Today, in our mediation, I want to take back up on the effect of the 5 graces or 5 ministry gifts.
There in Ephesians 4:11-12.
The reason it is so important in these meditations that we talk about these at this time is because there’s a transitioning period in the body of Christ that when one learns how to walk as an apostolic believer, they will be walking in the fullness of the Godhead: (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost). The apostle, prophet, teacher, pastor, and evangelist. These 5 graces were given to us for a reason.
We were saved by grace, and everything else we have to do is by grace. So I’m aiming by the help of the Holy Ghost to put us in a position that we won’t have to fight so much for our faith to work.
As we begin to function in these graces, a lot of things will begin to happen in our lives that are not happening. I think the fault of the shortcoming of the body of Christ is ministry/ministers that have not recognized the various offices. Especially the office of the apostle and the prophet.
We know the scripture says in Ephesians 2:20 that the church is built on the apostle and the prophet, and Jesus Christ, the chief cornerstone. You might look at that scripture in Ephesians 2:20, but my point is:
As believers, for us to advance in our walk with God, these graces will have to manifest as God designed for them to manifest.
I love to read them here in The Passion Translation. Ephesians 4:11-12
11 And he has appointed some with grace to be apostles, and some with grace to be prophets, and some with grace to be evangelists, and some with grace to be pastors, and some with grace to be teachers. 12 And their calling is to nurture and prepare all the holy believers to do their own works of ministry, and as they do this they will enlarge and build up the body of Christ.
- Grace to be apostles
- Grace to be prophets
- Grace to be evangelists
- Grace to be pastors
- Grace to be teachers
Now here’s the ‘biggy’!
These graces have been applied in a divine order. That divine order has to be in place for these graces to manifest as they should.
The reason why they are not manifesting in the body of Christ, or manifesting in our lives as they should is: TOO MANY SUBSTITUTES HAVE COME. Different names, different titles, different organizations, different religions have been constructed, but these 5 graces is the way that God wants us to learn, to grow, to develop and become strong.
So, I speak to you today, as you listen to these meditations, that you begin to develop in the spirit a mantle and an anointing that will personally take care of your own avenues of your life, but then you become a blessing in your church, you become a blessing in your family, you become a blessing in your city, in your surrounding people you work with because you will be wearing that mantle of anointing of the 5 graces in proper perspective, understanding how they work, and having an anointing in you because you sit under them.
So, I’m looking forward for your growth and development, and your joy, and your peace, and your deliverance, and your victory. Everything you need to begin to manifest in your Life like never before, so stick with it. Keep listening, keep developing. Keep looking at those two verses because finally we’re going to go on to verse 13 and see what effect it should have. So there’s a law of cause and effect, the law of attraction. All of those laws that the world have stolen from us will come back into spiritual play, and that we’ll be powerful beings everyday of our lives.