This is a true and wise saying: “I am in chains for the sake of the Gospel.”( 2 Tim 1:16). And furthermore I consider it a high privilege and honour from God. What more could I ask for? I am content, and if Christ Jesus doesn’t come back while am still in this bodily form on earth; “I WILL DIE PREACHING!” . I fully relate with this powerful Word “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for NECESSITY IS LAID UPON ME; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me. What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel” (1 Corinthians 9:16-18).
Paul said, “Woe is me if I preach not the gospel.” Sometimes we do not have a choice! We have to do His will whether there is a salary or not. That is exactly how I feel. I do not think that I have a choice. I am bound to obey God. I feel that if I do anything apart from preaching His Word, God will still accomplish His will as He is the Potter and Jehovah Adonai( The Sovereign God: Who is NOT a respecter of men!). I have encountered and heard of others several say the same thing; “Before I was in the ministry, I knew that God had called me. At one time I felt that God would kill me if I didn’t go into the ministry.” , “That is why I am in full time ministry today.” It may not be fully the case for all, but the desire to be obedient to the call burns like a raging fire that can NOT be put out. We thank God for this, as we know He has good plans for us, and for the salvation of many.
This sacrificial ministry and attitude will ensure that many play a part in the great commission. Again, notice these powerful words of the scripture: “And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I MIGHT BE PARTAKER thereof with you” (1 Corinthians 9:23). Many of us may never play a part in building the kingdom unless we do it as lay people. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all evangelists? Are all pastors? Obviously not! But thank God, you can support yourself and make a significant contribution to the great commission.
HALELUJAH, MAY GOD DELIVER & ALWAYS HELP US.
Evangelist Eric Musa
(My message continuously: If you are not saved: Believe, accept, receive and confess Christ Jesus as your Lord and Saviour and be filled with the Holy Spirit, as it is written; “NOW is the acceptable time, TODAY is the day of SALVATION.- 2 Cor 6:2”. For prayers and devotion, call me on +254722157300 , and Email: email@example.com , Remember God Loves you unconditionally & always: SHALOM)