3 Words in 1
This is so simple but God said to share it.
He said “If everyone would determine in their heart to speak one word of encouragement to everyone that you run into everyday, it would change the lives of many more than you see in front of you, like a ripple effect on the ocean, until it turns into a wave of Joy across the earth!
Think of it… It will change you also! You have that power in your mouth!”
“There are those who speak rashly, like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing,” Proverbs 12:18 (AMPC).
EQUIPPING THE SAINTS
Prophets in the Body of Christ must see the destiny that God sees in others and call it out!
Point them to the highest place that God sees for them to reach! Pastors equip them for that journey.
Oh, and then be willing to let them rise to it, even if it means they have to leave. It is part of the calling of five fold ministry to equip them to go out.
It is hard to let go if you are a Pastor sometimes but remember, friends are friends forever, if the LORD’s the Lord of them…..
Let’s grow up as leaders and then let them grow up.
If we try and hold on to people who are called out, we risk becoming controlling and open up the door to a Jezebel spirit.
This thing is not about us but about those whom we are equipping! .
NO LONE RANGERS!
You are not and never will be a loan ranger in the body of Christ.
It will take all of the five fold-ministry working in tandem to bring the body to the fullness of the stature of of Christ.
We all see through a glass darkly. In other words we only see what God shows and reveals to each one of us, but we must stop judging each other because we don’t see it like they do instead we must see one another as a vital part an equipping army that are raising up soldiers to win this war!
Jealousy and competition should have no part in an army, but we must see one another’s expertise and know that we depend on these specialty ops to do the job ahead and win the war that the devil is waging against the saints!
All are necessary, all aren’t pretty or are sweet little jobs but for His Kingdom to push through the darkness, we must also learn to accept those that we deem unnecessary!
“For the body does not consist of one limb or organ but of many.
If the foot should say, Because I am not the hand, I do not belong to the body, would it be therefore not [a part] of the body? If the ear should say, Because I am not the eye, I do not belong to the body, would it be therefore not [a part] of the body?
If the whole body were an eye, where [would be the sense of] hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where [would be the sense of] smell?
But as it is, God has placed and arranged the limbs and organs in the body, each [particular one] of them, just as He wished and saw fit and with the best adaptation. But if [the whole] were all a single organ, where would the body be? And now there are [certainly] many limbs and organs, but a single body.
And the eye is not able to say to the hand, I have no need of you, nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
But instead, there is [absolute] necessity for the parts of the body that are considered the more weak. And those [parts] of the body which we consider rather ignoble are [the very parts] which we invest with additional honor, and our unseemly parts and those unsuitable for exposure are treated with seemliness (modesty and decorum),
Which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so adjusted (mingled, harmonized, and subtly proportioned the parts of) the whole body, giving the greater honor and richer endowment to the inferior parts which lack [apparent importance], So that there should be no division or discord or lack of adaptation [of the parts of the body to each other], but the members all alike should have a mutual interest in and care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the parts [share] the suffering; if one member is honored, all the members [share in] the enjoyment of it.
Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body and [individually] you are members of it, each part severally and distinct [each with his own place and function]. So God has appointed some in the church [for His own use]: first apostles (special messengers); second prophets (inspired preachers and expounders); third teachers; then wonder-workers; then those with ability to heal the sick; helpers; administrators; [speakers in] different (unknown) tongues.
Are all apostles (special messengers)? Are all prophets (inspired interpreters of the will and purposes of God)? Are all teachers? Do all have the power of performing miracles? Do all possess extraordinary powers of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces (the higher gifts and the choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all—love].” 1 Corinthians 12:14-31 (AMPC)
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.