“A Picture of Jesus”
Through His Five Fold Ministers

7-2008

 

Recently, I was in a prayer meeting and was praying out loud against a spirit of witchcraft that was ascending up before the Lord. I kept hearing New Orleans. Many residents of the New Orleans area are still full of anger and rage and unholy prayers against America were coming before the Lord.

Going back to when the actual event took place, I heard the Lord say that this was Judgment from Him because of what America had forced upon Israel. America had pressured Israel to give away the Gaza strip to the Palestinians and the Lord had a quick response within a days of allowing hurricane Katrina to touch the United States. The idea was since America had caused the Land of Israel loss and to be divided, then the Lord would divide and cause loss to America.

We touched the apple of God’s eye, those who contend with Israel, the Lord will contend with them.
There is a very pointed prophetic word regarding this topic titled, “Who are we to divide your land?”

Whenever we are offended by what we hear, we should take note and honestly go before the Lord and ask the question:

What are you saying to me through this circumstance?

Am I offended because it offends the Scriptures I love and trust or is it more close to home? By that I mean are these words offending my own beliefs? The ones we have established since the day we were born.

When another man took offense and openly rebuked me saying that New Orleans was NOT a judgment of the Lord, I too was temporarily offended. However through this the Lord began to speak to me and reveal to me that His ministers (all of us) and especially the “Five Fold” vessels will be very emotional about certain aspects of our ministries.

Through this I believe the Lord was showing me why such divisions in the Body of Christ arise but also how we can gain understanding and deal appropriately.

Diversity in the Spirit is not a negative but rather a “Gift” to His Body and a means to display a more accurate and defined picture of “the Character of Christ.”

Each of the Five Fold have differing anointings, responsibilities and passions and will view a circumstance in various ways. Below you will see that in each of the Five Fold ministries there will be enormously differing opinions but if we can simply understand “that is the way we have been wired”, there will be greater unity among the brethren.

“A Picture of Jesus”
Through His Five Fold Ministers

1. Apostles. “The Government of God” (Is 9:6)
For the explanation of this concept please see Prophetic teachings and
“The Government of God.”

2. Prophets, “Justice and Judgment” (Is 9:7)
Justice also includes encouragement and anointing through to rebuke and correction and everything in between. However anyone
who does not believe that God sends Judgment upon individuals, governments, cities and nations does not understand
“The Full Character of God!”

3. Evangelists, “Love and Mercy”
When those who are called specifically to the office of an evangelist, they will have what I believe to be an anointing or impartation of love for the lost. We all have love for the lost but these people will have a greater anointing and passion for the lost more than any of the other five fold. Many times, these people will display great love and incredible mercy and while they will receive and give prophetic words, their primary concern is to bring every soul in to the Kingdom.

4. Pastors, “Marriage, Relationship and Sacrifice”
These men are called to dwell among and sacrifice their lives just as Jesus did. Shepherds are called to watch over the flock just as Jesus and lay down their lives accordingly. Their calling is all about relationship.

5. Teachers, “Architects of Truth”
These ones are endued with a great passion of following after truth and identifying error within the camp.

“ Whom will he teach knowledge? And whom will he make to understand the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just drawn from the breasts? For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there a little.” Isaiah 28:9-10

Ephesians 4
Walking in Unity
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Spiritual Giftings
But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore He says:
“ When He ascended on high,
He led captivity captive,
And gave gifts to men.”

(Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)

And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

The New Man is Created
This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. Eph 4:1-24

Steve Grable
http://jeremiah111.org/