And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. Luke 24:49
Part of this "power" of the Holy Spirit was special gifts which the Holy Spirit gives believers to equip them to minister effectively. These spiritual gifts are not the same as natural talents such as the ability to sing or play musical instruments. Natural talents and abilities are given at the time of physical birth and/or developed by natural efforts during the course of a lifetime. They can be used to minister in the church, but are different than spiritual gifts. Spiritual gifts come from the Holy Spirit. Their purpose is...
Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
* Promoting the work of the ministry.
Consider these questions:
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. (I Corinthians 12:7)
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. (I Peter 4:10)
I Corinthians 12:1-31,
Ephesians 4:1-16 and
I Peter 4:7-11.