Gifts of the Holy Spirit; What are the Gifts from the LORD?

Gifts of the Holy Spirit are divine attributes given to you as a reward for giving your life to the LORD through Jesus Christ. Every child of God is given the gift but not all knows about this reward and its usage!

Today’s message highlights some of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and its usefulness.

13 Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The most popular number of gifts is nine as mentioned in some verses in the twelfth chapter of the first letter written by Paul to the church in Corinth. The Holy Spirit have many spiritual gifts but the popular ones known to us include:

1. The Word of Knowledge

Christians with this gift might be illiterate but would be a teacher to the professors. Always filled with insights on how problems can be solved. Ability to interpret scriptures according to the mind of the LORD. Such people can invent and innovate!

2. Word of Wisdom

Ability to solve complicated issues. Brilliant intelligence beyond human reasoning to offer solutions. The key that opens the great doors of blessings and victory.

3. Gift of Prophecy

If you always receive specific messages from the LORD to someone, group of people, the nation or the world, then you have the gift of prophecy.

4. The Gift of Faith

All Christians are expected to have faith but this gift is a supernatural addition to the benefactor for urgent prayers to be answered. For example; Jesus, his disciples and the sick boy.

5. Gift of Healings

It’s a helpful gift during evangelism. It made the ministry of Jesus to spread very fast. No ailment is incurable!

6. The Working of Miracles

This gift of the Holy Spirit tumbles the natural conditions to a spectacular status. For example; Jesus raised Lazarus from the death.

7. Discerning of Spirits

It is the divine ability to differentiate the presence and action of demonic spirits and the Spirit of GOD.

8. Gift of Tongues

If you have this gift, then you would speak language of another tribe you have never learnt before. For example, the apostles speaking foreign languages.

9. Interpretation of Tongues

A rear gift that gives the audience the understanding of a foreign language.

10. The Gift of Helps

If you have this gift then you would always pay sacrifices than others. For instance; the women helping Jesus’ ministry.

11. Gift of Administrations

You would be exceptionally excellent in planning and execution of order.

12. Dream is a Spiritual Gift

When you notice that your dreams always come to pass then that is your gift from the Holy Spirit.

13. Vision is a Gift

If you don’t necessarily sleep before seeing events (not created by your imagination) which later come to pass, then you are blessed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.


Bible Verses of Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Joel chapter 2 verse 28: “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.”

First Corinthians chapter 12: “…But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit… “

“To another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues…”

“And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.”

What is the Purpose of the Spiritual Gifts?

1. To avoid the church from stumbling into the traps of the dark powers.

2. Gifts of the Holy Spirit save Christians from acting foolishly!

3. Spiritual gifts bridge the gap between GOD and His children.

4. It helps you to stay consistent in righteousness as you drive the rough route to heaven.

5. No more bondage to the powers of sickness – Hallelujah!

6. Gifts of the Holy Spirit changes unfavourable situations to joyful circumstances.

7. The Devil cannot successfully deceive you by camouflaging as an angel of light.

8. Don’t be afraid to take the Gospel to a strange land because you either speak in their tongue or an interpreter of tongues is waiting for you.

9. Nothing would ever happen in your life without a previous clue

10. No false prophets can either deceive or dupe you!

The gifts of the Holy Spirit come from the LORD only. Paul advised the Corinthians to earnestly desire the best gifts, but don’t be shocked if GOD does not give you according to your desire. HE knows the best for you and all gifts from the Holy Spirit is best for the right application.

Your spiritual gifts are not meant for boasting or for selfish gains. They are given to you to help people around you to know more about GOD and His Goodness.  

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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