When we read the Epistles of Saint Paul we don’t always stop to consider where he preached. Paul traveled all around the country winning converts in every city and in every country. The people were different from place to place but he never changed the message to accommodate anyone. Paul was commissioned and sent of God and the Lord met all of Paul’s needs according to His riches in glory.
Mathew 24:14 The gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
The Apostle Paul was an example of what the church should be doing. Lester Summerall traveled around the world preaching the gospel, he traveled by boat and trains. Now missionaries fly all over the world establishing churches. Jerry Savelle sends Joe McCroskey to the nations to start Bible Schools, Joe gives the students electronic tablets to hear and study the Word of God. Kenneth Copeland and Jesse Duplantis pay millions of dollars daily to broadcast the gospel on the airwaves. Billions of people are hearing the gospel and many are making decisions for Christ. The Lord sent Kenneth Copeland to Israel to preach to one woman and God payed for the trip.
Mathew 28:19-20 Go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the Holy Ghost. And I am with you always, even to the end of the world.
Not all of us can go to the nations and be effective for Jesus, but we can support those who do. We are partners with Kenneth Copeland, Jerry Savelle and Jesse Duplantis, we help them to reach the nations. Fortress of Joy has a regional impact on people, but these ministries have an international affect and so we are pleased to partner with them. Just because we support world reaching ministries, we are not exempt from doing the same ministry in our community. When Jesus said “go into all the world”, He was referring to every man’s world.
God does not count His wealth by all the gold and silver He owns, but rather by the number of souls He possesses.
The mission of the church is to make God wealthy, to take back what the devil stole. Some churches have compromised the gospel to such a degree that they don’t have enough power to get people saved. Most of the people I led to the Lord were members of a church! Why does the local church exist? What is it’s purpose?
Ephesians 4:11-12 And Jesus gave the five elements of His ministry to men. For the equipping of the saints to do the work of the ministry.
You are a member of Christ’s body and you have a job to do for the Master. He will never ask you to do anything but that He first equip you. For some folks, you are the only one they will listen to, you are the only one they trust. God has more confidence in you than you do yourself.
February 9, 2020
Father, I am a tither, I know all the tithe belongs to You.
I know now that if I will obey You, You will open the windows of heaven and You will pour out my blessing.
I will be able to sow seed and You will rebuke the seedeater.
I thank You for revealing this to me. You take pleasure in my prosperity. I take pleasure in Your presence.
January is a month of fresh starts. It brings a “Do Over” mind set. Our commitment level is high. But by February we can already begin to lose momentum. Some areas we may have purposed to challenge ourselves are waning or we are stuck in the “planning” stage.
Strengthening our bodies
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The good news is we don’t have to do this all by ourselves. God says where two or more are in agreement. This month we purpose to pray for one another that we will faint not.
God is the one who began this good work in you, and He will complete it.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for we will reap the harvest if we don’t give up.