Are You Eating Or Waiting For Someone To Feed You?
I had a dream / night vision where I saw people sitting at tables with food on their plates, a lot of food. Yet I could see that these people were starving. It wasn’t like the food was bad or spoiled and therefore couldn’t be eaten, the people seated made no effort to feed themselves. On a platform in front of the people I saw leaders, I’m guessing, church leaders to be exact and they were fat with plates too in front of them but they, unlike those seated, we’re eating.
The number one reason I’ve heard as to why people leave traditional churches or any church for that matter is they are not being fed.
12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. 14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
The aforementioned scripture is a rebuke stating that there comes a time in every believers life when he/she should not only be feeding themselves but should also be able to feed others.
The 5 fold ministry is for equipping the saints. When one equips someone for a job and they have to come back week after to be equipped for the job then either the person doing the equipping has a problem or the one who supposedly was equipped has a problem.
The church today keeps believers in an infantile state, purposely I believe , in order to have them keep coming back.