Believers are to understand all the riches that God bestowed upon His people through the gifts he imparted to them, gifts beyond their imagination. The purpose of these gifts is not for self-exaltation or self-gratification but rather to promote God’s government in the world. "…Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high" (Luke 24:46-49).