By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi
Memorise: “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;” (2 Corinthians 5:18).
Read: 2 Corinthians 5:18-21
What you do on the earth is a direct pointer to who you represent, and to your assignment at every given point in time. You can always examine what your roles on earth look like. You are either representing God towards world evangelisation or you are embracing the end time moves of the kingdom of darkness to the destruction of souls in hell.
The ministry of Jesus was all about God’s desire for the salvation of humanity.
“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:3-4).
His anointing was all about doing good to everyone on the earth! He was never found satisfying His own fleshly desires. He was, all through His ministry, moved towards the deliverance, healing, and salvation of humanity. On prosperity, oh yes, He became poor so that you through His poverty might become rich – 2 Corinthians 8:9.
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;” (2 Corinthians 5:18).
Jesus reconciled us back to God. Our relationship with God was re-established through His new testament blood. He didn’t do it for you alone. It was for the whole world and while He was departing, He commissioned you and I to “greater works”. You are the representative of Christ in this present world.
How well do you represent your Jesus? This assignment is major work and should not be tied to ordinary titles of pastor, deacon, priest or bishop. “This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.” (1 Timothy 3:1). You are called to work the works of Him who called you while it’s day, the night cometh…you won’t be able to work again – John 9:4. Are you doing His work at all or you are simply fooling around chasing after mere titles? Do you even know what the assignment is? Can you be truly called a sincere representative of Christ in your immediate local assembly or neighbourhood? What are you doing to reconcile the world back to God. The assignment is clear….make disciples of all nations.
It will take a disciple to make another. What kind of disciple are you? Who are your followers? If they are following you at all, where are you taking them! As a parent, what example are you laying for the children God has put in your care. As a pastor, are you sure you are leading the flock towards God or into mammon worship due to your love for money and the untold gratification of prosperity? As a reader of this devotional, is your lifestyle a representation of the heavenly pattern? Beloved, where do you stand in the ministry of reconciliation?
“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;” (2 Corinthians 5:18).
Mirror your life through His word and make all the necessary adjustments. You were created to be a blessing to your world and not a source of pollution. “But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” (James 1:25). Be reconciled to God and take up this assignment of bringing souls back from destruction to the joy of salvation through Christ. Be a blessing to humanity and it shall be well with all you do!
Choose to be a life helper! Be What God wants you to be. Obey the heavenly vision!