Matthew 18:20 For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”
Father likes it that way. Father designed it that way. It’s not a bad thing to be less than omnipotent or less than omniscient. During this season it’s the way Father has designed us so we function in community. It’s in this context of love for one another that we function in the gifts of the supernatural and in every aspect of church life.
I Corinthians 14:1 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.
Here is a key verse to all that the Holy Spirit wants to express through us in any relational context. We must follow the way of LOVE in our quest for the fullness of the Spiritual gifts.
In I Corinthians 13 he defines what love is, so as to set the stage for the moving of the Holy Spirit in a relational context.
I Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails
There is an element – spirit – attitude that brings an influence of self. An element that says if I want to do that, no one should stifle me. An attitude that lacks sensitivity to others.
We need to remember that in any corporate gathering there will be some strong in the faith and some weaker. There will be some who have been told lies about the fullness of Father. If we are mature we will seek to lead and attract the weaker ones to a deeper place in Jesus.
This is a skillful work that requires wisdom, sweetness and self-control. We are His ambassadors of reconciliation and He is making His appeal through us. Nothing about this appeal should distract or discredit the authenticity of His genuine touch and transformation.
He is enough all by Himself and we don’t need to add anything to the real, we only need the real. Oh that we would be intimate seekers of Him in the private place so we could carry the presence of the real into the public place. The real needs no fanfare and no propping up. The real is sweet and irresistible.