The 9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Table of Contents
1. The Word of Knowledge   2. The Word of Wisdom  3. The Gift of Prophecy
4. The Gift of Faith   5. The Gifts of Healings  6. The Working of Miracles
7. The Discerning of Spirits   8. Different Kinds of Tongues   9. The Interpretation of Tongues

In addition to the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit, the Bible also tells us that there are 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit.

For the record, we feel that the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit are much more important than the 9 gifts are.

As the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit have to do with God imparting part of His divine nature into the core of our personalities to help make us into a much better and holy people.

God’s ultimate aim for all of us is our sanctification in Him, and part of that sanctification process has to do with the Holy Spirit Himself transmitting 9 specific divine qualities and attributes into our personalities.

But if the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit are the cake, then the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit are the icing on the cake.

Put these two together, and allow God to work with a believer with both sets of these 9 fruits and 9 gifts.

And you will have one mighty sanctified soldier of Jesus Christ, as the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit will give you some serious heavy ammunition to have at your disposal as you walk with God’s anointing in your daily life.

I call the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit torpedo gifts, as the Holy Spirit can manifest any one of these 9 gifts through any believer anytime that He will want to do so.

Each one of these gifts are major power gifts, and they are all direct, supernatural, miraculous manifestations direct from the Holy Spirit Himself.

And any Christian can get themselves in proper place to receive these 9 gifts, as the apostle Paul himself tells us not to be afraid to try and stir up these 9 specific gifts with the Lord.

Here is the direct verse from our Bible on the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit:

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 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 Corinthians 12:7-11)

Now I will number and bold each one of these 9 gifts of the Spirit so you can have all of them right at the top of this article at a very quick glance:

1. The Word of Knowledge
2. The Word of Wisdom
3. The Gift of Prophecy
4. The Gift of Faith
5. The Gifts of Healings
6. The Working of Miracles
7. The Discerning of Spirits
8. Different Kinds of Tongues
9. The Interpretation of Tongues

Not only does the Bible tell us that these 9 gifts of the Spirit are available to all believers, but then it takes it one step further and tells us that we can actually try and stir these 9 gifts up with the Lord.

Here are 5 very good verses telling us to not only desire spiritual gifts, but to also not be afraid to try and stir these gifts up with the Lord:

1. “Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy.” (1 Corinthians 14:39)

2. “… and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.” (1 Corinthians 14:1)

3. “Do not quench the Spirit, do not despise prophecies.” (1 Thessalonians 5:19)

4. “Do not neglect the gift that is in you … Meditate on these things, give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.” (1 Timothy 4:14)

5. “Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” (2 Timothy 1:6)

As such, every believer should go to the Lord in prayer and ask Him to release these 9 gifts through them anytime that He will want to do so.

Let God know that you will be a willing vessel for the manifestations of these gifts, and that you will give Him a full and solid green light to manifest these gifts though you at anytime that He will want to do so.

These 9 gifts are a tremendous help and aid to not only you in your own personal walk with the Lord, but many of them can be also used to help other people out as special needs and circumstances arise in their lives.

Notice the very first line in this verse says that these 9 gifts are given to each one for the “profit of all.”

I will go ahead and break down each one of these 9 gifts of the Spirit into their own article so you can click on the link to read each one.  And then come back and read my conclusion.

As you reach each of the gifts  you can see exactly what each one of these 9 gifts are all about, and how important they can become in your life if you will only allow the Holy Spirit to manifest them through you at anytime that He will want to do so.

1. The Word of Knowledge
2. The Word of Wisdom
3. The Gift of Prophecy
4. The Gift of Faith
5. The Gifts of Healings
6. The Working of Miracles
7. The Discerning of Spirits
8. Different Kinds of Tongues
9. The Interpretation of Tongues


Just stop and think about what all 9 of these gifts from the Holy Spirit are really about. We are talking about God Almighty Himself coming down and manifesting a part of Himself through these 9 gifts, since God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are perfectly one with one another in the Divine Trinity.

This is what I call push-the-envelope kind of activity with the Lord. With every single one of these 9 gifts being direct, miraculous manifestations from the Holy Spirit, you are attempting to tread into deeper waters with the Lord. And that is exactly what God is asking all of us to do with these 9 special gifts.

When the apostle Paul, who I believe was the greatest of all of the New Testament apostles, tells us to “desire earnestly” these spiritual gifts and not to be afraid to try and stir these gifts up with the Lord, then you know God the Father is giving all us a big, fat, whopper green light to come after these 9 specific gifts.

Just think how many more people you can help and save if you will allow the Holy Spirit to manifest some of these 9 gifts through you from time to time.

Each one of these 9 gifts are major power gifts, and most of them are allowing the Lord to come in and manifest Himself to help someone else out.

Though Jesus is in heaven right now with His Father, we all still have the Holy Spirit living on the inside of us. And through the Holy Spirit, both God the Father and Jesus Christ can still manifest Themselves into our daily lives and any situations that we will need Their help on.

God and Jesus are still in the rescue, help, and deliverance business – and if you will allow God to manifest these 9 gifts through you from time to time, you yourself can become an actual partaker in some of Their divine, rescue, deliverance missions.

You yourself can help carry on the divine supernatural ministry that Jesus left behind when He ascended to His Father.

Per the new article we just put up, “The Great Commission – Save, Heal, Deliver and Disciple,” these 9 special power gifts will really help you in being to able save, heal, deliver, and disciple other people in this life.

I call these torpedo gifts, because they are like bullets loaded in a gun, ready to shoot out of you at anytime under the control and direction of the Holy Spirit. These 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit are the ammunition you will need to go to war for the Lord to help set the captives free, as the Bible is telling all of us to learn how to become good soldiers of Jesus Christ.

