Acts 11:22-24 (NKJV)
Then news of these things came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to go as far as Antioch. 23 When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord. 24 For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord.
When you are “Full of the Holy Spirit” and you have “faith” in His Gifts at work in you, then awesome things begin to happen all around you. One of the key things that occur is “people added to the Lord”. Yeah, people get born again as a direct result of your willingness to allow The Gifts of the Spirit to flow through you. And to me, that’s the greatest miracle a Christian could ever partake in. A limb growing is cool! The dead raising…awesome! A demon being busted…stupendous. But witnessing the lost coming to a saving faith in Jesus Christ…nothing beats it. Nothing! If those other things come before the lost…I’m afraid you’re lost. Seriously! If the works of the Gifts come before the salvation of the lost…well…you need to be knocked down a peg or three. This is where the church went wrong…we have placed the supernatural outworking of the gifts before witnessing those far from God come to faith. Be a “good man/woman”; be “full of the of the Spirit”; be full of “faith”…then watch as a “great many people are added to the Lord”.