It is Day 6 of the 21 day Prayer and Fasting…. (Click HERE to read about it)
On Monday we discussed the “The Prayer Answering God”, Tuesday was about “The Power Provoking God“, Wednesday was centered on “The Question Answering God” and Thursday’s message was about “The Secret Revealing God“.
Yesterday, we were introduced to the “The Salary Paying God (Part A)“.
For today, we look at what we would do to get salary from God.
So like Jesus, why are we here on Earth? Is it to reproduce and replenish the Earth? Are we on Earth to make enough money to take care of ourselves and our families? Are we here to be important and have power?
All these things are good but all of the above are inferior to our mission on Earth which is to preach the gospel and this is the job that comes with rewards and a salary from Heaven.
Let’s take a look at “The Lord’s Prayer” in Matthew 6:9-13 which reads….
Out Father in Heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your Kingdom come.
Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven
Give us this day out daily bread…..
Let’s stop here….
So reading ‘The Lord’s Prayer’, you can see that the line ‘Your Kingdom come and Your will be done’ comes even before our daily bread (money, food, power, relevance, houses, cars, educational qualifications, clothes, phones etc).
We are fully aware that God’s will is for people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the Truth (1 Timothy 2:4).
Also in 2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season…”, 1 Corinthians 9:16 “Woe to me if I don’t preach the gospel” and Phillipians 1:21 “For me to live is Christ..”
The same way an employee is paid by an employer for his time on the job, God pays His people for their time preaching the gospel.
Paul said in 1 Timothy 5:18 “The laborer deserves his wages” and in 1 Corinthians 9:17 that “If my preaching is voluntary, I have a reward..”.
He also reiterated in 1 Corinthians 15:58 that “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the world of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labour is not in vain”.
In Galatians 6:9, Paul also said “And let us not grow weary of doing good for in due season we will reap if we do not give up”.
In Colossians 3:23-24, Paul also said “And whatever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men. Knowing that from the Lord ye will receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ”.
Remember that even if you don’t have a job, a job seeker, working part time, fully employed, schooling, become an employee of God and earn wages that would make you a wonder to your World. Make Matthew 6:33 your guide. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things (money, children, marriage, power etc) shall be added to you and know that those who lead many to righteousness will shine like stars for ever and ever (Daniel 12:3).
See you tomorrow
Message preached by Bishop David Oyedepo at Winner’s Chapel, Ogun State.
Written by Kurtis Smith