Are you seeing results in your meetings? Are the needs of the people being met? Or do they leave the same as when they entered? He gives us His supernatural gifts to meet the needs of the people. We do not need to settle for lifeless meetings. But instead with the power of the Holy Spirit our meetings can be a place where lives are truly transformed for His glory.
In 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, there are 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit that He desires to see activated in our meetings and in our daily lives, so that we can minister to the needs of those around us with transforming power. “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 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. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.“
The Holy Spirit had given me an assignment to disciple a group of ladies in a small Latin American town near the Caribbean where we once lived a couple of years ago. While I was setting up for the weekly meeting, a woman whom I did not know burst through the gate and ran into the house because she thought she was late for the meeting, but in reality she was early, actually one hour early.
She had heard testimonies about the Holy Spirit, and wanted to make sure I told her about Him. I sat down with her and taught from the Scriptures about the Spirit of God and His ways. And she received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, and received the infilling of His power that day.
While we were praying in the Spirit together, another lady came to the house. I discerned in my spirit that this woman was sick, and in pain. And she was, she was suffering from a kidney stone. She had a fever; her back, abdominal area and legs were swollen; and she was suffering with great pain. I released the healing power of the Spirit into her, and we both instantly broke out into a sweat as the heat from this power surged into me, and into her. Within minutes she was healed, and even her pants became loose fitting on her as the swelling, along with the fever and the pain left.
After I finished teaching the message for that day, I asked the ladies if anyone needed ministry, and they all did. So, I went around the circle and ministered to the needs of each one. The power of the Holy Spirit broke loose in that place and it ended up being an amazing hour of power, with the Gifts of the Spirit in full operation.
As I reached my hand out to one woman, she started to scream and fell to the floor. The demonic spirits within her manifested. Within about 30 minutes she was set free from these demonic forces, and while she thrashed on the floor, the woman who sat next to her began to scream as well. This second woman who sat next to her released a piercing scream as well because the demonic spirits that she carried could not handle the pressure of the presence of the Holy Spirit, nor could they remain as the Word of the Lord was declared with authority. This second woman was also delivered at the same time,
After ministering to the needs of the women, I came to the last person in the circle. It happened to be a young woman who came to the meeting. I did not know this woman, but again by the discerning of the Spirit, I knew this woman was in need of salvation and that her trust was in her good works and not on the redemptive blood of Jesus, This young woman knew that the Lord had spoken to her, she knelt down and gave her life to Jesus at that moment.
This is how the Lord wants to move through us in our meetings. There are no gimmicks, no man-made formulas to memorize; it’s just simply listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit and doing what He instructs us to do.
I can train you to move in the ways of the Holy Spirit, and your meeting can be full of His power, people can leave transformed for the glory of our Lord.
Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the Destiny Image author of DARE to Believe and Greater Than Magic and soon to be released, The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.