Heard an old hymn early this morning. Its refrain said:
Oh spread the tidings round
Wherever man is found
The Comforter has come.
It didn’t say the power gifts or miracles or utterance had come (First Corinthians 12). It said comfort. See the appropriateness of this in Second Corinthians 1: 3-6.
Comfort, compassion, identification and empathy. These were the starting points for Jesus’ astonishing ministry. They were birthed in his being tested hurt and misunderstood. Consider Hebrews 5: 7-10.
This is what the Holy Spirit accomplishes within us above all else. Comfort, steadiness and the heart to comfort others.
But it appears the so called Full Gospel assemblies do not want to hear this. They dream of big opportunity for a big yield of souls, healing and success. They teach one another how to operate in spiritual gifts. Imagine presuming to learn a gift into being! It is GIFTED. It is introduced by Bible words of life.
Get low and get alone. Focus upon Jesus’ walk in the four Gospels. Pray humbly for direction for the day. As best you can be ready always to give an answer to the one who asks for the reason for your hope with meekness and reverence.
It will probably be in a one on one encounter. See the Lord in John chapters 3, 4 and 9.