THEME: DESIRE SPIRITUAL GIFTS SO THAT YOU MAY BE ESTABLISHED
TEXT: 1 Corinthians 12, Joel 2:28
â€œThat I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established.â€
Whosoever wants to become established spiritually must receive the impartation of some spiritual gifts. These gifts will help you to become grounded in the word of truth. Spiritual gifts are not inherited though they are transferable. It is a product of intensive prayer and discipline. Living a life of holiness and absolute righteousness is crucial if spiritual gifts must be successfully imparted in a believer. Over all, you work to acquire them.
One of the intended functions of spiritual impartation is to enable a believer attain the level of sanctification. Sanctification is a higher form of spirituality in which case oneâ€™s thoughts become devoid of anger, selfishness, immorality, envy, covetousness, hatred, jealousy, striving. and contention, complaining and murmuring, fighting and quarrelling etc. It is a condition of inner spiritual purity which manifests in a believerâ€™s life in the form of humility, meekness, patience, longsuffering, perseverance, love. kindness and care for others. A believerâ€™s race for heaven can be said to be on course if he/she has attained sanctification. At this point, a believer shows more maturity, boldness, courage and faith and does not panic when situations seem unfavourable.
Sing spirit filled songs unto God and thank Him for everything He has accomplished in your life and then take the following prayer points.
1. Father, I ask that you endue me with spiritual gifts according to your promise. Possess me by your spirit and power. Let there be a manifestation of your gifts upon my life. (Mention the gifts you desire)
2. I pray for the Spirit of sanctification to come upon me, and sanctify my heart, In Jesusâ€™ name. Let the power responsible for impure thoughts in my heart, to disappear, in Jesusâ€™ name.
AUTHOR: PASTOR LAZARUS MUOKA