Knowing the ministries in the Church.
Very Important: After the explanation of each Ministry will be posting what the Lord Jesus said recently to a servant of God living today.
This teaching is for mature Christians or ministers of God mainly because it is difficult to understand those who do not know much of the Scriptures and what God is doing at this time:
Jesus spoke to a servant of God on this issue and also to explain how they will be told at this time that would raise new apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers according to their liking, which are currently in anonymous. And he gives the order to find them, recognize them and help them in their work and mission. Many men of God was revealed to come and are end-time leaders (themselves and others that are already known but will be raised further at this time.
At study end, you can read the Bible quotations mentioned in this lesson.
So today we will see a major issue for your life as a member of the body of Christ, for a better understanding of the life of the church and for your service to the Lord: MINISTRIES IN THE CHURCH. Remember 1 Corinthians 12:4-6?
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but God, who worketh all in all, is the same. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
The diversity of gifts is given by …
Holy Ghost
The diversity of ministries is given by …
The Lord Jesus
The diversity of operations is made by …
The words "ministry, minister and minister" are translations of Greek words related diakonia which means "service" or "stewardship" and that in the biblical context refers especially to the spiritual aspect. So in the New Testament ministry is fundamentally a spiritual service that lends to the Lord within the church, the body of Christ.
Every believer is a member of the body of Christ. And as every member of our physical body plays a role, also every member of the body of Christ must play a role. That role is his particular ministry within the church. In considering this, pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal the ministries or has reserved for you.
1. FIVE ministry gifts in Ephesians chapter 4.
Let’s look, first, some lessons about the ministries in Ephesians 4:11-16. Read the passage and answer the following questions
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all come in the unity of faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ …
a. In verse 11, what are the ministries that Christ has given to his church?
Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers.
b. What is the purpose of the ministries according to v.12?
Perfect the believers for the work of ministry.
c. Who should do the work of ministry? Believers.
d. What results when they all meet the ministry that Christ has entrusted according to v.12?
Building up the body of Christ.
e. How long must operate these ministries in the church?
Until we come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
Thus we see that ministries are not charges of which anyone can be proud, but gifts of Christ to his church blessing. Every believer who is responsible ministry, becomes a servant of Christ, and must meet the ministry with responsibility and humility.
As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10
The word "apostle" comes from the Greek apostles, which means "one sent." The Father sent Jesus Christ, the Apostle par excellence, and Jesus sent his twelve disciples (John 20:21), who form a special group of apostles, because they had been with the Lord.
a. In Matthew 28:18-20, what was the commission left by Jesus to Christians?.
To preach the gospel, baptize and teach all that He commanded us.
b. Does 1 Corinthians 3:10, what is the role of the apostle?
Lay the foundation.
c. In 2 Corinthians 12:12, what are the signs of ministry?
Signs, wonders and miracles.
In light of what is seen, the apostle is one sent to spread the gospel in the world, and win souls for Christ, the pastors for a time and taught the basics of the Word of God, until the church is already established and may go elsewhere to start a new work. Acts 19:10, 20:31, 28:30, 11:26, 18:11. The apostle’s ministry is one of the most demanding in terms of the gifts of the Spirit, 2 Corinthians 12:12, but also the fruit of the Spirit to endure hardship, discomfort, etc..
There may be a rookie but someone known for his long experience, testimony, fruits Apostle, who knows all the word of God with wisdom and in most spiritual themes, long experience in the service of God and can be Pastor Pastors.
Are there apostles today?: The answer is yes. As it was already in the book of Acts at the beginning of Christianity (apart from 12). Acts 14:14, 1 Timothy 2:7, Romans 1:1, 1 Corinthians 15:7, Luke 11:49, Galatians 1:19, 1 Thessalonians 2:6.
The Apostle is not usually the pastor of a church to which it gives priority is for the whole body of Christ. We do not read the Bible in the Church of Peter and Paul. (And unless "compete" with each other as in some cases it is today). Today’s Apostles but not as many as it seems. There are many who call themselves apostles and are not. As we said should be highly experienced older men who have previously been local pastors but now are to build all the churches and not a single mega-church founded by himself, which is your favorite and the central object of all their work. Beware brothers, and if you did not know you to be called an apostle or someone and has been "anointed" by that name, if so repent of your error and let God’s people to realize who you are . I say this because I know pastors and even "Pastors" perhaps sincere calling themselves apostles and are a small church and few people are young and with almost no experience. Maybe in the future be apostles but remember that this is a ministry to the whole body of Christ. There may be pastors of mega-churches with many churches and not be apostles daughters.
Words of Jesus today: I’m about to release my apostles of the last times:
I will have many like Paul, John, Peter and others. To prepare, send to many as John the Baptist, who teach them the devotion to me and shove the foundation of repentance in their lives. These Apostles also be like John the Baptist. As the greatest joy in the life of John was the voice of the bridegroom, they will have a single devotion: see my girlfriend PREPARE FOR ME. Therefore, I will use to build roads in the jungle and rivers in the desert. They pave the high places and low places arise.
The prophet edifies, exhorts and comforts the church through the gift of prophecy, as in the case of Judas and Silas in Acts 15:32.
You can announce things in the future (Agabus in Acts 11:28, 21:10-11), can reveal past or present facts (Nathan in 2 Samuel 12:1-15) etc.
