What is the Holy Spirit

By | February 21, 2014

The Nine gift of the Holy Spirit.   What are they?  How do they operate, are they still for today and how do I know if I have them?    We want to explore gifts and fruits of the holy spirit and their meanings in this site.  There are many questions about the Gifts of the Spirit can be found in scripture.  The gifts of the Spirit, in the Bible, say 1 Corinthians 12:4-10. This is not the same as the motivational gifts are spoken about in Romans 12:4-8.   Every believer has one or more spiritual gifts. 

“Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; or he that exhorteth on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness”.    Motivational gifts reveal God’s personality operating through the believer. They show the heart and what motivates service. We will discuss later on Spiritual Gifts Today the site.

Gifts of the Spirit in Scripture

You can find the gifts of the Holy Spirit in  1 Corinthians 12.   I love the verse 1 where it tells us God does not want us to be in the dark concerning his precious gifts…”I would not have you ignorant.”  These God-given gifts are not set aside for the special, or leaders only, but for all of God’s people!  Read each verse carefully and see if you can find a gift you may have noticed in yourself.

1 Corinthians 12 (KJV) 

1  Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.  Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.  Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.  Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.  And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.  And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.  For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To 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: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.    

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Spiritual Gifts of the Holy Spirit Definitions

The Revelatory Gifts

  • Word of Wisdom –  The WOW is when the Holy Spirit gives you direction on how to approach a situation to bring the best results.
  • Word of Knowledge –  WOK is when the Holy Spirit reveals something about a person or situation that you have no previous knowledge  
  • Discernment of Spirits –  DOS is when the Holy Spirit allows you to see in the realm of the spirit to know what motives or spirits are operating in a person, situation, or over a city, state, church home, etc.

Utterance Gifts/Spoken Gifts

  • Prophecy – Prophecy is the spiritual declaration of the mind and heart of God.   It always lines up with scripture.
  • Divers Kinds of Tongues – This gift is the ability to speak in diverse known or spiritual languages supernaturally.
  • Interpretation of Tongues –  The ability to interpret a message giving in tongues.

Power Gifts

  • Faith – The gift of faith is the supernatural ability to believe God supernaturally in the face of all obstacles.
  •  Miracles –  The gift of miracles is the God-given ability to perform miracles.
  • Gifts of Healing – The gifts of healing is the God-given ability to pray and see the sick, depressed, oppressed healed.

God Gives One or more Spiritual Gift

The charismatic gifts of the holy spirit, not for a few select people but any Born Again believer.  You may desire to be used but did not know how.  You may have felt you had a prophetic word or word of knowledge but did not know what to do with it.   Get excellent teaching on the topic.  If your ministry does not teach on the gifts, there are many ministries, which offer classes open to the public, on the 9 Gifts of the Spirit.  If your ministry does not teach on the gifts, there are many ministries, which offer classes open to the public, on the Gifts of the Spirit.  

Get excellent teaching on the topic.  If your ministry does not teach on the gifts, there are many ministries, which offer classes open to the public, on the Spiritual gifts.  Ask God to use you in the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit, open your heart and your spirit to be used by him.  He wants to use you to be a blessing not only to the body of Christ but those who do not know the Lord.  The gifts are an excellent way to minister hope and grace, to those who do not yet know God.  Step out in faith, and he will do the rest.

 

Which of the gifts of the Holy Spirit do you have?

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