People of the church today desire to explore what their purpose is in the body of Christ. There is a purpose for everyone in the body of Christ. First and foremost, the Lord wants us to spread the gospel by way of visiting those in prison and those who are sick, clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, and making provision for the homeless (Matt. 25:35–40). These forms of ministry give opportunities to tell the good news.
Many people in the body of Christ assume one must be a preacher or pastor to do ministry, but that isn’t so. Leadership or the fivefold ministry, as listed in Ephesians 4:11–13, isn’t for everyone. The purpose of the ministry gifts is to equip the saint for the work of the ministry and maturity until there is unity of the faith and knowledge of the Son of God.
Therefore, as individuals are equipped for the work of the ministry, the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit can and will be manifested in their lives. The purpose of this book is that you will pray about and discover your spiritual gift or gifts. Every gift is an important one. The gifts in operation behind the scenes, such as the gift of helps, are just as important as the office of the apostle.
The gifts in this book are listed in five categories: revelation gifts, power gifts, vocal gifts, and auxiliary gifts—and then the fivefold ministry gifts. One’s desire for any gift should be coupled with prayer and faith. As we believe the Lord Jesus Christ for certain gifts, we can accomplish the great commission. He has given us to do, to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations.
We have to believe God for the work and kingdom building. Jesus said in Mark 16:17–18, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” If we dare to believe and have faith in Christ’s power to come through us and not depend on our own power, these gifts shall be ours. Pray, believe, receive, and watch God work through you and get the glory out of your life. #Author #ministry #fivefold #Apostle #ministry #spiritual