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The complexity of Gods Way understood in a single diagram Obey your flesh and descend into darkness

The Five-Fold Ministry or 5-fold ministry has become a popular subject in some circles, although the major revelation concerning this subject was unveiled by the Spirit of God about the middle of the twentieth century. Many of the newer human interpretations of this Divine revelation have modified the Truth to allow some people to cater to considerations of money, power, pleasure, and prestige. The original revelation concerning apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers didn't leave much room for the fleshly considerations of money, power, pleasure-seeking, and prestige. It was not an exercise of intellectual stimulation or entertainment. That is probably why the revelation was not too popular among the established church leaders.

In addition, apostles cannot call themselves. They cannot set themselves. They can't work independently. They walk in submission to one another. Add that to the fact that they aren't exalted andthe pay is bad and you can understand why not too many want to be involved.

  • Most Christianslike ministries that are exalted.
  • Most Christianslike the big buildings.
  • Most Christianslike showmen.
  • God has always worked with a remnant.


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The Church, What Is It and What Is Its Purpose


God's method by which He intends to bring us all to fullness is through a body ministry operating in the Church He designed. (Go)
Haggai 2:7-9 The Coming Glory Of The Church (Go)
God Has Restored Much That Is Necessary So That The Church Can Come Into The Fullness. (Go)
What is the 5-fold ministry and why is it important? (Go)
The Reality of the Body of Christ (Go)
Discerning Christ In Your Brother or Sister, the Gifts, Ministries, Offices, and Ordinances of the Body of Christ (Go)
Are All Who Call Themselves Christians Free from Religious Systems of this Age? (Go)
What are the Scriptural Christianity Teachings? (Go)
What are the gifts of the Spirit and how are they received? (Go)
Misconceptions About the Church (Go)
Fulfillment: Understanding What It Is To Be a Christian and Understanding Christianity (Go)
What is God's way to come to full maturity in Christ, and how can I know it is the right way? By the Church. By that which every joint supplies. (Go)
Are the local churches to teach no other doctrine than the Apostle's Doctrine? (Go)
Aren’t there false apostles and false prophets? (Go)
Ephesians 4:15-16, Body Ministry By That Which Every Joint Supplies (Go)
Aren't apostles something from the past? (Go)
Is there really any pattern in Scripture for the Church? Yes. Most people don't like it. (Go)
What does the Bible say about the government of the church? (Go)
What About Pastors, Elders and Deacons? (Go)
Isn't God's way like a smorgasbord where you can pick and choose what you want or don't want? No. (Go)
Was There Such a Thing as The Apostolic Age? (Go)
What Are the Two Main Purposes of the Church? (Go)
What are the strengths and weaknesses that can be seen in the Church? (Go)
If the Bible's so great, why don't the churches of today look like the church of the New Testament? (Go)
What is the Real Church, and what is its purpose? (Go)
What is Great Babylon and How is it Falling Today? (Go)
Can human effort help the church to fulfil its mission in the earth? (Go)
Is God's Way something where I can design it myself? (Go)
There will be a coming together of the Body of Christ in unity? (Go)
What is God's plan for building the church? (Go)
How can the church come to the full glory God has planned for her? (Go)
Define Church: The Greek Word For Church, Ekklesia, Literally Means Called Out of Summoned (Go)
What do the Scriptures teach how God designed the Church? (Go)
What is the foundation of the church? (Go)
What is God's way of bringing the Church to unity and to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ? (Go)
Can Spiritual Gifts, Offices, And Ministries Be Counterfeited? (Go)
What Happened To the Church that It No Longer Follows the Biblical Pattern? (Go)
What Is the Problem with Forbidding the People of God to Partake of the Power of the Spirit of God? (Go)
Why have so many Christians rejected the traditional church organizations? (Go)
Humanistic Speculations Have A Way Of Creeping Into The Church. They Are Poison From The Evil One. (Go)
Meaning of Life (Go)
We Need The Church (Go)
Who sets ministries in the Church and how does God say that is to be decided? (Go)
Questions and Answers: What is the role of the deacons in this situation? (Go)
Questions and Answers: What is the Church; How should it be governed? (Go)
2 Corinthians 11:13-14, False Apostles (Go)
Don't Be Fooled By The Many False Promises Of The Worldly Systems And All Their Empty Promises (Go)
Following Hireling Preachers: The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. (Go)
Following people who were not sent by God (Go)
Galatians 2:2 Paul Went To The Other Apostles By Revelation To Make Sure He Was Not Off Track. He Was Not Independent. (Go)
Was Peter the foundation of the church and the first pope? (Go)
Seek to Know God. (Go)
God's Order Works. (Go)
James 5:14-15, The Elders Anoint With Oil For Healing (Go)
Feedback Question: James 5:13 (Go)
Scriptures that use the Word, Church (Go)
Taking Ground, Holding Ground, Total Victory (Go)
The Problem Of Churches That Are Not Fulfilling Their Purpose. (Go)
Your Purpose in Life (Go)
John 3:16 What does it really mean? (Go)
Why must I believe in Jesus to be saved? (Go)
To Successfully Fulfill Your Purpose in Life, You Must be Born Again (Go)
How Can I Introduce Foundational Truth About the Five Fold Gifting to My Church? (Go)
Why is the pattern of Scripture so important? (Go)
Apostles and the 5-fold Ministries In the Bible (Go)

