1 Corinthians 12:7-11
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
All through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and especially in the Book of Acts the Holy Spirit is mentioned in His Person or work. The Book of Acts alone with twenty eight chapters mentions Him thirty four distinct and separate times. The Holy Spirit is the power of God and is in us to manifest in supernatural ways. The Early Believers had the Word of God through the Apostles teaching, a strong emphasis on prayer, an understanding of the authority in the Name of Jesus, but they also had the mighty experience of being baptized with the Holy Spirit.
We need born of the Spirit (John 3:6).
We need baptized with the Spirit (Acts 1:6, 8; 2:4(.
We need to manifest the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:7-11).
The unsaved world has stopped short of the first experience (being born of the Spirit).
The majority of the Evangelical and Denominational world has stopped short of the second experience (being baptized with the Spirit).
The majority of Charismatics, Pentecostals, and Spirit baptized Church has stopped short of the third experience (manifesting the Spirit).
Someone said, “How can you say that? I speak in other tongues (the supernatural language of the Spirit). Speaking in other tongues is the initial supernatural sign but wasn’t intended by God to be the only one or last one. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit experience was meant to be the doorway to the other supernatural manifestations which many have no knowledge of or as the Bible says “ignorant,” 1 Corinthians 12:1. To be ignorant of spiritual gifts literally means to be without knowledge. We can be without knowledge of what they are and without knowledge of how they operate.
Below is a list of common descriptions of what they are as a place to start and a beginning point to change our lack of knowledge. They are often grouped in three groups of three.
Nine manifestation Gifts of the Spirit (I Corinthians 12:7-11)
GIFTS OF REVELATION – when the Spirit wills to Reveal Something supernaturally.
- Word of Wisdom – supernatural revelation by the Spirit of God concerning the future divine purpose, mind, or will of God.
- Word of Knowledge – supernatural revelation by the Spirit of God of certain facts present or past in the mind of God.
- Discerning of Spirits – supernatural insight or seeing into the spirit world or realm of the spirit.
GIFTS OF POWER – when the Spirit wills To Do Something supernaturally
- Gift of Faith – supernatural endowment by the Spirit whereby that which is uttered or desired by man or spoken by God shall eventually come to pass. It is supernatural (passive) trust in God to receive a miracle.
- Working of Miracles – supernatural intervention (where the person actively works a miracle) in the ordinary course of nature or a temporary suspension of the accustomed order.
- Gifts of Healings – supernatural healing of disease without natural means of any source.
GIFTS OF INSPIRATION – when the Spirit wills To Say Something supernaturally
- Prophecy – supernatural utterance or speaking forth of the mind and counsel of God in one’s known language.
- Divers Kinds of Tongues – supernatural utterance in an unknown language.
- Interpretation of Tongues – supernatural showing forth of the meaning of divers kinds of tongues.
“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant 1 Corinthians 12:1.”