Tuesday, January 19, 2016
CO-WORKERS WITH CHRIST IN THE GREAT COMMISSION
“we are labourers together with God…” (1 Cor 3.9)
When actively engaged in the work of evangelism, let us be conscious that the mission and work is God’s in which He has invited us to labor with HIM. Apart from Him we can do nothing (John 15:5). He does what we cannot do, and we do what he cannot do, ie., we present the gospel message to people while He by his Spirit enables people to believe the message and in Him.
When Jesus proclaimed what we refer to as the Great Commission as recorded in Mathew 28:18-20,
He said that He would be with us.
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Let’s look at two examples that are recorded in the book of Acts.
“On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. A woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, was listening; and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul. And when she and her household had been baptized, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.” (Acts 16:13-14)
“ While Peter was still saying these things, ithe Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word… 48 And he commanded them qto be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.” (Acts 10:44 & 48 -NKJV)
Let’s be conscious and aware that God looks over his word to perform it (Jer. 1:12), and let’s be confident that when we present the gospel, He is there in our midst (Matt. 18:20) at that moment working together with us.
Let’s act on this and see the fruit of it.
Until next post..."occupy until He comes".