July 26, 2015 – Sunday Inspiration By Bishop David Oyedepo: Exploring The Wonders Of Kingdom Stewardship
Serving God is a big-time business! That is the reason Jesus defined Kingdom stewardship as the Father’s business. As it is written: He said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?(Luke 2:49;Exodus 23:25-26).
Therefore, Kingdom stewardship is the Father’s business and it is a platform established by God for profitable living.
What, then, is Kingdom Stewardship?
Kingdom stewardship is all about serving God and the interests of His Kingdom as a lifestyle. It is one of the great steps that lead us to a world of wonders. As it written: If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures (Job 36:11; see also Matthew 6:33).
That means we are not permitted to live under pressures when we serve God. Furthermore, we understand from scriptures that Kingdom stewardship which includes soul-winning,emits and engenders wonder rewards.
WHAT, THEN, ARE THEAMAZING WONDERS IN SOUL-WINNING?
The Flow of Divine Wisdom: In soul-winning, we are co-labourers with Christ and The Bible says: He that walks with the wise shall be wise, but a companion of fools shall be destroyed (Proverbs 13:20; Mark 16:20).In other words, as we engage in soul-winning, we work and walk with God, and we cannot walk with the only wise God and not partake of His wisdom. As result, every soul winner flows in divine wisdom supernaturally (Daniel 12: 3).
We are empowered to scale new heights: The Bible says: But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many (Matthew 20:26-28).
No one ever prays or fasts into greatness, we can only serve into greatness. It is the covenant platform for unlimited heights. Therefore, we scale new and strange heights as we serve God with meekness and humility.
Command of Signs and Wonders (Mark 16:20): Every time He sends us, He backs us with the signs and wonders anointing. As it is written: And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease (Matthew 10:1).
The more committed we are to soul-winning, the higher our level of command of signs and wonders. Moreover, the Bible says that the husbandman,wholabours is ordained to be the first partaker of the fruits (2 Timothy 2:6). Therefore, as we engage whole-heartedly in soul-winning, the value of our lives is enhanced.
Access to Divine Favour: The Apostles were out reaping a bountiful harvest for God and they were having favour with all the people and the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved (Acts 2:47). That means favour was flowing as souls were won into the Kingdom. Thus, when we engage in spiritual stewardship, we enjoy divine favour. As it written:Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof. So the heathen shall fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy glory (Psalm 102:13-15).
Divine Health: A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health (Proverbs 13:17). We are ambassadors of Christ, because we are reconciling the world back to God. Therefore, we are entitled to divine health (2 Corinthians 5:20). It is written: I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit (John 15:1-2). Thus, as fruit-bearing Christians, Jesus becomes our personal Physician and His mission is to keep us supernaturally fit.
Divine Protection: Every soul winneris empowered for protection (Luke 10:17-19).
Supernatural Supplies: When we are on the go for Christ, we are not permitted to lack anything (Luke 22:35).
Miracle Children: Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward (Psalm 127:3). When we engage in soul-winning, we become fruit-bearing branches. This is because everyone who bears fruits for the Kingdom, God releases fruits into their lives (John 15:2).
Miracle Marriage: The Bible says: Marriage is honourable in all… (Hebrew 13:4). Marriage is ordained an honourable thing and it is one the entitlement of everyone who honours Jesus. Every soul winner honours God and as such, is entitled to honour in return, which includes miracle marriage (1 Samuel 2:30).
Are you born again? This means, have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Saviour and Lord? If you haven’t, you can do so as you say this prayer: “Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the Living God. Today, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!”
For further reading, please get my books:Wisdom that Works, Walking in Wisdom, All you need to have all your needs met, Winning Wisdom and Excellency of Wisdom.
I invite you to come and fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaan Land, Ota, the covenant home of Winners. We have four services on Sundays, holding at 6:00 a.m., 7:50 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. respectively.
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