1 Tim. 3:15 (NIV) “if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.”

The gifts of the Holy Spirit are to be used with diligence, cheerfulness, and faithfulness. Please read Rom.12:6-8; 1 Pet.4:10 -11. Spiritual gifts are to be used in an orderly and fitting way. Please read 1 Cor.14:26 -33 & 40. Paul was saying to the Corinthian church that all things, not a few things, or some things but all things be done decently and in order. Some people feel because it is a church, things can be done just anyhow. And there are people that just like doing things upside down, in a disorderly way. God is clear in His Word; all things must be done decently and in order.

The possession of a specific gift should never be the cause of personal pride, or boasting, or individualism, or isolationism. Please read Rom.12:3; 1 Cor.12:14-26. The gifts of the Holy Spirit operate through faith. It takes faith to follow the leading of the Holy Ghost. Most times, God’s leading does not line up with our thinking. But it takes faith to operate in the gifts of the Holy Spirit because it means putting yourself out there. When someone is sick and you pray for the person, you are putting yourself out there. When God gives you a Word, you put yourself out there. It takes faith. Heb.11:6And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.”

Many people struggle with knowing what to do next after perhaps God has shown them something about someone. The question usually is should the person be told or not, especially when it is not something harmful. And when it is something beneficial and there is no leading to tell the person, is it a sin to keep quiet? I honestly do not think it is a sin to keep quiet particularly if God has not told you to tell the person. But just pray about it. However, if it is something that you feel is information that the person needs, the first question is do you have a relationship with the person? If you do, then it is easier. However, if you do not, you can do a cold call (just walk up to the person). But I would not suggest you do a cold call in a community. You do a cold call if God gives you a Word for someone on the street. However, in a community, I would advise that you work through the system of that local church so that there is no confusion. The Bible says that in the Church of God, which is the pillar of righteousness, there is a way to behave. 

Prayer: Holy Spirit of the Living God, I submit to You, spirit soul and body. Lord, guide me in all that I do even as You express Your heart through me, in Jesus Name. Amen!

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