Why We Need The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Chapter 6

I am so grateful for the gifts of the Holy Spirit that operate and flow in the church. Too many? Never! Nothing is sweeter than when God has a word specifically for you. There is something about knowing that God loves you so much that He speaks a word to you only. 

And yet when God uses you to flow in the gifts to speak into someone else's life, it is humbling and amazing at the same time. No matter whether you are the receiver or the giver, it is a "supernatural grace divinely imparted by the Spirit of God." 

So beloved friends, withal this in mind, be passionate to prophesy and don't forbid anyone from speaking in tongues, doing all things in a beautiful and orderly way. 

                                                                                                        I Corinthians 14:39-40

These gifts of the Spirit are not optional in the church and are always manifested to edify the "church." These gifts are to always be done "decently and in order." There is a proper way for them to operate in the church. Simple rule, don't interrupt the preaching of the Word. God is not going to interrupt himself to speak. 

The second thing is the Pastor is always in charge. A good rule to follow is go to the Pastor if you feel you have something and run it by them first. Sometimes we have a word for the Church and sometimes it could be for us or a particular person. Either way we learn by using and yielding to the gifts. So continue to seek these gifts to operate in your life.