Romans 12:4-8

“For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.”

The Apostle Paul in the twelfth chapter of Romans begins to explain the basics of the Christian life. In the chapters preceding chapter 8 in the book of Romans, he writes of justification, righteousness, and many different things. In chapter 8 he speaks of the indwelling Spirit of Christ after one is born again. This life is possible if we “mortify the deeds of the flesh”, doing so, “through the Spirit.” In this chapter, he begins to speak about a few important aspects of Christian living that he knew we should be particularly focused on.

He talks of ministers and members of the Bride who have specific parts to play in the body of Christ. One of the most important aspects of the human body (using it as an example) is its consistent behavior. The heart should not be filtering oxygen from the air like the lungs do, because it is focused on pumping what the lungs get to the rest of the body. Everything abides in its place. The body functions smoothly because every organ has a specific part to play and continues in it.

Because of the grace of God, special talents and gifts are given to us to use for the benefit of God’s kingdom. Sometimes it takes a little longer to find your specific gift or talent, but it is there. Whatever it may be, let us do it as the Apostle commands and stay where God has placed us, without dissension (1 Corinthians 7:20). If we do this, then God can do great things through us. If we are out of place, then we will only hinder the Holy Spirit’s ability to move.

Let us do what we can by faith, waiting patiently for the Lord to work; with simplicity and a humble spirit, let us work with diligence and cheerfulness.

55-0224 - “Water From The Rock”

Just simply, "By grace are you saved through faith." He will try to mystify it, and have all kinds of seeing lights, and hearing sounds, and everything, and all kind of mystifying things to get people to be saved. Maybe someone did see it, but that don't mean all has to see it. You just believe it. That's it is. And God has His program, and He will set you and place you in Christ, just where He thinks you'll work best for Him, if you'll just stay in your calling.  Don't try to get somebody else's calling. Stay in your own calling. If you're a housewife, remain a housewife. Whatever God has called you to do, just remain there. He knows where to put His hand on you and use you.

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