“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.” ~ I Corinthians 12:1
You may ask, “How can I operate in the gifts of the Spirit?” Of course you can’t just operate in them whenever you desire. The Bible clearly teaches it’s as the Spirit wills. However, I believe the Spirit is more willing to manifest these gifts than He’s given the opportunity to.
Here are five important keys to operating in the gifts of the Spirit:
- You first have to be delivered from yourself. Stop looking at your inability, your self-consciousness, your own backwardness, and look at His ability to flow through you. He’s more than able to use any willing vessel.
- You need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is the doorway into the supernatural. If you haven’t been baptized in the Holy Spirit ask God to baptize you today.
- You must desire the gifts. Whatever you desire strong enough comes to you.
- Don’t be ignorant of the gifts. Ignorance breeds unbelief and you must believe for their operation.
- Pray much in tongues. Praying with tongues helps you get over into the realm of the Spirit where these gifts operate.
Let me recommend to you Kenneth E. Hagin’s study guide on “The Gifts of the Holy Spirit”.