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Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Gifts Of The Holy Spirit: The nine gifts of the Holy Spirit are often referred to as the manifestation gifts.

These gifts are meant for the edification of the body of Christ. However, sometimes people don't understand how the word edification is applied. Well, edification is simply meant for building up the body of Christ.

In 1st  Corinthians 12th chapter there are 9 gifts mentioned and these gifts are given by the Holy Spirit and they're to build up the body of Christ so the body of Christ be united and grow.

To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gift of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous power, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.
1 Corinthians 12:8-10

    Why we need them

    Many people think the gifts of the Holy Spirit are optional and some don't even believe in the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit but when you understand what the Apostle Paul writes in 1st  Corinthians chapter 1 you will really see that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are essential for a church to be strong and to be healthy.

      You have to have the gifts of the Holy Spirit for you to understand an entire dimension of Jesus and without the gifts of the Holy Spirit, there's a whole dimension of Jesus you probably will never understand.

      Though these gifts are mostly meant for the body of Christ there are also some of these gifts that are meant as a witness to the non-believer.

    The scripture where it talks about the actual nine gifts.

    The nine gifts of the Holy Spirit are actually divided into three groups:

    • Revelation gifts The revelation gifts are consistent with the word of knowledge, the word of wisdom, and the discerning of spirits.

    • Power gifts: Power gifts include-- faith miracles and gifts of healings.  

    • Inspiration gifts These are sometimes also referred to as motivational gifts. The inspiration gifts consist of diverse tongues, interpretation of tongues, and prophecies. 

    1) Word of Wisdom

    Word of wisdom is when  God gives you a supernatural revelation or word about a future event that has not taken place yet. When He does this there are a couple reasons for it the first one is sometimes He indicates you to warn you about that situation.and when He warns you about it sometimes you will either have the opportunity to prepare for that or you'll have the opportunity to change that through prayer but once He's revealed that to you you must spend time in prayer before Him seeking what his will is in that situation whether if He wants you to prepare for it or if he wants you to change it through your prayer.

    Read Romans 4:17

    A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU") in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.

    So, the verse clearly says that we've been given the authority or the ability to call out the things not as they were but as they are meant to be.

    2) Word of Knowledge 

    Well, let me clear a word of knowledge is not as when someone is very knowledgeable about many things or as knowledgeable in broad areas. Word of knowledge is defined
    as when a person has knowledge about a current or past situation that has been revealed to them by God that there is no other way for them to know about it.

    Read: 1Corinthians 12:8

    To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit.

    3) Discerning of Spirits 

    This is a divine ability and a very valuable gift that the Holy Spirit gives you where you're able to tell by a person's behaviors with what spirit they're being led by, or in other words, we can say the gift of discerning of spirits is a divine gift that the Holy Spirit gives us that allows us to understand the what the spirits that are motivating a person behind their actions.

    4) Gift of Faith 

    Do you know the Bible says that each of us has a gift of faith even the non-believer has a gift of faith?  In Romans 12:3 it says- to each of us has given a  measure of faith so that we can be saved. We have a certain measure of faith for our daily duties and but then when you become a believer and accept Christ as your savior you have another gift of faith that God gives to you.

    The gift of faith is a supernatural gift. The Bible says faith comes  by hearing and hearing by the Word of  God

    5) Working of  Miracles

     The gift of working of miracles is an incredible gift that clearly testifies that God is alive and He's doing things that are impossible for a man to do.

    However, this is not having the gift of doing miracles only for God itself but also He gave this ability to us with a deep sensitivity to understand His will and perform miracles in His Holy name.

    Read: 1 Corinthians 12:28

    6) Gifts of Healings 

    In the biblical language, healing means to affect a cure through God's supernatural power. This gift is similar to faith when a person with this gift hears of certain situations that need healing whether emotional, physical, or spiritual. God seems to lead them to step out in affirming God by believing Him for healing.

      God gives them assurance in his ability and desire to work in the situation personally with this gift.
    Though a person has not any personal power to heal anybody but the good news is that they have been given a great conviction to pray for healing and to believe in God's power.

    7) Diverse Tongues 

    It's a powerful gift that builds you up but also the most controversial of all the gifts if you'll ever notice. The gift of diverse tongues or different kinds of tongues which means that God will give you a supernatural gift to speak in different kinds of languages. Some people might have many languages that they're given but some people have maybe one language but it's a language that you don't know but it's a supernatural language and it's called the diverse tongues.

    8) Interpretation of Tongues 

    Bible says that when you pray in tongues pray that you also may interpret so that you have an understanding. God wants everybody to speak in tongues more so that they may interpret and understand what they are praying or talking with God.

    So whenever you pray always ask the Holyspirit for the divine knowledge and understanding of the words.

    9) Gift of Prophecy 

    1 Corinthians the fourth chapter describes prophecy. As this is to strengthen, encourage, and to comfort the body of Christ. The gift of prophecy is a divine declaration of God's purpose.

     We need to understand that the prophecy is not being a prophet or telling something about the future but the simple form of prophecy is that God wants every one of His people to encourage, strengthen, and exalt the body of  Christ.

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