Have you experienced the glorious ministry of the Holy Spirit?
–The Bible says that the ministry of the Spirit is greater than the glory on Mt. Sinai as the mountain burned and Moses’ face glowed!
“Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?” –2 Corinthians 3:7-8
–One of the ways that the ministry of the Spirit is manifest in the ekklesia (the gathered body of Christ) is by the Spirit prompting various people to share Scriptures, testimonies, prayer requests, exhortations, gifts of the Spirit, prayers, short teachings, etc. and it all comes together in a glorious array. Paul explains this further in 1 Corinthians 14:26.
–It is an awesome thing to experience the Spirit manifesting His presence in such a way. Deep inside of us there is a longing for it.
For many millennia people have been trying to fulfill that longing through religion (and for much of the past two millennia through church.) However, things have changed in the post-Christian 21st Century. Millions of individuals and almost all of our culture have given up on religion and/or church. Here are three categories in our post-Christian world: