THEME: THE MESSAGE
Date: 16th August 2020
Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:10 NLT
One of God's prime priority and assets on earth is humanity, after all HIS creativity expertise, he committed the managerial role to the care of man and woman by giving us dominion over everything that crawls over the surface of the earth (see Genesis 1:28).
The depth of that love is so amazing that God gave his only begotten Son (Jesus Christ) that through him we will all become heirs to the everlasting throne of the most high God (See John 3:17).Just as Jesus was sent out of the will of the father to come and reconcile the world back to the ways of God, we have also been sent with a message from God to the world, Jesus said “Peace be with you; As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” - John 20:21 NLT
The Messanger without a Message
Ever wondered how bizzare it might look for postman to turn up at your door and said I have come to say I don't have a letter for you, the importance of the delivery / postman is the message they conveys.
Apostle Paul knew the importance of him focusing on the messsage that was passed unto him when he said "Yet preaching the Good News is not something I can boast about. I am compelled by God to do it. How terrible for me if I didn’t preach the Good News!" - 1 Corinthians 9:16 NLT
God has his plan of reaching the inner-most part of the world through us (see Acts 1:8), he positioned his people in strategic areas so that the unreached could be reached.
The adversary is against making the message of Hope and love from God to reach the inner-most of where we are positioned, from gym, to our office, market place, colleague at school, business associate; the desire of God to establish his kingdom on earth can only be done through us.
Protecting The Message
We are not just created as cookies that comes out from the oven with equal size, we are a product of a creative God; considering the variation in the messages he has given to some great Men of God of our time, can help us identify how unique our message is from God.
Pastor Olukoya, Pastor E.A.Adeboye, Pastor Bamiro, Pastor Oyedepo, Pastor Kumuyi, Pastor Benny Hinn, all have different messages from the Lord to reach the world with, just as they have been given different styles of delivery, so also is the different areas where we have been positioned to represent Christ.
The bible is filled with facts of those that were able to fulfill there earthly impact and those that lost the message, the following examples will help to cross examine the importance of protecting the message God has trusted to us:
(i) King Saul lost his message as King because of Idol worshiping
(ii) Moses lost the message because of anger
(iii) Lot's wife lost her message because of earthly gains
(iv) Judas lost his message because of money
(v) Samson lost his message because of infidelity
(vi) Esau lost his message due to lack of perseverance
The likes of Jesus, Daniel, Peter, Paul, Samuel, are enough to point us to the fact that it is possible to allow God to reach the world through us inspite of the hostility that may seek to silent the message of God that we carry,
no wonder the bible says that we are surrounded by those that has done it right with God before (see Hebrews 12:1), identifying the things that weigh us down in fulfilling our God giving obligation was part of the secret of those that were able to work upright with God to the end (Hebrews 12:1b)
(1). Can genuine surrender to God help in our message delievery on earth
(2). Why do some fail while others excel in Christian walk (discuss)
(3). Why has God placed so much trust in us?
(4). A time of Prayer & Fasting, can it make a difference?
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). God, help me to see myself as someone that you love and have trusted with an assignment
(2). Father, Help me, do not let the light of your message go dim in my life
(3). My rock and my salvation, help me to live out my stay on earth as your genuine messenger
(4). Heavenly father, don't just use me to make a change in people's life, Father, change me also.
(5). Lord Jesus, don't let me lose the message you have given to me
(6). God, I pray that I will be a solution, an agent of peace but change me first, don't let me be unwise in the end