For more of my teaching on the Holy Spirit read my 2 books "BORN ANEW - Living the New Life with God's Prevailing Purpose" and "Prophetic Grace - God's Set Time"
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the baptism in the Holy Spirit
I. Is the baptism in the Holy Spirit important?
A. Not to be saved (Rom. 8:9 Acts 16:31)
1. When you are born again the Spirit of God comes in you.
2. When you are baptized in the holy Spirit, you are filled to overflowing; The Spirit of God then rests upon you (Luke 24:29)
B. But to receive power to be a witness that Jesus is Alive today.
1. Acts 1:8
2. Acts 2:4,41,47 Peter witnessed to multitudes and thousands were saved.
3. Acts 4:4,31 lame man healed and thousands more saved.
II. Are the Gifts of the Holy Spirit Important?
A. Gifts are for the common good (1 Cor. 12:7)
B. Prayer language is not a gift of the Spirit (1 Cor. 14:2,4) but given to edify (build up, charge, strengthen) the one who does it. It is also speaking directly to God.
C. One who prophesies; edifies, exhorts and comforts the Church (1 Cor. 14:3)
D. The gift of Tongues + Interpretation of tongues = the gift of prophecy which will exhort, edify and comfort the Church. (1 Cor. 14:5)
III. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are not a substitute for:
A. Holiness and obedience (Matt. 7:21-27)
B. Love (1 Cor. 13:1-3) …without Love we are Nothing.
C. Humility (1 Sam. 15:17)
D. Character and fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5)
IV. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is not just a one-time event.
A. Acts 2:4 they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and spoke in tongues and walked in power.
B. Acts 4:31 the place where they had prayed was shaken and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost AGAIN.
C. 2 Tim 1:6 stir up the gift (fan into flame once more, get ignited with the fire of the Holy Spirit)
V. How does a Christian move in the gifts of the Holy Spirit?
A. Earnestly desire the best gifts with the best motive. (1 Cor. 12:31 1 Corin 13:1 1 Corin 14:1)
B. The desire of the righteous shall be granted (Prov. 10:24)
C. Desire to edify the Church and the anointing and gifts will flow in your ministry.(1 Cor. 14:12,13) pray to interpret your tongues.
D. by Faith (Rom. 12:6 Gal. 3:2-5)
E. bottom line: desire, prayer, motive, love and faith will cause gifts to move in your life.
VI. The nine gifts of the Spirit (1 Cor. 12:4-11) continued on part 2