Combine these 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit with the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit so God can transform and mold you into the kind of person He wants you to become in Him, and you will then become a truly sanctified, fully-loaded, God-warrior like King David and Joshua were.

Then you will be ready to take on the real Goliaths of this world with absolutely no fear, since you know now that you have the power of the Holy Spirit Himself on the inside of you.

Then along with these 9 special powerful gifts of the Spirit that can be manifested through you at anytime to help either yourself or any other people as different needs will arise in their lives.

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  1. Ave T. Carreon - October 24, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    As a believer, can I ask God through the help of the Holy Spirit and in the name of Jesus Christ to have 7 out of 9 Gifts? I would like to have the following gifts of the Holy Spirit:
    1. Gift of Faith
    2. Gift of Healing
    3. Gift of Speaking in Tongues
    4. Gift of interpretations
    5. Gift of Discerning of Spirits
    6. Gift of Knwlege
    7. Gift of Wisdom

    • Isatou Cham - February 17, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. 1 Corinthians 14:1

      You forgot profecy on your list. As christians we are ask to desire this gift.

      • Ralph - May 1, 2017 at 2:44 am

        SHALOM, for a prophet to be a real prophet his/her prophecy must come true, therefore it is important that the prophecy be tested and found truthful. Otherwise we have a false prophet, of which there are many. How many times have you heard someone say this person prophesied about something coming true in years past yet you can not find anything about what they said in the past. I can say that I prophesied about North Korea becoming a nuclear threat 20 years ago but if there is no record of this am I still a prophet, No I’m not a prophet. The words have to be recorded somewhere that I said them. Many people have come out and said that they prophesied about Trump being President years ago yet nothing can be found with them saying this. Real prophets are scarce false prophets are a dime a dozen. God Bless

        • Lourdia - November 14, 2017 at 11:13 pm

          First and foremost you have to believe that Jesus Christ is Lord . Like the scripture said the first gift out of the 9 gifts is Faith to believe and let God to the rest .
          The Holy Spirit will not force anyone’s to do anything and God give us the choice once we accept Him as our Lord and serve.

        • Lourdia - November 14, 2017 at 11:15 pm

          And other thing read the word of God for yourself. The scripture said try spirit with spirit and flesh with flesh.

        • Hazel - February 13, 2018 at 10:08 am

          The gift of prophecy is different from the office of the prophet which is one of the five-fold ministry offices: Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher. Not all are prophets, BUT all (born-again) may prophesy as the Spirit gives utterance. 1 Corinthians 14:1 Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. Yes, we are to test those prophecies and there are many false prophets running around but God still has real prophets, just as He still has real apostles, evangelists, pastors and teachers.

        • CDSmith - April 14, 2018 at 8:07 am

          The word “prophecy” is not to be confused with the word “prophesy”. Not everyone is called to “prophecy” which means one chosen by GOD to carry His Word to the people. Every Christian is called to “prophecy” which means teach/preach/tell the Gospel. Matthew 28:19-20

    • FELIX UMOHEKPO - August 15, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      Carreon,remember the beginning of the bible passage “…for,to one is given,…to another,is given…
      This is to say that one can possess only one of the gifts. So,it’s not deficient to posses the seven that you desire neither is it excessive to possess the nine.It is all about your capacity to function in what you want.

      • Lourdia - November 14, 2017 at 11:07 pm

        Only GOD knows your capacity and , if GOD want to use all 9 gifts with HE will.

  2. Eve Adams - October 27, 2011 at 7:08 am

    I read the information provided and am left wondering if these experiences are not totally subjective. Meaning that a person who desires an experience with the Holy Spirit may just fabricate one. After all we do have really powerful imaginations.
    And I am concerned that this sort of biblical interpretation of healing has lead to many false promises and failed hopes. The proof is always in the numbers, and medical science seems to be the best bet. And it is a curious thing that all religions, Christian and non-Christian boast of their power to heal via prayer, incantation and touch. And all religions can cite cases of miraculous cures.
    There is a phenomena called ‘spontaneous cure’. A terminally ill person of any colour, creed, or religion is suddenly and inexplicably free of disease.
    In regards to healing there is probably myriad of factors that can never be explained. Especially difficult to explain is why ‘healers’ and ‘healing’ are so often unsuccessful.

    • margaret Gibbs - September 8, 2016 at 5:53 am

      in response to why “healers and healing” are so often unsuccessful, I have to disagree. I have been the one receiving divine healing in my body by our true Healer. God heals in different ways it is His timing and His glory. Believe and be healed give God all the glory. Jesus suffered on this earth, we too suffer but we know the story He died, He was buried, and he rose again, when I was healed
      my faith was increased my testimony then became the healing of others Praise to our healer

    • ama obed - October 23, 2016 at 5:24 am

      You must first of all repent and be saved through the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Then you must work out your salvation with fear and trembling by making sure your repentance must bear the fruit of the Holy spirit such as love,kindness or charity,faith,peace,gentleness, endurance, longsuffering,meekness, and joy,Galatians 5:22-23.So,if you don’t repent and have your salvation grace with the fear of God and trembling. Jesus Christ through the Holy spirit can not give you any of these gifts.Except you you obtain from the evil spirits of Satan the devil like Simon the sorcerer in Acts 8:13-24 .Eve ,at the end you saw what happened to Simon. EVe,have you ever seen anybody getting admission into higher institution to obtain his or her first degree without passing through prenursery, nursery,primary and secondary schools? This is exactly what is happening in our Christian life.For you to receive these 9 gifts of H/Spirit as your degree, you must first have your own salvation from Christ Jesus through genuine primary and secondary school certificates of REPENTANCE first .Then, these gifts will be given to you.Eve,can a lazy man wardy of his wages and allowances as gifts.You must labour to receive your reward.And you must work diligently or very hard for you to receive enough and even have reserves as stores. Evangelist Ama

    • Sarah T M - May 2, 2017 at 3:51 am

      Why don’t you want the other two? Always take everything on offer from God and leave the results to him! Go with the flow and let God have his will! He only gives good things to help us and you might have said “No” to the particvular one he had especially deigned for you! God bless – love from Sarah.

