Why Do We Need the Gifts of the Holy Spirit?

Released November 19, 2020 by Mavericks & Misfits with Jeff Lyle


One of the reasons many Christians do not prioritize the gifts of the Holy Spirit is because they have never seen them used as God designed. We who operate in the supernatural gifting of God the Spirit are well aware that sometimes we can get sloppy with the gifts. Sometimes, we allow confusion to come as we manifest the gifts. Sometimes we do not operate in love and concern for others when we are moving in the supernatural power of the Spirit. Because of these types of errors, many believers who might otherwise press in for themselves to experience spiritual gifts have turned and walked the other way. Charismatics need to get refreshed as to why God ever gave the gifts in the first place. We need to recommit to using the gifts for those reasons.   In this episode, Jeff explains from 1st Corinthians 12 why and how the gifts are given to believers. There is so much to be said about this, and it is the height of flippancy to ignore the large number of verses that explain how God the Spirit imparts His gifts to us. To dismiss spiritual gifts as something belonging to the ancient Church but no longer to us today is simply not able to be supported by the Bible. Listen to this episode and see just how intentional the Spirit is in making sure each Christian receives the exact gift(s) that He wants for them to use.   Topics: tongues, praying in the Spirit, prophecy, building up ourselves, building up others, spiritual maturity   Reference: 1 Corinthians 12; Romans 12; Ephesians 4; 1st Peter 4;