The Abuse of the Holy Spirit has become one of the major problems which we have in churches today.
Many so called leaders, engage in these practices in order to feed themselves, buy cars, houses and private jet. In the Bible, the gift of the Holy Spirit is for the edification, exhortation and comfort of the church which is the body of Jesus Christ. For this reason, we are going to look at three ways in which people abuse the gift.
A) Selling of Spiritual Gift : Today in our churches, there has been a clear and vivid indication of abuse of spiritual gift in the body of Christ. “As you go, preach, saying the kingdom of Heaven is at hand, heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils; freely ye have received, freely give.” (Matt 10:7-8). But having success in terms of material possession has led many leaders, ministers of the gospel and operators of the gifts to sell divine blessings to the higher bidder, which is not Scriptural.
B) Selling of Deliverance : The selling of Deliverance is now on in today’s churches. People are paying for the Spiritual Deliverance offered to them by the person who operates the gift. Selling or healing, Holy Water or Olive Oil, water for Deliverance is becoming more important than anything else in this age. Note that the gift of the Holy Spirit can’t and must not be means of financial gain or interest.
C) Offering Money for Prophetic Counseling : Today many people have been deceived by the means of Prophetic Counseling. People pay a lot of money for these sorts of abusive operators in order to verify one thing or the other for them.