SUNDAY 25TH OF AUGUST 2019
“And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?””-Luke 2:49
There is a divine transaction that the Lord has always intended to carry out on the earth. It is the business of winning souls into the Kingdom of God. It entails transferring people from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of light. God has an interest in the planet earth.
People in the kingdom of darkness are in the devil’s enclave under his wicked dominion, so the devil rules over them; he exerts his control in their hearts and consequently influences their behaviour.
Whatever controls a man’s heart, rules his thought pattern and dictates his lifestyle.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:…”- Proverbs 23:7
The business of God our Father is to deliver all men’s heart from the stronghold of the devil. Our God wants everyone liberated; He wants everyone totally free: spirit, soul and body. This is our Father’s business.
All of us who are God’s children today have had this divine transaction executed over our lives: by being delivered and transferred from the kingdom of the devil to that of the Living God, through human agents who preached the gospel to us.
God has committed the Word and Ministry of reconciliation to us. We are custodians of the Word of grace that can bring man back to God and encounter God’s saving grace.
“That is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf,”- 2 Corinthians 5:19-20
Our lives priority must be this Kingdom business; if we commit to it, we will bring hope to humanity. If we are non-chalant about it; we leave the whole of creation groaning and in pain.
While we go all out for the Father’s business, we attract God’s presence and His pleasure over our lives. We attract his backing and we guarantee our sustenance by God’s Kingdom. God becomes our employer, and He ensures that what others struggle and labour for, are added to us.
To do this, we need to employ the strategy of ‘Target Evangelism’. This is when we reach out to our unsaved friends, colleagues or relatives with the gospel and pray that their lives will be transformed from the power of sin to righteousness, from being helpless victim of Satan’s three-fold agenda: to steal, to kill and to destroy, to God’s agenda of overflowing life.
God bless you!