The Gifts of the Spirit

The Gifts of the Spirit
Once we’ve received baptism in the Holy Spirit, there are certain gifts God has for us that He wants us to operate in. These gifts of the Spirit enable us to know and do things we couldn’t have on our own. They can both benefit us personally, and help us to minister to others in a greater way.

The gifts of the Spirit are listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8-11.

  1.  Message of wisdom
  2. Message of knowledge
  3. Faith
  4. Gifts of healing
  5. Working of miracles
  6. Prophecy
  7. Discerning of spirits
  8. Speaking in different kinds of tongues
  9. Interpretation of tongues

Message of wisdom, message of knowledge, and prophecy all have to do with God speaking to you, and/or revealing things to you that you wouldn’t know otherwise. Gifts of healing and working of miracles have to do with God flowing through you in a special way to perform miracles and instances of healing. Speaking in different kinds of tongues is different than just praying in tongues. Usually, it’s a specific message God gives you in tongues, which He will then give either you or someone else the explanation of. This explanation of what is spoken in tongues being given to you is interpretation of tongues.

These gifts are for us today, and God wants us to operate in them! Do as 1 Corinthians 14:1 says, and eagerly desire these gifts. Make yourself available to God to be used by Him, and you will begin to experience these gifts at work in your life as you are in need of them!

Gifts Of The Spirit

Gifts Of The SpiritWeek 27 of Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is almost over. This week’s reading was 1 Corinthians 12-16. These chapters further continue one of Paul’s letters to the church at Corinth.

In 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, Paul speaks of the gifts of the Spirit, which are given for the common good. They are all the work of the same Spirit, which He distributes to each, as He determines.

Here are the nine gifts mentioned in this passage:

  1. word of wisdom
  2. word of knowledge
  3. faith
  4. gifts of healing
  5. working of miracles
  6. prophecy
  7. discerning of spirits
  8. different kinds of tongues
  9. interpretation of tongues

God wants us to walk in the gifts of the Spirit. Like any gift, they are offered to us freely. Let’s receive and utilize these gifts, that our Heavenly Father has for us as His children!