    • Charles - August 4, 2017 at 8:03 am

      Eve, Divine healings are not about the anointing with oil, the laying on of hands, or in the words of the “healer” involved. It lies within the faith of the receiver… faith activates the power and the movement of God. There is a reason more healings take place in destitute, third world countries. Their people have absolutely NOTHING BUT a faith in God to call upon in time of need. I’m not saying that Americans lack the faith to invoke Divine healing. Not at all. What we do have are doctors, specialists, hospitals, diagnostics equipment and medicines that we can and should avail ourselves of also. Sometimes it is easy to have our faith tested by often shocking and heartbreaking diagnoses. Yet why shouldn’t God work through the minds and hands of doctors and researchers to help cure disease? If you believe in the Bible you know that the source of ALL our afflictions is the fall of man in the Garden of Eden. I know that the majority of “healers” on TV are charlatans, and they will have their opportunity to explain their wickedness at the Judgement. Yet healings still happen, just as other miracles occur every day that go unnoticed or ignored. My favorite example of Divine healing is the afflicted woman who just touched the hem of Jesus’ garment and was healed. She had the Faith, and Jesus recognized it as soon as his garment was touched. Praise God in All His Glory, and let All who call upon His name be healed!

  3. Kathy - October 27, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Yes, as a Believer you can ask the Father for these gifts. John 15:7 says, “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you.” Matthew 7:7, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”

    1 Cor 12:4 says, “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.”

    But Scripture tells us that the gifts are given by the Holy Spirit to those whom He chooses. In 1 Cor 12:11, it states, “But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.”

    I’m sure our Father delights when His children desire all of His gifts, but which ones you receive is up to the Holy Spirit, as well as the “measure” of the gift given. Blessings to you, Child of the Most High!

    • Sasha S BELCHER - November 6, 2017 at 7:47 am

      So far you are the only one who answered this woman question. And that’s not the only thing that makes your answer different. There is this sense of humility. There’s no ego, no sense if a know it all. Telling her what she should want and not want, do and not do, seek and not seek. Just an honest answer minus your own personal projection. Which btw you hit on the nail. Especially the last paragraph. Please continue to lead. We need leaders like you.

  4. Diana - November 21, 2011 at 1:25 am

    I feel spirits and it’s never really bothered me until just recently when I moved to Germany on orders and I felt a deep angry spirit. I am terrified to use my gift to let him in so I block it out as much as I can. I thought I was crazy and that it was all in my head until I read this article. I don’t feel ready to recieve this gift I’m scared of what I may come in contact with because without trying I’ve ran across a few evil ones. How do I manage this gift?

    • BILL - September 6, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      First of all, you do not have this gift, the gifts of the spirit are not forced upon
      you….period, You are being visited by some other ”SPIRIT’
      Pray for your release ………!

    • Amy Howell - December 12, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      I think sometimes we have glimpses of what our gifts from the Spirit will be when we are ready to receive them, as a measure of preparation for when we are able to repent and step both feet into the manifestation of our destiny as the Lord has arranged it. I hope you are able to take your fears to the Lord in earnest prayer, Diana, He can help you! Much love and prayer to you.

    • Shannon - September 26, 2017 at 4:20 am

      The Lord is not going to give you gifts until he feels you are ready for them so don’t be afraid to open up to whatever gifts the Lord has for you.

  5. felicia - December 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I truly enjoyed this article and it helped me so so much. I pray for each gift i want them all i am greedy for more of God, so much more. I have been praying for more of him and i have been praying for years to see some of the things that happened in the bible to happen for us also. and this article has giving me hope. and on January 8, 2012 @ 5:00pm i will be doing my initial sermon and i have been praying that God bless me with these gifts so that they can be manifested in me while i preach. Thank you again for this article. keep up the good work.

    • moses edet - September 27, 2016 at 1:22 am

      with faith all things are possible, some people only believe that God exist but don’t have faith in him, remember faith without work is death.

  6. Frank Karoli - December 11, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Sorry help me to know this, Is it necessary for the Apostles to put their hands to empower the the Holy Spirit to us during confirmation?

  7. ONWURAH, IKENNA - December 17, 2011 at 1:17 am

    i have gained a lot from this write up. I believe this is still the work of the Holy Ghost. I wish i can see any on new birth and end times.God s grace as continue in this good work. Continue looking up to eternity for that our reward. See you in Heaven.

  8. Iris - December 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I am grateful for this outstanding article!I am researching material to teach the youth of our church,to be released in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.I received such clarity and confirmation in my spirit from your article.I am spirit filled and operate in some of the gifts,but wanted help with scriptures and direction.Thank you so much!!!God bless your great service unto the Lord!

  9. Wendi - December 29, 2011 at 8:01 am

    I have been told a couple of times by members of my prayer team that I have the gift of Mercy. I want to understand it more completly as I do interceed and pray for others during alter calls.

    • Servant of God - June 12, 2016 at 8:39 am

      There is no such thing as a gift of mercy, Wendi. Do you see the gift of mercy listed in the nine gifts of the Holy Ghost? No. The fruits of the Spirit are “fruits.” not gifts. Buy a King James Version bible and study it. God has warned the church “My people perish for lack of knowledge……… Hosea 4:6 If someone in your church in a leadership position told you that you have a gift of mercy, you should leave immediately. You’re sitting under false teachers.