Apostles


How Long Will There Be Apostles? (Go)
1 Corinthians 1:1-4:2 The Pattern Of Apostles (Go)
1 Corinthians 12:28-30, God Hath Set Some In The Church, First Apostles, Secondarily Prophets, (Go)
2 Corinthians 11:13-14, False Apostles (Go)
Acts 15:2-16:4, God's Order For Establishing Doctrine In The Universal Church (Go)
Acts 8:14-20, Apostles Being Led By The Holy Spirit (Go)
Aren't There False Apostles Out There? (Go)
Don't Be Fooled By The Many False Promises Of The Worldly Systems And All Their Empty Promises (Go)
Don't Some Theologians And Scholars Say That There Were Only 12 Apostles And That Is All There Will Ever Be? (Go)
False Kingdoms (Go)
Following people who were not sent by God (Go)
Galatians 2:2 Paul Went To The Other Apostles By Revelation To Make Sure He Was Not Off Track. He Was Not Independent. (Go)
God's method by which He intends to bring us all to fullness is through a body ministry operating in the Church He designed. (Go)
Was Peter the foundation of the church and the first pope? (Go)
Seek to Know God. (Go)
God's Order Works. (Go)
Isn't God's way like a smorgasbord where you can pick and choose what you want or don't want? No. (Go)
God Forbids Speculation. (Go)
Is there really any pattern in Scripture for the Church? Yes. Most people don't like it. (Go)
Holiness Brings Clearer Vision and Hearing (Go)
How Can I Know God's Will And Be Led By The Spirit Of God? (Go)
Was There Such a Thing as The Apostolic Age? (Go)
Jeremiah 23:16-22 False Prophets (Go)
Joel 2:25-32 The Restoration In The Remnant (Go)
Are the local churches to teach no other doctrine than the Apostle's Doctrine? (Go)
Matthew 11:25 God Has Hid These Things From The Wise And Prudent, And Hast Revealed Them Unto Babes. (Go)
Press Toward The Mark Of Your High Calling In Christ Jesus (Go)
The Bible -- Satan Knows that He Can Keep You in Frustration if You are Not Faithfully being Fed by the Bible. (Go)
Questions and Answers: What is the Church; How should it be governed? (Go)
Questions and Answers: What is the role of the deacons in this situation? (Go)
Receiving Revelation (Go)
Romans 8:28-29 God's purpose for our lives is that we become like Jesus. (Go)
What is the 5-fold ministry and why is it important? (Go)
Aren't apostles something from the past? (Go)
Seek The Lord For Revelation As You Read The Scripture (Go)
Taking Ground, Holding Ground, Total Victory (Go)
The Problem Of Churches That Are Not Fulfilling Their Purpose. (Go)
What does the Bible say about the government of the church? (Go)
Aren’t there false apostles and false prophets? (Go)
The Move of the Spirit of 1948 From the Papers and Memories of Milford E. Kirkpatrick (Go)
If the Bible's so great, why don't the churches of today look like the church of the New Testament? (Go)
How can the church come to the full glory God has planned for her? (Go)
There will be a coming together of the Body of Christ in unity? (Go)
Universal Elders Traveling Ministries (Go)
Walking In Submission Will Cause You To Grow In Christ. (Go)
Can The Ministries And Offices Of The Church Be Counterfeited? (Go)
What do the Scriptures teach how God designed the Church? (Go)
What is the Real Church, and what is its purpose? (Go)
What is the Scriptural Order of Apostles (Go)
Your Purpose in Life (Go)
Did God restore the 5-fold ministry? (Go)
John 3:16 What does it really mean? (Go)
Apostles and the 5-fold Ministries In the Bible (Go)
Questions and Answers: Please help me to connect the old testament ministers to the new testament fivefold offices clearly stating the similarities of these offices. (Go)
Bible Dictionary: Define Apostle, Definition of Apostle (Go)
The Duration of the Apostles--How Long Will Apostles Be In the Church? (Go)
What Does the Bible Say About False Apostles, False Prophets, False Teachers, and False Pastors? (Go)
Apostles are NOT Infallible. There are NO Infallible Human Beings. (Go)
Apostles Equip the Church with the Foundation (Go)
Apostles Equip the Church with Doctrine and Revelation (Go)
Apostles Equip the Church with Government (Go)
Apostles Equip the Members of the Churches with Spiritual Gifts (Go)
Twenty Apostles are Named in the New Testament of the Bible (Go)
Apostles Had the Ministries of Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher (Go)
Who Sets an Apostle? How Do Apostles Become Apostles? (Go)

