And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 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:
Saints are born to God by the Holy Spirit...Jn 1:12-13...as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Born again as a babe you desire the milk of the word and grow then in the grace given you.
For this cause we are given men with various graces and gifts to help the saints grow thereby.
The saint need a perfecting of himself as the father is perfect.
Perfecting ...gk..Katartismos...complete furnishing...to be fully dressed ...to be fully furnished...to be fully equipped
As a christian soldier on the battle field, be fully clothed in your armoury ready to withstand in the evil day. So that you are not injured in the attack. For Anything close to Jesus receives attack.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Eph 6:11-13
You have a task of doing all to ...Be fully furnished and ...be fully equipped and ....be fully dressed with all the graces of Jesus to walk in victory always, to stand...perfected in fighting of faith. For we are more than conquerors and are in the realm of celebration with Jesus our lord
Equipped fully with the word of God... the sword of the spirit...for all manner of using as ocassion demands...in your health, business, career, home, marriage, finances
Be perfect as your heavenly father is perfect in all endeavors by looking into the perfect law of liberty and continue in the work. You shall be blessed.
Apostle Paul says as we look in the mirror of God...the perfect law of liberty...we are changed from glory unto glory.
For our perfecting Jesus gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Therefore receive their ministry into your life and grow thereby so that we all come in the unity of the faith, and unity of the knowledge of the Son of God in order that the religious barriers be broken.
Perfect your duty of prayer ... the word of God ...putting the whole armour or putting on Christ ...holding the cross of Christ and his blood ...living under the banner.
As we grow individually so ....for the work of the ministry,..... for the edifying of the body of Christ.
The saint...christian will grow unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.
So That as Christ is so are we in this world. Peace!!!