7 SPECIAL GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT


The Holy Spirit is the most precious gift any person can have for it is the power of God and He will give it to His chosen ones when they asked Him for it. The Holy Spirit has 7 gifts and each gift is special and unique.


ASK THE LORD AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN

Jesus ended His sermon on the mount and gave the listeners some advice. In Matthew 7:7, He urged them to "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:"

The words are simple and direct and carry a lot of weight. Jesus guarantees that His disciples would be given what they ask for if they seek, they will find it. The message does not have a provisional clause. Just ask! It is as simple as that. Can you visualize how the multitude would react? Just ask and it will be given! Completely free! No asking price! Can you imagine someone offering you a free gift to a crowd in a speech? There is nothing to qualify what type of gift, whether big or small, whether expensive or cheap, This is a free gift from Jesus! All people love free gifts! Some dream of palatial residences, others dream of gorgeous clothes and expensive jewellry, while still others dream of fantastic vacations and food, etc, etc. These things do the majority of the people seek, things that are worldly and last for a certain period. However, there are some people who have foresight and think of what the future holds for them. Eternal Life! Life on this earth is transient, lasting perhaps for a hundred years if you are lucky to live that long. What happens after that?


THE 7 SPECIAL GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT


The 7 special gifts of the Holy Spirit help the Christian to live a godly life and avoid the pitfalls of the evil world. They will guide the believer in his daily life in truth, holiness, wisdom, spirit of the fear of the Lord, counselling him at all times to be gracious to all men, walking in the Spirit of Knowledge and the.gift of grace, which is eternal life.

The Spirit of Truth
The Spirit of Holiness
The Spirit Wisdom
The Spirit of the Fear of the Lord
The Spirit of Counsel
The Spirit of Grace
The Spirit of Knowledge


THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH


Truth is very important in one's character. People trust in those who are trustworthy for they can rely on their word. The clergy and doctor are more dependable than the car salesman. Their word is their bond.

John 8:32

  • And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 16:13

  • Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide us into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

John 14:26

  • But the comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.



THE SPIRIT OF HOLINESS


When a person has the Spirit of holiness, he will not commit any evil. He respects what others have and will not be tempted to covert the goods of the other persons, or their wives. The spirit of holiness will guide the footsteps of the holy ones.

Romans 1:4

  • And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

Psalms 30:4

  • Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.


THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM


If people have wisdom, they will be able to deal with any situation that befalls on them, be it good or bad. They will rationalize about the situation and take appropriate steps. People who have wisdom will not fall into the traps of Satan.

Ephesians 1:17

  • That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

Isaiah 11:2

  • And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.


THE SPIRIT OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD


The caption on the image of the fear of the Lord explains it very clearly and concisely. If one fears or rather respects the Lord, he understands that the Lord is righteous and fair to all the people He has created and treats everyone with justice and equality. The spirit of the fear of the Lord keeps us safe in loving God and following His statutes. When we walk along the straight and narrow path, we would not be tempted to deviate from the truth.

Isaiah 11:2

  • And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord;

Isaiah 4:4

  • When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.


THE SPIRIT OF COUNSEL


THE SPIRIT OF JUDGMENT, COUNSEL

We will know the difference between right and wrong, and will choose to do what is right. A person with right judgment avoids sin and lives like followers of Jesus. The gift of truth allows the person to respond prudently, and happily to serve our Christ the Lord..

Justice is neither blind nor bias for it weighs the pros and cons and comes out with fair judgment. Do not judge by appearance alone, but weigh the balance. Make no hasty judgment.

Isaiah 28:6

  • And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

Isaiah 4:4

  • When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

Isaiah 11:2

  • And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.


New Life
New Life

THE SPIRIT OF GRACE, LIFE


Jesus pours out the spirit of grace upon the sinners of the world and redeems us from the clutches of hell and resurrects us from death to new life. Hope of salvation is now within our reach. We must be nutured in God's commandments to grow to our potential height and stature, and be acceptable to the Lord. Jesus opens the gate to eternal and everlasting life in heaven to those who love and obey Him.

