Can we see the Spirit?

RE Verse reading–1 Corinthians 12:4-31, Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Peter 4:10-11 (day three)  “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good” (1 Corinthians 12:7)  Strange question.  The answer will seem even stranger.  Yes, we can see the Spirit at work. . .or we should be able to.  Jesus said as much in John 3.  “You hear the sound of it” comparing the Spirit’s presence to the wind.  He uses hearing rather than sight, but the idea is the same. Paul reasons in similar fashion that we will all be given a manifestation of the Spirit.  Some observable indication of His power and presence.  It is strong encouragement for us to abandon the thought that the Spirit is only and always an invisible and unnoticed influence in our affairs.  Not true according to scripture.  We cannot see the Spirit, but we ought to see the evidence of His ministry.  Boldness. . .joy. . .ministry effectiveness. . .we should be observably different because He fills our lives.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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