Do not confuse the gift of prophecy, which any believer baptized in the Spirit can receive a prophet’s ministry, a ministry given by the Lord Jesus Christ, with a special anointing, and that involves the exercise of many of the gifts Spirit.
Words of Jesus today: I’m about to drop my prophets of the end times:
They love me and walk with me, as did Enoch. Demonstrate my power and prove to the world that I am the only true God. Each will be a well of pure water which will flow living waters. At times, your water will be warm for cleaning, at times, be cold to cool. I will give them a hand lightning and thunder in the other. They will mount up like eagles on earth, but descend upon my people as pigeons, for they will honor my family. Come on cities as whirlwinds and earthquakes, but give birth to the meek and humble.
The evangelist is "one who proclaims the Gospel". That is, one who announces the good news of salvation. His ministry is often accompanied by gifts of healing and miracles as part of their credentials, as divine confirmation of the message of salvation, but it is by the preaching of the Word that people will be saved (Acts 8:6).
In a sense, all believers should be evangelists, because the mandate to be witnesses of Christ is for all (Acts 1:8), but as a gift of the evangelist ministry is different. The evangelist has a warm heart for lost souls, and the anointing of God to preach the message of salvation, so that, normally, will always result in saved souls.
I’m about to release my evangelists recently.
I’ll give you a cup of joy that will never run out. Heal the sick and cast out demons; love me and I love justice; carry their crosses every day, not live for themselves, but for me. Through them, the world will know that I live and that I have given all power and authority. These are the intrepid attack the enemy gates and incursionarán in the darkest places of the earth and will lead many to salvation.
Churches founded by the Apostle, the Evangelist win souls for Christ, but is the Pastor in charge of caring for the flock feeding to grow and strengthen, to guide, and prepare for the work of ministry.
a. In Ezekiel 34: 5-6, what about the sheep when missing a pastor?
Wandering prey of wild beasts, dispersed, lost and scattered.
b. What instruction of the Word of God in Hebrews 13:17?
Obey and be subject to the shepherds.
I’m about to release my Pastors of recent times:
They have a heart for my sheep. They feed my sheep because they love me. Look after my little as their own and give their lives for them. This is the love that will touch the hearts of men, when my people give their lives for each other. Then the world will know me. I have given varied food to serve it to my house. These are the faithful to those entrusted with the care of my own house.
The teacher has the ability to expound the Scriptures in a way that produces spiritual results in the lives of the listeners. It is no mere intellectual ability to impart information, but revelation of the Spirit means to discover the riches of God’s Word.
The ministry teacher usually is tied to pastor.
Many players believe that in Ephesians 4:11 should read "pastor-teachers" as a single ministry, but experience shows that they can be pastor-teachers, evangelists, prophets and teachers – teachers and only teachers who are not pastors.
a. What stood Apollos in Acts 18:24 -26?
In his eloquence and wisdom in the scriptures.
b. How does Paul compare the teaching ministry in 1 Corinthians 3:6-8?
In water.
I’m about to release my Masters of recent times:
They know me and I teach my people to know me. Love the truth. Do not shrink from the darkly but the expose and scare off. They uncover their parents wells dug and serve the pure waters of life. Also bring the treasures of Egypt and use them to build up my room.
* The parts printed in bold are things Jesus told His servant Rick Joyner and is written in his book "The Call".
* I want to say that you read these explanations and discern their ministries (one or more) to work on.
* I also want to say that a man of God can have several ministries that complement such can be Evangelists, pastors, apostles, teachers, pastors, prophets and apostles may have to be prophets, evangelists (who have heart or were Pastors Pastor ) and be teachers, etc, etc.
Memorize the following verses
But now God has set the members every one of them in the body just as He pleased. 1 Corinthians 12:18
As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10
According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another builds on it but each careful how he builds. 1 Corinthians 3:10
However, the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, wonders and miracles. 2 Corinthians 12:12
And one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius. Acts 11:28
And as we tarried there many days, down from Judea a prophet named Agabus, coming to us, he took Paul’s girdle, and bound his feet and hands, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost: So the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles. Acts 21:10,11
And the people of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles. Acts 14:4
When they heard the apostles Barnabas and Paul tore their clothes and ran in among the multitude, crying, (Acts 14:14)
For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I speak the truth, not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 1 Timothy 2:7
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, Romans 1:1
Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles (the 11 and others) 1 Corinthians 15:7
So the wisdom of God said: I will send them prophets and apostles, (Today’s) and of them they will kill and persecute, Luke 11:49
but I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord’s brother. (It was not the 12) Galatians 1:19
nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, when we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. 1 Thessalonians 2:6
And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. Acts 8:6
And they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. Ezekiel 34:5
My sheep wandered through all the mountains and on every high hill and across the face of the earth were scattered my flock, and none did search or seek after them. Ezekiel 34:6
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they do so with joy and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. Hebrews 13:17
Came to Ephesus a Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the Scriptures. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord, and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him aside and explained to him more accurately the way of God. Acts 18:24-26
I planted, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. 1 Corinthians 3:6
So neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the growth. And he who plants and he who waters are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his work. 1 Corinthians 3:6-8
Then the twelve (Matthias and was now no more Judas) (Matthias was not the 12 above) called the multitude of the disciples, and said: It is not that we should leave the word of God to serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this job. We will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word. Pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: Whom they set before the apostles , who prayed, they placed their hands.

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