LOVE TABERNACLE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
The Trinity's Gifts
Explanation of the Trinity
The Godhead (Acts 17:29, Rm 1:20, Col 2:9) is made up of three persons,
Concerning their names:
- the Father - Jehovah,
- the Son - Jesus the Christ (i.e., Jehoshua the Mashiyach), and
- the Holy Spirit.
- In the old testament, Jehovah's
name is stated 6209 times and is translated LORD (with all caps).
This is more than twice the number of times that Elohim (Hebrew for
God) is stated. Jehovah wanted his people to know that He is God,
not some other god by some other name. Yet today, most christians
could not tell you the name of God the Father if you asked them.
most christians are not aware that the Christ's (i.e., greek word
meaning "the anointed one", same as the hebrew word Mashiyach
(translated Messiah) means, anointed with the Holy Spirit and power)
name is Jehoshua (meaning "Jehovah is
Salvation"), and is sometimes shorted incorrectly as Yeshua. This
is the same name that King James translates as Joshua in the old
testament (similar sound). The greek word for Jehoshua is Ieesou,
which is translated Jesus in the King James.
We are sent out in all the world in their name:
- Also, the Holy Spirit was
sometimes translated by the King James as "Holy Ghost". However,
the word translated Spirit/Ghost is always "spirit" in the original
greek of the new testament.
You will notice that it says a single name,
because God is a singular Godhead, in complete unity and oneness with
Himself, yet in three persons. This has been revealed ever since
the beginning of scripture:
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
(see 2 Cor 13:14, 1 John 5:7)
We see all three persons at the beginning, the Father speaking, the Word (Jesus) (John 1:1-3, 1 John 1:1-3, Heb 1:1-3) being spoken, and the Holy Spirit moving upon the waters. The word spirit means literally forced breath; we see God willfully forcing His breath out, which carries His Word and power, to accomplish His purpose in the earth (see Job 33:4, Ps 104:30, Luke 1:35).
the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was
without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And
the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God
said, Let there be light: and there was light.
The word God in Gen 1:1 is Elohim. It is a singular word implying multiple individuals acting as one entity.
- An example would be the word troop.
When we say here comes a troop, we know that there is more than one
person in the whole unit, but we understand from the word that they are
acting as one unit. If we said troops, then we would understand that they were not acting in unity with each other.
is God. Each of the Trinity has a spirit, a soul, and a body
(i.e., the Father and Holy Spirit have a spiritual body).
However, what makes them one God is that their Spirit is one Spiritual
essence. That Spiritual essence is agape love. Agape is
the greek word for the god kind of love, which is based upon a choice
(a covenant) and willing to lay down His life for you. As H2O is always H2O, no matter the form, so is the God Elohim is always agape love.
- Another way to understand the Trinity is to look at H2O,
which we normally think of as water. However, it also comes
as steam with much power and force for performing work, and it comes as
ice with the ability to refresh and to keep. But while the form
changes, the molecule of H2O never changes.
What makes man unique in all creation is that we were created in Elohim's image (Gen 1:26) and of the same spiritual essence(Gen 2:7). What is (a) man? Created in God's image? A man of love, created to agape.
The Trinity always works in (and are in) total agreement and
unity. God is a covenant speaking God, always speaks in covenant
terms, even among Elohim (Himself).
Plan of the Ages
God formed a plan, the Plan of the Ages, before anything was
created. God the Father formed a plan and presented it to the Son
and Holy Spirit, because whatever They do, They do in total agreement
and in covenant.
Proof of plan:
Rev 4:11 all things created for His pleasure
A plan that was hidden in the old testament, that even the angels did not know about:
1 Pet 1:18-20 Jesus crucified before foundations of the world
Prov 16:4 God has made all things for Himself
1 Pet 1:9-12 ~ prophets trying to tell time, angels desire to see
For what purpose:
Eph 3:9-11 ~ hid, according to the eternal purpose, in Christ
That Jesus should be the first-born among many brethern. For God's pleasure thru His good purpose. For God's glory.
as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we
should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having
predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to
himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of
the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated
according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the
counsel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of his glory,
who first trusted in Christ.
God the Father is not a selfish God. He seeks to bless. As
a loving Father, He sought to leave His Son an inheritance. As a
mature Father, He sought to have His Son grow up and subdue it Himself.
Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Colos 1:18 -19
the Plan of the Ages was for the Son's sake, to the glory of the
Father. This included the fall of angels, of man, and the
crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. So that we might be
brothers of Jesus Christ, going thru the cross with Him, unto His glory
and reign. Praise God forever more!
he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the
firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the
preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness
The Working of the Trinity
There is a specific order (Matt 28:19, 1 Cor 13:13) of authority and work in the Trinity. The Father is the greatest (John 8:42, 14:28),
Jesus sat down in His throne and was given dominion, and the Holy
Spirit is performing the transformation work with you (preferring Jesus
to Himself, which is love). While each member of the Trinity is
equal with each other (Phil 2:5),
God is not the author of confusion. Without a level of authority
and system of work responsibilities, there is always confusion.
