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SUNDAY, 26th August
ALL GIFTS ESSENTIAL FOR PERFECTING THE SAINTS
Ephesians 4 vs
11■” And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;12.For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:~《KJV》
ONE GREAT experience God ever gave to the body of Christ is the operation of supernatural gifts. It’s supernatural in the sense that it’s divinely given, inspired by God and operate and supersedes natural principles. The Bible states that “When He ascended on high, he led captivity captive, and gave GIFTS to men” (Eph 4:8).
Our opening text gives us the various fivefold ministerial gifts or offices; thus the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. These are great gifts God has bestowed on the Church. Though Christ left in person the Church is an extension of Himself on earth filled and sealed with the Holy Spirit. First of all, He gave us the gifts to perpetuate Christ within us. You could see that Jesus operated all these gifts. So these gifts are for the perpetuity of Christ Himself and His works in our lives.
Again, for perfecting the saints. Thus, the complete furnishing and equipping of the saints. Through these gifts, the twelve Apostles were fully matured to continue the ministry even when Jesus left. Therefore, Christ gave us these gifts to continue equipping the saints for kingdom expansion. *All the gifts, not only one, are essential for perfecting the saints.* All of them work in unison for that purpose.The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.
Glory and Honour be unto You Father for Your wisdom is immeasurable. You always know what to do to completely furnish and equip the saints for Your glory. I fully embrace these gifts You have instituted for my uplifting and perfection in the Name of Jesus. Amen !
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_Pray that God’s Spirit would continually pour out His giftings in the Church.
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