- Spiritual gifts are available to every believer to help us be victorious in any difficult situation.
The Lord desires for us to overcome every challenge, and He gives us the tools to do it!
The Bible tells us in I Corinthians 12 that there are nine gifts of the Holy Spirit that He gives to every person as He will to profit withal. The Holy Spirit makes the right gift available to each of us at the precise time that it is needed.
The gifts that the Holy Spirit dispenses at the very moment we need them are:
Word of wisdom – Revelation that comes to help us in a particular situation concerning the divine purpose of God for a future event. It is something that we wouldn’t be able to figure out on our own.
Word of knowledge – Supernatural knowledge from the heart of God about something He wants us to know about a person, place, or thing. It can expose something, help recover something, or warn us about something.
Faith – A supernatural gift of faith that is given for a special assignment. This differs from the fruit of faith, as found in Galatians 5:22, and from the everyday faith described in Hebrews 11:1 that is dealt by the same measure to every person (Romans 12:3).
Gifts of healings – This is a supernatural healing of sickness and disease, without natural help.
Working of miracles – It supersedes the laws of the natural world we live in (e.g. when Moses parted the Red Sea).
Prophecy – A supernatural message in a known language, inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Discerning of spirits – A supernatural ability to see into the spirit realm and reveal something. It is not the discerning of people or their faults, but the discerning of spirits. It is the divine ability to know what kind of spirits are at work in a particular situation.
Different kinds of tongues – A supernatural utterance in languages that have never been learned by the person speaking. It has nothing to do with man’s intellect. In public ministry, it would be followed by an interpretation.
Interpretation of tongues – A supernatural gift that does not operate unless tongues have been in operation in public ministry. It is an interpretation by the leading of the Holy Spirit of a Word that has been spoken by another person or by the same person, for the edification of the Body of Christ.
All of these gifts are for our benefit, but they are not OUR gifts; they are gifts from the Holy Spirit, and He gives them as there is a need. To use them, we must receive and operate them by faith.
Say this faith declaration out loud: Lord, thank You for the nine gifts of the Spirit! I know that they are for me. I receive them by faith, knowing how much You love me and how You desire for me to be victorious in every situation.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
I Corinthians 12:7-11
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