      • Scott - July 19, 2016 at 7:12 am

        Please, Servant of God, allow me to comment in love on your response. After reading it it did not set well in my spirit. It sounded to me you were a bit judgmental and quick to deal out the accusation of a false teacher. While the gift of mercy may not be listed as 1 of the 9 gifts, I believe we need to check all things against the Word of God. We all need to strive to be more Christ-like and Christ definitely displayed mercy in all that he did, especially as the ultimate sacrifice.
        It may very well be that Wendi is especially gifted in that area. Should we assume this gift of mercy comes from satan? I would say not. And I believe all good things come from God. Mercy, being a good thing, an attribute displayed by Christ, I would say it was put in Wendi’s heart, and hopefully all our hearts from God.
        I am always reluctant to reject and discredit anything that may be the work of the Holy Spirit. I’m sure your aware of God’s Word warning us against that. For me to say this is not a gift from the Holy Spirit, is me putting God in a box and limiting what good things He can bring to us.
        I would tell Wendi to give all glory and honor to the Lord God Almighty for the gifting of mercy that she possesses and to keep blessing people with it.
        Sent in Love,
        From your brother in Christ

      • Scott - July 20, 2016 at 6:31 am

        Dear Servant of God,
        My spirit was saddened when I read your reply. While I most definitely agree that the gift of mercy is not listed as 1 of the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit, I believe that limiting the ability of God to only give those specific and exact gifts as we have listed them is putting God in a box.
        1 Cor 12:6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.
        I did not read anywhere in Corinthians 12 where it said this was an all inclusive list. I believe we are to seek to be like Christ. And Christ definitely showed mercy throughout His life and death.
        If Wendi has an exceptional heart of mercy and shares that with others, I would say that is a gift from the Lord. I do not believe that to be of the flesh or satan. It’s hard to give something that you do not have. I would believe she is giving what she is receiving from the Lord. We cannot earn mercy form the Lord, therefore it must be a gift.
        I would like to encourage her kind and gentle spirit. Give glory to the Lord for her following of His leading.
        Love in Christ,

        • joseph - August 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm

          there are many, personalities, leaders, followers ,music ,comics, thinkers, gardeners carpenters, gentile spirt, angry spirit, genetics plays its part ,all gifts are who and what we are but there are those with gifts of the spirit ,discernment is not with all, nor healing, nor prophecy.Those 0f a gentle spirit are a gift to others…PeaceBWithYou

        • Debbie Stevens - October 25, 2016 at 11:12 pm

          I agree with you Scott. My spirit was also saddened with the reply to the woman who said she had the gift of mercy. I know that mercy is one of the Beatitudes and that God is merciful, so it is a good characteristic to have and is talked about in the Bible. I believe we are showing mercy when we use any of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

      • Deborah Turner - August 9, 2016 at 1:15 pm

        Not necessarily. This statement is judgemental. Remember judge not yet ye be jugded. Also our thoughts or ways are not like God. Even if Mercy is not a gift or a blessing in the Bible, It is a tool to keep faih strong. Never disencourage someone to leave but to ask questions. This way both can agree to get a understanding.

        • BABS. - September 12, 2016 at 4:28 am

          Thanks to all the comments. I believe nothing is debatable if there is no scriptural reference to support it. However, we are not in the position to judge anyone. I try to search for it and what I saw in the bible is with the merciful thou will show thyself merciful(Psalm 18v25 and 2Sam.22v26). In Matt. 5v7( It says blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy). If we look at Psalm 103v8 and Psalm 145v8; we will see that mercy is the nature of Christ which every christian must imbibe. If we look at Matt 18v21-35, talking about the forgiven servant, we will see that Mercy is talking about forgiveness which I believe everyone that is born again and have receive forgiveness from God must do. I think from what I have read in the scriptures, Being Merciful should be a way of life for believers, with the help of the holy spirit it’s possible.

      • Clay - December 14, 2016 at 1:10 am

        I believe SoG is a bit myopic. Just because mercy is not a gift delineated in 1 Cor 12 does not mean it isn’t a gift of the Spirit. Please enjoy your gift and minister to others as God provides. See Romans 12:8, Matthew 5:7; Luke 10:30-37; James 3:17; Jude 22-23. Blessings…

      • Tiffany - August 10, 2017 at 3:12 am

        Not really, ‘ Mercy’s is the same thing as charity. The term charity in the Bible isn’t necessarily referring to monetary charity. It could be a charitable spirit…

    • Ben Anderson - May 2, 2017 at 4:10 am

      “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.”
      ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:3-8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

      I believe acts of Mercy to be a Gift of the Father. All three members or attributes of the Godhead that are The Trinity have specific gifts to give each of us.

      Gifts of the Father
      Romans 12:3-8

      Gifts of the Holy Spirit
      1 Corinthians 12:7-11

      Gifts of the Son
      Ephesians 4:7-16

      Let us not be consumed by the gifts. Let us continue to seek them but as stated by Paul in his letter to the Philippians
      “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. Only let us hold true to what we have attained.”
      ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:12-16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  10. Cathy - January 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I have just finished reading your article and feel so blessed to start the New Year by reading this. I woke up this morning with the fruits of the spirit on my mind and decided to follow it up with seeking out the gifts of the Holy Spirit. This has given me a desire to seek these gifts and implement them into my life. Praise the Lord with God allllll things are possible.

  11. corinne rassaby - January 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    hello i was very happy and it about holy spirit, and the thins you have said , please can i ask you a question, about me want to know what can i do to stop the shaking all over my body especially my right hand side keep shaking , when the praises start to sing, ho great is our god keep shaking and falling down,what can i do to know what jesus want me to do.

