Spiritual Gifts

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Heavenly Father loves and cares for us. He loved us in the pre-mortal existence, he

loves us now, and he will love us forever. We are His children. He strives to help us grow

through giving lessons that allow us to become better individuals and develop our spiritual

gifts. True to the Faith explains that spiritual gifts are the “blessings or abilities that are

given by the power of the Holy Ghost.” Each of us are given unique blessings from the

Spirit that not only help ourselves, but are to be used to help those around us as well. The

Articles of Faith address gifts in verse 7, which states, “We believe in the gift of tongues,

prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.”

As we learn
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These traits can be

studied for greater understanding of the gifts of the spirit.

The Gift to know that Jesus is the Christ

“To some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and

that he was crucified for the sins of the world.” – Doctrine and Covenants 46: 13

This gift is the opportunity to know through the Spirit the truthfulness of Jesus

Christ and what he did to save mankind. Gifts of the spirit can be used to strengthen a

personal testimony of the Savior and His atonement. The atonement was the greatest

sacrifice that has ever been given. With that, it is vital that we recognize its necessity in our

lives and cherish its value. Upon learning this concept, it is important that we share and

teach others about such a sacrifice. As we build our own foundation upon Christ and his

teachings, we will be able to help others strengthen their own groundwork as well

(Helaman 5:12). This gift is key in both missionary work and raising a family. Both

concepts require great dependence on having an understanding of who Christ is and what

He has done for us as we look towards other people and how to help them in the gospel
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It is important that in our life we strive to not be

deceived by worldly distractions. As we work each day to draw closer to the spirit and its

promptings, the Devil will come to have less control over our decisions and us.

The Gift of Wisdom

“And again, verily I say unto you, to some is given, by the Spirit of God, the word of

wisdom.” – Doctrine and Covenants 46:17

This gift is the ability to use knowledge in righteous ways. As we ask of God in

prayer and scripture study, we are promised of the opportunity to gain a divine

understanding (James 1:5). It is important that we turn to the Lord every day and stay in

communication with Him. As we gain new insights from this communication, we should

desire to use it to make important decisions and strengthen our testimony. Wisdom about

the gospel will not only help us in this earthly life, but also in our eternal life.

The Gift of Knowledge

“To another is given the word of knowledge, that all may be taught to be wise and to

have knowledge.” – Doctrine and Covenants 46:18

The gift of knowledge varies from the gift of wisdom because of the idea of

obedience. Knowledge involves not just understanding God’s will and his

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