Every true child of God has a spiritual gift!
“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal…… to another prophecy…..” 1 Corinthians 12:7,10.
Many years ago, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit was rampant in the Body of Jesus Christ and is often accompanied by the distribution of spiritual gifts.
One of the common gift was the gift of prophecy!
This gift is often triggered during the session, marked out for worship in our local assemblies.
The gift wasn’t administered by the pastor, but members of the body, the laymen as they are often called!
Burdens were lifted, weights weighing God’s people down dropped, faith rejuvenated, as the people heard God speaking through a vessel who had no idea of what they were going through, speak comforting, encouraging, edifying word’s that meets their moments.
Oh yes, talk about encouragments, comfort by the Spirit of God, you talk about prophecy!
Some of you reading here knew the times I am referring to.
I saw those times….. I also saw the corruption of that move and how it came.
People were told, God will give you the spiritual gifts you desire. Another factor was people gossiping about one another, making a caricature of others, and those with this gift, used it as a weapon against the talked about.
God does not give spiritual gifts as you desire, per se, but as He wills!
The pursuit must not be the gift, but the Holy Spirit!
When you have Him in you, He comes in with the whole gifts, and like an automatic automobile, He changes the gear for the speed.
What happened to the gift of prophecy?
Where are the days when laymen/ women prophesied?
The answer to this question is, How can they prophecy without the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
Thank God for the people baptised in water…. but why can’t we take them into the liquid fiery river where Jesus baptises with the Holy Ghost and Fire?
Oh, one of His missions is to set the earth and men on fire for Him…. Let’s quickly recover it!
~ by Mark Cyril
Author, teacher, motivational and conference speaker, Pastor Mark Cyril is the international President of CYRIL MARK WORLD EVANGELISM – an independent ministry taking the message of the cross across the Nations turning many in their numbers to salvation through Jesus Christ. He is also the Senior Pastor of Revelation Apostolic Community; an apostolic and Prophetic Word based ministry in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria – West Africa.