1 Timothy

 _3:13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus._ 

 *#Use Your Spiritual Office Well* 

Every believer, in Christ Jesus ought to occupy a particular spiritual office, either as a bishop, deacon, evangelist, teacher, prophet and apostle e.t.c. It doesn't just happen immediately, when you become born again. Those, that will occupy those offices must not be a novice.

 _"1 Timothy 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.  3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.  3:8 Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;  3:9 Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience."_

There's a level of maturity, that we must attain before we can step into those spiritual offices. It's not just for tittles, don't be carried away by the honour of the titles. It's for a responsibility. Don't accept the honour, if you will not be responsible for the task involved. There are people who carry this tittles about, but they are not doing what is required of them well, to the satisfaction of the one who has called them to this offices.

We must use the spiritual office well to obtain a good degree in our service to God. You'll be graded according to your performance, there's a record open in heaven for you. You will also have a great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus, when you offer your best in that office. You'll command things by faith and it will be done.

 _"John  15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you."_

Use your spiritual office well to take care of the church of God. Apostle Paul related the responsibility of a man ruling his house, with taking care of the church of God.

1Timothy 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

Our spiritual responsibility begins from home not the church. If you cannot care for a little group, how will you be able to manage a larger one. A man is first a pastor of his house. If we fail in that area, we are not worthy to lead the people of God, no matter how big the tittle that we carry.

#God bless you

Lord, this is my sincere prayer. Help me not to fail in my spiritual office and assignment. I receive a good heart to care for people around me, starting from my home, in Jesus name. Amen!