Five people in the old testament who were inspired by the Holy Spirit and what they achieved are as follows:
1. Bezalel- Exodus 31:3(NASB), ” I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship “. Bezalel was inspired by the Spirit of God to carryout several kinds of crafts. He was filled with wisdom and was enabled to be a skilled craftsman for the tabernacle.
2. Gideon- Judges 6:34, “But the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered after him.” The Spirit of the Lord inspired Gideon into battle. Through the Spirit, he gained courage and strength from where he was (a place of weakness and fear). He was strategic in battle and could triumph over the Medianites by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
3. Daniel- Daniel 5:11, ” There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the time of your father he was found to have insight and intelligence and wisdom like that of the gods…” Daniel was inspired by the Holy Spirit to possess and display uncommon/supernatural intelligence, wisdom and insight in all his dealings and he ended up being recognized by king Nebuchadnezzar to whom he interpreted mysteries. Hence, he was made an overseer by the king.
4. Samson- Judges 15:14, ” And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bonds loosed from off his hands.” Samson was enabled by the Holy Spirit to defeat his enemies and the enemies of Isreal. Through the Spirit, he was full of strength and power.
5. Saul- 1 Samuel 19:23, “So Saul went to Naoith at Ramah. But the Spirit of God came even on him, and he walked along prophesying until he came to Naioth.” The Spirit of God came upon Saul and by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Saul was given utterance to speak. This he did all that day and all that night. So much that people asked if he was among the Prophets.”