Based on 1 Corinthians and the perfect being Jesus Christ, gifts of the spirit have not disappeared and are relevant for today. The point is not to be afraid but ask to ask.
All a believer has to do is pray and ask for this spiritual gift. Paul says to desire the best gifts. The Lord says it is done. 1 Kings .
"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellancy of the power may be of God, and not us." 2 Cor 4:7 KJV