The Bible says covet earnestly the best gifts. What are these gifts that the Bible is talking about? These are the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. In 1 Corinthians 12:31 it states,”But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.” The nine gifts of the Holy Spirit are the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, Faith, gifts of healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, divers kinds of tongues, and finally interpretation of tongues.
The joy of the Lord is your strength. Neh 8:10 We can only be strong in the Lord and as we receive His joy from fellowshipping with Him we will continue to gain strength. The Holy Spirit will strengthen us as we spend time with him and ask Him to help us and strengthen us. We receive joy as we are filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit.
Everyone loves gifts when they are freely given to them. The Holy Spirit gives to all men that receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior His gifts. These gifts are received as we ask for them. They are the gifts of: word of wisdom, faith, word of knowledge, gifts of healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, divers kinds of tongues, interpretation of tongues. 1 Corinthians 12:5-11.
God promised to pour out His Spirit on all flesh to those who are seeking Him with Godly sorrow and genuine repentance. Are you one of them?
God’s Holy Spirit is His presence that comes upon us when we repent of our sins. When we seek Him we also will feel His presence. So spend time with God and let His Holy Spirit minister to you.
God is so good to us. When we ask Him according to His Word in Psalm 143:10 “Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.” Also in Nehemiah 9:20 “Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them….”
In these last days we need more wisdom from the Holy Spirit. How do we get this wisdom? The Bible says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Also God gives wisdom liberally to all those who ask Him. So ask the Holy Spirit for more fear of the Lord and wisdom.
Today ask the Spirit of truth to lead you and guide you into all truth and to show you continually things to come so you don’t lean on your own understanding. The Holy Spirit will help you as you continue to ask for His help. This way we will not get into error and be led by Him and He will reveal what He wants us to know.
Just like Jesus has the Spirit without measure, let us also draw the Spirit without measure on ourselves because we are instructed that as Jesus is so are we in this world.
The Holy Spirit is unlimited in His ability to bless us. As we keep on hungering and thirsting after Him, He will continue to fill us. We also can receive more of the Holy Spirit by praising and worshiping Him at all times and not complaining about any situation we are going through but give it to the Lord.
Jesus said it is the Spirit that quickeneth but the flesh profits nothing, the words that I speak to you they are Spirit and they are life. John 6:63
This is why people wonder of the gracious words that proceed out of the mouth of Jesus. So lets learn to speak comforting words to each other as lead by the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit will help us to pray the right prayers so we will not be out of the will of God. Since we sometimes pray outside of God’s will, part of the Holy Spirit’s job is to change our minds so we pray according to God’s will and not our own. The Holy Spirit searches our hearts in prayer. Romans 8:26-27.