Don’t Misunderstand the Gifts!

“Now, dear brothers and sisters, regarding your question about the special abilities the Spirit gives us. I don’t want you to misunderstand this.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭NLT

‬‬ When it comes to the gifts of the Spirit it seems that misunderstanding is the name of the game.

Though we have had 2000 years of expression in the church, we still have a tremendous amount of misunderstanding about the special abilities of the Holy Spirit.

I am more passionate than ever before to see the gifts of the spirit in operation.

They are the glorious avenue by which the Spirit draws unbelievers to the cross of Jesus and ministers to those already in the body of Christ. Who doesn’t like a gift? The question is whether or not it is given in the appropriate manner and is applicable to the person who receives it.

Because of lack of training, many people have misappropriated the gifts and turned the majority of Christians off. What a tragedy!

Takeaway:

We need the gifts of the Spirit more than ever before!

Don’t allow a bad experience or the weirdness of someone untrained to deter you from pursuing the Spirit using you to manifest his wonderful gifts.

http://bible.com/116/1co.12.1.nlt