  12. deborah d little - January 10, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I recently accept jesus christ in my life ever since I had visions, my hands.feet,arms and legs would at any time just start burning I would see things with my eyes shut. I have wonderful dreams I dreamt I went to heaven. I was on this round thing that went round and round I saw the weatherman when I came down I looked in a mirror I saw when I speak and blow I blew fire I saw a snake embeeded on my body I see angels bring me presents swords I see they show me presents I really don’t understand what it mean. I did not even know about gifts until I got saved I don’t even know how to use it I see ears when I pray I see words which I can’t read can someone enlighten me about this

  13. judyann - January 16, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Eye opener,i have knewn all these things but couldnt explain if i was told to do so,this is very clear for me to explain.thanks much team knowledge.@Coriner,I think thats the power of the Holy Ghost on you.Read Act 2.It said in verse 3 ….and it set upon on each of them (the power of the holy spirit) and remember Jeremiah said ” when the spirit move upon him he said,it feel like fire shut up within my bones(some person shake,move etc.)ask the fater to send the holy spirit to guide you through all this and sometimes it a form of physical santification processs.@Deborah, remember the prophet Joel said the young will dream dream and vision,ask the lord to send the Holy Spirit to manifest all these things you are dreaming about and also to grant you gift so that it will be benefitual to you and other,because confusion doesnt come from God but the devil.Remember that we fight against principalities and powers in high places.Lets pray for each other all.God bless and all the best for 2012.With jesus we will smile through the storm.

  14. Lynne Marie - February 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Thank you Michael for so-o-o-o much information. I have received some of these gifts and I got on your website to find out more information about what God gave to me! I appreciate ALL the research you have put into this. You have made my walk and research a lot less tedious! I want to glorify God as much as I can and to “walk worthy of the call He has for me. Blessings to you and thank you so much for the wisdom and the labor you put into researching this topic. I decree that ALL your LABOR OF LOVE will never be in vain!
    God Bless,
    Lynne Marie

  15. Godblessall - February 22, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Someone asked me why I wasn’t using my gifts, but can someone help me to learn what they are?

  16. millie - February 24, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Its it possible for a beleiver to have all 9 gifts.

  17. Robert - March 3, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Under your definitions of The Discerning of Spirits. You make reference to a born again believer with the Holy Spirit in them as being able to have a demonic spirit come into them. I believe it would be impossible for a demonic spirit to enter and reside along with the Holy Spirit of God.

    • Mike Bradley - March 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      On a demon being able to live on the inside of a Christian, this is another controversial issue. Here are our comments on this from one of our other articles:

      Can Demons Live on the Inside of a Christian?

      The first big area of debate that you will come across is whether or not Christians can actually have demons living and operating on the inside of them. Many will say that once you are saved and born again, that there is no way that a demon can enter in on the inside of you. We have now been bought back by Jesus Christ Himself and He now “owns” us. Thus, there is no way that a demon or a group of demons can enter in on the inside of a Christian.

      At first glance, this appears to be a very logical and valid argument. But in the actual fields of combat, the deliverance ministers who do this on a very regular basis, have found out that Christians can get demons on the inside of them if the appropriate legal rights have been given to the demons to be able to enter in.

      Here is their reasoning, and for the record, we do fully agree with this reasoning. The Bible says that we have three parts to our being – body, soul, and spirit. When we get saved and born again, the Holy Spirit comes to live in our human spirits. It is our human spirit that is instantaneously regenerated and born again at our conversions. Our souls and our bodies are not regenerated at this new birth, it is just our spirits. Please refer to our article, “Regeneration by the Holy Spirit,” on the actual verses on all of this.

      What happens in the spiritual realm is that if the appropriate legal rights have been given to the demons to be able to enter in, they will then move into the body and soul of the person. The demons will not be able to enter into the spirit of a Christian because the Holy Spirit is already living there.

      One deliverance minister uses the analogy of the Temple that the Jewish people built for God the Father back in the Old Testament to illustrate all of this.

      In that Temple built for God by the Jewish people, there were three main parts to it – the Outer Court, the Inner Court, and the Holy of Holies. The manifest presence of God was only in the Holy of Holies, not in the Outer Court or the Inner Court.

      In the same way with all of us, the Outer Court of the Temple represents our physical bodies, the Inner Court represents our soul, and the Holy of Holies represents our spirits. Just as the manifest presence of God was only residing in the Holy of Holies, in the same way the Holy Spirit is only residing in our human spirits, which is the innermost part of our beings, just like the Holy of Holies was the innermost part of the Jewish Temple.

      The Bible also tells us that our bodies are now the temple of the Holy Spirit. Some people believe that the word “bodies” means that the Holy Spirit is actually living in the human body itself. But if you use this Jewish Temple analogy, which I believe is analogous to our human-spiritual makeup with the Lord, I believe that our physical bodies are now His temple due to the fact that our physical bodies now actually “house” our human spirits where the Holy Spirit now lives in – just like the Outer and Inner Courts “housed” the Holy of Holies where the manifest presence of God was really at.

      This big debate on whether or not a Christian can have a demon living on the inside of them has been going on forever in the Body of Christ and obviously will never be resolved anytime soon until Jesus comes back down for His millennial rule and He then finally lets all of us know who had the correct interpretation on all of this. But until then, each Christian will just have to make their own call on all of this.

      After studying all of this at length over the years, it is just my own personal opinion that these deliverance ministers are correct in their assessment in that demons can enter into Christians if the appropriate legal rights have been given to them to be able to enter in. And this will now lead us right into the next topic of debate – the issue of legal rights.


