Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led. 3 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.
4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. (1 Corinthians 12:1-11 ESV)
5 Truths about the gifts of the Spirit
- There are multiple gifts.
- All these gifts are God’s idea and His will.
- These gifts are for everyone.
- They are for the benefit of others.
- We should want and pursue them.
3 Categories of the gifts of the Spirit
- Discerning Gifts
- Dynamic Gifts
- Declarative Gifts Dynamic Gifts
Word of knowledge is supernatural revelation of information pertaining to a person or event.
Discerning of spirits is the ability to discern the true source of circumstances or motives of people.
Word of wisdom is a Devine answer or solution for a particular event or situation.
Gift of Faith is the supernatural impartation of trust in the power of God for a situation.
Gifts of healing are the supernatural endowment of healing.
Working of miracles is the manifestation of power beyond the ordinary course of natural law.