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Strong Evidence: The Gifts of the Spirit

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Strong Evidence: The Gifts of the Spirit

Paul gives us a list of the Gifts of the Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12. The Spirit’s gifts are; word of wisdom, word of knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discernment of spirits, tongues and interpretation of tongues.

The whole focus of that passage in 1 Corinthians 12 is the proper use of the Spirit’s gifts within the Body of Christ in ministry to the Body. We often relegate the function of these Spirit gifts only in the context of the church and body ministry. But I am convinced there are people who are filled with the Spirit and blessed with gifts of the Spirit at times they are completely unaware of.

When you are filled with the Spirit there will be times the gift of discernment comes upon you, and it rises up within you and says, “Don’t make this business deal with them!” And you feel something in the pit of your stomach that words cannot express and no person told you, but the person of the Holy Spirit guided you away from a bad situation.

Kids, you have to trust that your mom and dad if they’re filled with the Spirit, and at times will know things about one of your friends that no one else told them, but the Spirit did! Trust their ability to hear God’s Spirit on your behalf!

My wife, Dorene used to tell our son, Drew, “Tell me now, or the Spirit will tell me later!”


You can listen to the complete message here.


About Ron Bontrager

Lead Pastor of Lakeview Church in Indianapolis.

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