Having empowered the spiritual leaders (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers) for the foundation of the church, the Holy Spirit equipped the saints to minister to others; and the church grew quickly, because the people were willing to be guided by the Holy Spirit. [Reflection is based on the Bible Reference – Ephesians 4:12]
Application: Today, the Holy Spirit wants to equip the church to minister to others, both believers and non-believers, so that the church continues to grow in faith and knowledge of God. For each believer, God has a purpose and provides the necessary gifts to fulfill that purpose. Believers are responsible for the process of obeying the Holy Spirit’s guidance, while the results are God’s responsibility.