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Gifts 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

It may be a bit confusing since we know the Holy Spirit is referred to as singular.

However in Revelations 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. 

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) 

Is Speaking In Tongues A Gift of The Holy Spirit?

Yes, it is one of the nine gifts of the Spirit mentioned by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 12.

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.

What are My Spiritual Gifts?

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

What are The Nine Gifts Of The Holy Spirit?

The Nine Gifts of The Holy Spirit as Found in 1 Corinthians 12 Are: 

The Word of Wisdom 

The Word of Knowledge

The Gift of Prophecy

The Gift of Faith

The Gifts of Healings

The Gift of the Working of Miracles

The Gift of Discernment of Spirits

The Gift of Speaking in Tongues

The Gift of Interpretation of Tongues

Video below: Apostle Mike Connell on The Gift of Prophecy. Enjoy!

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.