Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant. I Corinthians 12:1
There are nine gifts of the Spirit given to the body of Christ for edification, to build up our faith and to equip us for our journey with Jesus. He did not leave us as poor little orphans without any way of protecting ourselves, He gave us all that He is so that we can become His body in the earth!
As Jesus had all the gifts and power to preform miracles and defeat the powers of darkness, so we too have all power and authority to represent Him in the world. We are His ambassadors, His army and His divine agents, sent to transform the lost into born again, new creations in Christ! As Jesus Christ was in the world, so are we!
Jesus is our model, our divine blueprint for His body, not a place to go, but a Person to be! The devil has dragged up a dead and lifeless church model taken from the old priesthood to deceive the multitudes where he set a man over a church body to rule them with tradition and false teaching, convincing them that they are just poor old sinners saved by grace! Thousands of church buildings filled with the lifeless corpses of the spiritually dead.
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. I Peter 2:9
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin