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The Great Exchange for Service: – His BURDEN FOR MY BURDEN. Becoming An Effective Ministry Agent or Burden Bearer Part 2

🔄🤝🤝🏾 👮🏾‍♀👮🏾‍♂ *The Great Exchange for Service: – His BURDEN FOR MY BURDEN.* Continued.. *Becoming An Effective Ministry Agent or Burden Bearer* Part 2

Date: 22nd of July 2018

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*INTRODUCTION*

We are all called as ministers, burden bearers, ambassadors and kingdom agents representing Christ here on earth.

I can be a prophet in the five fold ministry call and still be the CEO of a company. I can be a janitor or chaffeur and in the five fold ministry call, be an apostle. I can be a homemaker and be an envangelist. A call, is a call, is a call. I can’t be a Christian and not be assigned a ministry call at conversion because we are ALL called to serve in one capacity or the other.

Let us excercise it wherever and whenever we are stirred up or find opportunity as led. *We can operate in more than one ministry calling depending on the assignment, but one of them is our core calling.*

We need to identify that one core, develop and equip the body of Christ to do likewise. *Developing it means putting it to use.* With every use, it gets better and better.

*Ephesians 4:11-13* (NKJV) And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,
_*till we all come to the unity of the faith*_ and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;.

*Be an effective agent, a burden bearer today. Carry out the five fold ministry test ( 45 questions, 10 minutes today via this link:*
*https://www.otakada.org/five-fold-ministry-test/*

🤷🏾‍♀🤷🏾‍♂ *When i ask God to use me in His kingdom, He responds by taking away my earthbound burdens for His heavenly burdens. When i accept the burden, i become His agent like a policeman or policewoman, a recruit drafted into service with a heavenly authority to enforce heavenly kingdom will hear on earth.*

*Some people have asked, saying ” how come, since i got born again, i mean seriously born again, my problems have increased 10x or 20x (times over). Why is that?”*

The answer to this can be found in some of these scriptures:

*_James 1:2-8 New King James Version (NKJV)Profiting from Trials_*

_2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways._

*2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Praise to the God of All Comfort*

_3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ,so also our comfort abounds through Christ_

Mark9:49

*For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.*

_To be an effective agent of the kingdom, training and preparation for ministry is a key you cannot afford to go without. God is not a god of theory. God is a practical God. For relevance and to be able to bear burdens, we might need to go through what people we are meant to minister to go through as well. Our preparation through times of crisis is our preparation time for ministry and we need to take it all with all joy. God always grant abundant grace so that the burden can be easy for us to carry. Jesus is our perfect example. Jesus became an agent in our midst, went through all we were meant to go through ( perfectly God and perfectly human) and now He is interceding for us because He has gone through it and did not break rank.

*Read this..*

*Hebrews 4:14-16 New International Version (NIV)Jesus the Great High Priest*

_14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are yet he did not sin.16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need._

_If our Churches need to be revelant in the call over our lives, we will certainly go through things we never expected in our lives and circumstance so that we can be relevant to all to whom we are sent.

*A persecuted believers (disciples) will be relevant to another persecuted believer (disciples) elsewhere in the world who is not experiencing persecution in that instance but scheduled for the future._*

*A believer who has lost a spouse will be more effective in ministering to a widow or widower because this person understands the pain and loneliness associated with loose from experience and not head or book knowledge.*

If we continue in the place of prayer, 🙇🏽‍♀🙇🏽‍♂God will grant us grace and clarity as effective agents of transformation but before then, we need to stoop where others are stooping.

*Have you asked God to use you in your office, market, church the world out there and it seems He is not responding?*

📱💻🖨📃📜📧📖🖋🖊📝Take a pen or pencil or whatever and begin to write or record those burdens down. Ask Him for insight on the next step once you have clarified which is it.

