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The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia

Gifts of the Holy Ghost, Sevenfold

The gifts bestowed on the Baptized by the Laying on of Hands in Confirmation, viz.: "the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and ghostly strength, the spirit of knowledge and true godliness and the spirit of holy fear," as enumerated in Isaiah 11:2. These gifts may be briefly interpreted as follows:

  WISDOM, to choose the one thing needful.
  UNDERSTANDING, to know how to attain it.
  COUNSEL, the habit of asking guidance of God.
  STRENGTH, to follow where He shall lead.
  KNOWLEDGE, that we may learn to know God.
  GODLINESS, that knowing Him we may grow like Him.
  HOLY FEAR, meaning reverence and adoration.

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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Gifts of the Holy Ghost, Sevenfold'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/acd/g/gifts-of-the-holy-ghost-sevenfold.html. 1901.

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