Brothers and Sisters we have a Responsibility from those who are Called (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher) to those who’s Salvation is today. In its simplest terms, we are to Obey Jesus through His Word and by The Holy Spirit, I can say this with full assurance and walk continuing what Jesus has Called me, an Apostle, to do. But let us take a deeper dive into Our Responsibilities.
On the Five Fold Ministry I’ll state their task in simplest terms. The Apostle making sure the Foundation is The Foundation and that Jesus Is The Chief Corner Stone; The Prophet to Give Direction; The Evangelist is Spreading The Gospel Of Jesus being The Christ; The Pastor the Care Taker Of Sheep and The Teacher is to Instruct Godly Ways. For the Five Fold it sounds as though it were easy task to accomplish, but in fact, if done according to The Word and Holy Spirit are the most Difficult, most Responsible and the most at War.
In the Old Testament The Father revealed how to set up His Organization and it is Flawless, if done correctly.
“13 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening. 14 And when Moses’ father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What [is] this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even? 15 And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to enquire of God: 16 When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make [them] know the statutes of God, and his laws. 17 And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest [is] not good. 18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that [is] with thee: for this thing [is] too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone. 19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God: 20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do. 21 Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place [such] over them, [to be] rulers of thousands, [and] rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: 22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, [that] every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear [the burden] with thee. 23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee [so], then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.”
Moses had taken the Full Burden of all the people upon his shoulders to bear and at this point Aaron was his only help, but his help was in other matters. Moses Father-In-Law gave Moses a Godly Direction in How to Teach and Guide the people. This same Structure should be and can be done today. Jesus has already set the Heads, they are The Apostle, The Prophet, The Evangelist, The Pastor and The Teacher, in which under them the above can be carried out.
But part of the problem today is No One wants to be told what to do, they want to Pick and Choose what THEY Want to adhere to. Another issue is that three of the most important heads have been removed, The Apostle, The Prophet and The Evangelist, instead of them, they have been replaced with schools and institutions that do not agree with each other about Jesus or even how to Live Godly Lives, even bringing confusions to those who enter in, even to causing some to loss their faith. Now in the churches, there are people who belong to a Committee, a Board, that decides what will or will not be done. The other issue is Man and Satan have made The Pastor’s The ONLY Head. So, here lies a problem in its self.
But let us look at the Command of Jesus to The Disciples… the Great Commission…
“18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Here comes the main issue that I had mentioned above, that No one wants to be told what to do. See, in The Great Commission, Jesus said “…TEACH THEM TO OBSERVE ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER I HAVE COMMANDED YOU…”. Let’s have an Understanding of a Disciple and the Responsibility of one who Accepts Jesus As Lord.
A disciple is a follower or a fan of someone. … The noun disciple comes from the Latin word discipulus, which means “student, learner, or follower.”. This means that whomever has confessed that Jesus Is Savior becomes a Disciple making Jesus Lord and the Commandment Of Jesus was to Teach all those who Accept Jesus HOW TO LIVE GODLY LIVES and if you are a True Follower then you will Obey All Of The New Testament along with parts of the Old Testament to Live Godly Lives.
Now in order for this to happen, you must stop being who you once were and start becoming what Jesus Demands, that is, to Obey His Word and The Holy Spirit. Yes, I used two words that No One Wants To Hear, Demand and Obey, but regardless of what you believe both are Required By Jesus in order to Live a Godly Life.
To go a little deeper, we who have Accepted Jesus as Savior have a Contract with Jesus that He Is Lord Over Our Life…it is signed in Blood! Jesus did not die on the cross to forgive you of your sins, just to have you live however you want to, Jesus died to forgive your sins and give you the Ability To Live His Way, that is, a Godly Life. You, Brothers and Sisters, have a Responsibility to Live Godly Lives, a Contract has been Drawn up between You and Jesus to do so!
Understand this, all of the Teaching was to be done within The Church, not churches and not in schools or institutions that bring forth heresy! My Learning was obtained through churches that The Holy Spirit brought Clarity and Taught me those things in which The Church needs to do and has failed to do. I did not attend some school or institution that brings only confusion. I did not Choose my Calling, but was called one night, woken from a deep sleep, in the middle of the night and it was Jesus who Called Me and Set me as an Apostle in these days, The Last Days Of The Gentiles, is was not my desire to become an Apostle, but by Jesus and through The Holy Spirit, I Accepted and Obeyed! I am hated by The World and by those who claim Jesus as Lord, because I Obey The Scriptures and bring to Light the Darkness in which the church is living in.
Understand this Brothers and Sisters, that All Things are according to The Father, that Our Lives Must come into Agreement with Him, which means, we Must Live According To His Will, His Desire and not ours or the Worlds! Jesus gave us the Answer to Godly Living!!!
“I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”
“For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.”
“21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
Our Responsibility, Brothers and Sisters, is to Live Godly Lives according to Jesus, not Man, not Satan and not The World. This means that you Must Give Up your ways, your desires and come into Obedience to God’s Word through The Holy Spirit. I am not the man that I once was, but through Jesus, His Word and The Holy Spirit, those things that I once held onto are now beneath me, are dead and gone. The Life I now Live is one that Pleases Jesus… and it is MY CHOICE!
Jesus gave me the Understanding that Accepting Him is more than going to a church, more than singing in a choir, more than reading The Word, more than Works, but it is a Relationship between me and God. It is not easy at times, it is very hard at times in the decision that I must make, at times it has cost me dearly, but I would not do anything different, I would not trade anything in this World for what I have now In Jesus, but again Understand This, It IS MY CHOICE to Accept the Responsibility that has been given to me.
Every day is filled with Challenges, every day is filled with Decisions to Live Godly, every day is filled with Fleshly Disappointment and Spiritual Disappointment, every day is filled with Pain, every day is filled with Blessings, every day is filled with Joy, every day is filled with Love, every day I fail, but must Ask for Forgiveness!!! But in all these things I Must Choose Jesus above them all! I Must Choose His Word above them all!! I Must Choose a Sacrificial Living In Obedience Above The World!!!
I have been given a Responsibility to you my Brothers and Sisters to speak the Oracles Of God, to Walk In Obedience at any cost. When my time here on Earth is finished, Jesus will hold me Accountable for What I have Said and Done, not only in my Life but for yours as well.
“Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you.”
I take my Responsibility seriously, and I expect those who Accept Jesus to be Responsible To Jesus, His Word and The Holy Spirit. I will not tell anyone to say or do anything that I would not do or have not already done concerning Jesus and being Obedient.
You, Brothers and Sisters, have a Responsibility to Jesus, His Word and The Holy Spirit, do not take it lightly, because Jesus does not, and He will Judge You Accordingly!
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!