THE WORD SIROCCO
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Theme: One Saint, One Soul
Topic: A Great Company for the Great Commission
“The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.”
When the Lord said, “GO”, He was not speaking to the Missions Department or Outreach Ministry. The command was to all and sundry. The increasing division of labour and specialization in the Body of Christ has not augured well for the course of the Great Commission at all.
In the modern day Church, choristers believe their duty is to sing, ushers believe they are just to receive people into the church, counselors are waiting for the people to come so that they will counsel them and even some Pastors believe their duty is just to teach and preach the Word in the confines of the church building. However, that command to GO requires the efforts of all. Necessity is laid on all of us to preach the Gospel (1 Corinthians 9:16).
Apart from just ‘going’, publishing the Gospel requires more than just walking along the streets and from house to house with big bibles in our hands. It requires funding, sponsoring missionary and rural evangelization. There is need for outreach programmes with medical supplies, prison ministry, food and relief services and humanitarian programmes that will extend the love of Christ to the less privileged (Matthew 25:31-46).
Believers must make deliberate and consistent financial support available for the promotion of the Gospel outside the walls of the Church. Companies, businesses and individuals blessed by God must understand that the reason for their blessing is to enable them promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Every other thing is secondary.
Pray that you will understand that you are part of the great company enlisted to publish the Gospel. Pray that God will bless you financially and materially to support the ministry.
“The Audacious Anointing” by Eastwood Anaba
(e-books available at www.amazon.com)