FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-6, 4:15
We need very little help discovering the evangelistic Layer of God’s love because it is the only layer where we do not resist evil! As believers we should all be developed in this layer. Evangelists have a specific message. It is a message of acceptance. It is John 3:16, “You are accepted in the Beloved – Therefore, accept the Gospel. Jesus died for you. You were predestined to be adopted by Him. Accept His sacrifice and come into the Kingdom.” The evangelist has the ability to overlook sin, overlook anything a person is involved in and love them into the Kingdom. The evangelist turns the other cheek and prays for his enemy. But that is Layer One of God’s love. It is time to grow enough so we can offer at least an initial layer of resistance when appropriate. Ephesians 4:15 says, “…but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—…” Perhaps more than any other, the ministry gift that speaks the unvarnished truth is the prophet. Every one of the five-fold ministry has a distinctly different job to do in reproducing their piece of God’s Heart in us. The prophet is often the one who, above all else, has a heart for truth and brings it even if it is a hard word to hear. The Bible is full of accounts of prophets giving warnings that, when heeded, saved people and cities from destruction.