Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Our Mission : Gods Work

Our Mission :           Gods Work
(John 20:21 (AMP) Then Jesus said to them again “Peace to you! (just) as the Father has sent Me forth, so I am sending you.” And having said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit”
Jesus was sent to us to carry out the works of God the Father.  He was made flesh so that he could walk amongst us in order for us to see and believe the works of the Lord and just as the Father sent Him filled with His Peace, so He has filled us with that Peace so that we can carry out the work of the Father.  He filled us with the Holy Spirit, the knowledge and power to do the works of the Father.
Jesus had a mission to complete and He walked and talked amongst the people of the earth ensuring that the mission was achieved but along the way He continually strengthened Himself by eating the Spiritual Food, fasting and praying; a process of replenishing Himself.  He went about His mission steadfastly feeding everyone not just by telling them of the Good News but by being an example of the Good News. 
We all have a mission.  We have all been given access to God’s Word and our mission is not to just read the Word and strengthen ourselves in the Word but to preach the Gospel of the Word.  Our mission is to practice, preach and teach the Gospel whether we are at home or on missionary work in Africa.  We are called first to be doers of the Word and not just readers of the Word.  It is our mission to bring the Word to the world and so we must live the Word as well as preach and teach the Word.
(Matthew 5:13 (AMP) You are the salt of the earth but if the salt has become tasteless how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and be trampled underfoot by men”). We are the salt of the earth, we season the earth but we can’t do that by simply reading the Word.  We don’t buy salt and leave it in the cupboard in the hope that our food will be seasoned because we have the salt.  We use the salt to add flavour to our food, to make it edible.  The word of God is given to us to be used, to bring God’s flavour to each other and this can only be achieved by hearing, teaching and living the Word.  God poured out his Holy Spirit into us just as we are to pour it into the world.
As Christians, Kingdom people the world watches what we do and say, how we live our lives.  Everything we do must line up.  (Matthew 5:16 (AMP) Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven).  We are disciples of the Word.  (Disciple: to be disciplined in our ways; to be imitators of what we are taught).  Disciples are imitators of their teacher and so we must disciple and imitate what Jesus did.  We must walk in line with the scriptures. We must have all our business in order.  We must go about our Fathers business in like manner as Jesus did. How do we deal with life and its challenges?  We must be seen to deal with life’s challenges with Christ and bring the Word to the world.
(Matthew 5:17 (AMP) “Do not think that I have come to do away with or undo the Law or the Prophets; I have come not to do away with or undo but to complete and fulfil them”).  God the Father sent Jesus on earth not so as to do away with the Law but to fulfil them.  To do the Works of the Father so that we may know His grace and mercy.  He came so that we could learn from Him what is required of us to complete our mission.  It is by bringing to life the seed planted in us by God that we bear fruits, that we strengthen each other in the Way of the Lord.  We are called to our mission by not just the things we do in our private life but by being an example of God in our public life also.  God wants us to be examples of His grace which fulfils the Law
So what is our ultimate Mission?  It is to be walking, talking, breathing, living examples of the Father.  It is to be servants of the Lord - a servant administers to the needs of others and in turn is rewarded for his good work.  God administers to our needs and is rewarded by our good work
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