Apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers.

We look after our bodies, and similarly Jesus Christ the Head of the
Body of Christ looks after His Body through the individual members,
which are each part of that Body and directed by the Head Christ
Himself. Therefore He has given certain ministries to the Body of
Christ to look after the Body of Christ. Paul wrote about it in
Ephesians 4:11-12 “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:”

These ministries are given by
the Lord Jesus Himself. We cannot ordain a pastor or a ministry. These
ministries are ordained by God Himself. If we make ourselves available
as members of the Body of Christ, Christ Himself fits us into that slot
which He has prepared for us. He called Paul to be an Apostle of the
Gospel of Christ and therefore He calls each and every person into a
specific function. He has a special purpose for each and every person
but we need to be guided and directed by the Holy Spirit ourselves. We
need to be directed by the Head Himself. Jesus said My sheep know My
voice and they follow Me. Therefore we as individual members of the
Body need to be fruitful, if we are not active, then we are dead,
dysfunctional members of that Body. It’s like a tree that does not bear
fruit, if it doesn’t bear fruit, it will be cut off. These functions in
the Body of Christ, not the organized church, but the body of Christ,
the living Body of Christ they are put in place, ordained by Jesus
Christ Himself. If the Lord calls you to be a pastor or He calls you to
be a teacher then He equips you. If He makes you a prophet or
prophetess He Himself equips you, but you need to avail yourself to
Jesus Christ then He can use you.

Paul also wrote to Timothy, he
said: “But in a big house there are not only vessels of gold and silver
but also of wood and of earth some unto honor and some unto dishonor.
If a man therefore purify himself from these he shall be a vessel unto
honor, sanctified and meet for the Master’s use and prepared for every
good work” 2 Timothy 2:20-21.

As members of the Body of Christ
we need to avail ourselves to Jesus Christ. We are not free riders we
are called for service and you and me each need to be directed by the
Lord Himself so that we can be fruitful in His Body, His Kingdom.

About Jan Boshoff - finalcall07

A bond servant of Jesus Christ
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