Anonymous asked: i thought speaking in tongues was a spiritual gift and not every christian had that gift?
There’s the gift of tongues but not everyone who ‘speaks in tongues’ is in the gift of tongues. There’s a difference between one, also called praying in the spirit, and the other which is the spiritual gift.
I also believe that when we take a proper look at scripture that whoever has been baptized in the Spirit can operate in any of the spiritual gifts. When the bible says it’s distributed as God wills I believe that is talking about God’s will for the situation. If I come across someone who needs a word of knowledge it isn’t needed for me to go up and work a miracle. God will give me a word, not have me work a miracle. Now we do have gifts we operate in more than others because we have greater faith in that area. I also don’t believe Paul was trying to give an exhaustive list of the gifts nor saying that we should categorize them all the time, but should be obedient to what God is leading us to do.