Black Christians : The Holy Spirit

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    Seven Spirits of God

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    Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost

    Spirit of God

    Spirit of Christ

    Comforter

    There are many symbols – dove, fire, water, candlestick lamps

    But there is One Holy Spirit

    Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

    But, John sees seven Spirits, why is that?
    Re 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

    Re 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

    Re 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

    The Holy Spirit is one but has seven expressions or lamps
    Ex 25:31 And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.

    32 And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side:

    one main, six other branches = 7

    Ex 25:37 And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.

    The Seven Expressions according to scripture are:

    Heb 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of Grace?


    Ro 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.


    Ro 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of Adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.


    Ro 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of Holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
    Isa 4:4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.


    Zec 12:10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of Grace and of Supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
    Ro 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

    Joh 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of Truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

    1Pe 4:14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the Spirit of Glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
    7 flames coming from the one candlestick holder.
    Jesus was seen in the midst of:

    GRACE - LIFE - ADOPTION - HOLINESS - SUPPLICATIONS - TRUTH - GLORY

    http://www.theholyspirit.com/7Spirits.asp
     
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    The 9 Gifts Compared to the 9 Fruits

    So many today seek the Gifts without first acquiring the Fruit in their life. We must have the Fruit of the Spirit at work, if we want God to entrust us with the Gifts of the Spirit.

    Gifts of the Spirit

    1 Corinthians 12


    Fruits of the Spirit

    Galatians 5:22-23




    Word of Wisdom
    Word of Knowledge
    Faith
    Healings
    Working of Miracles
    Prophecy
    Discerning of Spirits
    Different Kinds of Tongues
    Interpretation of Tongues
    Love
    Joy
    Peace
    Longsuffering
    Kindness
    Goodness
    Faithfulness
    Gentleness
    Self Control


    The Word of Wisdom supernaturally discloses the mind, purpose, and the way of God as applied to a specific situation. If we have the Wisdom of God, then we must have Love, for God is Love. If you search for the first gift of the Spirit, you must possess the first fruit of the Spirit.


    The Word of Knowledge is a supernatural revelation of information about a specific thing and has to do with an immediate need. Jesus gave instruction to His disciples so His Joy would remain in them and be full. A Word of Knowledge will always be received with Joy from His disciples, so we must first strive to have the fruit of Joy in our lives.


    Faith is a special outpouring of supernatural Faith for release of a miracle. Even a small amount of Faith in our Father will bring Peace into our lives. If we have the Peace that passes all understanding then we will be ready for the Gift of Faith when the need arises. So seek first to have the fruit of the Spirit: Peace.


    Healings are those Healings that God performs supernaturally. If we are Longsuffering, then we have learned to be content in any situation as Paul was. He learned that in his weakness, Jesus strength was made perfect. So if we can learn to be Longsuffering in all, then we will be able to accept the supernatural Healing God has for us. Faith produces miracles, but miracles do not necessarily produce faith, unless we know how to rejoice in any situation. That we do not look for the Healing, but for the relationship with God that will bring about the Healing.


    Working of Miracles is a manifestation of Divine power to perform something that could not be done naturally. Jesus performed many Miracles because He had compassion on the crowds and acted with Kindness. Without the Fruit of Kindness, we would not be able to use the Gift how God would want us to.


    Prophecy is a supernatural disclosure, a sudden Spirit inspired insight that brings exhortation to the body of Christ. Goodness means to have decency, generosity, righteousness. To exhort and edify the body of Christ we must first possess the virtues and values which are synonymous with Goodness.


    Discerning of Spirits is to detect the true spirit behind the acts and manifestations taking place around us. It is used to further build Faithfulness on our Lord and Savior. The fruit of Faithfulness is the foundation for being true only to our Lord, and the acts of the Holy Spirit. We may then seek the gift of Discerning of Spirits to further our perception of the workings of the true Spirit of God.


    Different kinds of Tongues is praying or singing in a supernatural or heavenly language which has a specific message associated with it. James tells us about the things from above, that they are pure, peaceful, and Gentle. How can we seek the Gift which will deliver a message to God’s people if we first do not seek fruit of His likeness.


    Interpretation of tongues is translating the message of tongues so that the heavenly message may be given. Would you trust someone translating for you that put their own thoughts and words into your message. You would want someone of great Self Control to be true and accurate. How much more would our Father want someone of Self Control to translate His holy message to His people.

    http://www.theholyspirit.com/HolySpiritGiftsFruits.asp
     
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    Haven't read it just yet but wanted to thank you for providing some info!

    Thank you Sister!:luv:

    *getting comfy, bout to get my read on*

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    LOL!....Okay....and sorry for the length but it just can't be addressed in 5 sentences or less. lol



    The Bible is multi-splendored.

    Isa.28
    1.[10] For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
     
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    I went and looked up the words "Holy and Spirit" individually. And though there were quite a few interpretation for the meanings, the combination that resonated the most with me was "Sacred Lifeforce". Then i went and looked-up "Holy Spirt" in the combined formed and found:

    "third person of Trinity: in Christianity, the third person of the Trinity, understood as the spiritual force of God"

    I couldn't help but think to myself "Third person? GOD is not a person! Why would they define these words as such?" Nonetheless, what i got from your post is that the Holy Spirit is a compilation of the Seven Spirits. (GRACE - LIFE - ADOPTION - HOLINESS - SUPPLICATIONS - TRUTH - GLORY)

    Now i sortof stumbled through The Seven Expressions according to scripture. Not really confident i was understanding what i read. So i'm hoping if you have time...you would walk with me through them. Sharing your understanding as i share mines?

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    It wasn't to lengthy. In fact, it was what i needed.

    Thank you Again!

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    You're very welcomed.



    Pss.51
    [11] Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

    Isa.63
    [10] But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
    [11] Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?

    Luke.11
    [13] If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

    Eph.1
    [13] In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

    Eph.4
    [30] And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

    1Thes.4
    [8] He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
     
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    Pss.51
    [11] Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

    This verse above says to me....keep GOD in our hearts and mind, but its the second part that confuses me. Why not take Gods holy spirit if I forever keep him in my presence? I can assume this verse means, take not thy holy spirit if you have casted GOD away from your presence.

    Isa.63
    [10] But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
    [11] Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?

    In the verse above, are these Isaiah's thoughts or GODS words?

    Luke.11
    [13] If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

    Is this verse basically saying, "If i am evil and I know how to bless my children with the holy spirit, then what is the purpose of GOD if i am doing GODLY deeds ?"

    Eph.1
    [13] In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

    Because of my trust in GOD, i will be able to hear GODS word and know it is truth? And trusting and believing in GOD has already sealed my life to him?

    Eph.4
    [30] And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

    And don't worry whether or not i'm filled with GODS holy spirit, my trust and belief in GOD has bound me already?

    1Thes.4
    [8] He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.


    Those who despises GODS Children, despises GOD?

    These are some things i get from those verses. I understand for each individually the thoughts may be different, but is my understanding the basics of what these verses mean?

    I really need to get into these books as the verses only paint a fragment of the whole story
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    Better understanding in Bible study comes from knowing WHO is speaking, WHOM is spoken to, WHERE, WHEN, and WHY, etc.

    This is why it is important to read what comes BEFORE and AFTER any Bible verse.

    For example, 1 THESSALONIANS is a letter/"epistle" from the Apostle PAUL to the people of Thessalonia.

    So, after reading verses 1 - 8, do you have a clearer understanding?
     
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    Psalms 51:11


     
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