HE SPONSORS THE SOUL WINNER
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants…Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me (Philippians 2:25-30).
We have a divine commission to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Jesus said: “…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). Then in Luke 22:35, He asked His disciples something rather remarkable: “…When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye anything? And they said, Nothing.” It shows that when God sends you on an assignment, He sees to it that everything you require to accomplish it is available to you. All God needs from you is your commitment to the task. The soul winner is sponsored by God. Therefore, be determined that there’ll be no limit to how far you’re willing to go in spreading the Gospel around the world.
As far as God is with you and has made your body His living tabernacle, the Gospel won’t be limited. That’s the kind of commitment we see in the Apostle Paul, and it’s worth emulating. He said, “Woe unto me, if I don’t preach the Gospel” (1 Corinthians 9:16).
Some people have committed their time and resources to ensuring the Gospel reaches every nation of the world. They do great exploits in advancing God’s agenda, making up for the lack or short-comings of others. They give so much money to the furtherance of the Gospel; and the more they give, the more the Lord channels resources their way so they can accomplish greater things for Him. He’ll supply all you ever require to fulfil His purpose of soul winning.
Decide that through you, the Gospel will continue to prosper, and you’ll keep at it, until the rapture of the Church.
Dear Father, thank you for entrusting me with the Gospel and giving me the resources, time, energy and ideas for its quick and unhindered spread around the world. Through me, the knowledge of Christ spreads everywhere; the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ dispels darkness in the hearts of the unconverted, impacting them with the message of eternal life, establishing them in righteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
John 4:34; 34Then Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.
30The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends.
7And he called his twelve disciples together and began sending them out two by two, giving them authority to cast out evilc spirits. 8He told them to take nothing for their journey except a walking stick—no food, no traveler’s bag, no money.d 9He allowed them to wear sandals but not to take a change of clothes.
10“Wherever you go,” he said, “stay in the same house until you leave town. 11But if any place refuses to welcome you or listen to you, shake its dust from your feet as you leave to show that you have abandoned those people to their fate.”12So the disciples went out, telling everyone they met to repent of their sins and turn to God. 13And they cast out many demons and healed many sick people, anointing them with olive oil.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 2 Timothy 2:1-26 & Jeremiah 19-22
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Hebrews 13:1-25 & Ezekiel 25-26
EXCERPT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional