Because the gifts of the Spirit are counterfeited, people tend to believe that the gifts have ceased. But is this so? I cannot see that this is so, though I do see there is not the necessity for the gift of tongues, for example, as there was in the early Church. We need to be careful that we do not limit the Holy Spirit because of the antics of the Charismatics. We should all agree one one thing and that is the necessity of the empowering by the Holy Ghost so that we can witness and preach in the power of the Holy Spirit, for nothing else can turn the tide, as it did in the days of the Great awakening.