Soooooo MANY people wanna be preachers……… pastors….bishops……prophets….teachers…. and the NEW HYPE seems to be people WANTING AND CLAIMING to be Apostles!! Please – PLEASE notice that I did NOT mention evangelists! That is the one five fold that no one wants to PARTICIPATE in because it takes work and time…. It requires you to go out and look for the fish…..see where the fish is and try to wheel them in via the word of God…. and maintain the fish on the hook “at times”….and everyone is TOO busy it seems via ministry to STOP – DROP and ROLL for a SOUL! ( that is pattened -LOL)
Seriously though, Some are itching for someone to prophesy to them that they are called. Then they sadly bring up subjects about it so that you will agree.
Look people, ministry is not a joke, a game, or seasonal. Either you’re called or you’re not. It is a suffering way & you have the burden of people’s souls to usher into heaven. God will give you many tests and you have to give up everything. It hurts at times & sometimes you don’t want to do it anymore, but you can’t quit. Preaching is not some lucrative a career.
Sit down and LEARN so than then you can effectively >>>>> SERVE the people on God’s behalf
ascended off the earth, He gave gifts
unto men. These gifts were given to man to set up God’s proper order in the assemblies.
These gifts included: “And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;” Ephesians
4:11 Why were these gifts given to man? …
“For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ
: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ
:” Ephesians 4:12-13
It is the responsibility of the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers to do the work of the ministry, to edify the body of Christ, and to perfect the saints.