Spiritual Guidance

The Nine Spiritual Gifts in the Bible

Certainly, when Jesus Christ left us, he gave us the ability to receive the nine spiritual gifts in the bible. When Jesus Christ died on the cross, on the third day He rose from the dead. But He did not leave us alone. Simply, He left us with the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will guide us and lead us in the right direction.

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The Nine Spiritual Gifts in the Bible

Certainly, when Jesus Christ left us, he gave us the ability to receive the nine spiritual gifts in the bible. When Jesus Christ died on the cross, on the third day He rose from the dead. But He did not leave us alone. Simply, He left us with the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will guide us and lead us in the right direction. 

In Romans 8: 11 “The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.”

However, in the book of John 16:7 “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.”

How Can You Receive the Spiritual Gifts in the Bible?

As a result, in order to receive any spiritual gifts in the bible you must accept and acknowledge Jesus Christ in your life. You must accept and believe He is the son of God in your heart. 

If you do not know Jesus Christ say this prayer out loud:

Lord, I accept you as my personal savior, I believe in You. Yes in my heart I know you are the son of God. Please forgive me for my sins, thank you for watching over me and protecting me. I love you so much and I have accepted you into my life.

In Jesus Name I pray, Amen!

After you have accepted Jesus Christ into your life, He will give you the gift of the Holy Spirit to help you. The Holy Spirit will guide you and then you will receive  some of the spiritual gifts in the bible.

The Helper is the Holy Spirit

Furthermore, in John 16:7 “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.”

In addition to, John 14:16-17 “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.”

Likewise, in John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”

What Are the Nine Spiritual Gifts in the Bible?

Word of Knowledge

1. Word of Knowledge: 1 Corinthians 12:8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

The word of knowledge is the ability to know things about other people or lives. This will give faith and hope to the people of the world. If you’re able to tell people something about their lives and you do not know it will increase their faith in God. At that very moment in their lives, they will know Jesus Christ is the one true living God.  It is also related to the spiritual gift of wisdom. And it is also the form of revelation similar to the gift of prophecy.

Gift of Faith

2. The Gift of Faith: The major point that I hope you will take away from this post is that saving faith is a gift of God, (Eph. 2:8)

Not everyone has this gift, this is one of my strongest gifts because of my faith in God. It cannot be broken. Your faith can move mountains, it can make the possible into possible. Your faith should be so strong in God that no matter what happens to you. Simply you know God has already worked it out and you are going to be okay. 

Your faith in God must be so strong that even if you’re about to get evicted or lose your home, you trust that God will provide the money. Or God will give you a new home in Jesus Name. I don’t care what situation you are in, God will work it out. Even if you have lost your car or it was repossessed, trust that God will give you the money. Or you will get a new car in Jesus Name!

Your Faith Can Make the Impossible into Possible

Trust me I have been in some crazy situations but God got me out of the most craziest situations. Right when the pandemic hit, I lost my job, I didn’t have any money to pay my rent. The Holy Spirit told me to call my apartment complex. Five minutes later, I called them, speaking to the lady on the phone I told her I didn’t have the money to pay my rent. She said hold on Christy, A couple of minutes later, she comes back on the phone. Her words shocked me, I could do nothing but give God the Glory.

Still in shocked to this day, the lady said Christy, your rent has already been paid for the month of April. The only thing that you owe is the water bill but you can pay that whenever. So I don’t care who you, nobody can’t tell me what God can’t do. Trust me, He will do the same fore you.

Oh I’m not done yet because God did it for me again. Now this time it was different because I had an eviction to leave my apartment by midnight that night. I had recently lost my job but I went into deep prayer. Not even an hour later, someone had paid my rent. Then the next day, over 6,000 dollars was deposit into my bank account.

If you want to read my full story you should get my book From Nothing Into the Woman of God Part 2. It gives in depth details how to live with favor, trust God and increase your faith. How God provide for my son and I when I didn’t have a job because of my faith.

Gift of Wisdom

3. The Gift of Wisdom: (NIV) Proverbs 2:06, “For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

For instance, it is the ability to know the difference between good and evil. The ability to make the right decision with right and wrong. When you have wisdom, you will know how to use God’s words to the truth. Or you’re able to get out of any situation by using wisdom. It will give you the ability to produce true wealth in your life. For the purpose of putting “knowing” truth turns into a skill of insight and putting God’s Word to work.

