Now There Are Diversities…
Those of us that are in Jesus Christ are the same person. We look different, speak different and come from different homes, but we are exactly the same. We are born again in the name of Jesus Christ. We are the Body of the Saved, the church. We are one body, with different gifts. We are individual members that make the whole. We can not make it alone, we need one another to be share with one another the Gifts of the Holy Spirit that were gifted to each us. Without our Gifts coming together we do make the Whole Body of Christ. If some of the Gifts be absent, the Body is incomplete.
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal (all). ~ 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 KJB
We are bound to one another through the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God. We should be unashamed to share our Gift with others. We should be unashamed to give all praise, honor and glory to God for the Gifts He showers our lives with through the Holy Spirit.
Once we renew our mind our lives begin to transform into this New Identity, a new creature as described in the Bible, that has been born of God. We are no longer ourselves, we are His, forevermore. We are not the same.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. ~ Romans 12:2 KJB
We are then open to the reality of our Gifts, in our New Identity in Christ Jesus.
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.