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8.30.2019

Our Mission And Advocacy Again

A word in season to help converts both old and new
to press on, the upward way
Words In Season:

"All cannot sleep in a house and turn their heads in one direction"
 An African proverb

Bearing:
"Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
"And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord."
"And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all." 
"But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal."
                      I Corinthians 12: 4 - 7

Bottomline:
Another time and opportunity again to share mission on this portal.
The Bible spoke about everyman abiding by the same calling wherein he is called. The Holy Book went further about trading your gifts to profit like the parable of talents. Refusal of which again have terrible consequences! Tantamount to burying it like the unprofitable servant.
Of what use then is a soul winner looking down on the rest in the house of God? For instance a soul winner looking down on someone who is by calling and gifting a praise leader and music minister, because they are not winning souls like him. Or distributing tracts and preaching in buses and other public places like him.
Same calling for a soul winner, same for an anointed music minister who edify these souls won to grow in grace and lead them to God's presence in worship. Which is the primary purpose of their being won to God anyway. Any other, is secondary. John 4:23
"But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him"
Mark the word "for the Father seeketh such to worship Him" 
For any who care to listen, the first major and primary assignment God gave Moses after marching out Israelites out of Egypt was to build an altar to worship Him. Exodus 30: 1 - 10.
Otherwise the new converts were already going awhoring after a golden calf! Thank God for an altar of worship raised to arrest the situation before it got out of hand!
And of course same calling and same rewards for an anointed teacher who feeds them with knowledge and understanding, so they can be rooted and grounded in the faith. Paul said both he that soweth and he that watereth hath same reward.
Because it is not enough to win these souls and disciple them, our ministry and advocacy in ministry both online and offline, is that they should be developed spiritually, to be able to stand in the day of evil. Ephesians 6: 10 - 13. And in addition to sound teaching, a heart of praise and worship galvanised by a man called to lead such, is a powerful tool to release fresh oil of the anointing to lubricate and accelerate rapid growth and release of power upon believers both young or old. Or of what use is a child still crawling at the age 6 years?
What then is our mission again on this portal? A two lettered statement - spiritual development.
After a soul is won and discipled, let him or her be developed, built and empowered  spiritually. So as to be able to stand and withstand whatever. And we mean whatever. The Bible said in Job 22: ...."if thou return to The Almighty thou shall be built up". So that each time the enemy rises like a flood, there must be enough energy of The Spirit to lift a standard against him! My mother said to me in Yoruba on an Easter visit home in 2008 "díè omokurin ò tó" Literally translated, a man should not settle for a small measure in spiritual matters. And The Bible supported this woman I am still trusting God for her salvation, saying "....be strong in The Lord and the power of His might..." Ephesians 6:10.
Or of what value is catching fishes without gathering and keeping them in baskets, lest they jump back into the river?
So both he that catch these fishes by hook or net and he that gather and preserve them in baskets have the same package of rewards.
Let it not surprise any that I learnt that last two explanations of soul winning from a young convert I was following up in Ikorodu, Lagos. A young girl maybe in JSS 1, then.
Imagine my humble self following up a convert who now turned my teacher? A teacher becoming a student of his student! I was not surprised at the accelerated growth in grace and knowledge of God of that young daughter of Zion as months and years go by.
Or if we humans understand the role of "division of labour" in growing a business, how much more of God? Or could you imagine a product importer only having marketers, but NO managers and accountants to manage and control the sale proceeds?....
Pa Akintola Williams: A foremost chattered accountant
and administrator will attest to this phenomenon 
called division of labour in any organisation
This division of labour God clearly outlined in His distribution of offices and function to believers, using the human anatomy as an example. Of how the eyes cannot do without the ear, or the ear without the nose, nor the nose without the lungs to breathe.
Meaning that The Bible again predated the economic and business theory of division of labour. It implied that God has ever before the first company on earth was incorporated been using this strategy to manage His Own business.
When are we believers then going to listen to Him and understand His organisational structure and stop exalting our callings, offices and functions above that of others?
Finally, hear this ye that read this far:
".....for the Father seeketh such to worship Him" 
Who are they? People who embraced NOT a religion but who come to God by Christ Jesus His Son, The One Who said "I am the way, the truth and the life, no one cometh to The Father but by Me" Come to God The Almighty by Him today and be saved and join His worshippers in truth and in spirit.

#IstandforTheGospelofChrist#


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