|1 Corinthians 1:21 The ministry that we have is the Anointing of the Holy Spirit on us. It is not the fleshly nature.|
Note that this proclamation is actually Christ speaking through His people. He proclaims. He utters His voice. Faith comes by hearing and hearing comes by the utterance of God. When someone speaks by the Spirit of Christ, they are proclaiming Christ, not just speaking about Him. The presence of Christ is very real in the very words spoken. (some caveats about hearing God's Voice)
The ministry that you, as a born-again Christian have is Christ in you, the Anointing of the Holy Spirit on you, and the part of your being that has been changed into the likeness of Christ. Your ministry is not your fleshly nature. In a sense, your flesly nature is no longer the real you. Your fleshly nature is that part of your soul, heart, mind that is still under the control of your body. Your body is not yet redeemed back to God but under the control of Satan and his forces. Your ministry is that part of your being that has been redeemed. Your spirit has been redeemed and joined to the Holy Spirit and part of your soul, heart, mind is now working properly under the authority of your spirit and the Holy Spirit. This is your ministry. Your flesh fights your ministry. Your flesh and your ministry cannot be mixed. They are at war with each other Your ministry is a part of Christ the Body. The office of the apostle or local elder or deacon or father or mother in the home are also Christ the Body. If a person cannot submit to Christ's authority as it is revealed in His Church, that person cannot submit to Christ the Head in Heaven:
Let God be true and every man a liar.
Apostles are given the responsibility of protecting the entire flock of God from the attack of the enemy, but with so many voices in the world, each one claiming to be the one that should be listened to, how can you know? You are responsible to be close enough to God so that you can tell the difference between false apostles and real apostles.
God restored the gifts of the Spirit and apostles & prophets to the church since 1948. Counterfeits and false gifts abound, but the real is still real.
Last updated: Jun, 2013
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1 Corinthians 1:21 The ministry that we have is the Anointing of the Holy Spirit on us. It is not the fleshly nature.
Christ Jesus, Who is caused to be our Wisdom (that is righteousness, and sanctification, and release from slavery
1 Corinthians 1:30 Wisdom comes from God and includes righteousness, holiness, and redemption.
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