WINNING FOR GOD
And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. And Simon and they that were with him followed after him. And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee. And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth. Mark 1:35-38 KJV
When you don’t train yourself in the things of the Spirit often, the flesh will have a say in your life but if you learn to operate by the Spirit, the flesh won’t have its voice heard. God designed for his work to be done by three tools. Publicity or branding are not His tools, neither is having a logo a tool.
One time, Jesus had just finished a crusade and He went to pray all night long. The Bible tells us that His disciples began to look for Him and when they saw Him, they said to Him “all men seek You.” While He was praying with the Father, all men were seeking Him.
How profound! When did we reach the point of thinking a good brand will bring people to church? Those who will come are charlatans. The ones who will come by the flesh will have to be sustained by the flesh! The day something is out of place, they wouldn’t come back.
However, the ones you birthed by the Spirit will always be connected to you because you gave birth to them by the Spirit. These three tools are;
- Evangelism/soul winning and;
Intercession is when we stand in the gap. It is the pouring of mercy and life into a place or person. You want to have the gifts of the Spirit functioning in your life, intercede. Develop an intercessory schedule with names of people or places you want to pray for daily. Your intercession then becomes effective to the measure of compassion in your soul. God never designed His kingdom to grow by publicity but by soul winning. You must seek out opportunities to preach the gospel. When you make it rain in your closet, everyone will feel it but no one knows you made it. What you have now is the sacrifice or price you have paid.
God did not give us branding but the Spirit of God. Teaching is not motivation or excitement, nor are they nice messages. You listen to teachings because you are being trained to train. No matter the service group you are a part of in church, you are a trainer. Learn to expose others to godly precepts that you have learnt and applied.
Train others for the work of the ministry so that they can do and start something for God wherever they find themselves. Teach others around you win souls, pray, give and respond to the spirit of God. This is how you win and take over for God. This is how you keep the influence of the flesh away from your life. Choose to win for God and you can be sure that your life will continually bring glory to God.
Dear Father, Thank you for I am birthed of the Spirit. As such, I am fully given to soul winning, intercession and the teaching of the Word. My life is a sign post for your glory leading all men to you. In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Chronicles 7:1-8:40