DAY 14 - Pray For a Greater Manifestation of the Gifts of the Spirit
Pastor Lee Ferguson
Word of Faith
Good morning. My name is Pastor Lee. Today is day 14 of our 30 days of prayer. Today
we are going to focus on praying for the greater manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit.
If you turn your Bible to first Corinthians 12:31, it reads, “But covet earnestly the best
gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.” Turn your Bibles to 1 Corinthians
14:12. It reads, “Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye
may excel to the edifying of the church.” If you are like me and you do a lot of research
online and follow the news and listen to what is happening in our world around us -
you listen to current affairs, and it is obvious that we are living in a desperate time.
It is obvious to me that we are living in the last days. We don’t have a lot of time left
in this world. The enemy also knows that; so what he has done - he has increased
- he has turned up the heat - he has turned up the temperature in the world, where
people are literally losing their minds. I’m witnessing things that I never dreamed of
seeing in our lives today. I’ve been raised in church and I’ve heard about Jesus coming.
He’s coming back soon. He’s coming back soon - I have been hearing all my life. It is
obvious to me that the Lord is about to return. And as a result of that, the levels of sin
and wickedness has increased in the world, where people now are doing whatever
they want to do, living however they want to live and they don’t feel there are any
repercussions for their lifestyle. We are supposed to be the solution. The Bible says we
are the light of the world; we are the salt of the earth and we are to stand in the gap.
We need to pray for greater manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit. How is the world
really going to know about Jesus Christ if they don’t see Jesus in us? We are to be the
representation of Jesus Christ while we are still on this earth. We have to walk in the
Spirit. We need to be able to heal the sick, not through our own power, but through the
power of the Holy Ghost, through the manifestation of spiritual gifts. We are to heal the
sick. People are having issues of depression and anxiety, issues in their mind, issues in
their relationships, issues in their emotions. We are to be the representation of Christ.
We are the ones that are supposed to be the light and the salt of the earth. So today, in
your prayer time, I want you to really focus on asking God to increase the manifestation
of spiritual gifts in your life so you can be the representation of Jesus. When you go
to work, when you are in your community, you can lay hands on the sick. The Bible
says that if we are believers, if we lay hands on the sick, they shall recover. We have to
believe that we have the power - the same power that is in Jesus Christ. We have that
same power. We need to focus our minds today on the spiritual gifts and allow for the
manifestations to increase in our lives, in Jesus’ name.