The Apostle Paul, under the Inspiration of the blessed Holy Spirit, spoke about how we who are Saved and Children of God, are LABORERS and he said as well that it is good that we LABOR TOGETHER. He pointed out that WE ARE LABORERS WITH GOD AND WITH EACH OTHER…
BUT GOD IS THE ONE WHO BRINGS THE INCREASE. We should consider these verses to help us understand how God wants us to WORK:
1 Corinthians 3:4-9 “For when one says, I belong to Paul, and another, I belong to Apollos, are you not [proving yourselves] ordinary (unchanged) men?
What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Ministering servants [not heads of parties] through whom you believed, even as the Lord appointed to each his task:
I planted, Apollos watered, but GOD [the whole while] WAS MAKING IT GROW AND [He] GAVE THE INCREASE.
So neither he who plants is anything nor he who waters, but [only] God Who makes it grow and become greater.
HE WHO PLANTS AND HE WHO WATERS ARE EQUAL (one in aim, of the same importance and esteem), yet EACH SHALL RECEIVE HIS OWN REWARD (wages, ACCORDING TO HIS OWN LABOR.
FOR WE ARE FELLOW WORKMEN (joint promoters, laborers together) WITH AND FOR GOD; you are God’s garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, [you are] God’s building.”
When we understand that Paul is saying we will learn that EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US MUST WORK TOGETHER and that when we do WORK TOGETHER that we are in THE SAME BODY. It is GOD WHO FINISHES THE WORK OR BRINGS IT TO COMPLETION. If we are in a JOINT TASK TO WIN THE LOST, THEN WE ARE REWARDED ACCORDING TO OUR WORK….. BUT NOT ONE MAN GETS ALL THE REWARDS, but the whole is rewarded and each one according to his faithfulness. It is then understood, that by working together we are WORKING WITH GOD AND ARE FELLOW WORKMEN. Our work is FINISHED BY GOD HIMSELF WHO BRINGS FORTH THE INCREASE.
It is clear to me that NOT ALL HAVE THE SAME GIFTS. Some are gifted to the Five Fold Ministry and some are not. Some are given greater responsibility than others, according to God’s purpose and plan. BUT YET, WE ARE ALL LABORERS TOGETHER. God intends us to Labor, and Labor together for a common goal: to fulfill his overall plan and purpose. When we Labor together, combining our gifts and callings, then GOD MOVES TO COMPLETE THE WORK WHICH HE HAS INITIATED IN US ALL. The Lord wants us to see we are a SPECIAL PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP HIS SPECIAL FORCES OR ARMY.
NOTE THAT… WE ARE HIS …. ***(((SPECIAL FORCES)))***
If you were in the United States Army there would be orders, rules, and even rank. In order to remain in right standing with the Military Leaders one would have to RESPECT ALL THE OTHERS, AND THE RULES. If one refuses to obey his orders then he/she could end up in the Brig. Some have even gone AWOL (absent without leave!).
It is no different here, than in THE LORD’S ARMY. We have leaders over us who are called of God. Then, we are common with each other as well, as we ALL SERVE THE SAME GOD. It is God who is our DIRECTOR AND LEADER and it is HIS PLAN AND PURPOSE FOR WHICH WE SERVE.
In the Work of God then, we must have a proper attitude toward the WORK OF GOD. We must know that THE MORE WE WORK TOGETHER IS THE GREATER THE WORK. It always has a great blessing to be in line with God and to do your part. The part that you do is ONLY A PART OF THE WHOLE, BUT IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT PART. When you put ALL THE PARTS TOGETHER YOU HAVE THE WHOLE.
God has called some to be Apostles. They are the sent ones whom God has given ALL THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT AT ONCE. They are sent to begin the work such as BUILDING ASSEMBLIES OF BELIEVERS IN MANY PLACES and OVERSEEING THEM. The great calling of the Apostle is that HE HAS BEEN GIVEN A MIGHTY TASK OF BEGINNINGS and for this task God has fully equipped him with all the Spiritual Gifts. He then becomes an INITIAL WORKING and then walks as an overseer of the Work established by making sure that each assembly has ADEQUATE WORKERS such as Pastors to Shepherd the Sheep, and Teachers to teach, etc.
If All wanted to be Apostles, then who would be the Pastors? Or, if all wanted to be Pastors then who would be the Teacher, Evangelist, or even Prophets? We must see that WE MUST WORK TOGETHER. I used to hear my Father, who was a Bible Teacher for many years say… “WE CAN NOT ALL BE THE CHIEF… THERE MUST BE INDIANS AS WELL!” Not all can be CHIEF and give the orders, there must be Indians to follow the Leader. BUT THE COMMON GOAL IS ALL THE SAME. WE ARE WORKERS TOGETHER WITH GOD.
A DESCRIPTION OF A CHURCH
Am I not describing a Church? What is the Church and how is it made up? It is an ASSEMBLY OF BELIEVERS first of all who ASSEMBLE TOGETHER TO WORK TOGETHER AND HELP EACH OTHER TO FULFILL THE GIFTS AND CALLINGS OF GOD. A Church is a BODY of Believers who have a common Leader; JESUS CHRIST. Jesus is the Head of the Church to whom all must follow. But even as in the Military, God has a APOSTLE, a PROPHET, a PASTOR, a TEACHER a EVANGELIST….. and a…. LAITY. (common assembly of believers who make up the GROUND TROOPS). WOW.. DO YOU SEE THAT… THE GROUND TROOPS… THE INFANTRY (the Marching Army of Warriors).
The Church of Jesus Christ is the CONQUERING FORCE. She is taking territory for JESUS who is the GENERAL OVER ALL. JESUS is the Captain of the Host. Jesus leads ALL TO BE AN ADVANCING AND CONQUERING FORCE!!!
The ADVANCEMENT OF THE CHURCH (THE BODY OF CHRIST) IS DIRECTLY AFFECTED THEN BY THEIR OVERALL AGREEMENT… TO BE WORKERS TOGETHER AND TO MARCH AT THE SAME DRUMBEAT. How can the Church hope to ADVANCE if we have all working their OWN WORK and refuse to WORK TOGETHER? Is this not the very reason we see the failure of the Church today in so many places? Is this not the very indictment that convicts us of defeat…. the very lawlessness of the Body to HELP AND WORK TOGETHER AS A ARMY OR TEAM. The ADVANCEMENT OF THE CHURCH must be by TEAMWORK.
We must all work together. The Apostle must BEGIN, the Pastor must Shepherd and Lead, The Teacher must Teach all things, the Evangelist must EXCITE AND WIN, the Prophet must Prophecy, and the People must MOVE TOGETHER TO FIGHT AND WIN THE VICTORY. Yes, All depends upon us working together, YET WE KNOW THIS…….
GOD GIVES THE INCREASE. THE LORD IS THE VERY ONE WHO HOLDS IT ALL TOGETHER AND BRINGS COMPLETION TO THE WORK.
Prophet Ken Dewey
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I say this to….. ***(((THOSE WHO ARE MOVED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT)))***
TO WORK TOGETHER, AND YOU HAVE….***(((A DESIRE FROM THE LORD)))***…. TO BE A PART WITH US… AS WE MOVE AND WORK WITH THE LORD. THANK YOU
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Evangelist/Prophet/Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES” in Belen, New Mexico, USA. He writes on this Web Site, many Prophetic words, Sermons and teachings while leading people into true church settings and preaching in an End Time Gospel Tent Ministry.