“Many parts, One Body!”
“He is the one who gave these gifts to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ, until we come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature and full grown in the Lord, measuring up to the full stature of Christ.”(Ephesians 4:11-13)
Brothers in Sisters in the Faith, I want to discuss a concern that is continually brought before. For many years I struggled to understand my part in the ministry. As I was growing in Faith, people would say to me that I was called to pastor a church. Knowing fully that God has called me to work in the ministry, but by the Spirit, wasn’t lead to be a Pastor. It wasn’t until more and more people with mighty calling of God on their lives started to talk me that they were falling into the same situation. They know God has Called them to a great purpose, but felt that a pastor position is where they were being Called to. Do not lose Heart, for in these times the Lord is rising up a people who will be the fullness of the Church.
“He is the one who gave these gifts to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church…” There is a place for your ministry in the Body of Christ and as such you will be Called to equip God’s people to do His work. It seems like Christianity today is so mainstreamed in there understand of ministry work. There is such a mighty movement of God in this time that we are starting to see the uprising of people of Faith who have the Heart to seek after the understanding of our Father. “…until we come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature and full grown in the Lord, measuring up to the full stature of Christ.” God is calling for this time that believers come into the full mature knowledge of the Lord. There is many parts to the Body as there is many Callings within in the Body, but just like each part, each Calling works in Unity with the body. Once we understand these things of the Lord, we will get to a great place of understanding.
“Then we will no longer be like children, forever changing our minds about what we believe because someone has told us something different or because someone has cleverly lied to us and made the lie sound like the truth. Instead, we will hold to the truth in love, becoming more and more in every way like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. Under his direction, the whole body is fitted together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.”(Ephesians 4:14-16)