1 Cor 12:4-6
The Trinity works much like a cooperation:
v4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
v5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
v6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
Father (God in verse 6) is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who
decides what the company's line of business is, and generally how it is
going to accomplish it. He makes the plan and sets the direction.
(Lord in verse 5) works as the administrator or mediator and head over
all things. His job is to see that the actual plan or goals are
Holy Spirit (Spirit in verse 4) acts as a first line supervisor, or
your immediate boss. He recruits for the company, trains you, equips
you with the necessary tools (gifts), and supervises and directs your
The Three Sets of Gifts
Elohim God has setup the working of the kingdom and the spirit realm,
as it pleased Him to do, according to the purpose and plan of the ages,
as reflected above in the working of the Trinity.
Specifically, God setup three sets of gifts to assist in the working of the Kingdom:
- You will notice that the Motivational gifts in Romans 12:3-8 are given by God the Father to motivate you to work in the company to help accomplish the overall plan.
- The Five Fold Ministry gifts in Eph 4:8-16 are given by Jesus. The five fold perform the administration work of equipping and training the Body to go forth with the gospel.
gifts are an impartation of the grace (i.e., capability) of God.
Every ministry gift is a gift of giving. Giving out what God
places in you. The gift of healing is not for the possessor of
the gift, but for those to whom he ministers. The gift of prophet
or apostle is not for the possessor to receive those ministries, but to
dispense or distribute as the Spirit of God directs. God gives
gifts to the church. He stores those gifts in chosen reservoirs
(divinely selected ones) so that the gifts may flow out of them to
touch His people as He directs. The gift is not theirs, they are
but an executor of God's will, manifesting the gifts of God as the
Spirit of God directs.
- The Charismatic gifts in 1 Cor 12:7-11 are given by the Holy Spirit to equip the believer with the necessary tools to do the actual work.
God the Father gives a subset of the seven motivation gifts to a
believer at the time of re-birth (i.e., receiving Jesus as Lord and
a believer may operate or work at some level any or all of these seven
areas, at least one or more of these gifts will bring great satisfaction when
it is done. By being satisfied or happy or feeling fulfilled, the
believer will return again and again to be active in that area.
That is, the satisfaction motives the believer to be involved in the
work of the Kingdom.
I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you,
not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to
think soberly, according as God hath
dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in
one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many,
are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having
then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us,
whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
This is why it is very important to teach believers about the motivational gifts, have them take a survey to
identify their gifting(s), and make room for them to work their
gifting(s) in the church and Kingdom... so that they will be happy,
fulfilled and productive. Otherwise, they will be bored, unhappy,
frustrated and much less fruitful in the Kingdom.
Five Fold Ministry Gifts
While every believer is a priest (1 Pet 2:5,9; Rev 1:6, 5:10, 20:6) to those they come in contact with during their normal lives (that is, you are a priest to
(1) intercede to God on their behalf,
while every believer has the ministry of reconciliation as an ambassador of Christ (2 Cor 5:18-20),
there is a special grace of ministry that the Lord Jesus Christ gives
to some believers (not all believers), specifically the five offices or
(2) make up the hedge of protection to keep the devil and destruction away from them, and
(3) minister / speak to the people on behalf of God),
(1) an apostle,
(4) pastor, and
is what we call the "five fold" ministry. They are Jesus'
spiritual administration of the company. The purpose of this
ministry is to train the rest of the Body of Christ to go do the work of the ministry.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
the original greek, there are no punctuation marks. While the
King James translated it with punctuation as above, it should be a
purpose state saying "he gave some... for the perfecting (maturing) of
the saints for the work of the ministry (of reconciliation) for the
edifying (building up) of the body of Christ". Most people think
that the five fold is the only ministry, call them "ministers", and
expect them to do all the work, while they "lay" around doing nothing
(and are unhappy and frustrated doing it). That is wrong.
the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the
edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the
faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto
the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Quit expecting your pastor or "minister" to do everything, and get in
the battle yourself, and fulfill the calling of God on your life.
Heal the sick, raise the dead, get people born-again, and baptized with
the Holy Spirit, empowered and activated for their priesthood, in
Jesus' name. So be it.
The Holy Spirit gives a subset of the nine charismatic gifts to a
believer at the time of receiving the "baptism with the Holy Spirit",
evidenced by speaking in a new personal prayer language of
"tongues". That is, charis is the greek word for grace, and charisma is
a grace gift. Therefore, these are grace gifts of the Holy
Spirit. They are an divine impartation of the capability and
power of God into your live.
1 Cor 12:8-11
While they only manifest as the Holy Spirit wills, what wills Him to manifest is "faith which works by love" (Gal 5:6).
If you find you are having a hard time getting the anointing or gifts
to manifest (i.e., getting the Holy Spirit to move), then reach out in
the spirit realm and surround the person you are ministering to with
love, and watch the Spirit flow.
For to one is given by the Spirit the
word of wisdom; to another the
word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another
faith by the same Spirit; to another the
gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the
working of miracles; to another
prophecy; to another
discerning of spirits; to another
divers kinds of tongues; to another the
interpretation of tongues:
But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
We will be teaching on these three sets of gifts, in detail, in the coming classes.