Spiritual Manifestation Gifts
1 Corinthians 12:7-11
“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith…, to another gifts of healing …, 10 … miraculous powers, … prophecy, … distinguishing between spirits, … speaking in different kinds of tongues, and … the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.”
The Holy Spirit manifests His Power in believers for the benefit of others through various visible and/or audible gifts. He chooses the timing, and person, through whom to manifest these depending on the particular circumstances, and the willingness of a humble believer to allow Him to display His gift through them.
If we, of our own will, attempt to exercise these, we are not operating in His anointing. However, we must be sensitive to respond to His prompting when He is making the choice of what to do and when to do it. Then He will work in and through us to accomplish what He determines.
This submission and obedience on our part requires child-like faith. Only as a child will we enter the Kingdom work God is doing on the earth.
Thank the Father for the many gifts He manifests by His Holy Spirit in and through us for the benefit of others. Ask Him to show you how to better participate in His Kingdom work.
Be willing. Be available. Be obedient.
Dive Deeper: Study 1 Corinthians 12.