We are not to be ignorant of Spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12:1). Each person who is placed into the body of the Christ is given a Spiritual gift that is to be used to edify the body (2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 1:22-23). There are two specific areas in Scripture that state this is a single gift, along with basically the entire twelfth chapter of 1 Corinthians discussing the members of the body who are not the same as other members. In 1 Corinthians 12:11 Scripture states that the Spirit distributes to each an individual gift according to His determination.
But the One and same Spirit works all these things dividing each one individually just as He determines, 1 Corinthians 12:11
The Apostle Peter also discusses this gift, stating we each receive one and are to distribute it for the edification of the Church as stewards.
Each one just as he receives a gift unto himself also while serving as a proper steward the manifold grace of God, 1 Peter 4:10
The Holy Spirit is the One Who chooses which gift we receive, and God the father is the One who set each member within the body according to His desirous will.
1 Corinthians 12:18 But now the God set the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desirously willed.
After the completion of the Scriptures, we are informed that the revelatory and confirmation gifts cease to be active, and now the focus is on the gifts that edify the Church.
Love never falls, but whether prophecies, they will be rendered ineffective, whether tongues, they will cause themselves to cease, whether knowledge, it will be rendered ineffective. For out from a part we experientially know and out from a part […]