Gift of Healing

4. The Gift of Healing:  1 Corinthians 12. “As an extraordinary charism, gifts of healing are supernatural enablement’s given to a believer to minister various kinds of healing and restoration to individuals through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

For example, the gift is the healing powers of God to cure a person of any sickness or disease. A person who is ill, wounded or suffering. Through Jesus Christ stripes, you will be healed in Jesus Name if you are suffering through any disease or sickness. God said if you have faith in your heart the small as a mustard seed you will be healed. In the bible, Jesus healed the blind, gave them sight, He healed the deaf and gave them the ability to hear. He healed all of kinds of sickness that has no cure but through Jesus Christ all things are possible.

Just like in the bible, Jesus Christ stills healed today, if you don’t believe me you should read  Kathryn Kuhlman’s book I Believe in Miracles. In her book, Jesus healed all kinds of disease, people were nearly dead or at their death bed but by the power of Jesus Christ, they were all healed.

Gifts of Miracles

5. The Gifts of Miracles: Heb 2:4 NKJV – 4 “God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?”

Oh how I love the gifts of Miracles! If you want to receive the gifts of miracles, then say this prayer:

Lord the same power that you used to raise Jesus from the dead. Lord give it to me in Jesus Name!!! Amen

Yes the gift of miracles can raise the dead! If you don’t believe me than you should watch a video from my spiritual parents about how people are raising the dead at their church. That is one of the most powerful gift of miracles I have ever witness.

The  Prophecy Gifts

6. The Gifts of Prophecy: He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church (RSV). In 1 Cor 14:5, Paul adds that prophecy is greater than speaking in tongues. Both may be put in practice, but the latter is only for one’s own benefit, unless it is followed by interpretation.

The gifts of prophecy is when a person predicts the future, whatever he/she says will come true. Overall a person can use the gift of the Holy Spirit to tell you about your life in the future, past or present tense. This person can send a message that is a prophet to have been communicated to them by God Himself. Theses messages usually involve inspiration, interpretation of dreams, or revelation of divine will (divine knowledge) concerning the prophet’s contemporary world and or a preternatural knowledge of events to come in the future.

It always reveals the truth but it will never tell you something to hurt you or turn you away from God. The prophecy is only to increase your faith in God.

The Discernment of Spirits

7. The Discernment of Spirits: 1 John 4:1 – Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

In order to discernment spirits, you will have to know what you are dealing with. Not every spirit comes from God, this gift tested the spirit to know if it is good or evil. You will have the ability to tell the differences between the spirits. God will even reveal the same of the spirit to you so you can cast them out of people. Yes you will be able to cast out demons and deliver people from evil spirits. In fact, you will be able to healed people, cast out demons and deliver them from the bondages of the evil spirits in them.

Diverse Kinds of Tongues

8. The gifts of Diverse Kinds of Tongues: 1 Cor 12, 13, 14, where Paul discusses speaking in “various kinds of tongues” as part of his wider discussion of the gifts of the Spirit; his remarks shed some light on his own speaking in tongues as well as how the gift of speaking in tongues was to be used in the church.

In Christian theology, Gift of tongues is a miraculous faculty granted by the Holy Spirit to a person, which corresponds to the ability to speak multiple languages that such person does not know.

As a result, it is called speaking in tongues, speaking in the Holy language or praying in the Heaven language. And it is one of the highest prayer you can use because when you speak in tongues. The devil cannot understand you, it is one of the powerful prayers to speak in tongues. It is a code used between you and God when you pray.

Interpretation of Tongues

9. The gifts of interpretation of Tongues: Acts 2, which describes an occurrence of speaking in tongues in Jerusalem at Pentecost, though with various interpretations. Specifically, “every man heard them speak in his own language” and wondered “how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?”

The interpretation of tongues is one of the spiritual gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12. This gift is used in conjunction with that of the gift of tongues—the supernatural ability to speak in a language (tongue) unknown to the speaker. The gift of interpretation is the supernatural enablement to express in an intelligible language an utterance spoken in an unknown tongue.

Last but not least, this is another spiritual gift that I have, I never realized it until I was at church one Sunday morning. While the people praying in tongues, I could understand what they were saying. Then a prophet told me I had the gifts of interpreting tongues. He said has never met anyone that could interpret tongues but I could do it.

What Are Your Spiritual Gifts?

