The Ministry Of Reconciliation
“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation”
(2 Corinthians 5:18).
In Luke 19:10, Jesus said, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost”; this was the summary of His mission on earth. Shortly before He ascended, He commissioned the Church to preach the Gospel to all men that they might receive eternal life. This is the ministry of reconciliation, which has been committed to your trust; you’re called to save the souls of men, so get busy for the Lord. Be passionate about His work. Make soul winning your lifestyle.
You’re a missionary, an oracle of God, commissioned to take the message of salvation to everyone in your world. Therefore, don’t be complacent about soul winning and evangelism. Help someone else receive salvation; help those around you learn the Word; show them the path of life! Teach them how to live. This is your calling as a Christian. Our text says God has given to us the ministry of reconciliation.
There’s no better way to please God and receive heaven’s accolade than leading sinners to repentance. As you win souls to Christ, the Spirit of God takes special interest in you, and causes His glory and power to be revealed through you. Daniel 12:3 says, “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”
If you want your life to be that of ever-increasing glory, take evangelism seriously and make it a conscious lifestyle. Let nothing or anyone dampen your passion for the Lord and His work. You have a responsibility to win others to Christ; it’s your calling. Your mission in the earth is to seek and save the lost, turning them from darkness to light, and bringing them into the glorious liberty of the sons of God.
I take my place as a minister of reconciliation and bearer of divine truths to my world with the Gospel of truth. Through me, many shall be turned from darkness to light, and brought into the glorious liberty of the sons of God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Mark 16:15-16; 1 Corinthians 9:16
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: Galatians 1; Ecclesiastes 9-12
2 Year Bible reading plan: 1 Timothy 2:1-15; Jeremiah 34