Topic: He Sponsors The Soul Winner
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants…Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me (Philippians 2:25-30).
We have a divine commission to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Jesus said: “…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). Then in Luke 22:35, He asked His disciples something rather remarkable: “…When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye anything? And they said, Nothing.” It shows that when God sends you on an assignment, He sees to it that everything you require to accomplish it is available to you. All God needs from you is your commitment to the task. The soul winner is sponsored by God. Therefore, be determined that there’ll be no limit to how far you’re willing to go in spreading the Gospel around the world.
As far as God is with you and has made your body His living tabernacle, the Gospel won’t be limited. That’s the kind of commitment we see in the Apostle Paul, and it’s worth emulating. He said, “Woe unto me, if I don’t preach the Gospel” (1 Corinthians 9:16).
Some people have committed their time and resources to ensuring the Gospel reaches every nation of the world. They do great exploits in advancing God’s agenda, making up for the lack or short-comings of others. They give so much money to the furtherance of the Gospel; and the more they give, the more the Lord channels resources their way so they can accomplish greater things for Him. He’ll supply all you ever require to fulfil His purpose of soul winning. Decide that through you, the Gospel will continue to prosper, and you’ll keep at it, until the rapture of the Church.
Dear Father, thank you for entrusting me with the Gospel and giving me the resources, time, energy and ideas for its quick and unhindered spread around the world. Through me, the knowledge of Christ spreads everywhere; the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ dispels darkness in the hearts of the unconverted, impacting them with the message of eternal life, establishing them in righteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
Proverbs 11:30; The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that winneth souls [is] wise.
Mark 6:7-13; And he called [unto him] the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; And commanded them that they should take nothing for [their] journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in [their] purse: But [be] shod with sandals; and not put on two coats. And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. And they went out, and preached that men should repent. And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed [them].
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
2 Timothy 2:1-26 & Jeremiah 19-22
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Hebrews 13:1-25 & Ezekiel 25-26
Rhapsody of Realities 26th October 2020 Devotional was written by Pastor Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (D.Sc., D.D.). President of Loveworld Inc. aka Christ Embassy Int’l.