1 Corinthians 12:11 (NKJV) But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
Aarav had always wanted to walk in the prophetic gifts because he had seen the benefits firsthand. He always assumed he had received the [baptism of the] Holy Spirit, but through diligent study of the word, he realized he was not yet baptized in the Holy Spirit because he saw from scripture that everyone who was baptized knew for sure that they had received the Holy Spirit. But he wasn’t sure.
Aarav was invited to attend an interdenominational Holy Ghost all-night prayer meeting. He decided to participate in this meeting because he was told that people received the baptism of the Holy Spirit there. During the meeting, the minister of God invited all those who wanted to receive the Holy Ghost to come forward to be ministered to. As soon as the minister laid his hand on Aarav’s head, Aarav felt great power come upon him that made his body quiver. The next thing he could remember was that he started speaking in tongues and prophesying. That was the day Aarav received the spiritual gifts of tongues and prophesy. With time, he observed that he now had the gift of “discerning of spirits” and the ability to know things supernaturally (word of knowledge).
Spiritual gifts are distributed by the Holy Spirit as He wills. The Holy Spirit not only gives us spiritual gifts, but He is also the one who powers (or works) them. So walking in communion with the Holy Spirit is the key to walking and excelling in your spiritual gifts. Receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit is key to receiving spiritual gifts.
Go into today remembering that God wants you to walk in spiritual gifts so you can be more fruitful.
Prayer: Ask the Lord to deliver you from everything that hinders your communion with the Holy Spirit.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi
Yearly Bible Reading: Song of Solomon 3-4Audio Bible credit: Bible Experience, Zondervan
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