PT4 The Same One Who Came Down He Is The One Who Ascended Higher Than All The Heavens, So That His Rule Might Fill The Entire Universe. He Is The One Who Gave These Gifts to the church: (Ekklesia, God's Called Out Ones) The Apostles, The Prophets, The Evangelist, And The Pastors and Teachers. Their Responsibility Is To Equip God's People To Do His Work and Build Up the church, (The Ekklesia) The Body Of Christ, Until We Come To Such Unity In Our Faith And Knowledge of God's Son That We Will Be Mature And Full Growing In The Lord, Measuring Up To The Full Statue Of Christ. Then we will no longer Be Like Children, forever changing our minds about What We Believe because someone has told us Something Different or because someone has Cleverly Lied To Us and Made The Lies Sound Like The Truth. Ephesians 4:10-14 Lesson here: So what is the Pure Truth and Path that we should be following? How can we make sure that we are Hearing and Following the True Gospel of Jesus Yahshua, and not just The Opinion Of men? "Jesus told him, "I Am The Way, The Truth, And The Life. No One Can Come To The Father Except Through Me. If you had known Who I Am, then you would have known Who My Father is. From now on You Know Him And Have Seen Him!" Jesus didn't only come with Salvation, Sanctification, Transformation, and Impartation; He also came to Be The Ultimate Example For Mankind. We must understand Jesus never asked us to do something that He Himself Had Not Already Done! Christ is The Example for how Every Gift that He has given To The Ekklesia Should Operate. There should be no Guessing nor Opinions of men about The Responsibilities Of These Gifts. "Follow God's Example In Everything You Do, because you are His Dear Children. Live A Life Filled With Love For Others, Following The Example Of Christ, Who Loved You And Gave Himself As A Sacrifice To Take Away Your Sins. And God was pleased because That Sacrifice Was Like A Sweet Perfume To Him." Gifts Lay Down Their Lives For The Body!
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Gary Bryant was a pastor in the traditional church for many years. He now shares God's life and love as the Holy Spirit directs and is a blessing to many and a good friend to me. Gary, his wife Robin and daughter Shaudonna currently are living in Phoenix. Grover