I’m going to take up my (electronic) pen and start addressing the spiritual best gifts given to the church, starting with the gifts of healing. But before I do, I’d like to take a poll. We are told by the Lord that “to every man is given a gift by the Spirit of the Lord.” So, of the list of best gifts found in D&C 46, which do you, dear reader, have?
Here is the list:
#1: 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.
#2: To others it is given to believe on their words, that they also might have eternal life if they continue faithful.
#3: And again, to some it is given by the Holy Ghost to know the differences of administration, as it will be pleasing unto the same Lord, according as the Lord will, suiting his mercies according to the conditions of the children of men.
#4: And again, it is given by the Holy Ghost to some to know the diversities of operations, whether they be of God, that the manifestations of the Spirit may be given to every man to profit withal.
#5: And again, verily I say unto you, to some is given, by the Spirit of God, the word of wisdom.
#6: To another is given the word of knowledge, that all may be taught to be wise and to have knowledge.
#7: And again, to some it is given to have faith to be healed;
#8: And to others it is given to have faith to heal.
#9: And again, to some is given the working of miracles;
#10: And to others it is given to prophesy;
#11: And to others the discerning of spirits.
#12: And again, it is given to some to speak with tongues;
#13: And to another is given the interpretation of tongues. And all these gifts come from God, for the benefit of the children of God.
#14: And unto the bishop of the church, and unto such as God shall appoint and ordain to watch over the church and to be elders unto the church, are to have it given unto them to discern all those gifts lest there shall be any among you professing and yet be not of God.
Now, if you have more than one of these gifts, tell all that you have (or think you have.) Also, which ones do you want to have?