21 December 2021
Do Not Quench The Spirit – Part 2
The Scriptures tell us in 1 Corinthians 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant. In 1 Thessalonians 5:19 – 21 we are told, “Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good.” From these passages of Scripture, we can readily see that the Lord does not want us to be in the dark when it comes the ministry of the Holy Spirit in His church today. Jesus told us in the book of John 14:16-18 that He would be leaving but that He would send us another helper, the Holy Spirit. Many in the church today do not understand the operation of the Holy Spirit. In this series we are going to discover from the Scriptures the importance of a Holy Spirit filled church. A church that has knowledge of the gifts of the Spirit. A church that lives in intimate fellowship with the Holy Spirit and senses His promptings in ministering to the church and the world around them. Let’s come together and desire, discover, and develop in the giftings of the Holy Spirit.
Part 2 – In this message we discuss the diversity of the manifestations of the Holy Spirit with the reality that they all come from one source. The Lord loves diversity but not at the expense of unity. Understanding this then helps us to flow with the Holy Spirit in maturity. When it comes to the move of the Holy Spirit God does not require perfection but He is looking for people who are growing and correctable.