What Are Spiritual Gifts In Christianity?

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Spiritual Gifts are the powers a believer receives after being baptized by the Holy Spirit. John the Baptize has something to say in Matthew 3:11: “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire”. After repentance, believers are then baptized by the Holy Spirit who gives the power to get these spiritual gifts. In this post, we will look at what Spiritual gifts are, the number of gifts and the purpose of the gifts.

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How Many Spiritual Gifts Are There?

According to 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, there are 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit. They are listed below.

  • A message of wisdom
  • A message of knowledge
  • Faith
  • Gifts of healing
  • Miraculous powers
  • Prophecy
  • Distinguishing between spirits
  • Speaking in different kinds of tongues
  • The interpretation of tongues
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All these gifts are given to believers to help them in preaching the word of God to the nations in the world.

Who Gives The Spiritual Gifts?

The arrival of the Holy Spirit brings gifts. This is what the Bible has to say in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11.

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“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to others gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to others miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.” (1 Corinthians 12:7-11

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