Some in the Church

Some in the Church

Elvis Iverson

Every believer in Christ is a priest; the church is a holy priesthood, every believer has a gift, every believer has a ministry, every believer can minister, and believers are to come together to pray for one another, to minister to one another, to prophecy to one another, to share with one another, and to care for one another. –(1 Pet. 2:5,9, 1 Cor. 14:26)

Every believer has a gift differing according to the grace that is giving, every believer has a function in the church; the manifestation of the Spirit is giving to each one for the profit of all the church, the Holy Spirit works all these things distributing to each one individually as He wills, all believers are to desire the best gifts, all believers are to pursue love, desire spiritual gifts, and all believers are to desire especially the gift of prophecy. Yes there are gifts for each believer, but Christ has set some in the church, the some ministries, some apostles, some prophets, some teachers, some evangelists, and some pastors for the equipping of the saints. There is the everyone, then there is the some, the some equip the everyone, and every believer is to minister, have a revelation, a teaching, and to pray and minister to one another, everyone is to speak in prophecy, but the prophets are to judge prophecy, and mature prophets are to judge the prophetic of other prophets, the spirits of the prophets, the manifestation of the prophetic is oversight by the prophets. –(Rom. 12:3-5, 1 Cor. 12:7,11,31,1 Cor. 14:1, Eph. 4:7-12, 1 Cor. 14:26-35)

Apostles and prophets are the foundation of the church; there are only two ministries that are foundational, that is the apostle and the prophet. God has appointed apostles first, prophets second, teachers third, It is apostles, prophets and teachers when mature are the elders of the congregation, it is apostles who are to appoint elders, it is the apostles then the elders, it pleased the apostles first, second the elders, and third the whole church, apostles are not to leave the ministry of the Word, they are to give themselves continually to prayer and the ministry of the Word, the first disciples of Christ were apostles, the first to follow Christ was apostles, the Lord train apostles first, He give power to apostles first, and apostles, prophets, and teachers are to be leaders of the congregation. –(Eph. 2:20, 1 Cor. 12:28, Acts 14:23, Acts 15:6,12-13,22,25, Acts 6:2,4, Matt. 4:19, 10:1)

There is the ministry of the center; examples are the Solomon’s Porch, and the school of Tyrannus, The center is the place for the ministry of the apostle, prophet, and teacher, the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry. Then there is the church in the home, this is the one another ministry, the ministry of everyone, to minister, pray, share with one another, and the ministry of the pastors and evangelists, there ministry flows along with the one another ministry of the church in the home. –(Acts 3:11, 19:9-10,2:42,46,47)

We are to financial support Itinerant apostolic workers, and we are to honor and financial support the elders, which are apostles, prophets, and teachers, those who labor in Word and Doctrine, those who continually to give themselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word, and those who spiritually care for you as elders. –(1 Cor. 9:1-18, 1 Tim. 5:17-18, Heb. 13:7,17, 1 Thess. 5:12-13)

We are to set apart those who are called into full time ministry by the laying on of the hands from the presbytery, with prophecy. What is the path of ordination? First a believer begins to minister among the one another ministry in the church in your home, then after awhile the believers recognize the gifts of a believer, and he or she begins to minister as a recognize minister, and after being faithful, and proved, the apostles give affirmation, and ordination, then after they have mature, they are appointed as elders. Another way is the believer begins to minister first among the church in the home, the believers recognize him or her, the apostles begin to mentor, and after they have been proved and have been found faithful, are then giving affirmation, and ordination. –(Acts 14:23)

Copyright © 2008 Elvis Iverson All Rights Reserved

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