When soldiers enlist in the Army, they are tested to see which service they are best suited for. The Army has four main fighting units: Infantry, Armoured, Artillery and Engineers. However, these corps would be unable to fulfil their missions without support from other corps such as Medical, Transport, Ordnance, Intelligence, Signals, and Aviation. Each corps needs soldiers to fulfil these roles, and all are necessary for proper function of the whole. Furthermore, no matter which unit they belong to, soldiers are expected to be combat-ready at all times (able to march, handle a weapon and pass a basic level of fitness).
Since we are in the middle of spiritual warfare, we are called to enlist in God’s Army. God has bestowed a special gift on each Christian soldier to overcome any problem arising in the Devil’s kingdom. As with any army, there are many corps in God’s Army, each one essential for success of the whole. We must remember that whatever our spiritual gift, it is no more important than another because each role is dependent on others to function. Likewise, no matter what our spiritual gift, it does not excuse us from being combat-ready at all times. God expects all His soldiers to give, help, study, evangelize and pray. (Ephesians 4:11,12)