God's Way


The Real Church is Not Only God's METHOD to Bring Us to Fulfillment, but it IS the Fulfillment (Go)
The Calling Of God (Go)
What are the Scriptural Christianity Teachings? (Go)
No Response: The Seed that Falls by the Way Side, the Trampled Path (Go)
Isn't God's way like a smorgasbord where you can pick and choose what you want or don't want? No. (Go)
What are the strengths and weaknesses that can be seen in the Church? (Go)
How do churches become confused? (Go)
Wisdom: Righteousness (Go)
Wisdom: Holiness (Go)
The Reality of Christ, the Head of the Body (Go)
To Successfully Fulfill Your Purpose in Life, You Must be Born Again (Go)
Gal 5:23 Questions and Answers: What do you mean by against such there is no law? (Go)
Questions and Answers: What is the Church; How should it be governed? (Go)
1Timothy 5:17-19, The Order Of Local Elders (Go)
1 Corinthians 1:1-4:2 The Pattern Of Apostles (Go)
1 Corinthians 12:28-30, God Hath Set Some In The Church, First Apostles, Secondarily Prophets, (Go)
2 Corinthians 11:13-14, False Apostles (Go)
Acts 15:2-16:4, God's Order For Establishing Doctrine In The Universal Church (Go)
Acts 8:14-20, Apostles Being Led By The Holy Spirit (Go)
Aren't There False Apostles Out There? (Go)
Is Being Filled With The Spirit And Speaking In Tongues Biblical? (Go)
Being Set Into Your Ministry By The Laying On Of Hands And Prophecy Of The Presbytery Will Build You Up (Go)
Discerning Christ In Your Brother or Sister, the Gifts, Ministries, Offices, and Ordinances of the Body of Christ (Go)
Don't Be Fooled By The Many False Promises Of The Worldly Systems And All Their Empty Promises (Go)
Don't Some Theologians And Scholars Say That There Were Only 12 Apostles And That Is All There Will Ever Be? (Go)
False Kingdoms (Go)
Following Hireling Preachers: The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. (Go)
Following people who were not sent by God (Go)
Galatians 2:2 Paul Went To The Other Apostles By Revelation To Make Sure He Was Not Off Track. He Was Not Independent. (Go)
God's method by which He intends to bring us all to fullness is through a body ministry operating in the Church He designed. (Go)
Was Peter the foundation of the church and the first pope? (Go)
Seek to Know God. (Go)
God's Order Works. (Go)
Is there really any pattern in Scripture for the Church? Yes. Most people don't like it. (Go)
Holiness Brings Clearer Vision and Hearing (Go)
How Can I Know God's Will And Be Led By The Spirit Of God? (Go)
Was There Such a Thing as The Apostolic Age? (Go)
James 5:14-15, The Elders Anoint With Oil For Healing (Go)
Feedback Question: James 5:13 (Go)
Jeremiah 23:16-22 False Prophets (Go)
Are the local churches to teach no other doctrine than the Apostle's Doctrine? (Go)
Misconceptions About the Church (Go)
Questions and Answers: What is the role of the deacons in this situation? (Go)
Aren't apostles something from the past? (Go)
Taking Ground, Holding Ground, Total Victory (Go)
The Problem Of Churches That Are Not Fulfilling Their Purpose. (Go)
The Move of the Spirit of 1948 From the Papers and Memories of Milford E. Kirkpatrick (Go)
If the Bible's so great, why don't the churches of today look like the church of the New Testament? (Go)
What About Pastors, Elders and Deacons? (Go)
Can The Ministries And Offices Of The Church Be Counterfeited? (Go)
Your Purpose in Life (Go)
Why is the pattern of Scripture so important? (Go)
Is God's Way something where I can design it myself? (Go)
Isn't it just being picky to want to do things the Scriptural way? (Go)
        

There is so much more for you. This is what you have been missing. Don't let anyone deceptively keep you from fulfilling your destiny and God's purpose for your life.

Prayer, Bible, Unity

God has established the pattern of Scripture, for life and for the Church.

You can feel free to use the Contact Form further down on this page to ask any question regarding this pattern of Scripture. The Church, the Body of Christ, and discernment of this Body, is the method that God is using to finish the work in His Body. The Body of Christ, God's Temple, is built up by that which every joint supplies, building each other up in love, and the Temple must be built according to the pattern of Scripture.



We believe the Holy Scriptures teach:
  • The 5 apostolic ministries (Ephesians 4:11)
  • The nine gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:8-10)
  • Local congregations overseen by elders and deacons (Titus 1:5)
  • Every member having and being a ministry in the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:11)
  • Being led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14)
  • The gathering together of the Body of Christ (Genesis 49:10, John 17:21)

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Human theology and reasoning is not necessarily correct, but the Bible is without error. The Bible can only be understood by revelation, and revelation is given by the Spirit of God. God does reveal in His own way. But we only know in part. If we think we know any thing, we do not know it as we ought. We are instructed, by God, to keep seeking Him. The Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth. The truth sets us free. Lies bind us. Whoever seeks Jesus does find Him. Jesus is the truth.
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