Gifts of the Holy Spirit

There are nine (9) gifts of the Spirit according to 1 Corinthians 12:1-11  and six (6)  according to Isaiah 11:2.  So what is the difference?  According to Kathy Gautcher:

Years later (many years later), by the grace of God, I became involved in the Charismatic Renewal. The gifts I heard about then were the charisms in 1 Corinthians 12: prophecy, wisdom, knowledge, discerning of spirits, faith, miracles, healing, tongues, and interpretation. These charisms are essential to the apostolic mission of the Christian Church. However, it is the Isaiah gifts that provide a foundation to our spiritual growth. We need the indwelling of the Isaiah gifts to be able to use the Charismatic gifts, in and with the power of the Holy Spirit. If we are using the gifts and have not rooted ourselves in the Isaiah gifts we will be working more in the flesh than in the Spirit.

I personally believe that there is wisdom in her words. Trying to figure out if there are 9, 6, or 7 gifts is not something that we should be too much concerned of.  Trying to apply these gifts in building God’s kingdom should be our aim.

Below are different versions of the verses for your perusal.

 

12 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be uninformed.[a] 2 You know that when you were heathen, you were led astray to dumb idols, however you may have been moved. 3 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus be cursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.

4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. 7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8 To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.

The above verses are taken from 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

 

 

12 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.

3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

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.

The above verses are taken from 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; James Version (KJV)

 

 

12 But, brothers, I do not want you to go on being ignorant about the things of the Spirit. 2 You know that when you were pagans, no matter how you felt you were being led, you were being led astray to idols, which can’t speak at all. 3 Therefore, I want to make it clear to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says, “Yeshua is cursed!” and no one can say, “Yeshua is Lord,” except by the Ruach HaKodesh.

4 Now there are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit gives them. 5 Also there are different ways of serving, but it is the same Lord being served. 6 And there are different modes of working, but it is the same God working them all in everyone. 7 Moreover, to each person is given the particular manifestation of the Spirit that will be for the common good. 8 To one, through the Spirit, is given a word of wisdom; to another, a word of knowledge, in accordance with the same Spirit; 9 to another, faith, by the same Spirit; and to another, gifts of healing, by the one Spirit; 10 to another, the working of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, the ability to judge between spirits; to another, the ability to speak in different kinds of tongues; and to yet another, the ability to interpret tongues. 11 One and the same Spirit is at work in all these things, distributing to each person as he chooses.

The above verses are taken from 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

 

Isaiah 11:2; King James Version (KJV)

2 And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;

 

Isaiah 11:2; Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)

2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

 

Isaiah 11:2Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

2 The Spirit of Adonai will rest on him,
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and power,
the Spirit of knowledge and fearing Adonai