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ALL OUT - SPIRIT EMPOWERED DESIRES
We know that God doesn’t do anything without purpose, design and structure. We also know that His design and structure release our own purpose with the Holy SPIRIT’S POWER! Let us look at God’s design and structure that will help us reach His intended potential.
Ephesians 4:10 TPT
The same One who descended is also the One who ascended above the heights of heaven, in order to begin the restoration and fulfillment of ALL things.
Of course, this is Jesus and He is talking about bringing the restoration and fulfillment through structure He has designed for our benefit.
Ephesians 4:11 TPT
And He has appointed some with grace to be Apostles, and some with grace to be Prophets, and some with grace to be Evangelists, and some with grace to be Pastors, and some with grace to be Teachers.
This is referred to as the five-fold ministry gifts, and their purpose is clear.
Ephesians 4:12 TPT
And their calling is to nurture and prepare ALL the holy believers to do their own works of ministry, and as they do this they will enlarge and build up the Body of Christ.
The purpose of the five-fold ministry gifts is to prepare HOLY BELIEVERS to do their own works of ministry. Now, we must realize that ministry can be that you are gifted to cure cancer, or to be a business leader who leads like Christ, or however your ministry is designed for you to display God on the earth as He has chosen.
In any of our ministries, it is still necessary to do it God’s way, and to do it God’s way, we must rely on the POWER of the SPIRIT. God’s way is that you are to be connected to a body of believers that have the influence and interactions with the five-fold ministry gifts to release your gifts and knowledge, and to perfect the saints for the work of service. God has put them in place to help you, to be a gift that will bring God’s desired results.
Ephesians 4:13 TPT
These grace ministries will function until we ALL attain oneness in the faith, until we ALL experience the fullness of what it means to know the Son of God, and finally we become one perfect man with the full dimensions of spiritual maturity and fully developed in the abundance of Christ.
This is God’s dream! His desire is for His whole body to be working together, with ALL of our giftings released with wisdom and the proper people in place to watch over our souls. We are given the ability to grow up and mature and be the difference the world is longing for.
Ephesians 4:14-15 TPT
14 And then our immaturity will end! And we will not be easily shaken by trouble, nor led astray by novel teachings or by the false doctrines of deceivers who teach clever lies. 15 But instead we will remain strong and always sincere in our love as we express the truth. ALL our direction and ministries will flow from Christ and lead us deeper into Him, the anointed Head of His Body, the Church.
We can stand firm. We can have discernment to know who is authentic and who isn’t. We can be strong as we have His love expressed through the EMPOWERMENT of the SPIRIT.
And ALL of our direction and ministries will flow from CHRIST and lead us deeper into Him.
I know that God has an end result in mind for ALL believers. His end result will come to pass if we passionately love Him and serve others with that love. Our maturity will come as we insist on our own growth to be pleasing to Him. Ours is a love relationship that develops over time. Jesus said:
John 17:24 NKJV
Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
When Jesus said this, was He talking about when we get to Heaven? No, we know this because the Word tells us.
Ephesians 2:4-6 NKJV
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
We can behold His glory now because Jesus has elevated us to sit together with Him in heavenly places.
This has always been the Father’s heart. He wants to be with us, to commune with us, to join our hearts with His, and to share these beautiful experiences with others.
We can be ALL OUT SPIRIT EMPOWERED PEOPLE BECAUSE THAT WAS GOD’S ORIGINAL DESIGN FOR ALL OF MANKIND!
So let us align ourselves properly.
Father, I see now that You designed me to be a lover of You and a lover of others. But for me to be able to do that, I need to be connected—connected to You and connected to those who will speak into my life and watch over my soul.
Please help my heart to embrace Your design, and not work against it. I am surrendering to Your design today. Help me appreciate the five-fold ministry and solidify my dedication to where You have called me to be, to grow, and to function. I desire to be ALL You want me to be. Whatever part of society You have designed for me to impact, I want to be ALL OUT SPIRIT EMPOWERED to do it,
In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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