Taken from my book: “God’s Plan Is Not An Obstacle Course”, a love journey. Bible even says: “God so loved the world He gave His only begotten so, whoever believers in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”, (John 3:16). The big question today seems to be who for ministering to those who do not know God. If every Christian has a ministry as 2 Corinthians says, who is responsible for training them to carry out Jesus’ word? The answer is not difficult if you look closely at Ephesians 4:11- . This creates two ministries in the local churches: One is a ministry known as “Five-fold”. The second ministry is known as the “Saints Ministry”, or Congregation Ministry focused on building up the local body with those who are lost from Jesus. Both ministries start with same foundation called the “Ministry of Reconciliation”, the foundation for all ministries Jesus had: (2 Corinthians 5:17-19). Yes, the Holy Spirit anointing covers the entire body, not just parts or positions in Churches, (Psalms 133:1-3).
When the five-fold training ministry equips the Saints for their ministry the result is Jesus adding to the church daily. Thus, the secret to increasing the church is both leadership and Saints with the Lord working together as one, as the Father and Jesus did: John 17:11 said it this way, “Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are”. Yes, now let you’re your imaginations go wild. When Jesus unites His army every city would be upside down. Not only that, but every church would be out buying more chairs and looking for larger buildings, because His Church Body is a winner!
Look around at work, neighborhoods, when shopping; you’ll see very little smiles. Why, because so many are walking without hope, giving up, even Christians. What they need is an evangelist Christian to give them hope again. A true fact is that every true Christian, leader or Saint, has an anointed ministry when they receive Jesus. It’s the very same ministry Jesus had. Bibles says it more clearly in 2 Corinthians 5:17-19. Also we know who is responsible for doing the exploits today in local churches. We know the teacher of the Word, but where the doer’s of the Word are.
Stop and think about this. I’ll use my home town of with over a 100 churches. Every Sunday there are also over a 100 ministers preaching the Word. Let’s say between all these churches there is 30,000 Saints sitting on pews listening. On the other hand what if the 30,000 were trained and equipped and ministering during the week and brought 2 people with them, the number in church would be 90,000. Which of these two plans sound more like a God plan?
To many churches today continue to wait and pry for God to fill their church pews. Yes, many are also opening their ears to her God’s instructions to go get them. These are the Saints God is preparing for the final spiritual warfare and exploits. Some will accept and others will remain in their comfort ones. But, God is calling out true believers to do great exploits for His kingdom. His Word say they will cover the land in Jesus Jane. Yes, all around the world Jesus is looking for true believer who desire to do great exploits.
Side Note: The above came from one chapter but could not get entire chapter in this blogging. This book has 141 pages and 12 chapters. All eight of my books concerning the end times can be purchased from Amazon.com book on the internet.
Have a great day we’re walking in now.
Robert D. Shipman