When someone receives the Holy Spirit, does God give that person a specific spiritual gift?


Acts 2:1 - 47

NKJV - 1 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Paul said in 1 Corinthians 12:7, "To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good." And then, after specifying in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 some -- but not (in my opinion) all -- of the gifts to which he was referring, he again says in 1 Corinthians 12:11, "All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit who apportions to each one individually as He wills." I interpret the repeated use of the term "each" to mean that all believers receive at least one spiritual gift. (However, as noted above, that gift is not intended for the individual's own private or personal use, benefit, or "glory", but for the good of the entire body of believers.)

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