There have been many people lately who have become increasingly 
confused about the five-fold ministry. Indeed there is a diverse 
working in each of these positions, as we know it today. As we 
transition into the manifestations of the sons of God there will also 
be a change in the perception and manifestation of the five-fold 
ministry. This does not diminish the callings upon any
individual's lives but instead increases it.
When Jesus walked the earth He operated in the five-fold ministry, 
complete all in one body. He was the most perfect example of how we 
should operate today. As we grow to be more like Christ, we will 
slowly be transformed into His image and operate in all the anointing 
that He did. The five-fold ministry will be embodied complete in 
individuals who have surrendered completely to the hand of God and 
have been purified and tried in the fire. They will have primary 
anointings and calls upon their lives but at the times the Father 
desires they shall operate in diverse anointings and will do 
the "greater works" promised by Jesus. They by mans standards they 
may not fit the part of mans perfection or be polished and refined on 
the outside. They may have been tainted in mans eyes by past sins or 
not have the credentials of man. But these individuals will have been 
formed by the Masters hand and tried and made as translucent gold. 
These will be the nameless-faceless ones, those who will take no 
glory for themselves. They will shine as the firmament and glorify 
the Lord!
This misconception of the five-fold ministry is why there is 
confusion. As we see it today there is a definite separation of 
callings. We have placed labels upon everyone and everything and have 
confined the Holy Spirit to a limit. As  individuals grow in Christ 
they feel like they are one thing and hold a "title" given by man but 
yet operate in other anointings as well. They think they are one 
thing then the Spirit inside them yearns and groans knowing there is 
more. As we stop labeling and placing names and titles upon our 
ministries and anointings the Lord will begin to grow and manifest 
himself in greater capacities. Whether you are now a prophet, pastor. 
Apostle, Teacher, Evangelist, or Pastor as you become more like 
Christ the more the separation will diminish. And as we come into the 
unity of the faith the mantle of Christ will arise upon us, in 
ONE HEART and ONE MIND. It is the will of Father for us to be in unity of
heart and mind, as this occurs the scripture will be fulfilled.
(Eph 4:11-13)And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and 
some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting 
of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the 
body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of 
the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure 
of the stature of the fullness of Christ:
We will not come into the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of 
God, the perfect man until we stop causing separation of the mantle
of Christ. There still is a season where these callings and 
anointings will operate separate but soon as we grow in Christ and become of 
ONE MIND and ONE HEART we will beat together as the 
carrying the full five-fold ministry. This will be a flowing 
together done by the Spirit of the Lord not by the hand of man. Lets 
press on unto the perfect man and the measure of the stature of the 
fullness of Christ!

In HIS Service,
Teresa Daly-Crews
29 January 2001

b[Joel 2:11-18] And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: 
for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: 
for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide 
it?Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all 
your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: 
And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord 
your God: ..... Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a 
solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, 
assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the 
breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride 
out of her closet. Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep
between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, 
O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach...."