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"The Nine Gifts of  the
Holy Spirit"

The following Spiritual Gifts are often referred to as, "The Nine Gifts of the Holy 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 three Divisions: 

  • The Gifts of Revelation
  • The Gifts of Inspiration
  • The Gifts of Power.

Gifts of Revelation:

1-The Word of Wisdom:
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: 
The Word of Knowledge is a 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 a supernatural revelation or insight into the realm of spirits to detect their presence and plans.

Gifts of Inspiration:

Prophecy is the 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:
The supernatural utterance in other languages that are not known to the speaker.

6-The Interpretation of Tongues:
The 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 a supernatural ability to believe God without human doubt, unbelief, and reasonings.

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.

Samuel Mills

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Suara Abiola: Nigeria
This is lovely, it's the solution to my assignment from my Bible School. Can't wait to see the writer someday!

Yeboah: Ghana
Thank you for letting me know and understand the word. So please, speaking in tongues, too, is a gift!

Evangelist Johnny: United States
Thank you for sharing your teachings

Joro: Nigeria
More blessing, so explicit!

Marco: United States
Very informative and inspiring. I find it difficult to find clear teaching on in-depth issues like tongues, spiritual gifts, prophecy, laying on of hands (healing), and miracles…. Your teaching is clear and easy to understand.

Saba: Nigeria
Thank you so much for this article...It is indeed a blessing!

Prince: Nigeria
Thanks a lot; this blessed me beyond measure.
I was surfing the net looking for a good write on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and I was led to click on your page. God bless you for all you do for the kingdom.

Rhonda: United States
Very easy to understand. Thank you.

Peter: Kenya

Pastor Samuel Adu-Gyamfi: Ghana
God bless you so much for this wonderful teaching about the gift of the Holy Spirit. You are helping the world.

Emmanuel: Nigeria
Quite understood... Thank you so much for this explanation.

Alex: Ghana
A very thoughtful and insightful message on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. 
Thanks a lot, and more Grace to you for more delivery to us.

Pst Jackson: Nigeria
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Sharon: United States
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Veronica: United States
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Dorcas: Nigeria
Thanks for the wonderful message.
God bless

Taye: Nigeria
This Article really edifies my spirit. I am well Blessed.More Grace of God upon you.

Emmanuel: Nigeria
This article is indeed, educative. It will be a nice material for me as I prepare to minister to a class on the same topic. May God bless you, sir.

Sunny: United Kingdom
Thank you for this article, and I can't wait to share this in my next bible study meeting with my group. We cannot navigate life in this pandemic and new "normal" without the manifestation of these gifts. God bless.

Your material on the classification of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is very helpful. Keep the flag flying. Thanks

FJJB: United States
Thanks for all your love & literature, for it is a good thing to share from the heart.
It is also a good thing to have our heart & mind made up, for none of us are promised tomorrow... Fay, NC.

Monday: Nigeria

I am deeply blessed with this great message. It really opened my eyes and ignited the fire of holy spirit within me to continues longing for more of Him and His gift in my life.  
Thank you so much, Sir, for this wonderful insight and well explanatory teaching Sir. God will continue to strengthen you, Sir,more grace and anointing unto you.

Adebola: Nigeria
I was blessed by your message. Now I feel the holy spirit burning in me
I have all the many gifts of the holy spirit
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Okey: Nigeria
This article has blessed me; exactly what I needed to prepare my notes - I'll be speaking to a group of youths this morning who are in a retreat to seek God's face.
Thank you.

Juliana: Nigeria
Thanks for your topic on ministry gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Ken: Nigeria
I found your article very inspiring and educative. God bless

Anthony: Canada
This article helped me a lot in providing clarity to what the Holy Spirit was teaching me. I have been asking for an understanding of what the four fundamental gifts of the Holy Spirit correspond to; the four rivers of Eden:
1. Milk
2. Holy
3. Wine
4. Oil
Once I saw this, I knew that was what the Holy Spirit was teaching me. The last is the gift of Peace - Milk.
Hallelujah! Thank you so much!


Mary: Canada 

Hi, l have a question regarding the Holy Spirit. I am wondering why many songs and some people pray and ask the Holy Spirit to come into our lives when, as a Christian, the Holy Spirit, when we accepted Christ as our Savior, are given the Holy Spirit.

So l want to understand why songs and pastors ask for the Holy Spirit to come over and over. I believe God has given His children His Spirit, and we do not have to continue to ask. Could you explain this? Blessings, Mary 


Hi Mary, yes, you are correct. Rest assured that when a person is born-again, the Holy Spirit enters and abides within that person forever.

"God in Man" is what sets Christianity apart from all the religions in the world. We can then personally pray and worship our Father God and ask for His Divine favors and help.

Drawing near to God is a part of pure worship: When we pray and worship God, we draw nearer to Him and can more greatly sense His Holy Spirit and love. If we draw near unto Him, He will draw near to us, (James 4:8).

I believe that many times, what people are asking for when they request the Holy Spirit to come, is for the empowerment of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, as was seen on the Day of Pentecost.

It is never the person, but the power of God that performs miracles. However, the Holy Spirit does bestow gifts on those who He chooses to work through to accomplish His will, perhaps as one of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit listed on this page.

Quite often, this is not explained very well and can be very confusing. But there is a difference in having the blessed Holy Spirit abiding within, and in being empowered by the Holy Spirit.

As you said in your response, The Holy Spirit continually abides within every Christian, so it can only be that the people you referred to are requesting the Holy Spirit to come upon them with power.

I will be happy to answer any follow-up questions.

I pray you will be blessed in all your ways,


Theophilus: Ghana

I would like to know if the manifestation of any of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is dependent on the gift of faith. In other words, do I need to have the gift of faith before I can manifest the gifts of healing, prophecy, and working miracles?
Thanking you in advance for your candid response.


A measure of faith is a gift from God to all men; without it, none of the succeeding steps of faith would be possible.
It is a faith that has not grown but is sufficient for belief in God and salvation.
In Romans 12:3, it is referred to as "The Measure of Faith."
The Measure of Faith is a gift from God.
I believe the following is a page you will find very helpful.

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