“spiritual gifts” is Greek word pneumatikone which is not just “gifts” but all things spiritual. The actual words for
Phillips: “spiritual matters”
Paul is talking not just about spiritual gifts but about spiritual matter, the spiritual realm, the supernatural realm.
As Christians, we believe that there is another realm beyond the visible world around us. It is the realm of the supernatural.
Why we need to understand the spiritual realm because...
All spiritual blessings. Tense of verb.
Contend for healing because it is already there in the realm of heaven.
“on earth as it is in heaven”
The Book of Revelation – John the Revelator sees things happening on earth and he see things happening in the heavens. They are tied together, but the natural eye can’t see it.
Daniel 10. Daniel is praying and he sees a vision of warfare in the heavens. That warfare has taken 21 days as Michael the archangel fought against something called the spirit prince over the kingdom of Persia.