I think today we’re gonna go further, but I also want to emphasize the importance of you learning these lessons because a change is taking place.
A change in your faith, a change in your anointing, a change in your prayer, a change when you minister to someone else on behalf of God. All these changes are taking place.
You’re changing in your position in the church to help your pastor, to help your man of God or woman of God. It’s all taking place now.
Look in verse 13 of Ephesians 4. From The Passion Translation, it tells us something
13 These grace ministries will function until we all attain oneness into the faith, until we all experience the fullness of what it means to know the Son of God, and finally we become one into a perfect man with the full dimensions of spiritual maturity and fully developed into the abundance of Christ.
I think with this verse, we need to break this down of understanding in the King James Version, it says in Ephesians 4:13
13 Till we all come in 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 fulness of Christ:
When we look at these graces or grace ministries, it says they will function until we all attain oneness into the faith, and that’s one of the strongholds of the body of Christ. We’ve become a stronghold in righteousness when we all come to the unity of the faith, but it cannot happen until the graces are unified.
See my point?
See, as long as the graces are not unified, or are not understanding how they are supposed to submit to one another, then it’s a hindrance to the church getting her place.
Yes, we have programs, yes we do other things, but I’m talking about functioning now. These grace ministries will function until we all attain oneness in faith. That’s one of the primary things. We have the same kind of faith until we all experience the fullness of what it means to know the Son of God, so that comes to a fullness of knowing the Son of God, and it cannot happen without these ministry gifts in place.
Finally we become one perfect man, matured, with the full dimensions of spiritual maturity and fully developed into the abundance of Christ.
I think what it is is that all 5 of the graces, because the church at large has left the apostle out for so many years, and he is the head one in the rank to pass down some things that were not able to be seen (the big picture). We’re actually building an army that knows what they’re doing, an army that can win every battle, an army that can personally rise up individually and yet help so many people with the anointing that is on their lives. I think that when we get through you’re going to have a 5 fold ministry gift mantle on you that you can enjoy the benefits of helping others step into maturity, step out of the traps of satanic forces, and move into the arena of the peace that pass all understanding and the abundance that God want us to have and live in and to share with others.
So, I’m looking forward to us understanding how this works that we could be a blessing to the whole world.