So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up
It is unfortunate how many of the fivefold ministry holders have ignored this scripture and therefore instead of equipping saints have turned out to enslave saints …..
God’s intention is for every saint to grow to a level of doing the work of ministry. The work of the pastor, prophet,evangelist,Apostle, and teacher is not to make saints their followers or sycophants but to equip them. You have been in church for the last five years and you still call your pastor when you have a headache, what will your nonbeliever neighbour do ..You have been called to minister and not just to put pressure on your prophet to speak a word.
They cast demons out of you every service? Are you the breeding zone for demons..? Did Jesus keep casting demons put of His disciples…the greatest calling of men of God is not to go around casting devils ( That can be done by anyone who believes) but to equip saints to do that assignment…
Some people have been enslaved by their ” Spiritual Fathers ” ..they make it feel very insecure without them ( not without God) .some specialize in telling you which Spirit is in you and how incapable you are.They make you feel useless and worthless so that their manipulation can work….
Any father who is not equiping you is not genuine. Any man of God who is not giving substance to transform and make you better is to be avoided…Paul told Timothy, to teach what he had been taught to people who would teach others…..that’s the principle.Raising people to raise others.
After giving that prophetic word.equip me to be able to operate in the prophetic too….
After casting the devil out of me , pray for an infilling of the Holy Spirit for me and equip me to touch others …..
Jesus received mere fishermen and gave back Apostles …..church and ministry is not a place of deformation but transformation…you must become better…
” Leadership is not in power but ability to empower. ”
” Success without a successor is failure ”