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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: A Pathway to Divine Fulfillment

The concept of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, as outlined in the New Testament, is a profound testament to the intricate and transcendent relationship between humanity and the divine. These gifts are not merely symbolic tokens; they are transformative powers that enable individuals to transcend their ordinary limitations and align themselves with a higher purpose. To truly grasp the magnitude of these gifts, one must delve into their biblical foundations and understand their psychological and spiritual implications. In 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, the Apostle Paul provides a detailed enumeration of these gifts: “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish betwee

The Chosen introduces us to the Jesus we can all relate

 

There has never been a movie or TV series that has made me cry so many times except for the independent movie series called the Chosen. It is the story of those people that Jesus Christ chose to follow him during his time on Earth. It also features Jesus' story and shows His full humanity and full divinity as well. 


 I think even non-believers would find this series well made and very interesting. If some people find the likes of Lucifer and Loki series interesting, I think they'd be more interested on a person who is opposite both these characters. Unlike any past Jesus movies, this series shows his human side and it shows him as a revolutionary who questions how the laws of God were ridiculously implemented, dances on parties, jokes with friends and like almost every man, has strong connection with his mother.  

As of this writing, season 2 had just finished. Both seasons have 8 episodes each. I am among so many others that are eager for the next season. I sincerely pray that Dallas Jenkins and the entire crew and the entire cast of the Chosen be continually blessed by the Holy Spirit that they may be able to deliver the message of Jesus Christ in today's modern era. I hope and pray to God that they be given the strength to finish this in spite of their success today. They will touch a lot of hearts and they will be able to spread the Good News using today's technology. 

 I would want to write a summary of every episode and how it touched my heart if time will allow. But for here, I'd briefly describe how I honestly felt like while watching through seasons 1 and 2. 

I was like Mary Magdalene when I felt so helpless and so lonely and thought about ending it all when my situation became so overwhelming. 

I was like Simon Peter when I thought of unacceptable ways so I could take care of my family but sacrifice my colleagues. 

I was like Matthew when I thought being talented and getting wealthy was more important than having a relationship with my own people. 

I was like Nicodemus when I chose not to follow Jesus because it meant I have to give up my reputation and my comfort zone. 

I was like them. Lost deeply in the jungle of life and Jesus found and forgave me someway, somehow. I was like them, heading in the wrong direction of life. 

But now, I find myself in the opposite direction. And what happened in between was my encounter with Jesus Christ.
 
 
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