The categories of the gifts of the Holy Spirit

The gifts of the Holy Spirit can be categorized into three groups based on their nature and purpose.

The term “gift” is derived from the Greek word “charism” and refers to spiritual blessings bestowed by the Holy Spirit to benefit the Church of God.

These gifts are crucial for the vitality and well-being of the Church, and their absence can weaken it.

The early Church was successful in spreading the gospel worldwide because of the powerful display of spiritual gifts. Today, we need these gifts more than ever before.

The Bible mentions numerous charismatic gifts, but we will focus on the spiritual gifts described in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10. These gifts can be classified into three categories:

  1. Gifts of revelation, which include the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, and discerning of spirits.
  2. Gifts of speech or vocalization, which consist of diverse kinds of tongues, interpretation of tongues, and prophecy.
  3. Gifts of ability or deed-oriented, which involve faith, gifts of healing, and working of miracles.