The following Spiritual Gifts are often referred to as the "Nine Gifts of the Spirit." These are supernatural gifts and, according to scripture, are available to all Christians.
The Apostle Paul said: "Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: ...for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills." (1 Cor 12:1; 8-11)
The Nine Gifts of the Spirit Fall into 3 Divisions: The Gifts of Revelation - The Gifts of Inspiration - The Gifts of Power.
Gifts of Revelation:
1-The Word of Wisdom:
This is a supernatural revelation, or insight into the divine will and purpose; often given by the Spirit to solve perplexing problems and situations.
2-The Word of Knowledge:
This is supernatural revelation of divine knowledge, or insight in the divine mind, will or plan; to know things that could not be known of oneself.
3-Discerning of Spirits:
This is supernatural revelation, or insight into the realm of spirits to detect them and their plans and to read the minds of men.
Gifts of Inspiration:
This is supernatural utterance in the native tongue. It is a miracle of divine utterance, not conceived by human thought or reasoning. It includes speaking unto men to edification, exhortation, and comfort.
5-Divers Kinds of Tongues:
This is supernatural utterance in other languages which are not known to the speaker.
6-The Interpretation of Tongues:
This is simply supernatural ability to interpret in the native tongue what is uttered in other languages not known by the one who interprets by the Spirit.
Gifts of Power:
7-Gift of Faith:
This is supernatural ability to believe God without human doubt, unbelief and reasoning's.
8-The Gift of Healing:
The healing of all manner of sickness by supernatural power, without human aid or medicine.
9-The Working of Miracles:
Is supernatural power to intervene in the ordinary course of nature and to counteract natural laws if necessary.
According to scripture the Gifts of the Spirit are to continue to work through the followers of Christ until His return.
This is a very brief description of each of the nine gifts of the Spirit. If there is enough interest I will do an in depth article on each. Please use the form at the bottom of this page to let me know if you would like to know more about each of the "Gifts of the Spirit."
Samuel L Mills