Able Ministers Of
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
As Christians, not only have we been divinely mandated to preach the Gospel (Mark 16:15), we’ve also been endued with power from on high to function effectively as fervent soul winners. We’ve been made able ministers of the Gospel.
The Apostle Paul being mindful of this said, “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry” (1 Timothy 1:12). We’ve been divinely enabled to manifest the Kingdom-life and show forth the unsearchable riches, graces, excellencies and manifold wisdom of Christ, through the preaching of the Gospel. This charge is for every Christian, not for a select few!
You ought to be afire for the Lord, with your heart burning hot with the good news. Never allow opportunities to preach the Gospel pass you by unutilized. Never be shy or intimidated to preach to anybody;“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”(2 Timothy 1:7). There’s an anointing on you to preach the Gospel, and that anointing is activated the moment you open your mouth to witness to somebody about Christ!
You have the Holy Spirit, and He has already enabled you for the task, so all you need do is to go ahead, open your mouth and speak! You’ll be amazed at the gracious and powerful words of wisdom that’ll proceed out of your mouth. He said in Luke 21:15, “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.”No wonder He said in Psalm 81:10,“…open your mouth wide, and I will fill it….”Which means once you’ve determined you’re going to communicate the Gospel to someone the Lord will give you the words to speak; yours is to open your mouth and begin to speak.
Become conscious of what the Lord Jesus said in Luke 24:49 “…behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” This was fulfilled in your life when you were born again; you received the promise of the Father and became endued and enabled with power from on high to preach the Gospel.
thank you for making me an able minister of the Gospel; your word of faith, salvation, deliverance and healing is in mine heart today as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I declare it forth with power everywhere I go today,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
2 Corinthians 5:18; 1 Corinthians 4:1-2; 1 Peter 4:10
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: Acts 1; 2 Chronicles 1-4
2 Year Bible reading plan: Mark 16:12-20; Deuteronomy 7