For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building. I Corinthians 3:9
We as the body of Christ are co-workers with God, we are a field to be planted with heavenly seed and we are the temple of His Holy Spirit! When we assemble, we are the church building He indwells. His Spirit fills us, enlightens us and gives us revelation and Godly wisdom!
It is easy to become complacent and feel like we have nothing to do with what God is doing in the earth, but we are His fellow workers building that which He has called us to build! Are you doing what He called you to fulfil in your life or are you just wasting time waiting on the trump of God to blow you into Heaven?
The world is lost and spiraling out of control with millions slipping into a fiery Hell for eternity and our mission is to preach the glorious gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in order to save their souls! We are the keepers of the very gates to Heaven's door having the keys to eternal life!
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes. Romans 1:16
A WISE MASTER BUILDER
According to the grace of God, which was given me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. I Corinthians 3:10
The apostle is the wise master builder with the "Divine Design" given by the Father for him to use in the construction of His church! The foundation he lays is always the Lord Jesus Christ for no other foundation will stand but Christ alone!
Many have tried and failed to establish God's ordained church, a body of saints bound together in love and unity in one accord and standing firm in their faith! The result of Jesus training his leaders and discipling his followers for over three years yielded the church at Pentecost! A powerful sold out, on fire assembly of disciples.
Waiting on the promise of Holy Spirit fire they were all baptized in the Spirit, spoke in tongues and saw a harvest of lost souls saved by their obedience and the miraculous interpretation by the Spirit to those who heard them!
For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 3:11
TRAIN, EQUIP AND SEND
And the things you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. II Timothy 2:2
Jesus chose twelve men, mostly fishermen who knew how to fish, he didn't choose pastors because pastors don't lead the church, apostles do! It was an odd mix of men, uneducated and rough but exactly what the Lord wanted for His leadership team!
His training consisted of reaching people where they were, sick, demonized and in need! He taught these men by example leading them into the streets where they could experience His great compassion and love for those who were lost.Seminaries today have produced superstar preachers, CEO'S, CFO'S, executive leaders with titles and degrees and men who have never been in hands on ministry.
I am afraid we have lost the vision to TRAIN, EQUIP AND SEND new converts, instead making church members and not disciples of the Lord Jesus. The gospel has been watered down and the baptism in the Holy Spirit left out leaving the church weak and powerless! Without the anointing of God, the church is doomed to be a mediocre wasteland of good intentions!
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. II Timothy 3:16,17
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin
Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