  18. PRINCE ROCKLAND - March 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm


    Thank you very much for your engagement with the Holy Bible,Because of that I can able to get more important information from you.Thank my GOD so much for you to building up my faith in CHRIST JESUS. — AMEN.

  19. Pastor Roger McCarthy - March 27, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    In 1980, I received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. I had been in church all my life and a Christian since I was 7 years old. When I received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, I immediately began to speak in Tongues. As time moved on, all 9 gifts began to flow through me. I have seen and experienced great things from the Lord, none of which were from me, but from the Lord using me in ways I could not have ever imagined. Since that time, I have taught all about the gifts and helped people understand them and how to let the Lord move the gifts through them. You have to be willing to get out of the way and let the Lord do the work. You can’t let your pride get in the way and must give the Lord all the glory and praise. Don’t let anyone praise you, but turn them to the Lord and thank Him or pride will take you down.

  20. isaac - March 27, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    respected sir..

    the bible say if u speak against god and his son there is forgiveness ,but if you speak against the holy spirit there is no forgiveness.
    Thank you god for helping me to understand clearly your nine gifts on the holy spirit.

  21. revonia - March 28, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Hi, I have read all the comments. Now Could someone tell this verse is found, IWhile healing comes in many way: it is not always God’s will to heal our bodies: but we await new resurrected bodies. I got this number but not the chapter. 5:1-5. I have searched all the chapters mostly and still didn’t see it. I wont give up. So please help.I should have looked at the name of the chapter before i started writing the verse. Thanks Love ya.
    I have to come back in here again and read again.

  22. Analda Consalves - April 9, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Thank you for explaining the gifts. I have gifts but never understood them and was too afraid to use them to the full potential. I knew that I could only use them to do good and I knew that it was a bit supernatural. Now that I understand I can really help allot of people without fear. I know now that the Wholy Spirit will guide me through every situation.

  23. Rex - April 28, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I was spiritually educated by this article. But could Mike expatiate on what he means by the legal rights “given” to the demonic spirits to possess supposedly born-again christians? Thanks as I await your reply – Rex

  24. Amanda - May 2, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Great insight and scriptural reference on the Holy Ghost, its purpose and gifts. Low blow shot on attacking Latter Day Saints. We all believe in the same Christ and his atonement.

    Blessings 🙂

  25. Iliana - May 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Thank you so much for your explanation on the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit. I have been searching for right meaning of all the gifts and now satisfied with your teaching because we have a Family Ministry and I have a few gifts like speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues, Prophesying in the service, and prophesying to individual members (only when I pray for that person when I begin to prophesy to him or her) I did not know the real gift of prophesying to a believer but it always happen when I mention a believer’s name in his presence I will start to prophesy. All times in the meeting I will prophesy even at our home meetings I will still prophesy. Is it the Holy Spirit or some kind of demonic spirit. How would I know?

  26. Mary - May 11, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Thank you very much for the information on the 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit….
    I have been praying for the few days for the Gift of Speaking in Tongues
    and Gift of interpretations.

    Please can you guide me , as i am very thristy to receive these gifts of the Holy Spirit.

    Also please pray for me.

  27. Apostle Jamel F Reed - May 17, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Grace and Peace! Rhis article was VERY informative and enlightening! I’m EXTREMELY blessed just by reading it and now have an even deeper desire and commitment to impart this knowledge to others! Continue to let God use you in these Last and Evil Days.

  28. onaghinor francis - May 18, 2012 at 2:19 am

    i was really bless after reading all the nine(9) gift of the Holy Spirit, I pray God in is infinite wisdom and knowledge give us all the wisdom to mkae effective use of the gift of the Holy Spirit He has bless us with. Amen

  29. Andy A - June 2, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Thank you so much for this wonderful write-up. I find this piece very educative and helpful for my Sunday school workers’ class tomorrow. It saved me the anxiety I was getting into. I believe after my prayers, God led me to your great website. I asked for suggestions on topics to present for this month’s theme in my Church but couldn’t get any that met my yearnings. Rather the person told me she had a dream and saw me delivering a powerful talk in Church. May the Lord continue to use you mightily to encourage and grow the Body of Christ and may God’s annointing on you never run dry in Jesus name – AMEN!!!

  30. stanton - June 5, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Hi. Please can you help me in the area of activating the gifts of the Holy spirit im my life. Ive read the above article, read the scriptures but still having trouble in this area. I am born again christian baptized for more than 10 years now. I love the Lord and want to advance my spiritual life for the Kingdom of God.
    God bless

  31. Pamela - June 15, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Hi, Iread your article with great interest as I have always been interested in reading and learning more about the ‘gifts of the Holy Spirit’. Sadly some churches now do not use these gifts and believers are not allowed to use them fully. It is I believe something that grieves the Holy Spirit when He is kept on the outside of situations where believers meet together. Very very upsetting when God is kept in a box.

  32. Samantha - June 16, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Wonderful, this article truly has given me insight to my troubles of unlocking the gifts of the Holy Spirit. I cannot wait to continue my journey and connect even more to the Holy Spirit and God!!


  33. kyle l - October 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    You missed it with the discernment of spirits. Discernment of spirits is around occultic people as well in their atmosphere and by choice and not just necessarily a posession.


  34. beckechen marvin - December 31, 2012 at 10:22 am

    The Holly Spirit is our enhancer,enhancing the gifts within so that we can appreciate acknowledge the good things within us and seeing Almigthy God at work in every situation of our lives.

