Stir Up The Gifts Within You!
– by Ps Lillian Van Der Westhuizen
“But the manifestation of the spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same spirit, to another faith by the same spirit, to another gifts of healing by the same spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.”– 1 Corinthians 12:7-10
These are the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit. The number ‘nine’ represents giving birth. Once we are filled with the Holy Spirit, the nine gifts must mature within us. Just as a woman conceives, we must carry God’s gift, full-term, before they can manifest in their fullness. When we cease to live according to the appetites of our flesh and start living in obedience to the Will of God, then the gifts of the Spirit will begin to manifest with power in our lives. The gifts of the Spirit are bigger than any devil we will ever face, any situation, circumstance, and also much bigger than our mind, why? Because it is a Spiritual gift.
What’s so powerful about these nine gifts is that we can use them at any time. It’s always available to us as God’s children. But we need to stir up the gifts of the Spirit daily! May your heart’s desire for this Christmas be for God to help you stir up your gifts of the Spirit, so you can operate in the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of God, and to stir up your faith for God to work through you with signs, wonders, and miracles! Don’t hold your gifts hostage; use it for the Glory of God!
JOY! Magazine (December 2017)