The gifts, commonly known as the “Five Fold Ministry.”
Pastors & Teachers.
The reason God gave these gifts :
1. For the perfecting of the saints.
2. For the work of the ministry.
3. For the edifying of the body of Christ.
“Until we all come in the unity of the faith; and of the knowledge of the Son of god, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11-13).
For The perfecting of The saints: It’s been years since this verse was written. Where are the saints in terms of their maturity? We are no longer sin’s slaves held captive by lust; but we have obeyed from the heart… Being then made free from sin, we are now the servants of righteousness; and have our fruits unto holiness and the end everlasting life. (Romans 6:17-22)
There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.
For they that are after the the flesh do mind the things of the flesh.; but they that are after the the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
So then, they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
But we are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God dwells in you. And, if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
The same Spirit That raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you and will quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Therefore we are debtors not to the flesh to live after the flesh. but through the Spirit we mortify the deeds of the body.
For as many as a re led, (not driven or pushed or pulled or forced) but Led, the shepherd leads, the sheep willingly follow… for as many as are led by the spirit they are the sons of God. For we have received the Spirit of adoption whereby we cry Abba, Father.
And if Children, then heirs of god and joint heirs with Jesus Christ.