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!

Sticky

SUNDAY 18TH OF AUGUST 2019

“Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; and looking upon Jesus as He walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! And the two disciples heard him speak, and followed Jesus”

John 1:36-37

We are the living witnesses of the true and living God. We are kingdom citizens living on earth. Of all God’s creation, we are the only ones God shared His spirit with; we have been made special, we have been privileged to have dominion over all His creation. We are God’s treasured possession; we occupy His mind at all times.

Besides the general privileges we all enjoy from God, each of us is a living witness of the impact our encounter with God has produced in our lives. Through our acceptance of Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, God has changed our lives; He has turned our lives around. Our experiences with God are diverse and unique and marked a turning point in all our lives.

No matter how unpopular Jesus may seem in our society today, we must not live in denial of Him! We must live daily acknowledging His impact on our lives; He has changed our course and He has changed our destiny. We were nobody, having lost all our self worth and living a life of vanity and hopelessness; He gave our lives essence; Jesus gave our lives hope, He gave us a future.

God wants to do in the lives of others what He has done in your life and mine. God loves everyone around us as He loves you and me. Let us individually target people around us, let each one of us become partners with God as we share this burden the Lord has for our siblings, parents, colleagues, housemates, course-mates etc.

Let us not waste time anymore, let us not delay our action any longer. Every opportunity to share our testimony with others that we miss means more people missing out on God’s love and salvation. Let us share our testimonies intentionally; let us develop passion for the lost. Let us target our neighbours prayerfully.

As we intercede for our people we free their hearts, and prepare their hearts to be a fertile ground for the seed of the Word of God that we eventually share with them.

Remember, “… he that winneth souls is wise.” (Proverbs 11:30)

“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.”- Daniel 12:3

Let us not receive His grace in vain, let us share the gospel with everyone, and as we do, we shall be wise and shine forever and ever. Amen!

God Bless You

Sticky