The Prophet Speaks
Apostle, Dr. Heidi Ellis, Phd
The Ascension Gifts
The Ascension Gifts (also called the Five-Fold Ministry) were given to the church at the time that Christ ascended; thus where we get the terminology ascension gifts. His dissension from heaven to earth was to redeem us. His ascension from earth to heaven was to glorify Him. We are given these gifts to exemplify the same purpose. The ascension (Five-Fold Ministry), presents the Lord's power, grace, life and truth of the atonement.
The Purpose: (Ephesians 4:12)
1. For the perfecting (maturing) of the saints
2. For the work of the Ministry
3. For the edifying (strengthening) of the Body of Christ
The Position (Ephesians 4:13-16)
1. To place the church to the unity of the faith
2. To place the church to a perfect man (full developed)
3. To place the church to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (at the standard required)
Remember there is one mediator between God and man that is Christ (1 Timothy 2:5-6). No man gifts, ministries or officials, takes the place of Christ, but varying responsibilities and function under the mantles of Christ. there is no greater than Christ.
Special definition in regards to the positions within the Ascension (Five-Fold) ministry:
Apostle: Greek- Apostolos which means one sent forth; sent one (Hebrew 3:1).
Prophet: Greek--poimen- means a to foretell events divine to speak under inspiration and revelation. A vocal box of miracles
(Luke 4:24 and John 4:19)
Evangelist: Greek- Evangelistes which means messenger
of good tiding
(Mark 16:20; Acts 1:8; Acts 8:6,7)
Pastor: means to shepherd feed, rule, to tend flock to pasture. (Number 27:15-17; Ezekiel 34:45; Jeremiah 50:6; Matthew 9:36)
Teacher: Greek - Didaskalo which means instructor (Matthew 9:35)
Evident of the Ascension (Five-Fold) calling by God
1 There is an inner witness (Romans 8:14-16)
2 They are anointed (Luke 4:18)
3.God will confirm your gift by you and others (Proverbs 18:16; Psalms 37:6)
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