1Corinthians 12:7”But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.” Since every Christian has been given the Holy Spirit, he has the potential to demonstrate the particular gift which has been given him. In Jesus Christ, God has privileged us to live above the ordinary. Those who want to live on a lower plane and be “ordinary” can do so, but I refuse to be ordinary.
1Corinthians 2:16” …but we have the mind of Christ.” Proverbs 23:7”As a man thinks, so is he.” Romans 8:5”For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.” Matt.4:17”From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Jesus’ first message was to repent or the Greek word “metanoia” meaning to change your thoughts. Start thinking kingdom. If you can change your thoughts you will be focused on the kingdom.
1Corinthians 15:57-58 Amplified ”But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory (making us conquerors) through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord (always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord), knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile (it is never wasted or to no purpose.)” We are made to win. Victory is a redemptive blessing paid for in our behalf and in our name because of what Jesus accomplished for us.
2Corinthians 1:21 “Now he which establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, is God.” Notice this verse says “has anointed”, past tense. Today, there is much teaching about the anointing of the Spirit of God. People teach that you need an unction to function or when called upon to do the works of Jesus like pray for deaf ears or get people filled with the Spirit or pray or evangelize, we often hear people say “that’s not my anointing.” Preachers even teach to stay in your anointing and not get over into things that you are not anointed to do.