Arlington Renewal – Deacon Marques Silva – Charism/Spiritual Gifts

Introduction

Catholic Diocese of Arlington is a Catholic Charismatic Church in Arlington, Virginia.

 

Benedict XVI: God Is Faithful But Surprising….

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Videos

  1. Gifts of Words of Knowledge and Wisdom
    • Published On :- 2014-June-21st
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  2. The Gift of Prophecy
    • Published On :- 2014-June-21st
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  3. Gift on Tongue & Interpretation
    • Published On :-2014-June-20th
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Indepth

Gifts of Knowledge and Wisdom

  1. Definition
    1. Word of Wisdom
      • God enlightening a person and allows the person to know how to best handle a given situation
  2. Revelation
    • Types of Revelations
      • Divine Revelation
        • Prophetic Word
        • Encourage a Community
          • A lot of us have very good prayer time and we hear the Lord speaking to and for us
          • And, God gives us words to share with other people, but we do not want to give a word to other people that we have been praying for
          • If you have a healthy prayer life, you are supposed to be able to start speaking for/to other people
    • Lord is bringing something to Light
  3. Wisdom
    • Natural
      • Accumulate from own Life experiences
      • Lived experience, Lived Wisdom
      • Negatives
        • Insufficient
          • Sometimes our lived experience will not be enough
          • The way to we tackle live may not be enough to help those we love
          • Darkened by Original Sin
        • Dangerous
          • Little knowledge sometimes hurt us
      • Confession
        • Confession helps clear us out
    • Spiritual Wisdom
      • Scripture
      • Church Teaching
        • How she teaches it
        • Hard Study
        • Great deal of prayer
        • Clergy
        • Ecumenucal that we work with
      • Applied Knowledge
        • Study of not only Scripture, but Church Teaching, and also Gifts
    • Word of Wisdom
      • God’s Power breaking in
        • Solomon and the two mothers
      • Parables
        • Confuse people
        • Jesus spoke truthfully and openly until he was accused of being Satan
        • Difference
          • Public :- Parables
          • Private :- Open Words
      • Blindness
        • Isaiah 6
          • I will make you a mouthpiece
            • “Make the heart of this people dull,
              And their ears heavy,
              And shut their eyes;
              Lest they see with their eyes,
              And hear with their ears,
              And understand with their heart,
              And return and be healed.” – Isaiah 6:10
        • Jeremiah
          • Hear this now, O foolish people,
            Without understanding,
            Who have eyes and see not,
            And who have ears and hear not – Jeremiah 5:21
        • Ezekiel
          • “Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, which has eyes to see but does not see, and ears to hear but does not hear; for they are a rebellious house.”  – Ezekiel 12:2
        • Jesus/Matthew
          • For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
            Their ears are hard of hearing,
            And their eyes they have closed,
            Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
            Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
            So that I should heal them.’ – Matthew 13:15
    • Responsibility
      • You have to present something to them to get them out of that situation
  4. Worldly Wisdom
    1. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”
      ( 1 Corinthians 1:19  )
    2. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness.”
      ( 1 Corinthians 3:19  )
  5. Sin darkens the Intellect, and dumbs the will
    • Since Original Sin, our decision making has been set back
    • Gave themselves over to perverted acts
      • Romans 1:24
      • Romans 1:27
      • Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
        ( Colossians 3:5 )
  6. Requirements
    • Just because you have a prophetic word, just because you have a word of knowledge does not mean you have to say it
    • It does mean it is for that moment
      • Lord should I say it now
    • Is this the audience to deliver it to
    • I am so glad that the Lord is using it, but I need you to expand it
  7. Timing
    • In 1988, the Lord gave me a word for a good friend
      • The Lord said to hold it, and that she will call you
      • 12 years later she called
      • And, it was a very specific word for that moment ( 12 years later )
  8. Prophet
    •  Daniel
      • 400 years
    • Isaiah
      • 1000 years
  9. Coupled with
    • Word of Knowledge
    • Word of Prophecy
  10. Taking Care
    • Grace how to reveal insight
      • Is it for today, is it for this person, how do I say it
    • Nuances
      • Is it to be acted out
    • How to pray for that person
      • Open our hearts so that we can act it out
    • Let me become this word first before I speak it
    • Avoiding Dangers
  11. Holiness
    • Confession matters
    • Holiness matters
    • Culture matters

 

Words of Wisdom

  • You never minister alone
  • Ministry is personal, never private
  • Is it possible to give it in the form of a question
    • Give the person a out
    • I am still learning
  • Never minister opposite sex alone
    • Give comfort
    • Very precise
  • You need an advocate for the other person
  • Don’t let outsiders minister
    • Words of knowledge and occult knowledge are very similar and mimic each other
    • Form relationships with them
    • Know how they live their lives
    • People do
    • relatively balance
    • Do they have a good prayer live
    • baseline on where the other person is
    • To be able to properly weigh God’s word
      • Know them
      • Know their lives
    • Protect people
  • Jesus at the Well  ( John 4 )
    • Not there to speak to the person, but to the person’s heart
      • Repairer of the Breach ( Isaiah 58:12 )
  • Solitude
    • To increase gift, isolate yourself
  • Prayer
    • Pray that God can reveal things to you
    • And, lay bare my heart so that I can help others
  • When God uses us
    • When God uses us, he uses by context
    • The things that we are taken in
  • Leadership
    • Make prophetic people your best friend
    • So that you can correct and shepherd them
    • And, they will in-turn grow

Gifts of Tongue & Interpretation

  1. Ministry happens within a family
  2. Can not exceed what is written
  3. Pray for the ones you need, not the ones you like

 

 

Additional Materials

  1. Prophecy
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  2. Word of Knowledge
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