  35. Will Gibson - March 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    YES YES YES! Very well writen. This helped me alot in teaching this to the young guys i am discipling. The only part that i feel a little different on is the Speaking in Tongues. I believe that Speraking in Tongues and Praying in Tongues are two seperate things. Speaking being when someone gets up to speak in the church, which requires interpritation, and Praying in Tongues or praying in the spirit which is as you discribed. Nit-picking I know. lol I really enjoyed this. Grace and Peace!

  36. irene makadzange - May 20, 2013 at 9:02 am

    thank you very much for the teaching.the word of God says,”my people perish because of lack of knowledge” may i once again say thank you dear.Can you now give us the the 9 fruits of the Spirit running concurently with the gifts of the Spirit so that we will be equiped for the work of God.

  37. tyrone stansberry - June 2, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Interesting articles however as of yet I have never come in contact with someone who has all of the gifts of the spirit. The body of Christ is made up of many members with different gifts.

  38. Glenn Mettlen - June 17, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I have experienced some very powerfull things from the Holy Spirit Of God! And I know for a fact they are real and nobody can tell me different. I had the Joy of Heaven Pored out on me for being obediant also The Spirit speaking to me through my thoughts. I know the last day is gomming very soon now , ITS TIME TO BE BOLD ABOUT YOUR FAITH!

  39. Glenn Mettlen - June 17, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    It makes me angry when a pastor of a church tries to tell me that my experiences wernt really from God . I KNOW FOR A FACT THEY ARE, YOU CANT WARN PEOPLE IF THEY DONT TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY.

  40. john - July 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I Have been told many times that all of the gifts worked in me. I Only Know When it is The Lord I Neve Asked For His Stuff it Was Given. I Think it is More about The Depth Of Repentance And Humility. The 3 knowing gifts work daily As We Go About Life The Others Are Situational A God Wants

  41. Anne - February 7, 2014 at 5:13 am

    My dad is 81 and very poorly and in hospital my mum is very anxious, neither of them are saved. Please pray as I learn more from my study on this site, that God may use me to help bring about their salvation. Please pray for me as my mum does not allow me to speak and does not even like me to visit as my mum likes to call all the shots. It has to be her way and it is making everthing very difficult for me. I know with God’s help he can fill me to overflowing with His spirit to do His work through me, regardless of the opposition from my mother. My mum and dad are Anna and Alex Riddick. Thank you so much. God bless you x

    • Amy Howell - December 12, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      Anne, Love and Prayers here with you from Illinois. I know if you keep on seeking the Lord’s face for yourself and pray intercessory prayers for your family members yet to be saved, that the Lord will do MIRACULOUS things. Pray it, speak it, walk it out sister.

  42. jennette - July 20, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    This was very helpful now i know what im in for!!! I have a few of the gifts such as healing and discernement i had no clue why i was seeing demons.i mean i knew i had discernment but i ussally only felt their presence near me this also works on people and animals as well.but i didnt always see demons. I have to wear glasses so the world always looks burry now i know why god made my eyes bad so i can see the demons better.i see them like how the road looks when its hot that clear wave above the cement.thats what they look like but i havent always been able to see that.but with gifts there are draw backs demons are attracted to me because they know i have it. Please pray that some day the demons will never touch me ever please!! One time one tryed to posses me it was really scary.i just know since i have gotten stronger soon maybe sooner then we thought the apocalypse is coming

  43. Samuel - November 25, 2014 at 2:59 am

    This is amazing.. It is a mantle of enlightment of the diverse gift of the Spirit. Which without it, we can not go far, even unto Heaven as true Christians. A big thanks to the Author.

  44. Adewole Israel - April 5, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I thank God because of your Life sir,you have been so wonderful. this explanation and Revelations are so grate. I pray that God in His infinite mercy will continue to uphold you not to go back or Compromise the true Faith. Amen

  45. Thelma Hooper - August 19, 2015 at 6:49 am

    I was trying to find exactly where in the bible I could find the gifts and the fruits of the Spirit. I came upon your site and was very impressed, it not only told me where I could find it in the bible, but gave a beautiful explanation of why and how we need it in our life to be true Christians and fight against the powers of evil.

  46. Seyi Shodipo - August 31, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    I really appreciate God in your life,when am going through your words of wisdom from the Holy Spirit,He Himself stirred up in me and my heart full of joy.
    I know that any Christian without the Holy Spirit, is just an ordinary religion worshipper.
    Holy Spirit is a PURE being!!!

  47. apostle NJUMBE Samuel - October 30, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    Simple article. Sweet blend of character and power. Even Jesus said to the seventy after their joyous return” rejoice not that the devils were subject to you but rather that your names are written in heaven” check any one manifesting these gifts without the fruit of the Spirit. He may not be of God! Thank you Jo.

  48. Servant R.O Sithole - November 26, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Brethern, let us learn to appreciate the little achievement that our fellow brothers have, let us indeed acknowledge the efforts of others. Being consent with plural and singular issues, is like one is negative, come on. My fellow saints of God, keep on pasting, you do great different in the lves of many, who are positive when they come across the Good News. Be secured.

  49. adesina akinfolarin - January 26, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I have looked up and down , left and right, front and back, north and south, east and west; there is no other power one may require than to be filled with these divine power ofthe holy Spirit and these 9gifts which can not be purchased. When one is loaded with these, one is able to help himself and others. Please pray along with me as I go to bed tonight that I receive these powerful amunitions. Thank you for this lecture, may the Lord anoint you the more. I am really blessed .God bles
    s you.

  50. Darlington ofongekpe - February 8, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Can any of these gifts manifest in a christian without working for it. Some says God can just give it to someone as a grace while some says if a Christian earnestly work for it he too can get all.

