Nine Charisms

 

We have discussed Holy Spirit’s Gifts and Fruits, which are sanctifying because they primarily intend to get us closer to God to attain salvation, and the fruits are spiritual manifestations of the gifts.

The article Development of Charismatic Knowledge glimpses at the evolution of Knowledge from sanctifying to charismatic with a shift in perspective from personal to communal. The Comforter may escalate Knowledge from sanctifying to charismatic for the benefit of our neighbor. Christ has ascended to Heaven but He remains in the rescue, help and deliverance business, and if we surrender to the Holy Spirit we can carry on Earth the ministry of Christ.

“When we truly expose ourselves to the influence of the Holy Spirit we surrender to Him through His gifts in whatever combination He wants and we become instruments of the Holy Spirit,” pursuant to the article Interaction with the Holy Spirit.

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but they all come from the same Spirit. There are different ways to serve the same Lord, and we can each do different things. Yet the same God works in all of us and helps us in everything we do. The Spirit has given each of us a special way of serving others. Some of us can speak with wisdom, while others can speak with knowledge, but these gifts come from the same Spirit. To others the Spirit has given great faith or the power to heal the sick or the power to work mighty miracles. Some of us are prophets, and some of us recognize when God’s Spirit is present. Others can speak different kinds of languages, and still others can tell what these languages mean. But it is the Spirit who does all this and decides which gifts to give to each of us.” (1 Corinthians 12:4-11)

The passage focuses Charisms that the Holy Spirit may impart in each Christian. They are major power gifts, supernatural and miraculous, emanating directly from the Advocate, and are classified into three categories: Revelation, Power and Vocal. The Revelation gifts comprise Knowledge, Wisdom and Discerning of Spirits; the Power gifts encompass Faith, Healings and Miracles; and the Vocal gifts entail Prophecy, Tongues and Interpretation of Tongues.

“Do not neglect the gift you have, which was conferred on you through the prophetic word with the imposition of hands of the presbyterate. Be diligent in these matters, be absorbed in them, so that your progress may be evident to everyone. Attend to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in both tasks, for by doing so you will save both yourself ant those who listen to you.” (1 Timothy 4:14-16)

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3 Responses to Nine Charisms

  1. gil says:

    Thank you very much for your blog…

  2. Deacon John Okragleski says:

    This is all part of the big picture of being connected to the body of Christ, the Church, and working in cooperation with what and where the Holy Spirit wants us, individually and with our own Church communities. Therefore it is an on going process to seek in prayer, where is God spirit leading us now. I changes over the passage of time, so the gifts we use change. Our task is to be docile to the Holy Spirit follow where ever the spirit leads us. In this way we produce fruit in our lives, and help in the mission of the Church, to live and proclaim the Gospel.

  3. paul says:

    ”The passage focuses Charismas that the Holy
    Spirit may impart in each Christian”. Thank you Manuel for this beautiful post….

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