HOLY SPIRIT VOLUME 4 (PART 7): LIVE THE GIFT
1 Corinthians 1:7-10 KJV
 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:  Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.  Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
– You can’t separate the spirit of grace from the Gifts of the Spirit…they are one in the same.
– A gift is not something you earn.
John 1:17 KJV
 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
1] The gifts and grace of God are only available through One —Jesus.
– Grace is when you receive something that you did not deserve.
– Mercy is when you don’t receive something you did deserve.
Romans 6:23 KJV
 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 5:17 KJV
 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
NOTE: Jesus Christ is the avenue that we receive God’s Grace.
Galatians 2:20-21 KJV
 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.  I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
The word frustrate mean neutralize.
2] The gifts and grace of God can only operate in a one kind of person —one who is humble and poor in spirit.
James 4:6 KJV
 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
1 Peter 5:5 KJV
 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
NOTE: Don’t put a ceiling on your life by walking in pride.
1 Peter 5:6-8 KJV
 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
NOTE: The gifts and calling of God are without repentance
3] The gifts and grace of God are received by faith.
Ephesians 2:1-10 KJV
 And you hath he quickened , who were dead in trespasses and sins;  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:  Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.  But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:  That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast.  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
NOTE: Relinquish yourself to be affective!!
4] The gifts and grace of God are carried out by the Holy Spirit.
Hebrews 10:29 KJV
 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
NOTE: Be a conduit of the grace of God!!