The “gifts of the Spirit” are really “flows” of the Spirt–not handed to you externally, but flowing from within you. (John 7:38) You can’t grow strong in Christ if you have given a no-go to the Spirit’s inner flow.
Jesus said; “My sheep hear my voice.” The churches’ most inspiring sermons pale in comparison to that. Listen to Jesus.
A church service is a program and a program can never take the place of the Spirit freely flowing in your heart. Church should be like a mighty waterfall–the Spirit’s rivers roaring out of Christ’s people as we gather in His name.
Christianity that doesn’t freely flow in the Spirit, is mundanity. Have you let beavers dam the Spirit’s rivers in your heart and turn it into a swamp?
Water that doesn’t flow stagnates. That’s what happens when you shut down (quench) the Holy Spirit’s rivers inside you.
Watch our for the world’s influence. It gradually creates plaque that will harden your heart and eventually shut it down.
Dammed hearts that have shut down the Spirit’s flow are in danger of being damned. Open your heart to the living Jesus.
Too many Christians row in the flesh when they could flow in the Spirit. Church trains people to shut down the inner rivers of the Spirit and rely on the preacher instead. To only hear a preacher is one dimensional Christianity. It misses out on the direct witness of the Bible and roaring of the Spirit.
Talks about whitewater rafting can’t replace running the Colorado. Talks about God can’t replace flowing in the Spirit. Jump in!