True meaning of Manifestation!
1 Corinthians 12:7 – Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
Many atheists today, argue that God is unreal saying “We cannot see Him nor feel Him”. The mindsets are so deeply influenced by the lies of the devil that they do not believe in the existence of almighty God.
Yes, it is true we are unable to see God in our daily lives. We often do not understand His ways. When we go through trials and tribulations, we often ask ourselves and question if God is really loving, just and caring! The Bible is not only a book of rules and regulations but the breath of God. It tells us what God is like, what are His likes and dislikes. We can know His nature, His character through the Bible! Whenever we have a doubt about any aspect of our lives, we must seek the answer in the Bible. There is no question in the world too big that the Bible cannot address or answer.
The above mentioned Verse talks about the manifestation of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit of God lives in us when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.
1 Corinthians 12:8 – To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,and to still another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
We cannot see the Spirit of God. And yet, the word of God talks about the manifestation— an indication, a sign, a display, an act of demonstrating. Despite not seeing the Spirit, what we can see is the work of the Spirit. It may work through a pastor, a fellow Christian, an evangelist or anyone who God chooses. It can be in the form of healing, speaking in tongues, interpretation of the same, prophecy, immovable faith, wisdom, knowledge, and miracles.
John 10:38 “But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”
Let’s get ready for the manifestation of God like never before. Let’s get ready for signs, wonders, healing, miracles, prophecies, and tongues by the fire of God. Even though we do not see His face, we can always see His work in our lives and other Christians. Let’s rejoice in the Lord and ask for the fruits/gifts of His Spirit. Let’s sink deep into the word of God and be ready for His real manifestation. Cancel all Satan’s claims in the name of Jesus. God will certainly make us a blessing for others. Others will be blessed through us. God’s blessings flow when we:
- Are obedient to Him;
- Believe and do not doubt
- Pray for others and bless them.
May the Lord bless you.
GC Blog Journalist