We have been looking at the roles a true Christian must play in these last days. Today, we are going to look at your role as a minister of the Gospel and an intercessor.
Being a minister of the Gospel doesn’t necessarily mean you will officially become a pastor, but as we have seen in this month’s devotional, every Christian was given the primary commission to win souls for God wherever they find themselves on the face of the earth. The descriptions of this role can be found in Matthew 28:19-20 and Mark 16:15-18 (The Great Commission).
As an intercessor, no matter where you find yourself on the face of the earth, you must be ready to pray always. For us Christians, prayer is our primary tool of communication with God and it is extremely important for you to develop your intercessory ability.
As a Christian, it is your responsibility to intercede for your fellow Christians, church, family, friends, town, state, nation, and even people you don’t know (when God leads). A good intercessor needs high spiritual stamina and the only way to get that stamina is by praying constantly. The more you engage in intercession, the stronger your “intercessory muscles” develop.
Don’t spare yourself. Take intercession seriously. You will never know when a loved one needs your prayer urgently. You really cannot give what you don’t have. The intercessory muscles you have not developed in the secret cannot work for you on the day of crisis.
PRAYER: Father, help me to develop my intercessory muscles and give me the grace to fulfil my ministry of soul winning in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 1 Chronicles 28:1-29:30; Romans 5:6-21; Psalm 15:1-5; Proverbs 19:18-19