*Some agency assignment could be to pray for something or someone.*

*Some agency assignment are temporary while some are long term.*

*some agency assignment will require that we experience what those to whom we are to be sent to go through for a season or for long term – discern what it is*

If we do nothing about our agency assignment, there is a tendency for frustration, anger, helplessness and hardness of heart to set in. 😡

For the harvest is plentiful and the obedient labourers are very very few.

*Matthew9:37Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.*

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Self-Assessment – Where Do I Really Stand In God? Conversion + Conviction + Commitment = Christ Likeness

#conversion #HeadKnowledge #conviction #HeartKnowledge #encounter #experience #trust #faith #commitment #obedience #fruit #FruitOfTheSpirit #DieToSelfDaily #Maturity #ChristianMaturityLevels #Fruitfulness #ChristLikeness #SelfExamination #test #discipleship

Date: Sunday, 15th of July 2018

Otakada.org Christian Content No. 13,874

Self-Assessment – Where Do I Really Stand In God? Conversion + Conviction + Commitment = Christ Likeness

A Word for Today – In this part of eternity, examination is an ongoing exercise. Sometimes exam questions are set by outsiders, sometimes, they are set by insiders. Today, we want to self-examine ourselves to see where we stand in God and maybe, we would self-correct after self-assessment on CONVERSION, CONVICTION and COMMITMENT.

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Self-Assessment – Where Do I Really Stand In God? Conversion + Conviction + Commitment = Christ Likeness

Key Verses To Study, Meditate And Obey:

II Corinthians 13:5

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! (English Standard Version)

Psalm 139:23-24

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life” (New Living Translation)

Galatians 5:22-23 New International Version (NIV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Luke 9:23 English Standard Version (ESV)

23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Matthew 7:21-23 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.

Questions: What are the truth you are learning from the above scriptures? If this is true, what commitments can you make to obey in keeping with the truth in the scriptures above? Who would you share these truth with and your commitment for witnessing and accountability purposes?

Introduction: Self-Assessment – Where Do I Really Stand In God? Conversion + Conviction + Commitment = Christ Likeness

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Obviously, you see your reflection. Every day, we look into the mirror to examine ourselves, look for faults we need to fix, and ensure we look presentable. However, do you know that we also need to look into the spiritual mirror to help us examine ourselves?

Self-examination is a crucial part of our spiritual growth. When we look at our spiritual mirror, what do you see? Do you see mostly your carnal and worldly attitude? Or do you see the character of God the Father and Jesus Christ reflected back to you?

To make this process as simple as possible, let us look at three stages of our Christian experience, explore what the mean and how we stack up to the requirement. Continue reading Self-Assessment – Where Do I Really Stand In God? Conversion + Conviction + Commitment = Christ Likeness

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Engaging God in Conversation Is Like ABC – God’s Voice Become Amplified with the Holy Spirit Baptism – Part 3 of 3

#EngagingGodInConversation #GodIsSpeaking #GodDesiresToSpeakToYou #GodsVoice #TwoWayConversationWithGod #HearingGodsVoice #Pictures #Images #promptings #sensing #Pain #Failure #Success #HolySpiritLeading #Whisper #Knees #Obedience #faith #risk #AudableVoice #Desire #Dissatisfaction #innervoice #conscience #StillMovingPictures #release #restraint #SpontaneousThoughts #InspiredWriting #InspiredSpeaking #Perceptions #knowing #dreams #OpenVision #ClosedVisions #SpiritToSpirit #AngelicVisitations #InnerImpressions #discernment #Otakada.orgMentorshipChannel #GodsChannel #MindRenewal #HumanReasoning #Reasoning #HolySpiritBaptism #FruitGifts #fruit #gifts

Date: 8th of July 2018

Otakada.org Christian Content No. 13,873

Engaging God in Conversation Is Like ABC –  God’s Voice Become Amplified with the Holy Spirit Baptism – Part 3 of 3

A Word for Today –  This is the era of the Holy. God chooses to speak to us today through the instrumentality of His Holy Spirit in born again Believers. When we are full of the Holy Spirit, we easily discern His thoughts in our thoughts, His grieve in our grieve, His joy in our joy, He decision in our decisions and His peace in our peace. We cannot afford to run the Christian race without the help of Holy Spirit in us. Just as the demon possessed man, woman, boy or girl cannot do damage without the demon in them leading and directing them. We are a container, there is no vacuum in the spirit realm, what we open ourselves up to fills us. Be filled with the Holy Spirit of the living God!

