I believe that the spiritual gifts are for the edifying of the body of Christ, and the fruit of the spirit, love, joy, peace, empathy, forgiveness, mercy, meekness is what flows through us to reach out to the people that are hurting in this world. Although Paul mentions that prophecy is good for everyone, because if someone comes in to the service and hears a word from God that they know only God could have spoken they would fall down on their knees and turn to God. Otherwise tongues has to be interpreted for all the hearers to benefit from what is being said. The gifts of a word of knowledge or a word of wisdom which God gives to the believer for the right person, can also show them that God is concerned and interested in them. I have had this happen to me on numerous occasions. I do not know the person and God speaks to me in my heart something about this person and I by faith speak to them, and they will say that is exactly what I needed or what they had been dealing with in their life. God works through people. We are the body of Christ. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit and God wants to use us as his instruments, his hands, his feet and his mouth to touch a dying, hurting world. This is what I believe. I get a little heated on politic topics, so sorry if I offend anyone on the Republican site...I am just very adament about it. I need to pray more and show more mercy and compassion. I just get upset when I see someone ungodly or untruthful being in such a place of power. But I will pray for now. And try to stay off that blog. Thanks for e-mailing me back.