"As A Result..."

February 15, 2016

“As A Result…”

Blessings folk!

The Lord desires for His saints to be equipped.
The Lord desires for His Body to be built up…His way. His design.
The Lord empowers His Body through the Holy Spirit to do so.
He works through each true believer to build up the Body.

To some, He gives specific gifts to equip and build…

Eph 4:11-13
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.

As mentioned earlier, I do not believe that we see specific “gifts of apostles”, “gifts of evangelists”, etc. But, we do see apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teacher who are gifted and empowered by the Holy Spirit and His gifts. Unique combinations of the gifts of the Spirit for each person according to the grace and desire of the Lord. Roles within the Kingdom.

What is the purpose of the equipping, the building?

Read carefully the following.
We will discuss…to be continued…

Eph 4:14-16
As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ,
from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

“As a result…”
The fruit.
The goal.
The purpose.