THE HONOUR OF PREACHING THE GOSPEL.
This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare (1 Timothy 1:18).
God has never used the angels to minister or preach the Gospel for the salvation of men. Even if He gets the attention of a sinner through an angel, He’ll get a Christian who has received that salvation to preach the Gospel to that sinner, because He gave the Church the honour of preaching the Gospel (Acts 10:1-6).
He also gave us, His saints, the honour of executing judgment in this earth over the forces of darkness (Psalm 149:5-9). This is so that we’ll have no excuse in preaching the Gospel and covering the earth with His righteousness. He gave us the power to use His Name against satanic forces. He said, “…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature…And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils…” (Mark 16:15-17).
Be excited about preaching the Gospel and let nothing hinder you from it. Irrespective of the threats, persecutions or challenges that you might face, preach the Gospel unafraid. Remember, you’re a soldier in God’s army. Soldiers are undaunted about their cause.True soldiers don’t retreat, and they don’t surrender. They fight to the finish. So, be strong and tough in accomplishing the task of soul winning in these last days.
Pray. You represent the Heavenly Kingdom of Jesus Christ, and there’s a battle for the souls of men. Before you go out on evangelism, spend time in intercession. Prevail in prayer for the souls of men and prophesy their salvation. Prophesy to your city, your nation, and the nations of the world, that they all belong to Jesus Christ and souls are won en-mass into the Kingdom.
Take your role as a praying priest, and minister of reconciliation. Remember, this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
Dear Father, I pray that the Holy Spirit will raise passionate, committed and fearless labourers for the harvest fields around the world, and that the souls of men are made ready to receive the Gospel gladly, and be converted to the Kingdom, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Romans 10:13-15 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 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? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Psalm 149:5-9 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. 6 [Let] the high [praises] of God [be] in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; 7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, [and] punishments upon the people; 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible Reading Plan :
Mark 8:14-26;Numbers 3-4
2 Year Bible Reading Plan :
Matthew 18:12-20;Exodus 8