The Spirit Of The Holy Spirit

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The Holy Spirit gives different gifts to different people. There are multiple ways to use these gifts and the Spirit works in differing ways. More importantly, these gifts are given by the same Spirit, the different ways to use them come from the same Lord and the same God is making these different gifts happen in everyone (1 Corinthians 12:4-6). The Holy Spirit gives these gifts to everyone that is a part of the body of believers (1 Corinthians 12:4). The way that the Holy Spirit is given to each of us is also different but also special to us. This shows that our Heavenly Father cares for everyone and knows what each of us need, in order to benefit the entire body of believers (1 Corinthians 12:7). The Holy Spirit gives the gifts of knowledge, healing, ability to perform miracles, ability prophesize, differentiate spirits, speak in different languages, and translate those languages to the people that are a part of the body of believers (1 Corinthians 12:9-10). More importantly, the Holy Spirit gave specific gifts to individuals for a reason (1 Corinthians 12:11). All of the gifts/parts come together and make up one body, the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:19). Even though there are many gifts, they are all necessary and play a role in making sure body of believers grow and fulfill God’s plan (1 Corinthians 12:21).
Theologians: Horton, Bray, Berkhof:
Horton: Horton describes the church as a “divinely ordained organization and a Spirit-empowered organism, with

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