A Renewed Divine-Mandate To loose
The Potential Of The Gifted & Called
By Paul E. Momoh
The Lord Jesus Appeared: In the early hours of 28/7/2011, I was awakened to an appearance of the Lord Jesus. He showed up so instantly and spoke to me very graciously with words that impacted me with great comfort, strength and a very deeply unspeakable-joy.
The details of this first part of the divine communication is another subject entirely, to be shared at some other instance. However, while revelling in the indescrib- able joy imparted to me at his divine appearance, the overwhelming praises of Jesus began to flow from my innermost being out of my mouth. I found myself singing and praising Jesus continuously.
I soon realized that the songs that were coming up in my spirit and which I was singing one after the other, were songs whose words were speaking the praises of the Lord Jesus. So enriching was this encounter that I could not stop the praises, even when it was time for me to go over to the living room for our family’s morning prayer.
Next, An Open-Vision Unfolded: While continuing out there in the living room to sing and pray, the next open-vision unfolded. The subject of this vision is what I now want to share with you here. It relates to the Body of Christ and the lack of enough labourers to stand in their gifts and calling to do the work of the ministry.
This matter of the kingdom became a great burden to me, particularly over an on-going period of intense ministry, durign which we were not seeing enough available-hands to do their part of the ministry.
Suddenly, I was in the spirit and saw people seated. People who (I just knew supernaturally that they) were gifted and anointed people, and were doing nothing but sitting still. I also knew instantly that, they ought to be standing up in their potential and using their gifts and Calling.
With this scenario set before my eyes, there was no mincing word when I asked the Lord the very question that was right on my heart.
My Question to the Lord concerning many unfulfilled dreams, visions, gifts and Calling:
"Lord, what shall we do (much as it is the task of the 5-fold ministry to equip the Believers) concerning the potential, gifts & Calling of many of God's called-and-chosen ones who are just not there yet. Not there yet in faith and wisdom to stand up in their gifts & Calling and to fulfil their destiny?
"The Lord answered and commanded saying –"Loose them to stand up.
Loose them into their potential by the gifts and Calling I have placed in you, and I will raise them to stand up in the gifts and Calling I have placed in them".
I was awe-struck and dumb-founded, as I was expecting to hear what the Lord has planned and was going to do by himself as a remedy to this situation. I was surely wrong.
For, we are co-labourers with him (2 Corinthians 6:1), to loose on earth so He can then loose in heaven (Matthew 16:19) and raise them up to their gifts and calling. He and us will have to do it together; a ministry of the 'five-fold' to loosen the Believers to do the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:12-13).
I was also greatly astonished at the Lord's response, as I thought that, we have been doing quite some work on this subject so far. No, not enough. The awesome silence that engulfed our discussion at this stage proved to me that we haven't done enough. The Lord of the harvest has spoken.
At this stage of or conversation, there was nothing else to discuss further on this matter. The Lord is the one who has the final say, and He has spoken clear enough We have not done enough. I speak to all those in the 'five -fold' ministry. Yes, not enough in empowering and loosening the gifted-and-called into their destiny, and now, behold, time is running out.
Background To The Matter Of Gifts
& Calling: For the purpose of clarity, I should go back for a moment and let you see a bit of a background to this matter. Potential, Gifts & Calling has been a key assignment and an area of keen spiritual interest to me and my wife (Elisheba), in over two decades of ministry.
By the year 2001, I had developed a curriculum of training on Potential, Gifts & Calling, which is currently being used at FReNBI-Zambia and affiliated Bible Colleges. The Lord had appointed us to labour in this department of His kingdom as a significant aspect of our ministry to the Body of Christ and the nations. This is the background that informed my concerns and question to the Lord.
Now Is The Time To Arise; Arise In Your Potential And Shine In Your Gifts & Calling: Let us ARISE at once, as there is yet plenty of work to be done. The task must be done now by the authority of Jesus and in the power of His Spirit.
Now is the time to go all out in equipping and encouraging the ministry of the intercessors, missionaries, and those with the gifts of healing, business/giving, writing, counselling, administration, governance, hospitality, and all the numerous diversities of ‘helps’.
Let us ARISE in supporting the evangelists, itinerant ministers, the pastors and the others in the five-fold ministry. Time is running out!
Now you know, dearly beloved, the vision and revelation behind the ‘Divine-Encounter Gathering’ and its purpose: Speaking Prophetically Into The Purposes Of God For The Gifted And Called.