Most Christians receive ministry from the pastor, a teacher and occasionally an evangelist. Apostles and prophets are not readily acknowledged and very few know anything about the ministry of helps. The people who have heard of the help ministry just pass it off as a church tradition like an usher. The ministry of helps was God’s idea so you know it has a place in the church that needs to be honored.
1 Corinthians 12:28 God set ministries in the church, apostles, prophets, teachers, evangelists, pastors, helps, governments and gifts of the Spirit.
All of these ministry gifts are important because God put them in the church. When all these gifts of men function as God ordains, they all receive the same reward. The person who is a minster of helps will be rewarded with the apostle, prophet, etc. Those who are anointed to minister the word of God cannot be successful without the helps ministers. Sheep need to be in the right place in order to be ministered to, the helps minister is anointed to “help” the sheep be in place to receive the power of God. In the Old Testament Moses had led all the Jews out of Egypt and they all had problems, too many for Moses to handle, so God spoke to him.
Numbers 11:17 I will take of the Spirit which is upon you and I will put it on selected men, and they shall help bear the burden of the people with you, that you bear it not yourself alone.
Moses chose seventy men from among the elders and they helped him to deal with all the people of God. Take notice here, the anointing on the leader is transferred to the helpers. This is a spiritual transfer and it is part of God’s plan for the church. A person in the ministry of helps has a portion of the anointing of the one they are helping. A lot of the ministers today who God has anointed and given them a vision came from the ministry of helps.
Acts 6:3-4 Let us find seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and the Word, and pray over them to help us, in order for us to continue in prayer and the ministry of the Word.
The twelve apostles had some serious business to tend to, so they needed some special men to help them, so they could be about the Father’s business. The people that became Christians had needs that needed tending, and the men assigned to help them had the anointing of the apostles to minister to them. Some people are called to help the people of a church but if they are not called to the helps ministry they can cause even more problems. A person must prove themselves to be full of the Holy Ghost and the Word, and that they love people enough to help them. Stephen was one of the seven called to help the apostles and he became an anointed evangelist who performed many miracles. Most of God’s ministries came out from the ministry of helps and they are anointed to carry the Word of God.
A person could be a doctor, a lawyer, or a millionaire and be called to the ministry of helps, which by the way is a higher calling than their profession. A man asked Billy Graham if he would run for president and he replied, why would I want to accept a lower calling than what the Lord called me to? If you are called to a certain position and you’re good at that position and you like it, then God’s grace is on you. We do not sign up for a place in the body, God puts us where He chooses.