Previously posted in 2007.

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Our friend Ted Hellmann wrote the following sometime in the late 1980’s when he was a Prison Chaplain. He found a copy of it while doing some house cleaning and mailed it to us. He was still evangelizing when he was in his 90’s. He left tracts almost everywhere he went, and he also mailed out many tracts to be distributed elsewhere. Amazing.

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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

by Ted Hellmann

How far have we drifted from that of a New Testament church? This church had absolute Unity of the Body and the exercise of all the gifts of the Spirit. A ministry directed by the Lord, with signs following: healing, deliverance and miracles.

If we love the brethren, we would nurture them in the full oracles of God and not local church doctrine or from headquarters. By the Holy Spirit and not the finite mind of man. How proud we are in our own doctrines, taking from the people what God has offered them. A healing for the whole body, and what audacity have we to tell God that these things are not for us today. Have we bowed down to man? Spiritual research is needed.

The church is not a man made denomination, it’s not a building, it’s not stained glass or carpet. The church is the true body of believers in Christ.

The building may burn down, the denomination may fold … but Jesus Christ is forever.


  1. Church is not somewhere we go… it is who we are.

    “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal” This is the statement of God, how few set themselves to seek the Giver that His gifts may be manifested for the buillding up of the One Body for His Glory.

    Blessed Word

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  3. Amen. We need desperately to get back to the pattern we read about in the New Testament, about the Church/Body of Christ. We have grieved the Holy Spirit by ignoring (or discounting) the Gifts of the Spirit. Its why the Church is being judged today.

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    • Because there are crazy counterfeits out there many are taught that the gifts of the Holy Spirit have ceased. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Holy Spirit is the same. He has not changed. Discernment is needed. Good to hear from you Juanita! Hope you are well.

      1 Corinthians 12
      4Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. 6And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. 7But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

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