The fuller knowledge of the Son of God by Pastor Melissa Scott

August 19, 2010 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott 

In fact, I’m going to turn there right now. I’ve just abandoned my message, I’m just going to turn to Ephesians right now. Let’s just go with the flow. Ephesians, I believe it’s the 4th chapter. I’m in Galatians Ephesians, voila! You want to know what Paul’s definition of ‘work’ when he says “And he gave some, apostles; and prophets; and evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” for what reason? So that we can be millionaires for Jesus! Does that say that? “For the edifying of the body of Christ,” so we can all be super blessed, super califragilistic, happy people with no problems. It doesn’t say that! “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the fuller knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,” period! No buts attached, period! That’s all it says! That’s the work of the ministry in a nutshell. And He says “I know your works.”

He’s not condemning their works, because if you look back in time you’ll see that that’s what Paul did. Those were the works he established, not the works of going out and doing things to be seen of people like Pharisees. Works are dead! And I said last week there’s a paradoxical reality, if you want to put it that way. Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that it’s inevitable. If you have the mind of Christ, and the Spirit is in you, you can do no other not because Sister so and so or Brother so and so told you. You’ll be compelled in your spirit to do it, and not to be seen of men! And if that’s, if that’s going to be your calling, God will put that on your heart. And if He speaks to you, come tell me about it; I want to know what He said. Okay. “I know your works.” Your toil, and there’s a difference between the two. This one I’m encompassing in the ministry, not outside of it. Otherwise, Jesus would have condemned it.

He condemned something else. He says “I know your works, I know your toil, I know what you worked at, the toil, the labor at a cost. It cost you something,” and I’m going to quote somebody else quoting somebody else: “If you’re going to do something for God, it’s going to cost you something” your toil, your endurance.

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