these shall he do, because I go unto My Father." For having so gone back to Heaven, the Lord was to receive the Holy Spirit and send Him to His Church. Even the Corinthian Church, which was so lacking in goodness that Paul hesitated to pay them a second visit, yet came behind in no Gift (1 Cor. 1:7), for it is faith not merit, which is the basis of our standing with God: if we can believe, all things are possible to him that believeth (Mark 11:20-24). The difference between Pentecostal Assemblies and other Christian bodies lies, not in superior consecration—no one could hope to be more consecrated than the C.I.M. or W.E.C.—but in our ability to believe for the miraculous gifts of the Spirit; where this is lacking our advantages are gone and we may be, and often are, less successful in God's service than our brethren. But where these gifts are being manifested, as in the ministries of Branham, Osborn, Bhengu and many others, and in the Churches of the C.E.M., there the Gospel, being miraculously attested is far more readily received, and the powers of darkness more decisively defeated.
Returning now to our consideration of the six remaining Gifts of the Spirit, we shall find that in all but one, i.e. Faith, there is a question of translation to be considered first. The R.V. corrects the A.V. in three instances, giving us Gifts of Healings, workings of miracles, and discernings of spirits. In other words, there is no such thing as the ability to heal or work miracles or discern spirits at will, but each healing, miracle, or discerning of a spirit is a separate gift according to the will of the Spirit. Then also the Greek says, not The Word of Wisdom or The Word of Knowledge but A Word