So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become
mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.
Apostle- The Apostle Governs. He is like the heart, revealing compassion and strategies for advancing the kingdom. He oversees the house bringing vision, order, and government. He/she develop leaders and “raises up sons and daughters” in the gospel. The Apostle awakens people to their God designed potential. They are instrumental in people discovering who they really are, and walk along side them to get there. The thumb represents the Apostle. This finger is the only one that touches all the others, and is the finger that enables us to grip.
Prophet- The Prophet Guides and administrates in the house. He/she declares and confirms visions for the house and facilities. They bring direction and counsel also. He/she is like the mouth communicating guidance. They are effective in revealing God’s heart for His people wherever they go. They can accurately discern God’s heart for a situation. They help people experience God’s voice for the very first time, and help them develop hearing the voice of God. The Prophet has what we call a watchman on the wall ministry. The fourth finger represents the Prophet, it points……
Evangelist- The Evangelist Gathers by training workers/witnesses to outreach into the community. These are the hand that are always reaching out to souls. They make the stories of Jesus remarkable. They are the carrier of good news and partner with Jesus in celebrating people transformation. They stir curiosity and desires to know Jesus. Their life is a living invitation to all to join the family of God. The middle finger represents the Evangelist. It is the furthest reaching.
Pastor- The Pastor Guards. The pastor guards the house, caring for the people overseeing visitation, etc. They are concerned with the everyday aspect of the community of Faith. These are the feet the leading the sheep to pasture and the path of righteousness. They are instrumental in guiding people through brokenness back to wholeness and healing their soul from wombs that keep them where they are. They create a safe atmosphere of family and belonging. They bring fun and enjoyment to God’s ministry and allow people to feel like they are apart of a greater family. The ring finger represents the Pastor married to the sheep he is always with them.
Teacher- The Teacher Grounds and equips the saints through their gifted teaching ability. They bring balance to the vision of the house. He/she has the mind of Christ to bring wisdom and understanding. They make the truth and Knowledge about God accessible to all. They have an ability for breaking confusion and misinformation. They are strategist in helping people know the truth about God and also how it applies to their own life. The pinkie represents the Teacher. This finger is the one that gives balance to the hand.
The Apostle and Prophets lay the foundation of the house period. The Teacher builds on that foundation with the stones. The Evangelist gathers and then, the Pastor cares for the house of course the house means the people of God.
Welcome to I.J. Ministries where we stand on the word of God daily, and believe in the power of prayer and the Holy Ghost. I.J. Ministries welcomes you with a joyful heart and the love of God. Our ministry operates in the five fold ministry, for the perfecting of the saints and to glorify God in heaven. We welcome you to be apart of the great mission and vision, God has placed upon this ministry. Once again we welcome you to I.J. Ministries where God is always first.
ACTIVATE THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD
Finally, let the mighty strength of the Lord make you strong. Put on all the armor that God gives, so you can defend yourself against the devil’s tricks. We are not fighting against humans. We are fighting against forces and authorities and against rulers of darkness and powers in the spiritual world. So put on all the armor that God gives. Then when that evil day comes, you will be able to defend yourself. And when the battle is over, you will still be standing firm. Be ready! Let the truth be like a belt around your waist, and let God’s justice protect you like armor. Your desire to tell the good news about peace should be like shoes on your feet. Let your faith be like a shield, and you will be able to stop all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Let God’s saving power be like a helmet, and for a sword use God’s message that comes from the Spirit. Never stop praying, especially for others. Always pray by the power of the Spirit. Stay alert and keep praying for God’s people.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO BE SAVED?
STEPS TO SALVATION
For God so loved the world: that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Confess Your Sins
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Study The Word Of God
2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.