1. The Church has become indifferent about the lost and the reality of Hell. There is no sense of urgency about soul-winning and evangelism. (Acts 1:8 and Mark 16) We have made everything but exalting and promoting the Gospel message a priority. Jesus said “If I be lifted up I will draw ALL men unto ME!” The Gifts of the Holy Spirit were given to aid us in EVANGELISM. (Do the WORK of an Evangelist to make FULL PROOF of YOUR Ministry)
2. The Gifts of The Spirit are not for show! We have turned The TRUE move of the Spirit into a freak show that often glorifies the PREACHER more than Jesus! Unbelievers are often turned off because they can see through the falseness.
3. The Gifts of The Holy Spirit are to EXALT JESUS, not the Holy Spirit! John the Baptist said “Behold The Lamb of God that taketh away the SIN of the WORLD” Notice John didn’t say Behold The Dove that descended on the LAMB….all attention MUST be on the LAMB.
Pastor M. Hamilton Stevens, Th.D.