Desire Spiritual Gifts

September 24: Desire Spiritual Gifts

1 Corinthians 14:31

“For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.”

1 Corinthians 14:1

“Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.”

 

1 Corinthians 14:1 “Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.”

Spiritual gifts are the manifestation of the Spirit of God in utterance, power and revelation as seen in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11. By these gifts, the Spirit God is revealed in the natural for all to hear, see and understand. God wants to manifest Himself in the natural realm. All through history, we see the manifestation of God in the Scriptures, revealing Himself to people in different times and seasons.

Hebrews 1:1-2 tells us “God who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.” When the apostle Paul preached the Gospel to the people at Corinth, he did not do it with the enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and power; that their faith should not stand in the wisdom of man, but in the power of God.

The manifestation of the Spirit in spiritual gifts is the only way to found people’s faith in the power of God, and not in the wisdom of man. Beloved, God did not intend for a separation between the natural and the supernatural. He wants to manifest Himself in the natural, and also wants the natural to bear witness of the supernatural.

The invisible God made visible man in His image, so that through man (the visible image of God) He, the invisible God, might manifest Himself in the visible realm; for the invisible things of God from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made (visible things), even His eternal power and
Godhead (Romans 1:20).

Beloved, desire spiritual gifts, in other words, desire the manifestation of God in utterance, in power and in revelation. God wants to speak to and through you in prophecy, diverse tongues and interpretation of diverse tongues; He wants to demonstrate His power in the gifts of healing, working of miracles and faith; and He wants to show you things supernaturally through word of wisdom, word of knowledge and discerning of spirits. Covet earnestly in prayer and fasting the gifts of the Spirit!

My Solid Front (Confession): In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that my appetite is inclined towards the things of the Spirit of God. I desire the manifestation of the Spirit in my life and through me towards others, as I fulfill my destiny as the seed of Abraham, being a blessing to my world. Amen.

Further Meditation: 1 Corinthians 12:7-11; 1 Corinthians 2:4-6.