Nov 24, 2020
Did you know that the Bible teaches that there will be a time when the gifts of the Holy Spirit completely cease? Tongues will vanish. Prophecy will pass off the scene. Revelatory knowledge will no longer be an active ministry gift. The Bible is clear that there is an appointed time that the gifts will cease.
But has that day already come or are we offered and expected by God to be operating in the gifts of the Spirit today?
The doctrine of cessationism teaches that the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit ceased around the end of the first century. Some Christians believe that the completion of the writings that make up the New Testament resulted in the Holy Spirit no longer releasing His supernatural gifts to believers. Others believe that when the last of the Apostles died, the signs, wonders and supernatural gifts died with them.
This may be the most important message in the current podcast series on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. In this episode, Jeff takes 30 minutes to debunk the myth of cessationism by using the very same passage of Scripture that cessationists use to support their belief that the gifts ceased. If we are going to help family and friends understand that the gifts are available and necessary today, we must love them enough to show them from the bible why they must forsake the myth of cessationism and move into the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit.