Topic: The Commandos II (Open Heaven 16 October 2020)
Memorise: For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. – Philippians 1:21
Read: 1 Corinthians 9:16-17 (KJV)
16 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!
17 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.
Bible in One Year: Matthew 14, Mark 6, Luke 9:1-17
God loves commandos because a lot of His work can be done through them.
Christian commandos do not have to be monitored closely by their Pastors to achieve their deliverables. They are always hungry for even more. Paul was a commando. He knew his assignment was to spread the gospel around the world and he never relented. Even in dangerous situations, he still went about preaching (Acts 21:1-6).
How many souls have you won in the last six months? If missionaries in hostile environments still preach, even in the face of death, you don’t have any excuse not to preach the gospel to people around you.
Sometimes ago, I was invited to preach outside Nigeria. I was talking with my host when he told me of a man called Cobra – a cultist who was also very rich and well-connected. He was indeed a terror in the land, so no one dared to confront him. The more he talked about Cobra, the more I wanted to preach to him. Eventually, I asked him to arrange for me to meet the man. My host was alarmed. He said Sir, he could kill you if you dare talk about Jesus to him.” However, I insisted on him setting up the meeting.
On the D-day, I met with Cobra and said “Sir, the Lord has sent me to tell you that your cup is full and He is about to bring judgement on you.” Within minutes, Cobra was on his knees. In the end, not only did I come out alive, I did so with a new soul won for my Lord.
Will you run away at the slightest treat or forge ahead to do whatever God asks of you?
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve… but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” – Joshua 24:15
As for me and my household, we will be Commandos for Christ. What about you?
Father, please help me to be a Commando for You, in the mighty name of Jesus.
Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.
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