Focus July 2017

And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastor and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.

Our focus is on the 5-fold ministry. Notice first, "He gave..." this is the hand of God brooding over His church bring them to perfection, which means a finish work. Certain folks may esteem certain men to these offices. But the reality is, God alone is bestowing, guiding and empowering these gifted men to their callings. For they are given for the "work of the ministry". What the finish work will look like or what condition the Bride will mature to is held only by God. The true 5-fold ministry is total and completely under the direction of the Holy Spirit. So, indeed it is the 5 finger hand of God edifying His own. Edification means; "building up a house". God is building His own dwelling place.

It was the priesthood that delivered Moses message to the church. It was the apostle that delivered Jesus message to the church and it is the 5-fold that is delivering the prophet of Malachi 4:5 message to the Bride. This is God hiding in simplicity, in the weakness of humanity as He has done in every hour of every age. Everytime a Prophet come on the scene a group of men follows immediately interpreting to the people that Prophet's message. Have no fear, for this last age the church will not drift astray as in previous ages. The 5-fold ministry has and will become the final voice for the final age.

Pastor James Tidwell