,信心的话题是非常根本的,却又很难把握和实践,因为我们已经习惯了相信眼见为实。我们有个非常逻辑性的头脑。在启蒙时期,人们被教导:只要超自然对思想是不合理的,就去把它合理化。不幸的是我们的头脑通常不理解圣灵或超自然的事物,因为它是灵裡辨别的。

当一个人拥有信心的恩赐—这一超自然的恩赐时,就是给予了信徒可能获得奇迹的信心;它取代了属世的推理和事实,因为是凭信心的恩赐而行的。信心的恩赐就是神透过人来做工,而创造出此人通常做不到的奇迹。这种信心是无限的,因为神是源头!信心的恩赐是期待奇迹,并代表接受者接接受奇迹。

当我们听神的话语时,我们需要将这个信心的恩赐和属灵成长所带来的信心区别开来
。如果我们不区分它们,可能会假定或假设我们具有这种信心水平去做事,就会让人跌倒。

当教会发表一些大胆的异象和陈述时,会有许多怀疑者,但对于是否名符其实,我们应当相信领袖,尤其是领袖已经过尝试和察验。有时,同样大胆的异象是来自于神的,而其他的异象可能仅是来自肉体的。

并不是每个人都有信心的恩赐,但每个人都被赋予一定程度的信心,可以从一点点的信心发展到坚定的信心。因此,少数有信心恩赐的人不应该骄傲、不耐烦,甚至指责其他人没有信心,因为他们为某些项目所拥有的信心的恩赐是神赐予的,而别人则必须通过听道来增长自己的信心。

讲章系列:细胞小组活动:教会通过属灵恩赐得以成长 (5)