9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit Gifts of the Spirit are special abilities provided by the Holy Spirit to Christians for the purpose of building up the body of Christ. His divine power has given us everything we need for life and Godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.
The Gift of Wisdom
The ministry’s growth has come with many trials and challenges that needed Godly wisdom to achieve victory. Building a strong church largely depends on Godly wisdom to bring a unit of purpose and fellowship among the members.
Gift of Knowledge and Understanding
The gift of knowledge is the ability to have an in depth understanding of a spiritual issue or situation. Godly knowledge is not taught of man, Jesus Christ says to Simon Peter ‘blessed are you Simon Bar Jonah, for flesh and blood (men) have not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in Heaven.’
The gift of Faith is being able to trust God and encourage others to trust God, no matter the circumstances. It is also the ability to discern with extra-ordinary confidence the will and purposes of God for His work. see (Romans 4 vs 18 – 21)
The gift of Healing is the miraculous ability to use God’s healing power to restore a person who is sick or suffering apart from the use of natural means. see (Acts 3 vs 1-10) Without the gift of healing a ministry can have blessed people but many of its people will be sick.
The gift of miracles is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to perform powerful acts or signs and wonders. These acts are perceived by observers to have altered the ordinary course of nature such that they give authenticity to God’s word and the Gospel message.
The gift of prophecy is the ability to receive and communicate an immidiate message of God to His people through a divinely anointed utterance.see Amos 3 vs 7
Discerning of Spirits
It is the ability to determine with assurance whether or not a message, person or behaviour is truly from God. The book of Revelations warns that the deceiver will even perform mighty works even calling fire from heaven to deceive even the elect if it were possible. The Apostle is anointed by the Holy Spirit to discern and test every spirit to distinguish whether they are from God or they are form the devil. see ( 1 John 4 vs 1-4 )
Gift of Tongues
The ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to speak to God in a language they have never learnt. This may as well be the ability to receive and/or communicate an immediate message of God to His people through divinely anointed utterance in a language they never learnt. see (Acts 2 vs 1 – 13)
Interpretation of Tongues
To make known or translate the tongues in the vernacular message of one who speaks in tongues. Every tongue that is spoken in the church must be interpreted to edify the church or individual. If there is no one to interpret the tongues it does not edify the church. see (1 Corinth 14 vs 26 -28)