Remember, we mentioned earlier that there are 4 voices we are exposed to. These are the voice of Self, voice of Surrounding, voice of Satan and voice of the Spirit of God. We are focusing on the voice of the Spirit today.

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Engaging God in Conversation Is Like ABC – God’s Voice Become Amplified with the Holy Spirit Baptism – Part 3 of 3

 

 

 

 

Key Verses To Study, Meditate And Obey:

 

Acts 13:2

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

Genesis 1: 26-27

26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Psalm 82:6 – 8

6 I said, “You are gods, And all of you are sons of the Most High. 7“Nevertheless you will die like men  And fall like any one of the princes.” Arise, O God, judge the earth! 8 For it is You who possesses all the nations.

Zechariah 12:8

“In that day the LORD will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the one who is feeble among them in that day will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the LORD before them.

John 3:3-6

3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”

5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

 John 10:30 -36

30“I and the Father are one.”

31The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him. 32Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” 33 The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.” 34Jesus answered them, “Has it not been written in your Law, ‘I SAID, YOU ARE GODS’? 35“If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 36 do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?

John 17:21-23 (NIV)

21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

Acts 1:4-5

4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me;5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

Acts 1:8

8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Act 2: 14 – 18

14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and spake forth unto them, saying, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and give ear unto my words. 15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose; seeing it is but the third hour of the day; 16 but this is that which hath been spoken through the prophet Joel: 17 And it shall be in the last days, saith God, I will pour forth of my Spirit upon all flesh: And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, And your young men shall see visions, And your old men shall dream dreams:

18 Yea and on my servants and on my handmaidens in those days Will I pour forth of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.

Questions: What are the truth you are learning from the above scriptures? If this is true, what commitments can you make to obey in keeping with the truth in the scriptures above? Who would you share these truth with and your commitment for witnessing and accountability purposes?

Introduction – God Desires to Speak to You and Me Through Many Channels and the Holy Spirit is  GREATEST voice in our work and walk with Him today. Don’t mess with the Holy Spirit.

Must Christians stop at the above prayer and don’t move beyond that but if you read Acts 1:8 , you realize that to live a successful Christian life in full communion and power with the Holy Spirit , we need Holy Spirit baptism apart from water baptism. When we became Christians, we received the spirit but not in fullness. We cannot communicate effectively with power and poise without the full empowerment of the Holy Spirit of God inside of us.  We see the remarkable change in Peter and the other disciple after the Holy Spirit Baptism. God now comes inside of us. Becomes joined with our spirit in power, our thoughts becomes His thoughts, our hands becomes His hands, our eyes, legs, ears becomes His, He is thinking, we are thinking same , He is grieving, we are grieving, He is loving the unlovable, we are loving the unlovable with ease.

You cannot have the creator of the universe, the Milky Way and the Galaxy living and breathing in you without any kind of outwards manifestation. The sign is tongues ladies and gentlemen. If you don’t have that heavenly prayer language, ask for it. Don’t build some useless, lifeless doctrine around your inability to speak in tongues. It changes your prayer language, your prayer becomes more effective because you boycott the mind where our reasoning tend to block our prayers impressed upon them. Tongues is another way the Holy gets the job done but our will has to come in line so our vocal cords can be used for such prayers.

