Good morning everyone, and happy first day of the last day of the month!😀👏
Wow God is good, He has brought us so far.
You know December is a very special month for me, because it is the month where I gave birth to DaFruits.😊
It’s been an amazing vision, and this is my 80th post glory be to God!
In the space of nearly a year The Lord has written 80 posts through me, and I’m looking forward to whatever else He has in store to do through me His servant.❤️
So this morning I’m going to talk about spiritual gifts.
What are His spiritual gifts?
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: I Corinthians 12:1
You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. I corinthians 12:2
Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. I Corinthians 12:3
There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. I Corinthians 12:4
There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. I Corinthians 12:5
And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. I Corinthians 12:6
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: I Corinthians 12:7
for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, I Corinthians 12:8
to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, I Corinthians 12:9
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. I Corinthians 12:10
But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. I Corinthians 12:11
Spiritual gifts are from The Lord and are given to us from the Father.
It is not for a selected few His gifts are for all His children those that are born of His Spirit, in other words they that are born again.
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. John 3:5
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:6
Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ John 3:7
The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3:8
So first things first in order to receive His spiritual gifts one must be born again which means to be born of His Spirit.
To be born again is to receive new life in Christ, old things have passed away behold all things through Christ have become new.
Meaning when we are in Christ Jesus we are no longer of the flesh the natural birth but of His Spirit the rebirth.
I became a born again Christian at the age of eleven, before that I was a Catholic.
When I was Catholic I had no knowledge of spiritual gifts, I did not know that I was entitled to having such gifts from God.
So transitioning from being a Catholic to a born again Christian was pretty interesting lol.
It was interesting because for the first time I witnessed The Word being taught to me on a deeper level, and with a deeper revelation.
Revelation of who He is, intimacy with The Father is how we receive His spiritual gifts.
We cannot receive His gifts without first having a revelation of who He is.
So I became born again, but I did not start speaking in tongues.
His Word was being taught to me, as well as how to pray.
I began my journey with The Lord, and at the age of thirteen I was baptised again.
Now this was not like my first baptism where I was baptised as a baby and I couldn’t choose for myself, this was different I was baptised into His Spirit by freedom of choice.
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Matthew 3:11
Now it is true that we are baptised with the Holy Spirit and His fire but first I’ll be concentrating on the Holy Spirit.
Now it was not until a few months after I had been baptised in the Holy Spirit that I had received the gift of speaking in tongues.
Now I’m not saying this has to be or will be the same for every born again believer but for myself that is my personal encounter.
Each and every believer has their own personal encounter.
Now I didn’t just receive the gift of speaking in tongues there needed to be a desire to want to receive this gift.
I desired to have this gift, I was taken to the scriptures which proved that I had the right to receive this gift, I was prayed for, and by faith I received the gift of speaking in tongues.
So I had received the gift of speaking in tongues at a young age, and it was great I had discovered an advanced way to pray but did I really understand the power behind speaking in tongues?
No not really, and this again all boils down to how hungry you are for The Lord, and how much time you spend in His Word.
I had the gift but I did not understand the power behind it because I had not yet had a deeper revelation of who God is.
It was not until my final year of university that began to experience the touch of the Holy Spirit.
For many years I had never been slain in the Holy Spirit, that means to be so overcome by the power of His presence that one falls to the ground, or becomes hysterical, or any other experience.
For me I always wanted to be slain in the Spirit, but I never was and I used to think is there something wrong with me lol, until one day glory be to God and I believe it was in the blessed month of December that I was slain under the power of the Holy Spirit I was so excited, especially because that was around about the time where I desired to become more serious with God.
I have experienced encounters especially this year whereby I have fallen under His power without anybody necessarily laying hands on me.
I believe in the power of laying hands, but I also believe that someone does not need to lay their hands on me or you before we move or are slain under His power.
I’ve experienced being slain in the spirit just through praise and worship.
Or a Word is given in tongues and the power of The Lord just hits me.
That has happened to me a lot this year, even in my own personal prayer time.
You see sometimes you do not have to be amongst many to receive the power of the Holy Spirit!
