August 26, 2019 – Enrich and Sustain your relationship with Jesus reading our daily devotional – STAY FOCUSED TO THE TASKS GIVEN TO US BY CHRIST.

 

Colossians 4:17  And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.

Beloved,  it is very important for you to always do everything  you are engaged in doing , now from the perspective of eternity.  The successes  accomplished on this side of heaven  by you is  not a guarantee  that you have done what God ordained  you to do. See  what Jesus our Lord said.

John 6:38  For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

Beloved  your sojourn on earth is very minute,  insignificant and infinitesimal to the time you are going  to spend at eternity.  So be determined  to  pursue what would give you in particular joy and  reward at  eternity.

Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

God  your  loving  Father  has a unique purpose for your existence  on this side of heaven.  You must discover it and pursue it.

Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end

It is by doing so that you shall have a reward from Him at eternity. A lot of people might achieve  greatness  on earth and might even be envied by others.  Such people might have irreparable regret at eternity  for failure to discover and do their God ordained purpose  on this side of heaven.  Pause a little and ponder. 
Have you discovered God”s purpose for you on earth?   Are you Fulfilling His ordained assignment or you are pursuing your own selfish agenda? You might seems to be successful,  but if it us  your selfish ambition you achieve on earth,  then  therr shall not be any  reward for you at eternity 
So endeavour to discover God’s original purpose  for you and pursue it . Doing this alone guarantee  eternal  rewrds for you. See  brethren of like passion that discovered God’s purpose for  their lives and fulfilled then.
Abraham

Gen 12:1Gen 12:4   Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

Joseph

Gen 37:5Gen 37:7  And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.

Genesis 37:9  And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his

Brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.

Solomon

1Ch 28:91Ch 28:10  And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. Take heed now; for the Lord hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.

Jeremiah

Jer 1:4Jer 1:10 Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord. Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

Ezekiel.

Ezk 3:4 — Ezk 3:6  And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them. For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel; Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.

Ezk 3:16 — Ezk 3:21  And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.

Beloved,  see God’s promised reward  if you fulfil His purpose on earth.

Isaiah 40:10  Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand,and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

1Co 3:71Co 3:8  So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

Receive this exhortation and do likewise.

Colossians 4:17  And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.

Dearly beloved,  during the earthly   ministry of our Lord,  He committed Himself to doing only what God  sent Him and finished it.

John 6:38  For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

John 8:29  And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

John 4:34  Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

John 17:4  I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

In the same way  God the Father sent Him to fulfil a particular assignment,  so also He commissioned  believers  of all ages and you to do likewise.

John 17:18  As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.

John 20:21  Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

So Jesus ordained all His followers  and that includes you in particular,  for specific assignment.  Have you discovered this assignment?  What are you doing presently?  God ordained assignment  or your own selfish agenda?  See how He ordained.  

Mar 3:14 — Mar 3:19  And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: And Simon he surnamed Peter; And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder: And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite, And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house.

Jesus’  special  assignment  for Peter apostle

Mat 16:16Mat 16:19  And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Luke 5:10  And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

Now to help believers  of all ages and you in particular to endeavour to discover and fulfil only God’s purpose  for your life, the blessed Holy  Spirit used apostle Paul  to write this all important exhortation.

Colossians 4:17  And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.

See how others  too discovered their specific callings and fulfilled them. So you too must follow  their good example.

Act 9:10Act 9:16  And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem: And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.

Acts 20:28  Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Philip  the evangelust

Act 21:8  And the next day we that were of Paul’s company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him.

Paul apostle

Romans 1:1  Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

Ephesians 4:11  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

2 Timothy 4:5  But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Peter

1 Peter 1:1  Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,

Dearly beloved,  see  how  Paul discoveed his calling and did it.

Act 26:12Act 26:18 Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the chief priests, At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me. And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Receive grace to discover and do God’s assignment for you now,  for a  glorious unending eternal rewards.
Friend,  please don’t be tired to prepare for the dawning rapture. This is because it is the stepping stone to the marriage supper a forum where believers of  all ages  which must not exclude you shall be rewarded. 

Revelation 22:12  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

2Ti 4:72Ti 4:8  I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

1Pe 5:11Pe 5:4  The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being en-samples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

1 Corinthians 15:58  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, inasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Col 3:23Col 3:24  And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

So endeavor to  fulfill your ordained ministry to receive glorious reward.  See the attached video.

Colossians 4:17  And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfill it.

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