Ref: Ephesians 4:15-16 NIV.
The church is GOD’s government structure on the earth, thus we should understand how it operates in order to reap maximum blessings, prosperity and success that the Lord has intended for us.
The church grows and matures by what each member does, gives, supplies or contributes. It builds itself up from within when each part is working properly or when every member does his share. The church is self-sufficient and self-sustaining. GOD has already blessed us with every spiritual blessing and has met our every need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. It’s imperative for us to know and understand how to draw from these finished works of Jesus Christ.
GOD has chosen and placed us in His church to build it, not to be freeloaders. We’re living stones that GOD is using to build His house; we’re being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices or service acceptable to our GOD through Jesus Christ. So as a living stone don’t pass the buck when it’s your turn to do or give – because it’s GOD who enables you to do and gives you the means to give.
What the local church needs, GOD has called it in the local church and supplied it to the local church through the members of the local church. “So when each separate part works as it should, the whole body grows and builds itself up through love,” Ephesians 4:16b GNB. So when each individual member works as he/she should, the whole church grows and builds itself up. If we, as members, each do and give consistently as we should from the heart, the church will not lack and will be able to do what GOD has called it to do, and He will bless, prosper and give success to its members, because of the unity in love, fellowship, faith and purpose. Herein lies the secret of blessing, prosperity and success.
What the local church needs, GOD has called it in the local church and supplied it to the local church through the members of the local church