“A spiritual gift is a supernaturally designed ability granted to every believer by which the Holy Spirit ministers to the body of Christ. A spiritual gift cannot be earned, pursued or worked up. It is merely “received” through the grace of God.”
-Author: John MacArthur
Today we will be reviewing an awesome book that has blessed so many lives and will bless yours too; ‘The Gifts of the Holy Spirit’ by Peter Tan👐👏
Scriptural Text: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
The Manifestation of the Holy Spirit:
The nine gifts of the Holy Spirit can be divided into three categories-
1. the Revelation gifts – the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, discerning of spirits;
2. the Power gifts – the gift of faith, the working of miracles, the gifts of healing;
3. the Vocal gifts- the gift of prophecy, varieties of tongues, interpretation of tongues.
THE REVELATION GIFTS
The revelation gifts are so called because they reveal something.
1. The Word of Wisdom :
The word of wisdom is a revelation of the mind of God pertaining to things in the future.
2. The Word of Knowledge:
The word of knowledge is a revelation of the mind of God pertaining to things past and present.
3. Discerning of Spirits:
Discerning of spirits is the supernatural ability imparted by the Holy Spirit to see into the spiritual world.
There are three main operations of discerning of spirits:
Closed vision, Open vision and Spiritual vision- These are the three types of visions that are received when this gift operates.
All the three types of visions can come in three categories: the Allegorical vision, the Message vision and the Plain vision.
It is a necessary part of the Christian life to discern right from wrong. The ability to discern is developed through prayer and meditation on the Word of God.
IT’S A WRAP:
For this week💃…join us next week for the other divine Gifts of the Holy Spirit👐👏
God bless you.
LET’S DO IT:
Do drop examples of persons in the Bible that manifested any or all of the Revelation gifts😃…greater blessings as you do.