(Fasting and prayer day 4)
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you… But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning” (Jn 15-27)
This world hates God the Father and God the Son. The world hates and persecutes the believers in Christ. The world hates us for no other reason than the fact that we care called out of this world to belong to Jesus. This is not my own idea. This what the Lord said. We, the servants of God, are like sheep sent to minister to other sheep that are captured by wolves. These lost sheep are waiting in line to be killed by the wolves. They do not know that their days are numbered. They do not know that will soon die. They cannot fight or defend themselves. They are hopeless and helpless. The lost sheep need a Savior! His name is Jesus!!!
We are also sheep, but ‘saved’ sheep. We are ‘missionary’ sheep sent into the bush to speak to the caged victims the message of hope found in Christ alone. Doing ministry in a hateful world is never easy. Each sermon is risky. Each counsel is dangerous. Each prayer of deliverance releases a backlash of insults and troubles. But we must go to where the Lord sends us to go! We must love the souls of men. We must learn to do warfare, not to protect ourselves only, but to liberate the bound. We need to lay down our lives of comfort to prove to others the power of love. This is what it means to be a true friend. Any man or woman, who does not minister Christ to others, cannot be called a friend. He who is the Friend of Jesus is the only true friend of men.
Dear Children of God, it is my privilege to come to you this morning, in the name of Jesus, to tell you that God loves you! To tell you that you should come out from the midst of them who love only your body but hate your soul! In the name of Jesus, I have broken the padlock of your cage. You are now free to walk away from your bondage of chronic sickness, loneliness, poverty, fear and failure. Come out of darkness! Come to the light! Come to meet the Shepherd of your soul! He is waiting for you… Be free! Taste freedom which is freedom indeed! And lastly, give all the glory to God who sent me to you! His name is Jesus Christ, the King of kings and the Lord of lords! Believe in Jesus! Surrender your life to Jesus! May the Holy Ghost take control! May the power of salvation, healing and deliverance be released unto you! In Jesus name, amen!