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THEME: MARKETPLACE AGENTS
Date: 6th September 2020
Bible Verse: Romans 1:14


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The heart of God has not changed from seeing all saved and reign with him in his eternal light and kingdom that is to come, he still loves the world today with the same depth of love that caused him to send Jesus to come and pay the price for the sin of the world (see John 3:16)

In some of our past sessions on Milk & Bone, we have looked at identifying those we are sent to, also, seeing ourselves as the ordinary people that God have chosen to carry out his plans to reach the unreached, but today we will be looking at the strategic area that the move of God is active right now on earth

Understanding The Marketplace

Christian are now found in many careers, Engineers, Nurses, Teachers, Surgeons, Entertainment, Politics, Stock Trading, Banking and Research but to mention a few, this areas are what we can classify as the marketplace, taking the gospel beyond the church.

On the day of pentecost, the Holy Spirit caught the attention of the international business people that have come to Jerusalem for business (see - Acts 2:5-6), that is a clear indication to us that God is also interested in the life of the rich, not only the middle class and the less privilege.

There are many people and decision makers in politics and business, stock markets and the health sector; we should be concerned that if Christ is not well represented there, our society will continue to bath itself in ungodly laws and inventions that seek to drift and distract souls from things that are eternal.

The Lord is opening more doors for believers in areas where we were once not present, the plans of the king of glory is to take back the authority and the heart of the people at the seat of authority and we have a role to play by pleading and inviting the presence of the Lord over every corner of our place of work.

The gospel is the solution to save a decaying soul, and we are the people of God's pasture that have been called to work in that hospital, bank, offices, business team, student and legal expert; let us arise from our slumber, the time is short, souls are dying everyday, we need to start acting today, tomorrow and procrastinating is not the answer (see 2 Corinthians 6:2)

Effective Marketplace Agents

One of the effective ways to be effective is to have a lifestyle that is complately obedients to the leadings and the promtings of the Holy Spirit, the work belongs to him, we can not do it by ourself, we never can know whom he want to reach through us unless we submit to his leadership

We need to wake up today than ever before to realise that the gospel is not only meant for the poor, God is also interested in the souls of the rich and the influencial people; we can always commit our place of work to the hand of God for him to start a revival in the marketplace through us.

regardless of the position or age of those unbelievers at our place of work, the day of reckoning will definitely come and it will not be good for them to appear before Jesus and say they did not hear about the gospel while on earth (see Hebrews 9:27)

Conclussion

The Market-place is a place where people earn and make a living but, it is not excempted from the areas that Christ want to harvest to the father through us, without us God will not move but we us, he will reach the end of the earth with HIS saving grace.

This a callout to all the Market-place agent to arise and hold forth the banner, we will not be weak in Jesus name, amen.

Group Discussion

(1). Share ideas on how to be effective as a Market-place agent
(2). Where you work, how can can reign there?
(3). Give ideas on effective evangelism at the Market-place
(4). Is the Market place excempted from Christ's plan?

Thanks for being part of today's Milk & Bone, I pray that as we strive to be as Holy as our Lord and God is Holy (1 Peter 1:16), we will continue to be God's delight here on earth in Jesus name, amen.

Let Us Pray

(1). Father, use me to bring revival to my Market-place
(2). Lord Jesus, sharpen my spiritual effectiveness for you.
(3). Everlasting Father, don't let me run this race in vain

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