Gifts of the Spirit – Revelation Gifts

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For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 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: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
– 1 Corinthians 12:8-11

There are 9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit
1. Word of Wisdom
2. Word of Knowledge
3. Gift of Faith
4. Gifts of Healing
5. Working of Miracles
6. Prophecy
7. Discerning of spirits
8. Divers Tongues
9. Interpretation of Tongues

These 9 Gifts can be split into 3 different categories…

Utterance Gifts – Gifts that SAY something!
1. Prophecy
2. Divers Tongues
3. Interpretation of Tongues

Power Gifts – Gifts that DO something!
1. Gift of Faith
2. Gifts of Healing
3. Working of Miracles

Revelation Gifts – Gifts that REVEAL something!

1. Word of Wisdom
Wisdom is not a Gift of the Spirit. Even unbelievers can gain wisdom. However, the Gift of the Word of Wisdom is a supernatural gift that’s available to the Body of Christ. The “Word of Wisdom” is Gods Wisdom pertaining to future events. It is information that only God has pertaining to the future that He imparts to a Believer.

You can receive a Word of Wisdom for both yourself and for others. God may give you a Word of Wisdom to help someone make a decision or bring guidance to them. It can also be used for warnings. In Acts 21:10-14 Paul received a Word of Wisdom from Agabus concerning what would happen when he went to Jerusalem.

2. Word of Knowledge
Like Wisdom, Knowledge is also not a Gift of the Spirit. The Gift of the Word of Knowledge is a supernatural gift. It is Gods knowledge pertaining events past and present given to a Believer.
Jesus had the Word of Knowledge in operation in John 4 when He told the Samarian woman at the well that she had 5 husbands, and the man she was currently living with was not her husband. Jesus knew that because the Holy Spirit told Him. Remember, Jesus was Anointed with the Holy Spirit when He was Baptized in water by John. We are also Anointed with the Holy Spirit and Power (Acts 1:8) and can do the same works that Jesus did!

3. Discerning of spirits
Discerning spirits is not ‘discernment’. We can all develop discernment on our own. The Gift of Discerning spirits is to discern the spirit in operation behind a person or in a place. Seeing into the “Spirit Realm” is a manifestation of the Gift of Discerning spirits. However, knowing by inward revelation is just as much a manifestation of this gift.

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