“Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.
WE ARE OUR OWN MINISTERS, and we minister to others.
“He will keep the feet of his saints.” - 1 Samuel 2:9
Perils as well as privileges attend the higher Christian life. The nearer we come to God, the thicker the hosts of darkness in heavenly places. The safe place lies in obedience to God’s Word, singleness of heart and holy vigilance.
When Christians speak of standing in a place where they do not need to watch, they are in great danger. Let us walk in intimate and holy confidence, yet with holy, humble watchfulness, and He will keep the feet of his saints.
Now unto him [who] is able to keep [us] from falling, and to present [us] faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen (Jude 24-25).
What to do we often wonder, As we seek some watchword true, Lo, the answer God has given, What would Jesus do?
When the shafts of fierce temptation, With their fiery darts pursue, This will be your heavenly armor, What would Jesus do?
Since people are being encouraged to spend more time indoors under strict lockdown conditions, now is a good season and the perfect opportunity for Christians to spend quality time drinking in the refreshing, sanctifying Word of God. Maximize the moment!