Summary: Understanding the UNIQUE role of the ministry gift to the body of christ
THE ANOINTING ON MINISTRY GIFTS
Bishop David Ibeleme
The Power or Might of God
There are two (2) distinct types:
There are three (3) types of upon:
Upon all believers generally – Acts 1; 8; 10.
Upon ministry gifts – Eph. 4:11; 1 Cor. 12:28ff.
Specialized anointings – Acts 8; 1 Cor. 12:6.
Ministry Gifts have an anointing which is not available to other believers – 1 Cor. 12:28; Eph. 4:8-11
The expression “some” is different from all.
Not all believers have been called or set by God as Ministry Gifts to the body of Christ.
While all believers are equal with respect to importance, they are not with respect to labour – 1 Cor. 15:10; 1 Thess. 5:12-13; 1 Tim. 5:17-18
Ministry Gifts have more “labour” than other believers.
Paul said “I laboured more abundantly than them all...” – 1 Cor. 15:10.
Them which labour and are over you…esteem them very highly in love for their works (Labour) sake – 1 Thess. 5:12ff.
Elders that rule well… who labour in word and doctrine – 1 Tim. 5:17-18.
Ministry Gifts have a special role that no other believer can fill.
Moses and Aaron are types of ministry gifts – Num. 16 & 17
Angels of the churches – Rev. 2/3
They’ve been given the rule or charge over other believers – Acts 20:28; Heb. 13:17.
Giving account of believers under them – Heb. 13:12
While all believers represent Jesus on the Earth (2 Cor. 5:17-20), Ministry Gifts represent Him in a way no other believer can – Matt. 16:18
I will build my church – “I” Ministry Gift
They represent the “Head” of the church in His headship role – Jn. 21:20ff
They represent Jesus’ High Priestly office.
They represent the Word – Jn. 1:14, hence – Is. 44:24ff.
We (Ministry Gifts) are the “Word” made flesh – hence our lifestyle/doctrine has to be above board – 2 Thess. 3:7
The anointing is the major distinguishing factor for Ministry Gifts – Zech. 4:6.
They are God’s anointed ones – Ps. 105:15; Num. 12:1ff.
They are anointed to equip and perfect the saints – Eph. 4:11-13; 1 & 2 Tim. 1.
They are anointed to govern or rule the saints – 1 Thess. 5:11ff; Hebs. 13:7&13.
As a Ministry Gift, To benefit from the Anointing upon you, you must:
Recognizing the extent and potential of the anointing upon you – Is. 40:12ff.
Ask yourself what can the anointing do? – Is. 61:1-3; Is. 10:27.
Ministry Gifts are instruments of God’s vengeance against the works of darkness.
Accept and appreciate the anointing upon you – Phil. 6; Eph. 1:6ff.
Avoid lusts of other things:
Intimidation (sin consciousness)
Verbalize the anointing upon you – Lk. 4:18ff; Prov. 18:21.
The spirit world responds to sound more than it does sight.
Once you have seen it you must say it for it to be seen.
Until people receive you, they cannot receive from you – Tit. 1:1-2.
Release the Benediction upon the people
Pronouncing blessings upon God’s people – Num. 6:22-27.
Realise that you are God’s agent to bless His – Is. 44:24ff.
Expect nothing but success
Make no excuses for failure – Lk. 7:20ff.
Jesus at Lazarus’ tomb – Jn. 11:41.
Peter/John at the gate called Beautiful – Acts 3.
Paul in Lystra – Acts 14.
Elijah – 1 Kg. 17/18.
Copyright © 2003 by Rev. Dr. David Ibeleme
Victorious Faith Ministries, P.O. Box 4378, St. Ann’s, Trinidad. W.I.
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