Gifts Of The Holy Spirit

23 Jan

January 23, 2016

St. Matthew Chapter 13

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they
hear.
17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men
have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen
them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard
them.

I wondered why the people who can see have blessed eyes. How did this come to be? Then of course, i realized their eyes are blessed because God blessed them. Without God, we can do nothing, and so it has to be a blessing from God. We can also see that Jesus blessed the seventy, that is how they became blessed.

St. Luke Chapter 10

AFTER these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent
them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither
he himself would come.

17 ¶ And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the
devils are subject unto us through thy name.
18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from
heaven.

Why were these certain people blessed? It doesn’t say. For some reason or other, these certain folks found favor with God, and they received additional blessings, above and beyone what everyone normally receives. Such as Mary found favor with God, and she became the mother of Jesus. Rahab the harlot found favor with God, after turning away from sin. We don’t know exactly why people find favor with God, only God knows why. I think that everyone receives certain blessings, and it depends on what people do with their blessings that God gives them. Many people might use their blessings to gain their own profit here on Earth, and carry out their will, instead of God’s will. So i think God doesn’t give everyone extra blessings because they might misuse or abuse them. Maybe if God entrusts these people with something small, and they keep it, God may bless them with something more.

Now i begin to see that being blessed to have eyes that see is a Holy Gift!

20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject
unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in
heaven.

It’s a Gift from God. People often use the term such as that person is “gifted”. That means they were given a gift. In the Gospel of the Holy Twelve i think it was, it was stated that there was sin found, even among the prophets. We can see that is clearly True, as in the case of Jonah. God asked Jonah to go and prophecy to the nation, but Jonah refused. He disobeyed God. That is a sin, so there clearly was sin found among the prophets. And of course we know that, because “all have sinned”. So i guess if we want to receive Gifts and Blessings from God, then we need to start out by keeping small things, such as God’s commandments, and then in time we may receive further blessings. To him that hath, more shall be given. To him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be taken away.

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