From Glory to Glory Greetings to you and welcome to Week 2 of our month of August, our month of fresh encounters with the Holy Spirit.
Last week, we went through an introductory lesson to the Personality of the Holy Spirit but this week write-up is centered on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12:1 “Christian brothers, I want you to know about the gifts of the Holy pirit. You need to understand the truth about this.” – NLV
Paul wrote to the members of the church in Corinth to create in them, an awareness of the Gifts of the Spirit that has been made available by the Holy Spirit, to the church. These gifts are given to us for our profiting and for the edification of the church.
They are 9 in number, classified into 3 different groups, each group having 3 of the 9 nines each and they include: The word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, the gift of faith, the gifts of healing, the working of miracles, the gift of prophecy, discerning of spirits, divers kinds of tongues and the interpretation of tongues.
These gifts are available to everyone who is a child of God, The Holy Spirit divides them among His children (1 Corinthians 12:11) and also allows us to covet the one(s) we would like to possess (1 Corinthians 12:31).
Luke 11:13 “ If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” – KJV
Take time to study and understand the workings of these gifts and feel free to ask God for anyone you desire, having in mind that these gifts are to work in you to bring Glory to Him.
God BLESS you and have a BLESSED week.
From Glory to Glory!
*** Watch out for next week’s edition of the series: – The Holy Spirit!