“To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 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. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.”
And secondly the gifts given to the church by Jesus, as mentioned by Paul in Ephesians:
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Today we find large sections of the church rejecting these gifts by insisting they are no longer valid, having been relegated to history; or we find other sections of the church abusing the gifts, changing them into something contrary to their intended purpose and nature as revealed in scripture.
Both “categories” of gift were given for a reason, to equip believers for life and service as followers of Jesus, making us into a living body of people truly representing Him. It therefore isn’t surprising that the validity of these gifts is constantly challenged and brought into question. Without them, all we can rely upon are our natural abilities and our own strength.