DON’T STIFLE THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
This morning as I was looking through my dream journal from ten years ago, I came across a very interesting dream that I had. I dreamt that I went into the pediatric unit in a hospital and met a lady who had just given birth to a baby boy. The nurse placed the baby on the table next to the bed. I noticed that the baby bent his knees, turned on his side, and was about to roll off the table. I reached out and caught him before he fell.
He appeared to be a healthy baby, and I knew that he was a boy because he was wearing blue which is also symbolic for revelation. When I woke up the Lord gave me the interpretation of this dream. Many believers are not concerned with spiritual things, and they are neglecting the spiritual gifts that have been imparted to them. They are not paying attention to these valuable and precious gifts that Jesus has given them. The Lord has called every one of us to demonstrate the Kingdom of God on this earth.
The Word of God says: “Signs and wonders will follow them that believe.” Every believer should be used in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Don’t allow carnal thinking get in the way of the supernatural. Don’t let religious dictators stifle the gifts that God has freely given you. In 1 Timothy 1:18, Paul told Timothy, according to the prophecies that were given to you, wage a good warfare
In 1 Timothy 4:14 Paul told Timothy: Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. Meditate on these things, and give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. In 2 Timothy 1:16-17 Paul told Timothy to stir up the gift of God, which is in you though the laying on of hands.
Some of you have never been used in the gifts of the Holy Spirit yet, but don't get discouraged because the Lord is about to show you new things. These gifts that have been lying dormant will soon come to life. The Lord is about to give some of you dreams, and you will know without a doubt the the Lord has spoken to you.
The Holy Spirit has entrusted these gifts to you, and wants to use you to bring a radical, life changing encounter to others. He wants to give you prophetic words that will transform people’s lives and bring salvation to the lost. He wants to re-program your thinking so that you will walk by faith and not by sight. The glory of the Lord is about to shake those who appear godly, but deny the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Lord says: I have created each one of you with precision, and have given each one of you gifts. Do not try to impersonate another man or women’s ways or desire their gifts. Each one of you have been created for a particular purpose and plan. Do not neglect the gift that I have given you. I will use you to release words of knowledge to others, to know the secrets of their hearts and prove to them that I am God.
I will release words of wisdom through you that will amaze people. Your gift will make room for you and bring you before great men. I will release prophetic words through you that will give others direction and confirm what they were called to do. You will see things beyond your natural sight, as I reveal deep and hidden things.
I will give you the gift of faith to speak to the mountains and tell them to be cast into the sea. I will give you the gift of healing, and as you lay hands on the sick they shall recover. The blind will see, the lame will walk, the leapers will be cleansed, the deaf will hear, the dead will be raised and the poor will have the gospel preached to them. I will give you the gift of miracles that will shake the nations, and raise the dead.
I will give you the gift of discerning of spirits so you will have keen discernment and recognize the tactics of the enemy. I will give you the gift of tongues and the interpretation of tongues so you will understand what the Holy Spirit is saying to the people and interpret His words. Your gifts and callings are unique and have been exclusively designed for you alone.
Everything in your life has been created and designed for whom I have called you to be. Your personality, your character and your physical appearance is all engrafted in to what you were called to do. This is a new season. This is the time to come up higher. Be led by My Spirit and awaken to My plans and purposes says the Lord.
1 Timothy 1:18
This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare
1 Timothy 4:14-16
Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.
2 Timothy 1:6-7
Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.