Your Responsibility In Christ (1)

Dear Fellow Christians,

There is an excitement you’ll never enjoy until you’re a soul winner. When you begin to step into what God had made you, the experience becomes real to you.

Until you are on top of a mountain, you’ll never know how cooler it’s up there than when you are at the bottom of the mountain. At the top of the mountain, you see differently. Houses and everything looks small from the top of a mountain. That’s how God sees and that’s how we need to see.

It’s our responsibility to win souls. The power to win souls has already been given to us. Acts 1:8 says, “But you shall receive POWER (ABILITY, EFFICIENCY, and MIGHT) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth” AMP.

We have received dynamic power to cause changes, to witness for Him, to become living proof producers. I’m an agent of positive change where I am. Don’t ask how. Heaven knows you when you pray for £5 million. It’s your inheritance and God remembers you. He will either send a man or an angel to bless you.

In Mark 16:15, Jesus said unto them, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature”. Jesus said we should go into our world of business and our sphere of contact and preach the gospel to every creature. And you must begin in your house.

We are not in Church so that God can bless us. We are a company of blessed men. We are the Sons of God gathered together to participate in the divine nature and to do our Father’s business. We don’t run the same race with the rest of the world. We know who we are. We are problem solvers and a solution provider.

Jesus said, in Matthew 12:30, “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad”.

In Luke 11:23 Jesus said, “He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth”.

To rise in church and be spiritually relevant, your must be involved with God’s number one job. You must always dress for the job. You’re a salesman taking the gospel to the ends of the world. You have a portfolio!

You have to be on a mission, you have to be on the go for the signs to follow you. Mark 16:17 says, “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues”. The signs can’t follow you when you seat in one place.

Jesus is the express image of God’s personality. Hebrews 1:1-3 days, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high”.

Today, Jesus is no longer here on earth physically. He is with the Father but he is here with us spiritually and we have become the express image of God.

Our purpose in church, my purpose in church as a child of God is to bring men into their inheritance. The Father has made us partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. Colossians 1:12 AMP days, “Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God’s holy people) in the Light.

If you are ashamed to preach the gospel you are locking the power.

Let your environment be your concern rather than your problems, needs and challenges. You may be in a desert place but don’t let your needs be your focus. Let the needs of God dominate your mind and thoughts. That’s a higher life in Christ. Always find out what God wants you to do with the life of the one you meet.

What are God’s needs in that company that you work for? What are God’s needs in that neighbourhood that you live? Psalms 2:8 says, “Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession” (AMP).

Today is the day to stay the course and become a radical soul winner.

In His Grip,
Ali Papa.
@IamAlipapa

You Are Never Alone

Beloved,

In this life, some people are going to leave you, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story. When you find yourself in a place where you know you need His perfection, ask Him to shield you because God says, “I am your shield and your exceedingly great reward”- (Genesis 15:1). When you lose something or someone, don’t think of it as a loss, accept it as the gift that gets you on the path you were meant to travel on. All things, including those that left you, those that are fighting you, those who are working overtime to see that you don’t get promoted, those who are talking you down, works together for your good.

Do not regret growing older; it is a privilege denied to many. Do not ask yourself or God, why me; you are never alone and God understands how you feel. Do not compare yourself to others; you are not running the same race with them. Do not regret getting married if it has become a silent hell for you; it is a privilege that your heart is still beating. Do not regret anything because the Lord is your strength… (Psalm 28:7). You may have failed yourself but keep walking in confidence. Adversity is what makes a man strong! So keep your head up, shoulders back, give up the stuff that weighs you down, and stay the course with no apologies for who you are. Wherever self-worth goes, respect follows. Today is your day, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven – Mathew 5:16.

Be of good courage for He is with you. If He is with you, who can stand against you? Be of good courage, be of good courage for the battle is won unto us. God said to King Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20:15 NIV, “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s”.

Are their battles in your life that requires God’s intervention today? That battle is not yours! A YES from God is all you need. Don’t rush anything. Don’t question His timing. When the time is right, it will happen. Be positive, patient and persistent.  Just remember to PRAY before you over think. PRAY before complaining to anyone. PRAY before calling anyone for help. PRAY because God is your way maker. PRAY until your situation changes. Miracles happen every day, so never stop believing. God can change things very quickly in your life. Allow your life to preach more loudly than your lips. Don’t give up on the things God has placed in your heart. Do not be withdrawn in your heart. Speak the right language, the language of Zion and “…be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus” – 2 Timothy 2:1. Take advantage of the grace that’s in Christ Jesus; be mindful of its benefits, don’t close the opened doors already opened for you with your mouth. Keep pushing and praying knowing that He will give you direction and He will fight your battles for you.

May God continually listen to your prayers. May He not ignore your plea. May He hear you and answer you when you call Him – Psalm 55:1-2. In Jesus Name, Amen!

In Him,
Ali Papa.
@IamAlipapa