Celebrate the Gifts God Has Blessed the Church With

How unfortunate it is to see division amongst believers of Christ just because one ministry is different than the other. It’s as if they failed to read the Scripture below that clearly states that we are all apart of the body of Christ but we do not function the same exact way. If churches and ministries were carbon copies of each other, we would never reach different cultures. Also, some of us are called to different roles in the church. Some apostle, some prophets, some pastors, etc. So why do most people think that there cannot be modern day prophets. Scripture did not say that there will never be another prophet. God has given the gift of healing to some, some truly do perform miracles, etc all because they have the same power that Jesus had while on this earth. Jesus even said that we would do greater works than he did. (Read John 14:12). Christians, stop being so quick to think someone is weird because you are not familiar with their style. Test what they say and do with spiritual eyes and ears, the Holy Spirit can reveal it to you. You definitely won’t be able to discern with your natural eyes and your human thinking.  Not everyone is called to the title of prophet, apostle, pastor etc but as brothers and sisters in Christ, we need to be encouraging each other and praying for each other instead of tearing down. We should all be focused on the same mission: To impact this world for Jesus Christ!

1 Corinthians 12:4-31 NASB

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons.  But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.   For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.   For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. If they were all one member, where would the body be? But now there are many members, but one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary; and those members of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable, whereas our more presentable members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked, so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.   Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church, first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, various kinds of tongues. All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of miracles, are they? All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not interpret, do they? But earnestly desire the greater gifts.  And I show you a still more excellent way.


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