PREVAILING VOICE DAILY
17th September, 2022.
Topic: THE PURPOSE OF HIS GIFTS.
Text: Ephesians 4:11-15.
11: Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.
12: Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.
13: This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.
14: Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.
15: Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.
Some people think going to church is a routine activity, no, rather it is an institution to build Christians, and how does God intend to do that? Jesus came and gave gifts to men in five offices:
4, Pastors and
For proper understanding of what God is intending to do I will liken this to having each lecturer for a course in the university, it is important that each student pass each of the courses.
Life of every human being is detailed, and God is careful about building each life. First of all Jesus had to come to roll away the stone obstructing better life for humanity, and that isn’t all to make a man, he had to distribute gifts to raise Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers who are to build sound believers to the point that they will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching.
This is like saying raising intelligent children. No sensible man dare say, ‘ I have enough money to take care of my children through out their life time, so they don’t need go to school to earn certificates to secure jobs ‘. In like manner, it is not enough for God to meet our needs financially and health wise it is absolutely important he raised us as mature children of his just as you and I intend to raise intelligent smart children.
He is bringing us to a point where we can no longer be tossed up and down with every kind of doctrine or teaching.
Every diligent Christian does not take with levity the study of the word of God just as every brilliant student does not joke with studies.
Let me take a pause here by saying; the ministers you listen to determine either you attain this God’s intended purpose for his children. God bless you.
* Lord, help me to attain your intended purpose for my life in Jesus name.
READING THROUGH THE BIBLE (RTB)
Ezra 10, Luke 16.
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