If you feel like you do not have any of the spiritual gifts that I have listed then say this prayer out loud:

Lord, I thank you for all the spiritual gifts, fill me with the Holy Spirit. Open up my heart, my soul, my spirit and allow me to see in the spirit. To allow me to receive the spiritual gifts that you have offered to me. In Jesus Name, I pray!!! Amen

I hope you all have enjoyed reading this post, leave comments at the bottom and tell me about your spiritual gifts that you have or would like to receive from the power of the Holy Spirit. However, if you want to go deeper in God and learn how to receive all of the spiritual gifts in the bible book a spiritual coaching session with me.

About Author

Christy Sanderson, the charismatic yet virtuous award-winning author, entrepreneur, public speaker, and founder of Glory Nation, is helping women find a purpose in life and get closer to Jesus Christ. She is a woman of God who has devoted her life in the service of the first six letters of her name, Christ, the Almighty.

Glory Nation is led by the mighty spiritual and inspirational disciple of God — Christy Sanderson.

Christy Sanderson is an Award Winning Author, Award Winning Entrepreneur of the year, and Public Speaker. She has a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education, Master's in Special Education and she is an Educator!!! She has authored five other books, Woman of God Who Did God Create You To Be, From Nothing into the Woman of God: Spiritual Life, Woman of God Stop Looking for Love, God's Kingdom: Spiritual & Wealth Motivation and From Nothing into the Woman of God part 2. Christy has been featured on the cover of UBAWA Magazine, and several radio interviews. She was once a Co-Host on the Digital Breeze radio show in Atlanta, Georgia. At the young age of 23, Christy fully committed herself to God, letting Him take total control of her life, and started her own ministry, Glory Nation. Her life purpose is to experience and share God's Glory, to fulfill God's promises, and to help others become closer to Jesus Christ to find their life purpose.

(31) Comments

  1. Beautiful reminder of the gifts given to us by Jesus Christ! I am always seeking more Wisdom, thank you for the prayer at the end.

    1. Hello Sarah! God bless you!!!

  2. Thank you for this great post. Such an enlightening read. I have a desire for more spiritual gifts and that I may use them for God’s glory.

    1. Hello Veryl! If you have a desire for more spiritual gifts, ask God and He will give it you!!!

  3. Madelynn says:

    After years and years of not even stepping inside a church except for a wedding or baptism I finally rediscovered God in all its glory. How could I live so many years in denial, being a shadow of my current self?!

    1. Hello Madelynn! It’s so good that you have finally found God in your life.

  4. Adelaide says:

    At first I thought people were just kind and nice when they said that I had the gift of wisdom but as years passed by I realized my decisions and advice are almost always spot on.

    1. Hello Adelaide! That is so good that you have the gift of wisdom!!!

  5. Jayleen says:

    I’ve just screenshotted the prayer and will make it part of my bedtime routine, thanks.

    1. Hello Jayleen! I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the prayer!!!

  6. Cassandra says:

    Our pastor has been with us for more than twenty years, we can’t imagine our life without him.
    He has the gift of prophecy, he always knows exactly what worries us and thus guides us on the right path.

    1. Hello Cassandra! I’m so glad you’re at a church with a pastor to guide and help you!!!

  7. Saved as a favorite, I really like your web site!

    1. Hello Mariano! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed my blog!!!

  8. What a lovely post. I feel blessed to have the gift of faith! Happy Easter to you! God bless!!

    1. Hello Sarah! I’m so glad you have the gift of faith!!! God bless you as well!!!

  9. This is a topic which is close to my heart… Cheers! Where are your contact details though?

    1. Hello Tonya! I’m glad it was close to your heart!!! My contact email is christy@glorynation.org!

  10. Israa says:

    Such a good read, we have been given the best gift by god and it’s our soul. thank you for this article

    1. Hello Israa! That is the best gift of all to God is our soul!!!

  11. this is such a great post, thank you for your post

    1. Hello Tianna! Thank you for your kind words!!!

  12. I am so grateful that it is He who lives in me to do good works. The Holy Spirit blesses every believer with spiritual gifts to edify the body of Christ. We are all needed!

    1. Hello Carrie!!! Yes the Holy Spirit does dwells within us!!!

  13. Such a soothing post with lovely ideas!

    1. Hello Akansha!!! Thank you for your kind words!!!

  14. Whitney Stewart says:

    This was a very nice post! I don’t read the Bible quite as often as I used to. Maybe I should try and read at least one verse a week to start? Thank you so much!

    1. Hello Whitney! Yes it’s very important to take time to read the bible!!!

  15. such an interesting post

  16. I recently did a bible in a year podcast. I made some scripture notes to go back and re read. It’s a good habit to get into

  17. A. H. says:

    Love this!! Thank you for sharing!

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