And He gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints (us) for the work of ministry for the edifying (building up) of the body of Christ, till we all come to the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect (complete) man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13
God gave the five-fold ministry gifts to equip His body for service in the kingdom, which has been perverted in these last days in which now we equip a pastor to rule the church and do the works of service, marry, bury and preach and we as his sheep just sit and write a check!
We as the body and expression of the Lord Jesus are called to be servants, equipped to serve in His kingdom and not church members locked in a box. Because the "Divine Order" of His church has been be-witched by devils, tradition and the doctrines of misguided leaders we have an assembly of quadriplegic saints, untrained and ignorant of God's plan for His glorious body!
The body of Christ is to be equipped, trained and sent into the harvest to reap a multitude of lost souls and to do the greater works that Jesus promised we would do! Heal the sick, cast out devils and even raise the dead is our mission in this life to be the supernatural body of Spirit filled believers that God designed us to be, a living breathing model of the Son of the Living God!
That we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the Head-Christ, from whom the whole body joined and knit together by what every joint (us) supplies, according to the effective working by which every part (us) does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:14-16
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin