The gifts of the Spirit are as available today as they were to those believers of old.
After my husband became a Christian it was not long before the Lord gave him visions, and dreams with words of knowledge. Always these gifts were to warn him to protect him, or to witness to someone, or to pray for someone. It amazed him and further sealed his understanding of the power of Jesus Christ.
Many of us see the manifestation of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. These become more and more evident as we read the Bible, and grow closer to God through His Son Jesus.
They are: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness.
The gifts are available and here for those who walk in faith, asking God in faith and not doubting.
Jesus said in Luke 11:13, “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"
Jesus compared the Holy Spirit to the wind. In John 3:8 He sai...
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