You Have A Part To Play

Posted by Rev. Mark Slay

Ephesians 3:16 - That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man.

This verse is the answer to every problem of the human race. When you properly understand what the Holy Spirit means in us then you understand there is NOTHING that the Holy Spirit can’t do through people. People easily say, “I believe God can do anything.” But, if you read this verse carefully you’ll find out that how He does it is through us, His church, His people. He strengthens His people and then they accomplish thru prayer or otherwise what the Holy Spirit wants to accomplish.

Some would read this and think well, that means strength when you’re weak. It includes that but that is not all it means. To be strengthened by the Holy Spirit means that the Holy Spirit can work in you any one of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit at any time and by doing that He will provide the answer to anything you are going to face – ever. There is nothing you will face that the Holy Spirit has not already provided a means to defeat it.

You’ll find that the nine gifts of the Spirit are things that the Holy Ghost works thru you. God does not work these things by Himself; all nine are worked thru people. These nine gifts are the answer to anything you will ever need.

I Corinthians 12:4-6 - Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. 6 There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons.

When He says God works all things in all persons, it means people that are open to and yielded to the Holy Spirit. Let’s look at what these nine gifts are.

I Corinthians 12:8-11 - For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; 9 to another faith (special faith) by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.

There is nothing you will face that isn’t answered in one of these gifts of the Spirit. Can you think of anything you could face that one of these gifts wouldn’t solve? No. They will solve every problem you ever face, but it’s the Spirit working thru you.

If God can use you to bring deliverance, why not let Him?