TOPIC: You Are Chosen – By David Ibiyeomie
John 15:16 (KJV) Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Your salvation comes with an expectation. Every born again has the assignment to build and edify the church; equipping God’s people for the work of the ministry — which is soul winning.
Soul winning is for every believer. If your life must reflect the beauty and glory of Salvation, then you have to work for the purpose for which you are saved. To be a partaker of God’s manifold blessings, you must be addicted to soul winning. Kingdom blessings are means to advertise the Gospel of Christ and until you start doing the work of the ministry, you will not enjoy the benefits of why you are saved.
Luke 10:17 (KJV) And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.
The disciples of Jesus carried out the business of soul winning with exceeding boldness; the resultant effect was that the demons were subject to them.
God is not only looking for able vessels but available vessels. If you are willing, God will give you the ability to perform. It is our assignment to go out into the world and preach the Gospel of Christ; when you refuse, then you are walking in disobedience. No matter your profession and achievements, you have been called by God to preach this good news of salvation. Soul winning was the business of Jesus during His earthly ministry; His business is our business.
Luke 19:10 (KJV) For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Jesus made the business of His Father (soul winning) His business and was zealous about it. We are also sent by Jesus to win souls.
John 20:21 (KJV) Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
Every believer is commissioned to preach the Gospel to the sinners and win them for Christ.
John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Love is the motivating factor for carrying out the mission of soul winning. If you love someone, you will go all out to preach to the person. You do not love the sin but you love the sinner. Do not condemn them but show them love because they lack understanding.
Make soul winning your daily lifestyle; do not procrastinate as this could result to a delay in the spreading of the Gospel. As you preach the Gospel of Jesus today, may your feet be directed into your destiny in Jesus name!
God bless you.