The Five-Fold Ministry.
The concept of the five-fold ministry office practice in the ministries is as old as the history of the Church, one of the very first decisions that our Lord Jesus Christ took was in the opening of His ministry office in the city of Capernaum away from his Nazareth home (Matthew 4: 12-13).
Jesus manifested in every area of the fold and settled his ministry somewhere to learn and be taught by the Holy Spirit. The subject of the five-fold ministry operating in those days where the disciples functioning in their respective offices. Ephesians 4: 11-12 tell us for He appointed some to be apostles, some prophets, and some evangelists, some pastors and teachers. For the perfecting of the Saints for the work of the ministry, and for the edifying of the Body of Christ.
The five-fold was classified into five ministry. You may ask, what is their duty: Apostles are those that have apostolic ministry, the planter, builder and the foundation of the Church. Prophets have prophetic ministry, they are those in the Old Testaments, they are the seer and they prophesy the kingdom; they reveal to the Church what is going to happen, they for-see and reveal the future. Evangelist have evangelistic ministry, they are the one to evangelize the lost soul. Although, the Bible says we should all go ye and preach the gospel to every creature Mark 16: 15: it is a command for every born again Christian but some are ordained to evangelize the world for Jesus because they have the anointing to preach to the people.
Evangelist are intercessors. Pastors have pastoral ministry; they are the shepherd, they strengthen the people of God in faith by the Holy Spirit and to encourage them while Teachers have teaching ministry, they suppose to teach the people the word of God. Sometime, you read some portion of the Bible and you donít understand and teachers will teach you, open your eyes to the word of God. I thank God for my mentor, Pastor Dr, Chris Tunde Joda, the man of the spirit, he will never say anything that is not of the spirit; is a teacher of faith and I thank God for his life and I respected him a lot.
So, Saints of God, walk in the right office because everybody has been ordained by God to different offices. Walk by it and not to neglect the spiritual gift in you.
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