Summary: A message about Revival. Our need to expect God to work today and a glimpse at what that will look like

Let It Flow

John 7:37-39

37 On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If

anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the

Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." 39 By this he

meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time

the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.


God is moving - Thirsty people have begun to come to Jesus! God has promised that

when we come to Him "streams of living water will flow from within him" The Holy

Spirit - Unique parallel to what happened then and now - verse 39 when Jesus was

glorified = the H.S. was given - now when Jesus is Glorified the H.S. is given. Same

pattern as in the beginning -

* We want to Let the streams of living water flow in our lives - that’s why we come to

worship God - Fellowship together and reach out to others.

* Can not put God in a box and say this is how God works! - People have tried for years

to do this - 10 steps to this 5 keys to that, very well may be but God is sovereign,

simply put that means He makes the rules. Revealed some of the rules in His

Word, and He retains the right to interpret them correctly!

* God has been moving in our services - Manifestations of the Spirit - Through Gifts

* We have also seen the reaction of people as God has been moving among us

* Separate the Gifts of the spirit from the reactions to the spirit. Let’s look at the Gifts -

skim each of the them - Overview

1 Cor 12:1-23

1 Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. { we are on the

right track studying the spiritual gifts } 2 You know that when you were pagans,

somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.3 Therefore I tell you

that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, "Jesus be cursed," and no one can

say, "Jesus is Lord," except by the Holy Spirit 4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the

same Spirit. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are

different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. 7 Now to each

one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. .{True manifestations

of the Spirit Glorify Jesus not any man, or even a ministry}

Gifts are listed....

* 8 To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the

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 gives them to each one, just as he determines

1) The Message of Wisdom - Speaking the Right word at the Right time - wisdom helps

us to make use of Knowledge. Direction from God for a specific situation

2) The Message of Knowledge - Speaking an unknown truth - Information from God

3) Faith - gift of faith different in the purpose to which it is applied and to the degree of

intensity. Unlimited in nature - mustard seed - Faith to move mountains

4) Gifts of Healing - plural - more than one type of gifting here - (all prayer of faith)

some special Gifts of Healing

5) Miraculous powers - "signs" creative healings/miracles - alter the normal course of


6) Prophecy - Message or utterance from God - careful here "speak for God" preaching

under the anointing often prophecy not always - separate utterance

7) Distinguishing between spirits - Self defining - as those spirit are motivating people

Peter/Simon not to expose his life but the spiritual source behind it.

8) Speaking in different Kinds of Tongues - in a Public setting must be accompanied by

interpretation of Tongues, not the same as individual tongues "for the common


9) Interpretation of Tongues - The Spirit given ability to understand and communicate the

utterance in Tongues for the rest of the body.

* There are other ministry gifts that come from the Holy Spirit - This list describes these

9 gifts - Biblical, clear and beneficial to the body. We see these gifts in operation

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