Five-fold Ministry and Spiritual Insights By Lee Stoneking After many years of careful study and research which began in Reverend Lee Stoneking's college days, this book reveals his deep-seated burden for the lost and its subsequent unrelenting forward thrust that is an integral part of his life and ministry.   If you study the New Testament carefully, it is obvious that the church in the beginning operated totally by a master plan created in the mind and will of God. This plan was executed upon the church in the early years of its existence.   Under the proper leadership and honoring the appropriate functions for members of the body of Christ as laid down in Scripture, no building built will ever house the revival that will explode and implode upon our world just prior to the coming of the Lord! They could not house it in the beginning and we will not be able to do so in the end! Rev. Kenneth Haney: If you hunger for a greater demonstration of supernatural power and passionately yearn to be used in the ministry of spiritual gifts that Christ has made available to His church, then reading this book is a must. Many fear the operation of the gifts and ignore the necessity of the five-fold ministry simply because of abuse and misappropriation of the Scripture by some religious groups. However, this does not change the fact that if God's people are to impact the world in this final thrust, it is absolutely essential that they use all the tools that Jesus made available to His church. Brother Stoneking’s ministry throughout the years has demonstrated his insight and understanding of this most important subject of the five-fold ministry and the workings of spiritual gifts. _________________ Rev. Paul Price: Brother Stoneking has touched an area that has raised interest in our whole fellowship. He has had experience in these areas of ministry and knows what he is writing about. He has outlined it, explained it, and has written about what people want in this hour. The Apostle Paul mentions a more excellent way in I Corinthians 12 verse 31. To possess the subject matter of Brother Stoneking’s book, you must take on the nature of Jesus Christ in order to have that more excellent way as presented by the Apostle Paul in chapter 13. The key then, in seeking for the gifts of the Spirit and the supernatural in one’s life and ministry, is to first fulfill the admonition given by Paul in Chapter thirteen. For those of you who want this dimension in your life and/or ministry, you will have to fall in love with the Giver, Jesus Christ! Because without the above cited message of the Apostle Paul’s burden, we have nothing and are nothing. _________________ Rev. T.W. Barnes: Thank you, Brother Stoneking, for writing this great book. I read through every chapter the day I received it and not only enjoyed reading it, but believe every word you have written. Utilizing this five-fold ministry given in Ephesians 4:11-12 is the only way to perfect the saints of God. We know these gifts are to be in the church until Jesus comes because of the words written in I Corinthians 1:7: “So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” I feel this book is destined to stir the gifts in the ministry and they will flow throughout the church. According to Revelation 22:19, if we take away from the words of the Book, our part will be taken out of the Book of Life. My prayer is that every minister who reads this will let the gifts God has given them flow unhindered to the church. Your ministry, Brother Stoneking, has been a great example of the operation of these gifts. May God richly bless you and all who read this book. _________________ Rev. Steve Willoughby: “Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something”  (Plato)         Lee Stoneking is definitely a wise man with something to say.   Many people talk Christ and some—like him, really, truly live Christ. It shows in every fiber of his life both private and public. His life and ministry continues the pattern established in the Acts of the Apostles. His words are not based on theory but they are birthed from decades of enacted Scripture, relationship with Jesus and frontline ministry. He ministers to masses yet forever remains a master of the personal one-on-one touch of ministry.   He is the salt and light that Jesus had in mind for this world.  Thank you, Brother Stoneking, for living the Biblical truth of the five-fold ministry so that some, like me, could follow your lead and be a part of the greatest spiritual harvest the world has ever known in this, the closing hours of human history.   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 (Ephesians 4:11-  13).