Manifesting Profit

Posted: September 17, 2012 in God
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1 Corinthians 12:7

Amplified Bible (AMP)

But to each one is given the manifestation of the [Holy] Spirit [the evidence, the spiritual illumination of the Spirit] for good and profit.

MANIFESTA’TION, – The act of disclosing what is secret, unseen or obscure; discovery to the eye or to the understanding; the exhibition of any thing by clear evidence; display; as the manifestation of God’s power in creation, or of his benevolence in redemption. (Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)

PROF’IT  – To benefit; to advantage; applied to one’s self, to derive some pecuniary interest or some accession of good from any thing; as, to profit one’s self by a commercial undertaking, or by reading or instruction. To communicate good to; to advance the interest of. (Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)

As a believer we are to profit at everything we do and everything we hear. Why? Because the Bible says to each one is given the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. We should have evidence and spiritual illumination of the Spirit. It is not enough to just say you are filled or that you have received. You should manifest the Spirit of God on your life. We are to be a display for the world to see. People should be drawn to you. Why? Because you have the same Spirit as Jesus living in you. Because you will benefit others by being filled with the Spirit of God. How can I prove this to you… Scripture says in John 15:15 (KJV)Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.Jesus continually showed the Father by His actions and by the way He spoke. How? The Holy Spirit of course. The Holy Spirit moved on Jesus. Jesus showed God’s will on everything.

Jesus wanted to do good and profit everyone. You might say you disagree with me but I tell you if it weren’t so, then why did He heal the sick, cast out demons, make the leper whole, give sight to the blind, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, make the lame to walk, calm the seas and rebuke the wind? Jesus was showing us, to be filled with the Spirit of God is to manifest power, might and to do good and profit all. However, most us know that Jesus could not do many miracles in His own town because of a lack of belief in Him and a lack of honor. Jesus still did some miracles there but not many.

As a Christian I find myself wanting to do more for the Lord. I want everyone to receive but I have to be the one to make a constant effort to be ready in season and out of season. I have heard Pastors speak and I wonder where the manifestation is? Their special words won’t do the trick. It is going to take an act of God. God will move in any service. The Holy Spirit will move mightily if He is given the right to do so. We as people can stop the flow at anytime. We can stop the manifestation at anytime. Why? Because the character of the Holy Spirit is that He is a perfect gentleman. He will not usurp your will.

If you want to be profited and see the manifestation then you need to spend time with the Lord daily. If you want the great miracles to flow in your ministry then you have to spend time with the Father. If you want the people to profit then you need to start profiting yourself. People will follow those who have the blessing on them. People will follow where there is manifestation. Why? Because people like power! Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Be Blessed!

Scripture Study: Psalm 18:1-3

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