There is safety in God’s protection. The five fold ministries are to help you not be carried about by any wind of false doctrine. The five fold ministries were designed to help the Body reach that fullness, that measure of Christ. They will help you to renew your mind. The washing of the water of the Word will help you to get the same mind that is in Christ Jesus. His Words are life. Man’s words may feel good but produce only death.
“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the sleight of men and their cunning and craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive." Ephesians 4:11-14
Anything that is not grounded on the foundation of the apostles and on the doctrine of Christ will keep you as children and will toss you to and fro. Stick to the Gospel. Man always craves knowledge. We don't need that. We need revelation. There is knowledge that man puts out that puffs us up, and there is the knowledge of Christ that raises us up as sons and daughters.
We are built upon the foundation of the prophets and the apostles and the chief corner stone is Jesus. If we build upon anything else, a gift, a revelation, it will not remain. Timothy had lots of questions and Paul told him: I charge you, preach the Word! Be instant in and out of season. Reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine!
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.” 2 Timothy 4:1-11
The doctrine of God to Timothy and to me is the doctrine of holiness, of separation, and of the cross. The doctrine that does not come from God is from Jezebel. The five fold ministries will do that: it will expose it so the house can be in order! The time when they will not endure sound doctrine is here, don't you think? Many are falling out from sound doctrine. We are talking about the church. It is not for the hidden or for a cult! I am giving you, Timothy, the Word. Be aware. Don’t preach anything else but the Word! After their own lust, they will find someone with a doctrine that they want to hear. God will only back the doctrine of Jesus Christ, not what we feel or want. Not motivational or enticement but the sword, the Word. We are called to be submissive to the household of God.
“From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.” Ephesians 4:16
Some people preach for one hour and throw one scripture out thinking that is enough. Stick to the sound doctrine, and you will never lie from the pulpit. Satan wants to stop us from preaching sound doctrine, and when you preach sound doctrine, you become a target for him, but the grace of God will be sufficient. Preach the Gospel right from the Word of God. Watch for His appearance.
People will try to corrupt you. Wide is the way of destruction. The narrow way is the way of sound doctrine. Jesus is the Word. Eat meat: Sound doctrine. Kids will always choose the candy store: False doctrine. That is why He set in the church, first apostles.
“And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.” 1 Corinthians 12:28
God’s messengers are protecting God’s children. They are watchmen on the wall, stopping false doctrine and mixtures from coming in. There is always mixture trying to come in. One week is about this. One week is about that. They get away from the cross. This needs to be checked out by the fivefold ministries. They will help God’s children to see it, to flee from eating from the table of Jezebel and from receiving Balaam’s doctrines.
How many times I see preachers drawing you unto themselves! They relate you to the soul, but your spirit is starving. It does not uproot anything. The soul will feel good for a minute but nothing changes. God’s Word and His messengers clean the pipe, open the channel, clear the cob webs.
The man who knew everything about Jewish roots decided to preach the cross! Who has bewitched you? You have left the simplicity of Christ. The Gospel keeps us grounded!
The messenger of God will never motivate your soul, but they will cut off the flesh, uproot, they are not here to entertain you or your soul! God does not want you feeling good but free. When you are free you will naturally feel good, but people are fighting their own freedom. You get so far from the Word.
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” 2 Corinthians 11:3-4
I want to be like Paul and Jesus. Precept upon precept. Run for your life! False preachers and false prophets will do signs and wonders. Check what they are preaching: their visitation, about their gifts, their methods. Test what they preach! My faith is not in what they are saying but in the power of God!
“ But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:8
“And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:4-6
God will not give us anymore if our foundation is not set on the rock – the rock of offense. How do you know that? You just know it, and you will die for what you know. That’s why you know that you really know what you know. If you know anything else but Christ crucified, then you are being deceived.
“For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:2-5
God has His Word on the Earth but people don't like to eat it, and that is exactly what they need to eat: the bread from heaven and sound doctrine of the apostles and prophets. Enticing words will tempt, attract, lead on... that is what Satan does to many. Hear this: pick up your cross and die, love not your life, flee from Babylon, come out of the circus and come into the power. It is not about showcasing your ministry or gift. It is all about the cross and the blood. Without them, we can't make it. Without them, there is no power. Without them, there is no salvation.
There are two Gospels, one is perverted and the other, pure. If anyone tries to pervert it so you can like it more, they will be a curse according to the Word of God. Unaware seducing spirits creep in. How? They come in through preaching. These people are not coming from Christ.
We have gifts of edification to motivate you, but it is not about that at all. How many ministers are so much about pleasing man? The Gospel that we should preach should be all about revealing Jesus, not Israel, not healing, not rapture, not demons, not formulas, not man’s methods, but Jesus. He is the Holy Spirit! Preach Christ! Am I my brother’s keeper? Yes I am.
Are you part of a vision or an agenda? People always come to church for many reasons. Movements have birthed churches, but the foundation is all cracked. Preach the Gospel. Stand upon the foundation of the prophets and apostles. Get hold of a sound doctrine.
“These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.” 1 John 2:26-28
Abide in the anointing. That anointing will teach you all things. The Holy Spirit does not let me walk in the room and not know what is right or wrong. There is no way to be seduced because I am one with Him. Eat this bread daily. Have the right foundation. Let your character grow up with the gifts. We have people go after gifting because they want to be recognized, but you only want to be recognized in heaven.
Don't let religion teach you all things but the Spirit. This is the end time. There are a lot of things out there that do not have the seal of God. They have come from man’s wisdom. This Word will bring you confidence. You will not be tossed to and fro if you stick to it! Let it become flesh in you.
I want to be a good minister of Jesus Christ, carrying within me a good sound doctrine and spreading that one. This is the focus: Jesus Christ! We will be reproached because of truth, the sound doctrine is the only thing God commands us to preach. Take heed unto it and keep it. There is no power. There is no backing from God.
A good shepherd will fight the false doctrines, and the hireling will keep preaching them to you. The Spirit of God will testify about them. We need His Word,and we need the fear of the Lord.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;” 1 Timothy 4:1
“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:10-11
Be sober. Watch. Pray. Watch out for false doctrines. If any man speaks, let them speak the oracles of God, not your experience, not your knowledge, not man’s doctrines. If any man minister, let him do it by the unction of the Holy Spirit. This is what sound doctrine says. So bow to man or to Him. Do we want the real awakening? This is the key: Behold, God is sending His messengers, and they are here. He is purifying the sons of God. The Holy fire will burn all out of you, even the false doctrine seeds. Your eyes will be open if you stay in the fire. There will be no confusion. Sound mind, sound doctrine, sound faith. God is coming against those that fear not him. He has not changed. His Word has not changed, and if we are not changing by it then someone is changing the Word, adding and taking away.
Those that are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. Let’s pack the church with the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit. Let’s eat from the table of the Lord and be mature and reach the stature of Christ. Dine with the King! Eat sound doctrine. Live it. Follow it. Die for it! The Word is to renew your mind from carnality and not to bring confusion.
Thank you, Father, for the apostolic messenger that keeps us in line with a sound doctrine, and we will be not tossed to and fro by anything else. Nothing will stop us from preaching the Gospel, but You, You, will cut off everything that is not of you. You will separate everything that is not of you. Father, release boldness to keep preaching a sound doctrine Gospel!
Seven thousands have not bowed to an enticing false doctrine! It takes a real man and woman of God to become the messengers! We don't want to see gifts only but messengers spreading the Gospel of Jesus crucified!
Shane W Roessiger
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