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Brothers and Sisters.

We do not have because we do not ask for the right reasons.
Great moves of the power of the Holy Spirit in any local assembly or in larger contexts
occur primarily in response to and to build up brotherly love within the true church. The gifts of the Spirit are expressions of His passionate love
primarily to, through and for the true church to build it up in the knowledge of Him for the primary purpose of sacrificial, fervent, affectionate and genuine brotherly love. There are great overflows of these manifestations
of the Spirit upon unbelievers but the primary goal is life in the church as defined by brotherly love among the church.

Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. - 1 Corinthians 14:1

The pursuit of brotherly love was the context when Paul made his statement in this passage. The people of God, especially in America, have lost the nature of brotherly love in their midst which is a seasonal loss of the Holy Spirit and we've pursued other ends in the church, good ends but not ultimate ends, both in our activities, our desires, and in our prayer life.

Perhaps if we pursued God's power and presence not as an experience for ourselves but rather for the purposes of being vessels God can use to love our brothers and sisters then our individual and corporate lives would have the life of God in our souls more vibrant and real than ever.

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