Zechariah 12:10

  • And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and supplication: ...

Romans 8:2

  • For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Hebrews 10:29

  • Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?



THE SPIRIT OF KNOWLEDGE


With the abundance of the different gifts of the Holy Spirit, we should use our knowledge to perfect ourselves in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. With our faith which is of utmost importance to our souls, and knowledge of God and men, we should be able to integrate ourselves into becoming the most welcome citizens of heaven to the glory of God. Knowledge helps us to understand the mystery of salvation and all other problems of life so we can overcome the obstacles. With knowledge, we can avoid pitfalls which lead to destruction.

Isaiah 11:2

  • And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;

Isaiah 28:9, 13

  • Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
  • But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.


THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE BEST GIFT


The Holy Spirit is the best gift one can have from God for it is the Spirit of God and also the Spirit of Jesus Christ. God manifested Himself in the Holy Spirit by means of different channels in wisdom, truth, holiness, counsel, grace, knowledge and teaching His disciples to respect His Lordship. The Holy Spirit acts as a multi encompassing power for the good of the population of the world. There is none other perfect gift you can ask from God.

And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his comandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight (1 John 3:22).



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Comments 12 comments

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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

enjoyed your teaching on the gifts of the Spirit. My favorite is that He teaches us all that we need to know.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Tamarajo

You are most welcome. Jesus is the greatest teacher of all times.


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C-Bless 5 years ago from Canada

Beautiful ... beautiful ... amen and A-MEN!!


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

C-Bless

Thank you for enjoying the hub. God is wonderful. Blessings and peace.


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Cari Jean 5 years ago from Bismarck, ND

What a beautiful teaching - to think that Jesus wants to give us such amazing gifts for free is nothing short of astounding.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Our Lord Jesus is the most amazing wonderful lover of our souls and goes to such lengths to pamper us. Unfortunately, some do not appreciate such love.

Peace and blessings.


Andre Ong 5 years ago

Jesus told the disciples to stay in Jerusalem until they receive Holy Spirit, then they would have power. For many people who come to Christ, the “power” promised by Jesus never seems to come. Why? Life is a struggle from one sin to the other, a life of defeat. What did Jesus mean?

(Taken from another post 7-9-11)

The Holy Spirit is not an option in the life of the believer, without the Holy Spirit, there is no salvation. As Paul declares in Romans 8:9, without the Spirit of Christ he is not His. Therefore, it is important for us to make sure we are have the Holy Spirit dwelling in us, making sure our salvation.

Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. Romans 8:9b

Jesus declares in John’s Gospel, “unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus later explains, to be born again means to be born of the Spirit, where the Spirit of God dwells in the believer. God Himself takes up residence inside our earthly body, God’s Spirit guiding our spirit (Romans 8:26-2). So if God is dwelling inside us, why do we struggle?


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Agree with what you wrote. Unless you have the Holy Spirit,you do not belong to Jesus Christ.

The Holy Spirit guides us through life, teaching what is acceptable to God. One must possess the Holy Spirit in order to lead a holy and peaceful life on earth.

Blessings.


Ebenezer 5 years ago

The word of God is the spirit of God in writen form.Holy spirit is God deposite/treasure in us,so His mind is on us,bcos of Holy spirit.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

Thank you Ebenezer for your thoughts. The Holy Spirit is God's Manifestation.

GOD'S MANIFESTATIONS: THE HOLY SPIRIT AND JESUS CHRIST

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/godsmanife...


Ching Hsien liew 5 years ago

With the blessing of Jesus Christ I am a born again. And also a ex student of yours in acs,Ipoh. He led me to this webpages. Contact me at Kim@danforthandcoxwell.com. Family and I staying in east York, Toronto

God bless


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Author

You are very welcome. Would like to meet with you, but unfortunately, I had an accident and was hospitalized for 1 month, 2 days. Hence, not quite mobile yet. Now I need to have physio for another month.

I shall communicate with you. God bless.

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