KEY SCRIPTURE: Eph 4:13 KJV. 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:
When we started with this series on “give your supply” we realized from Eph 4:16 that as Christians, we are the building blocks of God’s house, the church. Each person is a very vital part of the stability of the whole building, and so must effectively play his role to keep the building strong and increasing as well. Now the truth is that for an effective supplying of one’s abilities he must be equipped very well. Our key scripture shows us the quality of persons we are to be. We have to be fully matured to able to supply our respective roles very well.
Our key scripture shows us what this maturity entails. It involves coming into the unity of the faith. This is a state of each of us acknowledging one another as one people having a common faith as well knowing God’s basic call for the body of Christ. We must also get to know the Son of God in an intimate way, ready to stand and die for Him if necessary. Finally, we must grow to be like Christ in all things. God’s idea of a matured person is the one who is like Christ.
Rom 8:29 KJV” For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren”. We have been predestined to be like Him.
NO other person, not even the apostles are our standard. The Lord Jesus is our standard, and this is what God’s anointed servants help us to see and pattern our lives after. The death and resurrection of our Lord has qualified us to be like him. 2nd Corinth 3:6, reveals that we have been made able ministers of the new testament. That word ‘able’ used in this context means ‘qualified’. It also means we have been equipped with every necessary provision to be ‘dispensers’ of the Spirit. We must never see ourselves as weak people tossed about by the deceit of men. It is weak and helpless people who are carried about with every lying provisions of men. You are not weak. Accept yourself for who you are in Christ so you could effectively play your role in the body of Christ.
Lord, I pray for the body of Christ, to come to terms with God ‘s purpose for it, and to effectively evangelize the world with great impact.
2 Corinth 3:5 KJV “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God”.
2 Corinth. 3:6 KJV” Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life”.