Monday, December 06, 2010

The difference Between the Flesh and the Spirit in the Ministry

1 Corinthians 12:29 KJV
Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?

The verse expresses a truth that becomes hard to swallow. The Spirit of God does not use us equally.
• We cannot go to school to learn how to do miracles or to be an apostle.
• We can not take a seminar to have the gift of the one conducting the seminar.

It is possible to learn in the flesh how to do the works of the flesh, but that is not the gift of the spirit and it has been the blight of Christianity for a very long time.

• Jealousy
• Division
• Power struggles
and such are the cause of ministry performed in the flesh and the continuation and even promotion of it.

It is good and right to seek to know our own spiritual gift. It is good and right to earnestly covet the use of that gift. But the truth is, if we seek most to grow in charity and hospitality for one another; that would accomplish far more and, I think, be the natural expression of our spiritual gift.

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