The Holy Spirit: Spirtual Gifts, by A.W. Tozer

 The Holy Spirit: Spiritual Gifts
By A.W.Tozer

*There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are
differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are
diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all
in all.
*--1 Corinthians 12:4-6

The time is more than ripe for a rethinking of the whole matter
of spiritual gifts within the church of Christ. The subject has
fallen into the hands of people for the most part extreme and
irresponsible and has become associated with fanaticism in its
various forms. This is a huge misfortune and is causing
tremendous loss to the work of spiritual Christianity in our

Prejudices pro and con make the consideration of this subject
extremely difficult,* but its neglect is costing us more than we
should be willing to pay*. *A revival of true New Testament
Christianity must surely bring with it a manifestation of
spiritual gifts.* Anything short of it will create a just
suspicion that the revival is something short of scriptural.
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"Thank You, Lord, that since Tozer's time there has in fact
been this rethinking about spiritual gifts. May we continue to
see their proper functioning and renewed manifestation. Amen."