Friday, October 01 2021
There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all. I Corinthians 12:4-7
The glorious gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to those who have been baptized in Him, born again, and washed in the blood of Jesus. They are to be used specifically when the saints assemble together to worship God and to praise His holy name! This time is an intimate time of Koinonia or fellowship, reserved for believers!
Unbelievers are not forbidden to enter, but it should not be encouraged because of unbelief that could quench the moving of the Spirit. It would be like making love to your spouse and inviting the neighbors in to watch! This is the time we come together in the Spirit to exercise our gifts and build up one another as the Holy Spirit moves among us.
Do you see what we have all missed when we assemble every week and listen to a man give a message, sing a few songs, write a check and go home without anyone able to exercise their God-given gifts to the rest of the body? It is a tragedy to miss out on the glorious ministry of the Holy Spirit among His people!
But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. I Corinthians 12:11