1 Corinthians 14:24-25 (NLT)
But if all of you are prophesying, and unbelievers or people who don’t understand these things come into your meeting, they will be convicted of sin and judged by what you say. As they listen, their secret thoughts will be exposed, and they will fall to their knees and worship God, declaring, “God is truly here among you.”
“Mr. [Charles] Spurgeon looked at me as if he knew me, and in his sermon he pointed to me, and told the congregation that I was a shoemaker, and that I kept my shop open on Sundays; and I did, sir. I should not have minded that; but he also said that I took ninepence that Sunday before, and that there was fourpence profit out of it. I did take ninepence that day, and fourpence was just the profit; but how he should know that, I could not tell. Then it struck me that it was God who had spoken to my soul through him, so I shut up my shop the next Sunday. At first, I was afraid to go again to hear him, lest he should tell the people more about me; but afterwards I went, and the Lord met with me, and saved my soul.” [Sam Storms, The Beginner’s Guide to Spiritual Gifts, Kindle 113]
Prayer: God, whether for an unbelievers’ salvation or for believers’ strengthening, encouraging, and comfort, let us know it is you who has spoken. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Let’s worship to the song, “Here Again” by Elevation Worship (click here).