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Era: A period of time marked by distinctive character or events; a point in time from which succeeding years are numbered. We, the church, have entered a new era that will be the most exciting and fruitful season in church history. Our best days are ahead, not behind. This era, as the definition states, will, indeed, be one from which succeeding years are numbered. Why? For the first time since the days of the early church, the Body of Christ has the potential to fully reveal Jesus on earth! This new ability will result in the greatest harvest of souls in world history, and the greatest spiritual transformation of nations ever witnessed! Such an increased fruitfulness on the part of the church is due, in large part, to the Holy Spirit’s restoration of the fivefold ministry gifts the Lord gave her. The Scriptures teach that Christ, whose name means “the anointed one,” apportioned the fullness of His anointing into five distinct parts: apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, pastoral, and teaching (see Eph. 4:11). He then gave these “anointings” as gifts to the church. According to the subsequent verses, this was so that we, the church, might: