A Sacred Trust September 22, 2012Posted by Streim in Listening To God, Sharing The Gospel, Time for Sharing.
Tags: Bible, Body of Christ, Christian living, Exhortation, Finding The Savior, God Almighty, Gospel, Hope, Jesus Christ, Love, missions, Serving God, The Truth, trust
As the followers of Christ, God gave us His Word as a sacred trust. Psalm 147:19-20: ” He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel. He has not dealt thus with any nation; And as for His judgments, they have not known them. Praise the Lord!”
He sent His Spirit to lead us into all truth and teach us the things we need to know, as we compare one section of Scripture with another and listen for His “voice” to instruct, convict, and transform us. 1 Corinthians 2:12-13: ” Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
And He has appointed to us the ministry of this Word for the purpose of making all the nations disciples. Matthew 28:18-20: And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Romans 10: 13-15 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!”
No other people in the world has been entrusted with this glorious treasure! If we fail to minister the Word as God Himself intended, how will the blessings of the Word and the Gospel of Forgiveness ever reach the billions and billions who are still living in the darkness of ignorance and unbelief?
Praying with a burden for the lost and prodigals of this world. Now is the time for us to hold our banner high and proclaim the Truth of the Everlasting Gospel! It’s not just an instruction to the pastor, preacher and teacher… it for all of us who know the JOY of forgiveness, the PEACE of everlasting life and the HOPE for everyday. Have a blessed weekend…