The Five Fold Ministry
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: Ephesians 4:12 (KJV)
Ministry is for the perfecting of the saints in the five fold ministry
First, the thumb -- "he gave some apostles, the thumb represent the apostle.
The apostle is the first headship of the church given the right and authority to touch every member of the body of the 5-fold ministry. He is a man "anointed" to go and establish churches, as the Apostle Paul did. The apostle set up churches and church leaderships in cities, countries and nations. The apostles sets up a church, incorporates the word of God as the basics of it existence. He establishes helps in establishment of ministry inside the church and sets up a Pastor if necessary. he helps the office of evangelism he in bringing in the people. The church now established, the apostle moves on and establishes elsewhere. The apostle is a true missionary and dose the work.
The second finger, the forefinger. It represent the prophet.
A prophet is one feared in the old testament, knowing he was a man of God who brought a word from God and usually it was correction, and such, showing tremendous miracles.
The third finger, the middle finger represent evangelist.
Holding your hand out flat and fingers together, you have a middle finger, the longest finger on your hand. This is the evangelist, this finger most usually sticks out further than the other four, this is the office of the evangelist reaches out into the community bringing in souls into the kingdom of God. It is an anointing that is within the evangelist that reaches for souls..
The four finger on the hand is the ring finger... the covenant finger, represent the Pastor of the church
The pastor is married to the church. He is in covenant to the
Church that God has place him over. He provides weekly meat for the church
table to be fed, It's the Word preached and taught to the the sheep fold. The
pastor labors studying and preparing the word. He gives fresh food everyday as
it were fresh manna from heaven. He visits the sick and others in the body of
the church. He stays daily with the church assures all is well. He sets offices
inside the church, prays and guards over them. He helps keep the sheep fold from
wandering off, and being eaten by wolves. The pastor is the shepard and covenant
man of church's house.
The fifth finger on the hand, the pinkie finger, is the smallest finger and most time with the hardest job; The teacher
The little finger, the teacher is anointed to bring the word
in a way that one with a hearing ear, can sit down and listened to the teaching
until well fed. A dedicated teacher is always studying to be prepared and his
light never turns out. Its the anointing in the office of teacher that makes the
Word blessed. We must have many great anointed teachers of the word along with
the pastor who should also have this gift.
This is 5 fold ministry
The ministry for the perfecting of the saints. These
ministries all working inside the local church, or should be and one can it
begins with that thumb representing the Apostle as the head The thumb held out
can touch every finger of the hand. Trying holding your hand out again and take
your thumb and touch the tip of each finger on your hand.. The Apostle is the
only finger that can touch each of the other offices. He reaches them all.
He stays in contact with the churches he helps in building and establishes. He
incorporates these ministries into that body so each can be efficient.
The 5 fold ministry
One must pray and ask God to show where one fits, God will show him or her. He is concern about His ministry and His church working all works together properly.