Prayer Email archive:
(10/06/2000) ordinary believers' ministry
|Hello prayer warriors,
1. Prayer note: ordinary believers' ministry
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and
some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the
ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
We talked in the past prayer emails about being kings.
Priests are to bring in the vision of God and kings
are to bring in the provisions. Does that mean that
by being a king, we do not have to be involved in the
ministries of the church but just be totally involved
in making money for the kingdom of God?
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of
the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I
have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even
unto the end of the world. Amen.
[2 Timothy 2:2]
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many
witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who
shall be able to teach others also.
Are these verses only for priests or are these verses
also for laypeople or kings as well? I believe that in
the end times, the ministry that will make great
impact in bringing in the end time harvest is the
ordinary believer's ministry. God has given us
apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers
for ... the EQUIPPING of the SAINTS.
In [Acts 2:47] we see that believers were added to the
church daily but in [Acts 6:1] we see that disciples
were multiplied. That is what happens when we teach
people the word and we disciple others. God has
restored all the offices of the five fold ministers so
that we can be equipped, go out there and disciple
others. Many times discipling is not just done by
priests but by lay people ... that is how we as a
Church can experience exponential growth.
All of us can disciple others but I am not suggesting
that everyone go out and do that now. God may have
called some of us to spend more time in our business
to bring in the finances and some of us to use our
talents to help others. Pray about it, ask God how you
can contribute to the kingdom of God ... be it
finances, talent or time. We all have a cup of energy
and we have to ask God for wisdom as to how we fit
into the whole picture and move as God leads us.
2. New prayer requests:
i. The Rock Church's home destroyed by
Our church building was totally destoyed by fire on
Sunday, September 24, 2000. Pray for strength within
our body & wisdom for our Pastor & Leadership with all
decisions that will need to be made during our
re-building effort. Thanks, http://therockchurch.com
ii. getting my focus back -- thankful
dear prayer warriors; recently I saw an old friend
which brought back alot of old feelings & emotions. I
really am struggling to get my focus back where it
belongs. as a single mom & woman, I am struggling with
being alone again. I request prayer for heart issues &
the Lord to fill my heart with His love in spite of
not having someone special in my life. thankful
iii. pray for my grandma -- debbie924
she has been recovering from a very bad car accident.
Praise Jesus for healing her physical wounds! For some
reason she doesn't have the will to try & walk again.
We have moved her out of the nursing home & into one
of her son's homes. Please pray that she finds her
faith again, that the Lord gives her the strength to
walk again & that my family has made the right
decision about moving her out of the nursing home.
iv. Troubled marriage -- glory
Help. My marriage is faltering. I've been saved for 20
years, but am still alone in the spirit. His mother
has caused so many problems - it's like a Jezebel
spirit works through her. I don't want to leave him, I
know that the Bible says it's not to be done, but this
is worse than being alone. I've prayed until I don't
know what to ask for any more.
v. Pray for my aunt Dixie (PLEASE) -- guest
Aunt Dixie is a very sick lady. She has cancer & it is
all over her, she is in horrible pain & the medication
isn't doing any good. She is scared & hurting so bad.
PLEASE pray for her she is in the hospital now. Tammy
vi. Urgent prayer request -- pamela
Pray for Mechelle Rose Baker! She was in a car
accident yesterday, 5 months pregnant & also had her 2
year old daughter with her! She has lost the baby, her
2 year old is in the hosptal for observation & they
think she will be ok! Mechelle is in critical
condition at UK medical center! She is in very bad
shape & needs all the prayers that she can get, she
isn't a christian! Also please pray for the family.
3. Prayer update:
i. update on JS (jobs, jobs, jobs) -- gmles
a. JS will start his full time position on October 1.
b. DL has a third interview next week. Please continue
to pray. c. JL has not yet received a worker's
compensation check. He was injured on September 1.
ii. prayer update -- missaudrey
Thanks to everyone who sent me messages, as well as
those who prayed for me. I had a rather large ovarian
cyst that I was afraid would have to be surgically
removed. The shot my doctor gave me 6 weeks ago has
reduced the cyst down to 1/4 of the size it was
before. He feels that the shot is continuing to be
effective, and my cyst will go away without the
surgery. Praise the Lord!
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