| Do Not Quench The Spirit – Part 3


5 January 2022

Do Not Quench The Spirit – Part 3

 

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 3 – 1 Cor. 12:14 – The individual member and its function do not define the body; the body gives context to the individual member.  Your specific gifting does not define you; Christ defines you!  TMB.  The body of Christ is made up of individuals and we all have a role to play.  When it comes to our gifts many times people allow their gifting to define who they are rather than Christ in them.  As we grow in our understanding of flowing in the gifts of the Spirit, we must emphasize our identity in Christ before our giftings in order to avoid error.  We prayer you are blessed by this truth.