About Sign Gifts of the Holy Spirit

      Speaking in tongues is a spiritual gift using which a person is able to speak a language that he does not know in order to minister to someone who does speak that language. This gift was given at a specific period in Church history for a specific purpose, that is, as a sign for unbelievers to believe. This gift serves no purpose to a believer who cannot understand the particular tongue. This gift (along with other sign gifts) has ceased to be given by the Lord. The Lord distributes the other gifts to believers so that they can use it to edify other believers. Speaking in tongues does not edify in any way unless the tongue is interpreted.

1 Corinthians 12:30; 1 Corinthians 13:8; 1 Corinthians 14:22; John 20:30-31; Joshua 5:11-12

 

      Healing gift is a spiritual or supernatural gift through which the recipient of the gift is able to exercise the gift at his will for the purpose of completely curing a person of his/her physical sickness in the name of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. The objective of this gift was not to make Christians diseases-free. The only purpose of this gift was as a sign for unbelievers to believe in the Lord.

Acts 9:42; Acts 14:3; 2 Timothy 4:20; James 5:14-16

 

      The gift of miracles is a spiritual gift by which natural men were able to perform supernatural acts by the power of God. They were used to authenticate that the message and ministry of the Lord and His apostles were from God. Right now, we have the prophetic word made more sure—the complete revelation of God in written form—which is sufficient for all doctrine and practice. The only miracle that happens these days is ungodly, wicked, obstinate enemies of God being converted into slaves of Jesus Christ by the preaching of the gospel.

Mark 2:8-12; Acts 14:3; Hebrews 2:3-4

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