We've found Apostle Mike Connell to be a tremendous gift to the body of Christ. So here's his video (below) on activating the gifts of The Spirit, and in particular the gift of speaking in tongues and the gift of interpretation of tongues.
Your spiritual gifts are many, but they must be discerned and vetted. Many times your spiritual desires can give you a very good clue as to what your spiritual gifts are. For example: someone with the gifts of healings may be very inclined to seeing people healed. The reason for that is God gives us the desires of our heart (initial) so He can give us the desires of our heart (fulfillment)- Psalm 37:5
Who is The Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is God. In Acts 5 verse 3 Peter showed that the Holy Spirit is God : Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and withhold some of the proceeds from the land? and then verse 4 he says, "You have not lied to men, but to God! " showing that the Holy Spirit is God.
He is sent from The Father (John 15:26) and from the Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:7) and we were instructed by the Lord Jesus to "baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matt 28:18-20)
He is The Comforter who will guide us into all truth. (John 16:13)
What is the Difference between the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit?
Fruit of the Holy Spirit has more to do with the character that the Holy Spirit creates as opposed to the gifts of the Holy Spirit which deal with the acts or performances of the Holy Spirit.
What is Meant By The 7 Spirits of God?
The 7 Spirits of God are The Holy Spirit! You can think about the 7 spirits as 7 functions or qualities of The Spirit's function and action. In the book of Isaiah 11:2 it says, "“The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him — the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.”
Here are 7 spirits of God or The Holy Spirit:
The Spirit of The Lord
The Spirit of Wisdom
The Spirit of Understanding
The Spirit of Counsel
The Spirit of Power
The Spirit of Knowledge
The Spirit of The Fear of The Lord
Sometimes, people look at these as seven gifts but these aren't referred to as seven gifts in the sacred scripture. They're referred to as seven Spirits. So we'll leave it at that.
It may be a bit confusing since we know the Holy Spirit is referred to as singular.
However, in Revelation, we see that The 7 Spirits of God are the eyes of the Lord seen on the lamb, that goes out into all the world. (Rev 5:6)
This shows that the 7 Spirits of God proceed from The Lord Jesus (The Lamb) for the purpose (function) of the redemption of the world. This is why the Holy Spirit is sent into the world as well. The 7 Spirits of the Lord can be seen therefore as the 7 Functions of the Holy Spirit in the redemptive purpose of the Lamb in the world.
May the Lord, by the Holy Ghost, give you access to the virtue that He's given you by The Holy Ghost for the edification of God's people in the earth.
As believers, we have the Holy Spirit, and after the baptism in the Spirit, Almighty God has given us power to be witnesses of the Lord Jesus.
May Almighty God give you the supernatural gifts of God's Spirit in your life. In the New Testament, the Lord shares many of the gifts of His Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12. In the daily readings of sacred scripture at some Churches, you learn about the Spirit of Wisdom like what King Solomon had and you see the power of the Spirit's working even in the Old Testament. However, everything comes full circle in the New Testament through the work of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Again, Some of the Spirit's work is also seen in the Old Testament. May He give you knowledge of the spiritual gift or spiritual gifts that He has given to you in Jesus' Name. As believers, we need understanding to be able to function in the Spirit.
It doesn't matter if you do youth ministry or if you just want to be involved in growing to be of service to the Lord, it is our prayer that this page will be an instrument in the hand of the Lord for faith formation in your life in Jesus' Name.