About spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be without information.
If anyone claims to have the prophetic spirit, or any other spiritual gift, let him recognize that what I now am writing is the Lord's command.
For I would not have you, brothers, to be ignorant of the fact that though our forefathers were all made safe by the cloud, and all went securely through the sea, and in the cloud and the sea
There are varieties of gifts, but the Spirit is the same in all;
Keep on pursuing love, but still keep cultivating your spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophesying.
For I do not want you to be uninformed about the sorrow that I suffered in Asia, because I was so crushed beyond any power to endure that I was in dire despair of life itself.
And He has given some men to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, some to be pastors and teachers,
Also we do not want you to have any misunderstanding, brothers, about those who are falling asleep, so as to keep you from grieving over them as others do who have no hope.
But you must avoid forgetting this one fact, dearly beloved, that with the Lord a single day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a single day.