Often The Lord will visit you right where you are.
Shortly after that my passion for His Word grew, and I desired to share His revelations.
I began to understand the power of speaking in tongues as I delved deeper and deeper into His beautiful Word.
I began to experience things that had never happened to me before like crying uncontrollably during worship.
It was not until earlier this year that I was baptised in His fire.
Now understand that before this I was baptised in the Holy Spirit, and I later inherited His gift of speaking in tongues.
Some time after that my desire for His Word grew, and I experienced encounters, and now earlier this year I experience the baptism of His Fire.
It is very true what Matthew 3:11 says that we are baptised by the Holy Spirit and His Fire.
The more and more I spent time in His Word the more on fire I became for Christ.
I was invited to a meeting earlier this year, and I’ll never forget it.
For me it was like the day of Pentecost.
I was surrounded by like minded believers, by great women of God that The Lord is using for His glory.
We were gathered around and I remember the Holy Spirit led a lady to touch each and everyone of our heads, shortly after that I began worshipping, and crying uncontrollably, but when the woman of God touched my stomach I just began to breathe so heavily I had never experienced anything like it!
It was amazing, it was like the day of Pentecost!
I could feel His fire, I began to experience encounters with The Lord, I was hungry for more of that fire.
I was so much hungry for His fire that He wrote a message through me ‘DaFruits of The Heart of Fire.❤️’
It’s a prophetic message and I’ll tell you why.
A few months later fast forwarding to my youth retreat where the Spirit of God amazed me in so many ways.
Now I am not a loud person, I’m pretty reserved but when it came to the day that I was to lead worship something happened to me, something that has never happened before.
Once I had finished singing The Lord began to scream through me, He kept shouting ‘His fire! His fire!
And that if His children do not have His fire, they are not going anywhere’!
I was shouting for so long, I couldn’t believe it was me, it is so unlike my character I just know it was His Spirit.
He also used me to prophesy, and pray with people especially young men of God.
I had this burning desire in me to pray for the young men of this generation, for men that will not be afraid to worship God in spirit and in truth.
Another prophetic message from The Lord before the youth retreat ‘DaFruits of Men That Worship.❤️’
So I discovered that God had given me the gift of prophecy, and prior to this God had amazed me again!😀
Someone had reached out to me, but they had not told me the specific issue, but The Lord had revealed to me what it was and when the person had confirmed I nearly cried I was so excited!😀
That has never happened to me before.
When you spend time in His Word, The Lord will reveal so much to you, you will experience so much.
I’m telling you!
He has also empowered me to speak in new tongues.
For many years, and especially when I was newly born again I would speak in the same tongues over and over again, and like I said earlier I just did not feel His power, but as I grew more and more in His Word, and I spent more and more time in His Word I have began to speak in new tongues, and I can feel His power.
The more time you spend in His Word the more He will empower you.
I’m sharing this with you this morning because we are in the last month of the year, and for me the last month of the year it is a very significant one.
A season to experience His encounters, a season of change, a prophetic season.
My heart’s desire which is very much His own is to see a generation filled with the Holy Spirit and on fire for Him!
We are in the last days, and I can keep on repeating that until every believer realises that we are.
Believers need to be filled with the Holy Spirit, we need His fire.
If the disciples followers of Christ experiences His fire on the day of Pentecost how much more you and I?
Aren’t we followers of Christ?
Well then we must be filled with His spiritual gifts.
It’s dangerous to be without them in these last days.
It’s time to speak in tongues, it’s time to prophesy, it’s time to heal, it’s time to raise the dead, it’s time to deliver, it’s time to cast out and bind demons, it’s time to open the eyes of the blind, it’s time to have a hunger for His spiritual gifts.
The most important decision that you can make this month is to desire to be on fire for Jesus Christ.
Now remember Jesus Christ is the Living Word, if you want His fire, if you want His encounters, if you want to be born of His Spirit, then you need to know that it
ALL BEGINS WITH HIS WORD.
Amen, God bless and happy new month.😊❤️🔥🙏