Last Sunday I shared a Scripture with you that teaches us how God adds every believer to His body. He not only designates what part of the body you will be, but also what body or congregation you will be a part of. The only way to peace, contentment and the blessings is to accept your position and your place. As you diligently give yourself to Him and His Word, He begins to develop the gift that He has called you to be. So, how do you begin, how do you get started?
Ephesians 4:16 He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.
Every man’s gift is developed in the body the Lord puts him in. If you are a member of a certain body they will recognize and accept you. Your development begins where you help others to become what God has ordained them to be in the body. A body will not be healthy nor will it grow without all the members ministering to one another in love. But what about me, who’s going to help me? The whole body ministers to itself, no one is to be excluded. But what if no one loves me? It won’t hinder you, endeavor to help others grow and your gift will be developed!
Galatians 5:13 You have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
We must all learn early on that ministry is an opportunity to serve people and in most cases to deny yourself. Folks who unselfishly minister to others receive honor from those they help but their motive is always love. The Lord has initiated a very simple law, learn to take care of your own body and you will know how to help others. Men like Kenneth Copeland, Jerry Savelle and Jesse Duplantis are servants of the Lord Jesus. They demonstrate to the Lord they can be trusted, so the Lord gave them an anointing to reach the masses.
Romans 12:5-9 We all have gifts that differ according to God’s grace, whether it be faith or maybe prophecy. Always exercise your gift with cheerfulness and never fake love.
No matter what part or what function the Lord put you in, there is a subsequent supply of grace that causes the gift to function. Don’t fake it, rely on your supply of grace and if God doesn’t impart it, then do nothing. Endeavor to become proficient at building up your part of the body. God will provide the opportunity for you to expand the influence of your gift, when He declares you fit and ready. You can become too involved with your body ministry that you won’t even consider going beyond it, but when God says it’s time you will slip into it like a well-fitted glove. Some bodies are so unhealthy they are not fit to help anyone, it’s usually on account of carnal Christians having too much influence. We are healthy and we are ready, so Lord send us into the world where we can spread the love of God around.
I know the grace of God,
it came from His love for me.
Jesus was a wealthy man,
but the curse made Him poor so I could be increased with wealth.
Jesus is my Passover,
I eat His body and drink His blood.
I have His life within me,
a life of peace and abundance.
YEAR OF THE LOCAL CHURCH
PRAYERS FOR OUR NATION
Protection for: People who are innocently being lured to America with false promises from our leadership. Lord, protect those people especially the children. Protect them and our nation from the flood of drugs, cartels, terrorists, traffickers and all the diseases that now have access to our cities and citizens. Post angels along our southern border. Expose the evil. Praying for our law officials and National Guard on the front lines. Give them protection and wisdom.
We pray in agreement with your Word: Luke 8:17 “Nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light”. Truth cannot be hidden. The truth sets us free. Jesus is the Way, Truth and Light! Give the Righteous leaders boldness, wisdom and strength as they fight on the front lines. Give them every tool they need to carry out your will Father. Every person who is in a place of authority that does not have a legal “God right” to be there will be transformed or removed.
ALL LEGAL MATTERS: We pray for those legally gathering up and exposing the enemy’s lies. Protection for them and their families. All cover-ups and deeds done in darkness against the United States of America will have complete exposure. God’s plans and purpose for America will prevail.