“And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost”
If you have read through our series of articles on speaking in tongues, you must be thoroughly convinced that it is God’s will for you to speak in tongues and be filled with the spirit always. The next step, however, is to understand your role in edifying others. As a believer, you have been tasked with the ministry of getting others filled with the spirit.
Ephesians 4:11-13 makes it clear that the purpose of ministry gifts is to prepare Christians for the work of the work of the ministry.
“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ…”
The job of your pastor is to equip you for the work of the ministry. It means that you, dear Christian have been called to the ministry. The body of Christ grows when “every joint supplies” and each part contributes. This is clear in Eph 4:15,16: “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.”
The same way someone laid hands on you or prayed with you to be filled with the Holy Spirit, that is the same way others need you to lay hands on them so that they too can be filled with the spirit. Don’t shy away, the body of Christ needs you.