SUNDAY SERVICE MESSAGE - 03/04/2016.
TOPIC: IT IS TIME TO DO EXPLOITS!
TEXT: Daniel 11:32; John 4:30-34; Esther 4:16
INTRODUCTION TO MESSAGE
Every believer should know that it is only on earth that we can make use of the grace or gifts and power of the lord to do exploits and not after death or rapture; neither in heaven nor hellfire (2nd Corinthians 6:2; Hebrew 9:27).
No wonder, our Master Jesus Christ laboured tirelessly day and night while here on His earthly ministry (John 4:30-34; John 5:17). He knows that after His departure here on earth, He can't do it again (John 9:14)
So, we all must follow after his examples and that of the Apostles who laboured till the end while they were here, No one should expect him/herself to do exploit after death or rapture.
For more understanding, we shall consider the following points;
POINT 1: THE REASON AND EXAMPLES
We all should realize that whoever claims to know God must show it by the exploits here on earth, now, before death or rapture (John 9:1-4; 2nd Corinthians 6:2) now that we have the grace to be saved and save others (Act 26:17-19).
Remember, He saved us to save or convert others (Luke: 22:31-32). So, for us to claim to know God, we must show it like our fathers of faith, Our Master Jesus Christ and His Apostles for they did great exploit in their days, consider Moses a slave boy who did great exploit (Exodus 5:1-3; 6:1-3:7; 12:12, 30-36)
Remember the case of Joshua and Caleb, and also, the three Hebrew children and Daniel, all these people did great exploit. Also, Elijah, Elisha, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Our Master Jesus Christ and His Apostles and many others today.
POINT 2: OUR EXPECTED RESPONSE AMD THE RESULT
Every believer, pastor, leader, or worker must know that we are ambassadors of Christ, Our Christian life must not be different from Him and we should not do anything contrary to His will (Mathew 26:40, 42).
There is nothing like comfortable or pleasurable Christianity rather, Christianity should be to demonstrate God's existence through exploits by winning souls or labouring that others might be saved (1st Corinthians 10:33; John 12:23-26). We all must prove God in our time like Moses, Joshua, Caleb, Elijah, Elisha, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and our Master Jesus Christ and the Apostles. We should prove God like Daniel, Meshach, Shedrack and Abednego, these men did great exploit and also Esther (Daniel 3:16-28; Esther 4:16)
So, let every one of us take advantage of the great presence of God upon us in this generation to do exploit by winning souls and causing great revival all over the world (Act 17:6). Let us join them to shake the world again before rapture. (Mark 16:15; 2nd Timothy 4:2)
For those who are not yet born again and backsliders, they should repent of their sins, give their lives to Jesus Christ and accept Him as their Lord and personal Saviour (John 3:16; Romans 3:23; John 10:10; Romans; 10:13; Jeremiah 4:30; Deuteronomy 22:5 ; Proverb 28:13; John 14:6)