Listen to this sermon to hear the difference between the gifts of the Spirit, the administrations, and the operations of the Spirit found in I Cor. 12. Everything God has for you, He wants to minister through you. The manifestation of the Spirit will profit you. Giving, praying, and fasting will bring a manifestation and open up the realm of the Spirit to you.
Are we all to move in the Spirit? According to I Cor. 12:7 “the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.” The manifestation of the Spirit can save your life and bring profit to you in many ways. Listen as Pastor Dale teaches on moving in the gifts of the Spirit, compassion and love, and desiring the gifts in your life.
We are a spirit living in a body and having a soul. One of those three parts can overpower the other parts. Your spirit is your “real you” and was designed to control you. Your mind is to assist the Spirit in you, but God speaks to your spirit. Read Heb. 4:12, Matt. 15:19, Romans 8:13-14, and Prov. 20:27.
Listen how a person can hinder or cooperate with the gifts of the Spirit. Think how Peter changed after being baptized and endued with power from the Holy Spirit. Pastor Dale tells about an experience when he missed “it” by not giving an interpretation to a tongue. God will bless you when you are in the place He wants you, and then He will trust you with the gifts of the Spirit.
He preaches that the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all. The five-fold ministry, miracles, gifts of healings, helps, administrations, and varieties of tongues are to equip the Body in the ministry of reconciliation, to do the works of Jesus and even greater ones, and to have dominion over what God has made. Each one of us is to have dominion over his or her own body and not be conformed to this world.
Covet the best gifts, which is whatever gift you need. Love of God is more excellent than coveting the gifts of the Spirit (I Cor. 12:31). Whatever we do to serve, we do because we love Jesus. It’s the love of Jesus that will compel you to pray. Serve because you love God.
Satan and religion fight a move of God. We need to protect the gifts of the Spirit and keeps ourselves from pride by running from fame just as Jesus did.
Text: 1 Corinthians 12:1-9. Paul must have thought that the gifts of the Spirit are important in that he wrote three chapters about them. He did not want the Body of Christ to be ignorant, lacking knowledge, of them but He wanted us to be informed to the point of operating in them. The dumb idols referred to in this passage are gods which do not speak. God speaks! The gifts of the Spirit are one way He manifests. The Holy Spirit will inspire you to speak. He is a now God. There are different ministries and gifts. Apostle Dale explained that Jesus is over the ministries (for example: prophet), and the Spirit is over the gifts (prophecy). The gifts are good. Respect all of the gifts of the Spirit. The gifts are not of flesh, talent, or experience but are of the Holy Spirit. Be more available to the Spirit. The gifts are given as He wills. Ask Him, “What do You want me to do?” The closer we are to Him, the more the gifts manifest. Apostle Dale told of a time he was not prepared to be going into a foreign country, so he did not have his passport with him. The Lord made him invisible when he went into and out of the country. The gospel serves His purpose. Years ago Apostle Dale’s mother’s back went out on her. She was healed when a Spirit-filled man ministered to her. She also was filled with the Spirit. If the gift of the Holy Spirit would not have manifested, she would not have been saved, healed, and filled, and all that Apostle Dale and CWI are doing would not have happened. One gift of the Spirit is still working in many people’s lives. If God asks you to do something, do it and expect a miracle.