    • Ntandazo - February 21, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Hi Darlington the gifts of the Spirit are given to us freely but we have to Desire them and walk in love and be obedient to the Lords voice thank you i hope my comment will help

    • Servant of God - June 12, 2016 at 8:41 am

      It is written: Ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

      It is a gift, Darlington. You do not work for a gift. As the LORD and he will give you the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. God bless you!

  51. Jeanette - March 28, 2016 at 8:43 am

    That is a very significant ‘s’ and you are correct. Unlike the gifts we expected to receive ALL the manifestations of THE fruit.

  52. Boateng Joseph - April 17, 2016 at 5:07 am

    We (Christians are been baptized with the Holy Spirit to attain these spiritual gifts in order to wage spiritual combat against the Dark Kingdom. Therefore desire them and use them. Romans 16:20.

  53. Kristal Jordan - April 25, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    I have asked for the gifts of the Spirit to manifest in me as well as the fruits of the Spirit. I spoke in tongues once while i was sleeping/dreaming but I havent spoken since. I dont understand that. I feel left out when i go to church sometimes and hear others speak in tongues or do their heavenly dance (shout). I do feel the presence of God and mostly i just cry, but I want more! Ive asked God several times to go higher in Him. Please pray for me.

    • LaTonya Johnson - May 21, 2016 at 9:36 am

      Keep asking, keep seeking Him and at the appointed time you will receive! Never give up, He will come!

    • Lynda - June 1, 2016 at 11:14 am

      Sister Kristal,

      Reflect over each part of the Word: who ALL danced, shouted and spoke in tongues? Certainly only a few . To be Spirit-indwelled Christian is to know who we are , who/what we are NOT, and to trust in God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. We are to believe, trust, and follow Him as He sees fit which will always be His purpose (s). He never abandons us but is not always putting us into service. He provides rest and preparation time, purifying us as we grow in knowledge of Him.

      It is not about our performance, or worship but is about our most personal relationship with the Trinity /Triune God working in and/or through us temporarily , and/or permanently as He sees fit, for His purpose (s) as we allow and seek it.

      Only He can read the intentions of the heart and mind, telling us to “Go about the renewal of your mind”…thinking about His Word and will for each of us.

      Because He is The Creator, we can know we cannot create ourselves, therefore are His Creation, His servants, His “Children”, and that He loves us more than anyone can.

      We can INVITE HIM INTO OUR HEART, MIND AND BODY. We are indwelled by the Holy Spirit who knows us better than we know ourselves, will manifest as we YIELD and not try to “be ” what we want or think He is.

      He alone reads the intentions and mind of everyone at all times because He is the all knowing, all powerful, everywhere or anywhere He needs or wants to be…ONLY loving/ living/ Creator God.

      Trust Him to know when you are ready, yielded, prepared to receive, and have accepted His will and purpose for your life, giving up your own will and goals that do not match His.

      He will never force Himself onto or into us. He loves us but will not pamper and spoil us. Agape love is the highest and best love we can receive, and only He can give it, has it, and knows how to best express it to a YIELDED, sincere , ready child.

    • Monica Kinard - June 5, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      Krystal, praying in tongues is a gift already given to you. When you pay in tongues, the Bibles tells us that it when we release our most hot and perfect prayer to the Father. In that time we are yielding our tongue to the spirit to pray the prayers that we are missing or aren’t aware of. Although it if a gift, you must practice and work that gift. When you are praying in your native language begin to allow the Holy Spirit to take over. It may sound funny at first but God will do the rest.

  54. paul - December 15, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    fruit is related to the character He builds in you – Christ’s – but to say the gifts are not as important shows a certain snobbishness. The body of believers today is largely impotent, not having much impact on society which is going to hell in a handbasket ( the early believers turned the world upside down), and basically not run much different from any other corporation. They seem to think they can fight spiritual warfare vs the powers of darkness, with man conceived / made weapons when Paul himself said spiritual weapons are required. Who negates the value of a word of knowledge, word of wisdom, gift of “extra faith” to achieve something at a given time, or how has the lack of discerning of spirits aided the devil in his machinations?

  55. Cynthia - March 18, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I am so happy when I read this article. I used to pray for the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit but sometimes I felt that I am being greedy, but after reading this article I learnt that It’s not a sin to pray for all the gifts. I thank God for giving me his gift of healing and speaking in tongues and I am still praying for all other gifts, especially the gifts of prophecy.

  56. Victor - September 12, 2017 at 4:23 am

    Is it possible for an individual to possess the nine gift of the holy spirit?
    If yes, give an instance.

    • Ixollia - January 1, 2018 at 10:13 pm

      Yes.. many Christians speak in tongues and prophecy. ..those are already two gifts
      It goes to show that it is possible, but only through prayer , fasting and a life dedicated entirely to Christ

  57. Victor C.Okwu - February 10, 2018 at 6:59 am

    All along l’ve been praying/fasting for the gift of speaking in tongues but have not received it. In a bible college class, l’m the only one left out. No gift! As a pastor, l feel odd, teaching/giving what l’ve not received. Please help me. Victor C. O.

    • Vundale - April 7, 2018 at 9:39 am

      Bless your heart Victor first we must be born again then called to our calling by GOD and not by an idea from ourselves or from someone other than GOD HIMSELF then we seek GOD for the baptism of the HOLY SPIRIT then seek GOD for whatever gift that you desire like “tongues” etc that’s the order sir

  58. Ruby - February 18, 2018 at 1:45 am

    Dear Victor

    Please, don’t think that it’s everybody who speaks absurd/ strange words in the church are actually under the influence of the holy spirit. Speaking in tongue is not something u can learn, study or acquire. It’s something u do under the control or influence of the holy spirit .

  59. mosaka raphael - March 24, 2018 at 4:32 am

    What is the clear differences between words of prophecy and words of knowledge?

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