"He Gave Some..."
“He Gave Some…”
The Lord ascended.
The Lord gave gifts to men.
And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.
I believe these are gifted individuals with roles within the Kingdom.
Not necessarily a “gift of apostle”, etc.
These roles/functions are empowered by the Holy Spirit and the varied gifts released by the Spirit in each individual.
Note what they do.
Equip the saints for the work of service.
To the building up of the body of Christ.
Until we all attain to the unity of the faith…not unity itself…we are unified by definition. But, the “attaining”…walking out…of unity.
Until we have the knowledge of the Son of God.
Until we are mature.
Until we attain to the fullness of Christ…until we reach His stature.
These roles are needed within the Body.
They have not “passed away”.
To what is the Lord calling you?