The Apostle Paul, in writing his first letter to the Church at Corinth states, “I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied.” (1Corinthians 14:5)
In so doing, he echoed a cry of Moses’ heart that was stated approximately sixteen hundred years earlier where it is recorded in Numbers 11:29 that Moses said, “Oh, that all the LORD’S people were prophets and that the LORD would put His Spirit upon them!”
Now, note the words of Peter: “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1Peter 4:10)
Doesn’t that sound like a servant community?
No man is an island! (Romans 14:7)
Our heavenly Father created us as social beings. We are informed very early in the Scriptures, in the book of Genesis in fact, that God said that it was not good for man to be alone. (See Genesis 2:18)
We are created to be social creatures. Not only to be social, but to be servants of one another. Loving one another. Encouraging and building one another up.
Jesus said, “If you want to be great in God’s Kingdom, learn to be the servant of all.” (See Mark 10:44)
“Ok, Pastor. So what is your point?” you may be asking yourself.
I see in my Spirit a servant community of believers and the Body of Christ is flourishing and growing. It is being built up as each of its members, operating under full anointing, minister their gifts to one another. Each member as a lively stone built one upon another and bonded together with an abundance of love as the mortar that holds it all together.
That love is agape love; an unconditional love that expects nothing in return. Each one laying their life down for the others.
A re-enactment of Exodus 40 is occurring. As the church is being established according to God’s pattern, His glory is filling it.
Pastor Bob Haught