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Five Fold Ministry - The Evangelist

The restoration of that part of Christ that promised to gather His people out of the nations.


The Evangelist is the middle finger on God's Hand. It is the longest finger and is therefore indicative of the ministry of outreach. When Jesus sat for hours outside the temple, and even the city, and taught all that chose to hear, He was walking in the anointing of the evangelist. Philip saw a eunuch reading Isaiah and noticed the man did not understand what he was reading. He stopped what he was doing and explained the word to the man, resulting in baptism and salvation. Philip was an evangelist.


Acts 21:8

8 On the next day we who were Paul's companions departed and came to Caesarea, and entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him.





Today man holds big crusades, notching his belt with thousands who come forward in answer to an emotional appeal from the Evangelist. Many times they are not even drawn by the Holy Spirit. The use of newspapers, rock bands and well thought out tracts, along with high publicity magazines etc. replaces the wooing of the Spirit. Jesus said, "if I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto Me". It's understood that the Spirit can use anything He wants to draw people, but He wouldnot use advertisement or music that is worldly. A bad tree we know cannot produce good fruit, just large numbers of people that will repeat a formulated prayer after the so-called evangelist, and mistakenly think they are forever saved!


I'm not saying that we shouldn't preach to the multitudes. What I am saying though is that the true evangelist will preach revelation knowledge and depend on the Word and the anointing that is on it, to reach the people. Remember the Word is Christ Himself. He is truth, and the people that are really looking for more of God will respond. For instance, Jesus preached in the synagogues and was so well received that literally multitudes followed Him. Some were just curious and didn't stay. But still, He did not preach an old, moldy or lukewarm message surrounded with a lot of advertisement and hype just to have followers, if they responded by being baptized after hearing Jesus' message that was wonderful, but they did so understanding they must change and that their walk from then on must be holy!


He preached the kingdom message, the Beatitudes, teaching how God's people are to walk. He talked about oaths, marriage, adultery, how to love, and on forgiveness. He taught them how to pray, how to stay on the narrow path of righteousness and how to judge by the fruit of people's lives if they be true or false servants of God. This was all in one preach! This is how His anointing could keep the attention of the people. He didn't waste His time on the twenty minute message that is so popular in much of today's church. A short message to satisfy a people that aren't really hungry for God was for someone else to teach other than Jesus! We see proof of this in Matt 4:23. It takes the rest of chapter four, all of chapter five, six and seven to tell of this one account! He didn't tickle their ears or flatter them either, He taught things that astonished the people with the authority and anointing of God that was on His words. See the ending in Matt 7:28-29.


Matt. 7:28-29

28 And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching,

29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.


In John 6 we find another instance of Jesus' teaching. This account should dispel the lie that we shouldn't preach any depth to new ones. if they are His sheep and potential disciples, they will be drawn to the words and the Holy Spirit will explain the meaning if they are truly called by Him. Read on your own when you have time, John 6:24-63. His words were spirit and life. Many left however: His preach was too hard. They didn't like what they were told, but those who remained were really God's people. They chose to no longer be a part of religion, they were enlightened by His message and therefore not a part of the deceived ones. It's hard to understand how anyone could walk away from Jesus!

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