There is a lot of talk in some circles of being in the governmental 5 Fold Ministry – Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers.
I am not going to say that this is a bad ambition, but I think that there is a better one – being in a spiritual five fold ministry. That is to say, a life and ministry consumed by Christ – our eyes, ears, mind, heart, and tongue all in agreement and all seeing, hearing, thinking, loving, and speaking the same thing, “Christ.”
Spiritual eyes on Christ – his person, his word, and his ministry. Spiritual ears tuned to the voice of the Spirit of Christ, listening for his rhema (spoken) word. Our thoughts and our minds meditating and reflecting on the things of Christ. Our hearts loving the kingdom of Christ and its citizens. And our tongues committed to speaking the words of Christ.
When Christ becomes our everything, then everything becomes new.
Each person we meet is a whole new world of possibilities. Every place we go is holy ground. Every day is a new adventure in living and loving. Every moment counts, and time is precious. Souls are wealth, and money is just a tool.
When trials come, we are prepared to walk through them hand in hand with the one who overcame sin and death.
Five fold has come to mean “completeness” in some circles.
The truth is that, “We are complete in the one who is the head of all spiritual authority.” We don’t need a spiritual title or position. We are already “seated with Christ in heaven.” Let us walk with him here and now, just like we will walk with him on streets of gold for all eternity!
~ Brad Heilhecker