December 02, 2019

9 Powerful gifts of the Holy Spirit, you may not know you possess.

9 Powerful gifts of the Holy Spirit, you may not know you possess. 1Cor 12: 8


There have been so many encounters of the Holy Spirit in Bible and in so many cases it has been discovered that most of this encounters started from when Jesus Christ was conceived. It is stated in the Bible that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit; Matthew 1:18, 20, how did that happened was not stated in the Bible.
So right from the Jesus started his ministry the Holy Spirit has only been with him, even John the Baptist preached about it saying “I baptise you with water to show that you have repented, but the one who will come after me will baptise you with the Holy Spirit” Matthew 3:11.

John didn’t possess the Holy Spirit before then, it was after the baptized Jesus Christ, the bible says “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he came up out of the water, and he saw the spirit of God coming down like a dove and alighting on him”.

The Holy Spirit is like a support given to us by God through his son Jesus Christ. Without the Holy Spirit many would go astray or fall into many trap of the Holy spirit. Possessing the gifts of the Holy Spirit is of good benefit to we Christians, the true fact here is that you cannot possess the following gifts of the Holy Spirit if you are living in sin. These gifts enable us to accomplish the God given potentials in us. The Holy Spirit is so sacred that it cannot dwell in an evil heart or Persons who does what God hate.

The following below are the Gift God has given to us in other to do his good works and also accomplish our God given potentials.

Gift of WISDOM (1Cor 12 : 8A) – Wisdom is one of the principal things we need in life. When you possess God’s gift of wisdom, your daily and life activities will be easy and in unstoppable progress. You will have special ways of dealing with people, life etc. one of the perfect ways of getting this wisdom is by praying for these gift and reading the Bible (Proverbs).

Knowledge (1Cor 12:8B) – Sometimes when we do an extra ordinary task or win in a difficult situation we think it’s our normal ability, without knowing it’s the Spirit gift of Knowledge. The Holy Spirit knows everything, so he tends to help you when you are in a closed situation.

Faith (1Cor 12 : 9A) – The spirit gives faith, hope or faith comes from nowhere, it does not come from money, technology. The gift of faith is given by the Holy Spirit, when you have been bestowed with the spirit of faith, things begin to work in your own wish, and you can command things to happen by the name of Jesus.

Power to Heal (1Cor 12:9B) – Though there have been so many false people performing miracles, without being judgmental here, we don’t know their sources. The truth of the matter is that even the Devil has the power to heal, perform miracles but it doesn’t last, he does what is called primitive trade by barter. The true spirit of God gives an ultimate power to heal, just as it happened after the death of Jesus Christ, where he gave them power to heal, perform miracles, cast away demons etc.

Power to work Miracles (1Cor 12 : 10A) – Just as stated above, you might have the gift of performing Miracles, but you have not yet discovered that, go to God in prayers ask him to show and that gift in you.

The Gift of speaking God’s message (1Cor 12 : 10B) – Here is a gift God mostly appreciate, when you use this gift of speaking God’s message and people gets converted, change from their evil ways, there is a bountiful blessing for you both here on earth and in heaven. Speaking God’s message requires speaking about Holiness, prosperity, faith etc.

Ability to tell the difference between gifts that come from the Spirit and those that do not. (1Cor 12 : 10C) – This is also a very useful gift. This world we are now, so many false prophets, miracle workers, preachers have abound, and it is difficult to discern which is truly from God, yet you see full audience in such places of worship out of ignorance. But possessing the gift stated above, you won’t fall victim in such places.

Ability to Speak in strange Tongues - Yes, this is a gift you receive, when you are baptized by the Holy Spirit. The apostles started speaking in tongues on the day of Pentecost after the Holy spirit filled them. When you speak in tongues you are speaking directly to God, neither man nor the devil understand what you are saying.

Ability to explain what is said (Strange Tongues) – Likewise as I stated above, no one except God understands what is being said when you speak in tongues. So having the gift to interpret what is being said is another gift on its own to possess.

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