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1 powerpoint presentation designed by claro ruiz vicente Adult Bible Study Guide Jan Feb Mar 2009 Adult Bible Study Guide Jan Feb Mar 2009

2 Dear User … This PowerPoint Show is freely shared to all who may find it beneficial. While intended primarily for personal use, some find it useful for teaching the lesson in church. There are those, however, who add illustrations, change background, adjust font size, etc. While their intention may be good, this is not right. Slide #1 says “designed by claro ruiz vicente.” For honest Christians, it is not necessary for another’s creation to be copyrighted in order to be respected. PLEASE USE AS IS. The Prophetic Gift An Appeal

3 Contributor Gerhard Pfandl Principal Contributor

4 The Prophetic Gift Contents 1. Heaven’s Means of COMMUNICATION 2. The Prophetic GIFT 3. SPIRITUAL Gifts and Prophecy 4. The Gift of Prophecy and God’s REMNANT Church 5. The INSPIRATION of the Prophets 6. TESTING the Prophets 7. The WORK of the Prophets 8. The AUTHORITY of the Prophets 9. The INTEGRITY of the Prophets 10. The MESSAGE of the Prophets 11. INTERPRETING the Prophetic Writings 12. The BLESSINGS of the Prophetic Gift 13. CONFIDENCE in the Prophetic Gift

5 The Prophetic Gift Our Goal {5} The real focus is on the Gift-Giver. We’ll learn about the Lord who loves this world so much He gave Himself, in the person of Jesus, as the sacrifice for our sins. That’s the God we serve, and that’s the God we seek to reveal in this quarter’s lessons.

6 The Prophetic Gift Lesson 3, January 17 The Prophetic Gift Lesson 3, January 17

7 Spiritual Gifts and Prophecy Key Text 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 NKJV “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.”

8 Spiritual Gifts and Prophecy Initial Words {33} Seventh-day Adventists believe in the existence of spiritual gifts. As we believe in the gifts of the Spirit, including prophecy, but we also believe that everything should be tested by the Word of God.

9 Spiritual Gifts and Prophecy Quick Look 1. Spiritual Gifts (Ephesians 4:11) 2. Counterfeit Gifts (Matthew 7:22, 23) 3. Gift of Prophecy (1 Corinthians 12:8-10)

10 Spiritual Gifts and Prophecy 1. Spiritual Gifts Ephesians 4:11 NKJV “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers.”

11 1.Spiritual Gifts “Charismata” {34} Spiritual gifts (Greek charismata) are known as spiritual because they originate with the Holy Spirit, who apportions them to each according to His will (1 Cor 12:11). In addition, the Holy Spirit is given to Christians so that they may understand and appreciate these gifts (1 Cor 2:10-13).

12 1.Spiritual Gifts Purposes {34} According to the New Testament, spiritual gifts are given for the completion of the mission entrusted to the church. This includes the nurture and edification of the church, as well as the proclamation of the gospel to the world.

13 1.Spiritual Gifts Two Views Today {36} Some believe that edifying gifts, such as knowledge, wisdom, teaching, exhortation, faith, and mercy, are permanent gifts but the sign gifts, such as prophecy, healing, tongues, and miracles, ceased with the death of the apostles. Other Christians believe that all the spiritual gifts will be present until the Lord comes.

14 Spiritual Gifts and Prophecy 2. Counterfeit Gifts Matthew 7:22, 23 NKJV “ ‘Many will say to Me, “Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?” And then I will declare to them, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!” ’ ”

15 2. Counterfeit Gifts Their Origin {38} By the power of Satan the Egyptians magicians could copy the first two plagues. From the third plague onward, they were unable to counterfeit God’s miracles. (1) Satan can produce miracles that look like the genuine article. (2) Satan can work only within the limit set by God.

16 2. Counterfeit Gifts Their Origin {38} Counterfeit gifts are not just a perversion of the true gifts of God but can be similar manifestations from a different source—Satan 1. Can be done by those professing the name of Jesus. 2. There will be miracles, miraculous signs and wonders, powerful enough to deceive many. 3. Satan is working to do what he can to deceive as many as possible.

17 2. Counterfeit Gifts Gift of Tongues {42} The church in Corinth had problem concerning the use of the gift of tongues (1 Cor 14:1-5). The tongues in 1 Cor 14 are of the same nature as the tongues in the book of Acts (2:1- 11), because the same Greek word glossa is used for tongues in both books. Tongues in both places were the supernatural ability to speak in foreign languages.

18 2. Counterfeit Gifts Gift of Tongues {42} Some understand the gift to apply also to instances in which a person speaking in one language is understood in another language or languages by those listening. In either case, this undoubtedly rules out the common and popular notion of tongues today, in which people babble in unknown languages.

19 Spiritual Gifts and Prophecy 3. The Gift of Prophecy 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 NKJV “For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another … prophecy….

20 3. Gift of Prophecy Predictions {40} Nostradamus predicted the great fire of London of Irish seer Cheiro warned of the drowning of journalist W T Snead who died when the Titanic sank. Jean Dixon published a vision of a Democrat elected president of the United States only to be assassinated in office. That was John Kennedy.

21 3. Gift of Prophecy Predictions {40} How can we account for these exact predictions by people who had little in common with the biblical prophets? The purpose of the prophetic gift is to provide a means of communication between the Creator and His creatures. The emphasis was not on predicting the future but on setting forth what God wanted His people to hear.

22 Christ’s Object Lessons 328 Final Words {44} “The special gifts of the Spirit … includes all gifts and endowments, whether original or acquired, natural or spiritual. All are to be employed in Christ’s service. In becoming His disciples, we surrender ourselves to Him with all that we have. These gifts He returns to us purified and ennobled, to be used for His glory in blessing our fellow men.”


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