Hearing Gods Voice In Christ: Gifts of the Spirit – Vocal Gifts

By , 14 January 2013

When the Holy Spirit moves upon us with His vocal gifts we can make evident God’s specific word for our time and place.


How to Hear God’s Voice—In Christ – Facilitator Manual, Main Principle for Lesson 12

We can associate the vocal gifts with the mouth. With the vocal gifts the Holy Spirit moves upon you, giving you something to speak out.

Vocal Gifts Include:

Prophecy, The Gift of Tongues, Interpretation of Tongues

Gift of Prophecy:

“The gift of prophecy is speaking under the direct supernatural influence of the Holy Spirit. It is becoming God’s mouthpiece, to verbalize His words as the Spirit directs. The word ‘prophecy’ used in 1 Corinthians 12:10 is the Greek word ‘propheteia,’ and means ‘speaking forth the mind and counsel of God.’ It is inseparable in its New Testament usage with the concept of direct inspiration of the Spirit.”

Purpose of Prophecy:

  • Strengthening
  • Encouragement
  • Comfort
Prophecy can be judged by the following:

  1. The Word of God—Most importantly, does it agree with Scripture? (1 Corinthians 14:37).
  2. The witness of the Spirit—Does the Holy Spirit inside of you agree? (1 John 2:27).
  3. Testing the spirits—What is the source of the prophecy? Are you dealing with an evil spirit?
    Are you dealing with a human spirit? Is this the Holy Spirit speaking? “. . . test the spirits to see whether they are from god, because many false prophets have gone out into the world” 1 John 4:1. It is appropriate for the gift of discerning of spirits to be in operation as the vocal gifts are manifested.

Supporting Principles From scripture:

1 Corinthians 14
Luke 2:25–35
Acts 2:1–12
Daniel 5

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