except to encourage each other to seek the Giver of the gifts rather than the gifts themselves.
the gifts of the Holy Spirit are distributed within the Spirit-filled church for the exhortation, comfort and teaching of the saints.
These gifts are given to identify and uphold the power and presence of God working within his church - thus in my church
we have numerous testimonies to healings, miracles, divine provision, safety from dangers, blessings ...
we do not seek after the gifts for they are readily dispersed to us as needed in our walk and purpose within the body of Christ:
7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
8 For 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.
28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing,
helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.
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