Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant. I Corinthians 12:1
If the gifts of the Spirit and power of the Holy Spirit have passed away, then why did the apostle Paul instruct the churches in their use? Maybe that is why he said he didn't want us to be ignorant! Many churches and denominations today teach that the baptism in the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Spirit and the anointing have passed away or never existed for the body of Christ, but only for the apostles! Ridiculous!
The body of Christ in the earth today is the exact representation of the Lord Jesus, empowered by His Spirit to do that which He did while He was on the earth. Baptized with power from on high, possessing all of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and called to do even greater works, performing signs, wonders and miracles in His name! To believe anything else is heresy, the tradition and false doctrines of men and devils!
Paul said pursue spiritual gifts and everyone that is born again should be baptized in the Holy Spirit and operate in the gifts and power of God. When Jesus ascended to the very throne of God He sent the Holy Spirit back down to His body on the earth to operate as He did until the end of the age and His glorious return!
There are diversities (various kinds) of gifts but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all. I Corinthians 12:4-7
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin