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           Five-Fold Ministry As Seen in the Life and Ministry of Yeshua

John 6:28-29 (CJB)
28  So they said to him, “What should we do in order to perform the works of God?”
29  Yeshua answered, “Here’s what the work of God is: to trust in the one he sent!”

Ephesians 4:11 (AMP)
11  And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers.

Yeshua came to the earth with a specific mission. Wrapped up in Him was all of God’s provision for Him to accomplish His task. It was “the work of God” that He was doing during those 3+ years. As we saw the shadow and pattern of the five-fold gifts in the garments of the High Priest so we will see the substance of those gifts in Christ. These gifts were necessary for the mission to be completed.

Let’s look at those gifts in Him:

Apostlea delegate; specially an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ [“apostle”] (with miraculous powers) :- apostle, messenger, he that is sent.

John 8:42 (CJB)
42  Yeshua replied to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me; because I came out from God; and now I have arrived here. I did not come on my own; he sent me.

John 20:21 (CJB)
21  “Shalom aleikhem!” Yeshua repeated. “Just as the Father sent me, I myself am also sending you.”

Hebrews 3:1 (NKJV)
1  Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus,

Prophet – a foreteller ; by analogy an inspired speaker; by extension a poet :- prophet.

Matthew 13:57 (CJB)
57  And they took offense at him. But Yeshua said to them, “The only place people don’t respect a prophet is in his home town and in his own house.”

Matthew 21:11 (CJB)
11  And the crowds answered, “This is Yeshua, the prophet from Natzeret in the Galil.

Luke 24:19 (CJB)
19  “What things?” he asked them. They said to him, “The things about Yeshua from Natzeret. He was a prophet and proved it by the things he did and said before God and all the people.

Deuteronomy 18:15 (CJB)
15  “Adonai will raise up for you a prophet like me from among yourselves, from your own kinsmen. You are to pay attention to him,

John 7:40 (CJB)
40  On hearing his words, some people in the crowd said, “Surely this man is ‘the prophet’”;

Evangelist – a preacher of the gospel :- evangelist.

Luke 4:18-19 (CJB)
18  “The Spirit of Adonai is upon me  because he has anointed me  to announce Good News to the poor;  he has sent me to proclaim freedom for the imprisoned  and renewed sight for the blind,  to release those who have been crushed,
19  to proclaim a year of the favor of Adonai.”

Luke 19:9-10 (CJB)
9  Yeshua said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, inasmuch as this man too is a son of Avraham.
10  For the Son of Man came to seek and save what was lost.”

Mark 1:14-15 (ESV)
14  Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God,
15  and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

Pastor – a shepherd (literal or figurative) :- shepherd, pastor.

John 10:11 (ESV)
11  I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Luke 13:34 (CJB)
34  “Yerushalayim! Yerushalayim! You kill the prophets! You stone those who are sent to you! How often I wanted to gather your children, just as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, but you refused!

Teacher – an instructor (genitive or special) :- doctor, master, teacher. Rabbi

John 3:2 (CJB)
2  This man came to Yeshua by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know it is from God that you have come as a teacher; for no one can do these miracles you perform unless God is with him.”

Matthew 26:18 (CJB)
18  “Go into the city, to so-and-so,” he replied, “and tell him that the Rabbi says, ‘My time is near, my talmidim and I are celebrating Pesach at your house.’”

These Scriptures show that Yeshua operated in all of the Five-Fold ministry gifts and that He gave them to us to use in ministry as He did.

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