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DOING MINISTRY LIKE JESUS (ACCEPT OTHER PEOPLE’S MINISTRY)

TORCHBEARERS MINISTRIES INT.
ARTICLE BY APOSTLE JOSEPH MINTAH
MINISTRY MONDAY
We are still on the series, “DOING MINISTRY LIKE
JESUS”. Studying the life and ministry of Jesus, I realized that He
respected and accepted other people’s ministry. When He was about to start His
ministry, He knew He was to go to John the Baptist for all righteousness to be
fulfilled.

Matthew 3:15
“And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so
now: for thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered
him.”

John the Baptist was His cousin but He didn’t allow
familiarity to prevent Him from receiving John the Baptist’s ministry. He knew
that though He was the Son of God, He still needed somebody to introduce Him to
the people. John’s endorsement was important to Him because it was the way God
had ordained that He should be revealed.

In ministry we must always bear in mind that no one can be
an island. We can never have it all. This is because God has not made anybody
the whole body. No matter your status, you are just a part of the body and you
will have to humble yourself and recognize and accept other ministries.

1 Corinthians 12:21
“And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need
of you: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.”

Every ministry is significant because every ministry
represents an aspect of Christ Body. God has made it such that we will have to
depend on others to see the whole picture and receive the whole counsel of God.
No matter how the feet is nice and swift, it will still need the eyes to see
what is going on.

People who become islands on their own and are cut off from
the body will wilt in a matter of time. Principles cannot be broken. The principle
is that God has tempered the Body together.

1 Corinthians 12:24
“For our comely parts have no need: but God has
tempered the body together, having given more abundant honor to that part which
lacked.”

You may be the one through whom God will administer the
healing but you may need other people’s ministry. For instance, you may need
the singers to sing and create a certain atmosphere for your gifts to function
well.

2 Kings 3:15
“But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when
the minstrel played, that the hand of the LORD came upon him.”

This throws more light on what I am saying. Elisha was the
prophet of God but he needed a woman to help him operate in his prophetic
office.

So the conclusion is that we must accept that we don’t have
it all. We must also accept and respect every member of the Body and not treat
them as insignificant. That is one way to do ministry as Jesus did it.

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