20 Apr Gifts of the Holy Spirit
In the Bible, Paul mentions the certain gifts that can be given to you by the Holy Spirit. These gifts are used for the common good of the people and edifies the church. These gifts are compare to body parts. The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. – 1 Corinthians 12:12. We will list and explain all the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Bible.
1. Gift of Wisdom
The Holy Spirit can give you wisdom as great as King Solomon. Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt. – 1 Kings 4:30. Solomon had enough wisdom to make several treaties between nations. Having great wisdom, you can solve difficult issues in your life and other people life without having past experience. People who have the gift of wisdom from the Holy Spirit can do jobs such as counselors, teachers, and other careers associated with helping people.
2. Gift of Knowledge
The Holy Spirit can give you great knowledge not only about the Bible but everything. For example if you need to know how to cook a certain dish, you can easily ask the Holy Spirit and learn how to cook it without knowing the measurements. Another example is if you ever meet someone from the first time but in your mind you get a signal that this person’s mother is in critical condition, this is also part of this gift of knowledge. Jesus Christ displays this gift when he spoke with the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:17-18).
3. Gift of Faith
This gift deals with the connection of faith. Every time you pray to God, with your gift of faith, he will answer your prayers in a timely manner. With that your life will start changing due to your gift of faith. “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” – Matthew 17:20. Using your gift of faith edifies the church because it gives other people confidence in God as well as praying for others.
4. Gift of Healing
If you have a gift of healing, you can pray for anyone and they would be heal. You can even pray on anything, give to the sick, and they will be healed. When handkerchiefs or aprons that had merely touched his skin were placed on sick people, they were healed of their diseases, and evil spirits were expelled. – Acts 19:12.
5. Gift of Miraculous Powers
If you have this gift, you can raise the dead before the soul leaves our world. Some people think the soul leaves our world immediately when someone dies but this is not true. This is why people have after death experiences on leaving the body. You can raise the dead and do things that even scientists can’t explain.
6. Gift of Prophecy
The gift of prophecy deals with a variety of things. A person can have a gift of prophecy but is not called to be a prophet. You can have one type of gift of prophecy or several types of gifts. You can have visions & dreams from God, interpret dreams, hear the voice of God, the Holy Spirit, see the future and/or the past, travel in the realm of the spirit anywhere, and know several things including secrets about a stranger.
7. Gift of Discerning Spirits
This gift has to do with feeling the spirits in the atmosphere. If you have this gift, you can not only feel the presence of God, you can also feel evil spirits. You will also be able to feel arrows from the enemies as explained by King David. The wicked are stringing their bows and fitting their arrows on the bowstrings. They shoot from the shadows at those whose hearts are right. – Psalm 11:2. You can also feel different spirits on other people may it be a Godly presence or an evil presence. When you have a gift of discerning spirits you can distinguish when something is of God or not may it be a teaching from a pastor or a television program. You can also distinguish if you made God angry or happy.
8. Gift of Tongues
Not to be confuse with speaking in tongues, the heavenly language, this gift deals with speaking other languages without any training through the Holy Spirit.
9. Gift of Interpretation of Tongues
This gift deals with interpreting different languages without any training.