Professor Hailu brings fresh, new insights into the operation of the spiritual gifts as found in 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 from his ministerial experiences. He tells how he was baptized in the Holy Spirit in 1993 and started experiencing what can only be termed "explosive" manifestations of the spiritual gifts shortly thereafter. He takes the position that every Christian is granted one or more gifts upon being born again, but only fully unwraps those gifts upon receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit. He emphasizes the importance of developing a personal relationship with and dependence on the Holy Spirit in order to exhibit the power-filled life that Jesus Christ had in his earthly ministry.
As both an academic and a religious leader, Professor Hailu presents this work as an important contribution to the theological dialogue on this important theme. It is simply written so that the layperson as well as the theologian can rejoice with this man whom God has raised up to minister to the present generation.
About the Author:
Solomon Hailu, PhD, is a full professor of political science at Oral Roberts University. He previously taught at universities in South Africa and the USA. While teaching, he has planted churches in Durban, South Africa, and in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has extensively published peer-reviewed academic articles in the field of political science and published the book, Promoting Collective Security in Africa. He is currently studying for his masters in practical theology at Oral Roberts University. Prof. Hailu is married to his wife, Mulu, who works as an electrical engineer. Together, they have four children and make their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.