Seeking The Kingdom
Do I Need A Manifestation of The Spirit To Be Saved?
Do I have to have a manifestation of the Spirit to know I am saved?
What do I mean by manifestation of the Spirit? Years ago, I studied with a man who had no confidence he was saved because he had not experienced the rushing wind or cloven fire as in Acts 2
1 Corinthians 12:7 The manifestation of the Spirit or Spiritual gifts were purposed to accomplish the work of the Holy Spirit as promised by Jesus in John 16:13. All truth was to be given. Therefore, the words of the New Testament were given by Inspiration and are the words of God for our profit.
Miracles was to confirm truth. It is not a test of one's salvation.
1 Corinthians 13:8-10 Proves that the spiritual gifts were to end at some point. When that which is perfect has come. That which is perfect is to accomplish the same work at the things done in part. What reveals truth today? The recorded word, and it is therefore the perfect expected in the passage.