April 11, 2024 – 04/11/2024
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Ephesians 4:11 (NKJV): And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers.


Hello, My Friends! I am doing something different with this devotional and hope you are okay with it. I want to help explain a Five-Fold Ministry and how it affects believers like yourself.

When Jesus ascended into heaven, the Holy Spirit came to us and lives inside each Believer today. Not only was the Holy Spirit a gift from God, but Jesus gave us the ability to be an Apostle, a Prophet, an Evangelist, a Pastor, and a Teacher.

Each one of these gifts provides something the Body of Christ needs. The Apostle can function in all five gifts, making them very versatile. The prophet helps lead and guide the Body of Christ based on what God reveals.

The Evangelists have the most extended reach because they are the ones who visit places around the world, telling the world about King Jesus’ redeeming quality. The Pastor is a good shepherd and oversees the care of the sheep who have already accepted Christ and need guidance through the Church.

The final gift is that of a Teacher. The Teacher brings balance to everyone within the Body of Christ because they help show the sheep how to cry out to King Jesus, die to themselves daily, and walk toward the cross of Jesus and away from the world.

The blessing of these gifts is inside many believers, no matter where they may go to Church; however, the Church that finds and engages these gifts within the ministry are the Churches that help bring about change throughout the world.

Declaration: I will hone and strengthen my gift from King Jesus and use it to help the Body of Christ. I will use my gift for the betterment of the Church I belong to and for the Body of Christ as a whole.

From My Book: Numbers That Preach