MORNINGTIME 4104by Benjamin Munsell on September 22, 2022
And he gave some, Apostles; and some, Prophets; and some, Evangelists; and some, Pastors and Teachers; (1) For the Perfecting of the Saints, (2) for the Work of the Ministry, (3) for the Edifying of the Body of Christ: Till (4) we all come in the Unity of the Faith, and (5) of the Knowledge of the Son of God, (6) unto a Perfect Man, (7) unto the measure of the Stature of the Fulness of Christ: Ephesians 4:11-13. Many say that apostles and prophets are no longer around because the apostles were hand-picked by Christ, and prophets have nothing more to say, it's all been said already. That's all nice for man's thinking, but it's not true. THE BIBLE SAYS there is a "5-fold ministry" (see above), and no one can show where THE BIBLE says any of these ministries have ceased. That being said, MANY MEN HAVE TAKEN UPON THEMSELVES ONE OR MORE OF THESE MANTLES AND BROUGHT SERIOUS DISGRACE TO THEIR ASSUMED POSITION. Most (?) are just greedy wolves after the money, trying to make a name for themselves. In their "ministries" God is NOWHERE to be found. If you shove "big named men" (and women) out of the way, the Lord Himself does have MANY of the 5-fold Ministry quietly, behind-the-scenes, going about the Lord's business with names you've probably never heard of. The Lord is at work Saving souls, Building the Body of Christ and Preparing the Bride for the moment She meets her Groom. And nothing Satan can do will stop any of this. You've heard, "If you can't beat'em, join'em"? Obviously, Satan can't kill off the 5-fold Ministry, so he tries to flood the (American) church with his version of the 5-fold ministry. Don't be fooled, and use Discernment wisely, Satan is alive and well TRYING to stop the Lord's Plans. In the coming days you'll KNOW when one of the Lord's men talk, the Fear of the Lord will be all over them and the Holy Spirit will Witness to it. AND YOU'LL GROW IN CHRISTLIKENESS BECAUSE OF IT! God's Perfecting His Saints, He will take care of us, and we will, Be Blessed.