|1 Corinthians 12:7 |
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7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to benefit all.2 [Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said to them, "You men of Judea, and all you who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to my words. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel: 'And it shall come to pass in the last days, said God, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all men; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out my Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy; Acts 2:14-18.]
2 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to benefit all. 1 Cor 12:7.
Every man is given a measure of Spirit, not only for his benefit, but also for him to share his learnings and his love with other members of the body. Notice, how Paul also says that in a true worship and fellowship, all mature Christians should speak, with words supplied by the Holy Sprit, not just one man: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing [by the words of Christ dwelling within your heart] one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Col 3:16. In this way, every man benefits the body with the Spirit given to him.