What Is My Ministry?
Have you ever asked yourself this question? Have you ever asked God to show you what your ministry really is? What was His answer?
Beloved, here is your answer if you will receive it:
And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Matthew 10:7-8 (KJV)
As you go . . . ! Your “ministry” is one that will only unfold as you go. Too many Spirit-filled Christians are praying and seeking God to find out what their ministry “gift” is when the “it” they are asking for is already clearly presented in the Word.
As you go . . .; As you go to work. As you go to the store. As you go to church. As you go about the affairs of the day. This is when you will have opportunity to be “faithful in little” so that your Father in heaven can “give you much.”
Preach! Your first response may be, “I’m no preacher.” Yes you are! Preaching is just proclaiming. Don’t get the equipping ministry of the pulpit mixed up with proclaiming the Gospel by every believer. Matthew 10:7 even tells you what to say. “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” This simply means that Kingdom rule, order and principle are in the now (God’s ETERNAL NOW).
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Hebrews 13:8 (KJV)
Heal the sick! According to Psalm 107:20, God “sent His Word (Jesus), and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” Christ is in you!
“. . . Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27
Your “ministry” consists of what you allow Him to do through you!
Cleanse the lepers! Your “ministry” is to cleanse everything that eats away at humanity. Whether disease in the body or the ravages of sin in the spirit and soul. There is nothing outside the benefit of God’s grace as manifest in the atoning work of Jesus at Calvary’s Tree!
Raise the dead! This is a “ministry” that not many have reached for. Why not? Is one miraculous manifestation of the Almighty easier than another? I think not. God is calling us to be bold with concern to this “ministry.”
Cast out devils! This “ministry” is one of the most misunderstood in the Christian family. Suffice it to quote the words found in Colossians 2:15,
“And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.”
Freely you have received, Freely Give!
You do have a “ministry!”