I ask myself, why would God give us a heavenly language each time we are baptized or His presence comes mightily upon us? Because, our minds are the greatest hindrance to hearing, communicating and prayer what the Holy Spirit wants us to pray. Tongues boycotts all of that. Our, mind become useless, we worship as we should not as our mind dictates because our mind is small compared to the magnificence of God. Our spirit prays because our spirit came from God and knows what to say or do when His shekinah glory manifest through us. The mind is limited because of the limit of our physical realm, what we have seen from the time we were born to the time we die. The spirit knows more so praying in the spirit is more authentic than praying through our minds where issues of life, discouragement, demonic projection and suggestions reside. Next chapter, we shall look at the ten sense of man and you begin to realize what part the mind plays.

Many people may have had an experience like that of the little girl who heard the Holy Ghost (as the Holy Spirit is sometimes called) mentioned in church from time to time, but so vaguely and infrequently she could only guess what sort of ghost this might be. So one day, when she ventured down into the dark furnace room in the church’s cellar, she decided with a child’s firm logic that this spooky place must be where the Holy Ghost lurked.

The fact is, adult believers often act as if the Holy Spirit really was hiding in the church cellar. They may know something about the Holy Spirit, but they don’t know Him personally or realize that He is God in the same way the Son and the Father are God. When they read the Bible, many people are surprised to find that the Holy Spirit was at the very dawn of time: “The Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters” (Genesis 1:2), and many are amazed to find out there are approximately 100 references to the Holy Spirit throughout the Old and New Testaments.

Nevertheless, the Spirit’s role is fundamental both to creation and the life of the believer. When a person comes to Jesus Christ, he receives Christ into his heart. The Spirit of God comes and joins with the spirit of the believer. This “indwelling Spirit” reproduces the life of Jesus in the believer’s life.

What, Then, Is The Baptism In The Holy Spirit?

The baptism in the Holy Spirit is an empowering for service that takes place in the life of the Christian (Acts 1:5,8). In it we are immersed in the Spirit’s life and power.

To illustrate, if we drank water from a glass, then the water would be inside us. However, if we went to the beach and stepped into the ocean, then we would be in the water. We receive, as it were, a drink of the Holy Spirit when we are saved, but when we are baptized in the Spirit, it is as if that initial drink becomes an ocean that completely surrounds us.

Just as the indwelling Spirit that Christians receive when they are saved reproduces the life of Jesus, so the outpoured, or baptizing, Spirit reproduces the ministry of Jesus, including miracles and healings.

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Pray this prayer if you sincerely desire to receive the baptism in God’s Holy Spirit:

“Heavenly Father, at this moment I come to You. I thank You that Jesus saved me. I pray that the Holy Spirit might come upon me. Lord Jesus, baptize me now in the Holy Spirit. I receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit right now by faith in Your Word. May the anointing, the glory, and the power of God come upon me and into my life right now. May I be empowered for service from this day forward. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for baptizing me in Your Holy Spirit. Amen.”

Now, having asked and received, begin to practice the power of the Spirit. An ideal place to begin is where the first apostles did, praising God in a new language. To do this, begin praising God out loud in whatever words come to you. Tell Him how much you love Him. Thank Him, worship Him, and yield your voice to Him. Now let Him give you new words of praise you never heard before. Praise Him with those words, too. You’ll find that this can be a very rewarding experience of communication with God that will build up your faith. Continue to pray to God each day in the language that the Holy Spirit has given you.

But this “prayer language” is just one of the gifts that God wants to give you through the baptism in His Spirit. The Holy Spirit also produces the fruit in us.

Paul wrote that the Holy Spirit produces “fruit” in the lives of believers. These are virtues that demonstrate Jesus’ righteousness in the lives of His disciples: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Galatians 5:22).

So, in asking for the baptism in the Holy Spirit you are availing yourself of these gifts for advancing God’s Kingdom and allowing the Holy Spirit to further cultivate in your life the fruit of righteousness – two great helps in living a life God can use mightily for His glory.

That’s the way it is with God. God is offering the baptism in the Holy Spirit to people who need only to reach out and receive it in order to be on fire to fully serve Him.

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