I know that I have said this countless times but I feel led to proclaim it again.
“The principle offices of ministry in the Body of Christ – THE CHURCH – are not positions and titles to be attained and glorified in but Gifts of God by His Holy Spirit. We can’t earn a gift nor can we attain one through academics or credentials. It is totally the divine prerogative of The Father as to who is gifted and who isn’t – who is chosen and sent by Him and in what capacity that they are endowed by Him to operate. Not everyone is promised to be gifted as an apostle, spokesperson, teacher, evangelist or shepherd. The Scriptures indicated that he only gave some these gifts of purpose and grace. God Is In Control as to who is gifted as what in His Church; not man or demon but GOD!
(Bishop O.W. Prince)
This is why it says,
“After he went up into the heights,
he led captivity captive
and he gave gifts to mankind.”
Now this phrase, “he went up,” what can it mean if not that he first went down into the lower parts, that is, the earth? The one who went down is himself the one who also went up, far above all of heaven, in order to fill all things. Furthermore, he gave some people as emissaries, some as prophets, some as proclaimers of the Good News, and some as shepherds and teachers. Their task is to equip God’s people for the work of service that builds the body of the Messiah, until we all arrive at the unity implied by trusting and knowing the Son of God, at full manhood, at the standard of maturity set by the Messiah’s perfection. ~ Ephesians 4:8-13 (CJB)
If the gift (office of ministry) that is professed is not God-given (Of The Holy Ghost) but humanly attained, then it is false and contrary to Father God and His Way.
Recognize the Truth.
Truth Does The Body Good!