Spiritual Gifts of God
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The Spiritual Gifts
The Holy Spirit, Spiritual Gifts
The Holy Spirit is described in
the Old Testament as falling upon various individuals, and Moses expressed
his wish that the Spirit would fall on all the Lord's people (Nu. 11:29).
In the New Testament we see the Holy Spirit in action throughout: in the
virgin birth of Jesus
Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit
was named as the only unforgivable sin (Matt. 12:31-32). The increased
ministry of the Holy Spirit in the world depended upon Jesus' departure;
and then the Holy Spirit would come as a paraclete, an advocate and
comforter for the people
As previously mentioned, Jesus
told his disciples that they would be embued with power from on high: that
they were to evangelize, baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and
the Holy Spirit, have the ability to cast out demons, heal the sick, speak
with new tongues, and be protected from poisonous substances
Mk. 16:17-18; Lk. 24:47; Acts 1:8).
The purpose of spiritual gifts
is to serve God, help and edify others, and strengthen believers who
collectively comprise the "body of Christ"