- Religion and Philosophy
The minister and his ministry
The greatest stories on earth are the stories of peoples encounter with God. It is not men that know the word but men that know God. Paul said that I may know him not know about him. Investment in knowledge is the wisest and most profitable of all investment. True knowledge does not only generate results but it sustains it. It keeps it growing as you grow in knowledge. Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times and the strength of salvation. Whatever the truth begets, it preserves. You can’t do anything against the truth but for the truth. You don’t succeed by tricks but truth. Whatever you access by tricks you will soon been trapped. By knowledge, you can become a thousand in one. You can emerge a strong nation as a person. Not all men are personalities, some individuals are larger than nations. Spiritual education is the master key to a world of exploit in ministry. Many people are stranded in ministry because they think that ministry does not require skill. As spiritual as the word of God is, it requires skill to be able to maximize the benefit. Hebrew 5:13 “Whoso useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness for he is still a babe.” You have to be skillful in ministry if you don’t want to end up as a big fool. There is a demand for a man desires to excel, there is a demand for skill.
Those who know their God shall do exploit according to the level of their knowledge. Exploit is a function of the revelation at work in an individual. Come all ye that labour and I will give you rest, come and learn of me for my yoke is easy and my burden is light and you shall find rest for your soul. Stop struggling with issues, come and learn. Spiritual education is an asset of inestimable value. It enlarges our coast and fortifies our territory. It empowers us to fulfill God’s agenda for our live. Every giant is born of giant. We are sons of the most High so there is no plan for anyone to live in the realm of the most low. We are carrying a high calling and there is no one that carries a low calling. There is provision for every one to maximize his high calling in Christ Jesus. The problem has always been spiritual short sightedness. Jesus said of all that is born of women John is the greatest but he that is the least in the kingdom is greater than him. Every one in the kingdom called in the ministry carries greater potential than the greatest ministry that we have in the old testament. This means there is something inside you that is greater than what Moses had. Inside you lies a greater potential than Solomon’s potential. This means you carry inside of you what will attract people to learn your wisdom.
The authentic proof of knowledge is proofs. No man can lay hand on you to become a lawyer and after that you open a chamber. And if hands were laid on you to become a lawyer you will just be captured. Even if a gallon of anointing oil was poured on you, you can’t become a pilot without having the knowledge.
They may not be interested in learning how to, they just want to corner their way with God. Most of the times, the prayers we need is the prayer to know how. what shall I do Jesus, to inherit eternal life. What shall I do to flow in financial supplies in the work of the ministry. Learning how to go about anything is vital key to actualization, realization and fulfillment.
Jesus was not financially stranded for once in his ministry, His ministry commanded surplus. Somebody had to be appointed to take care of the money, when it was time to feed the five thousand, the question was where to buy from not what to buy with. As a minister, you ought to walk in the realm of sanctified abundance and not manipulated abundance. Abundance that can be testified of openly and not abundance that comes out and start going from house to house.
Knowledge is not a function of age neither is age a function of knowledge. Some pilots that have flied you from one country to another may be younger than you, you may be five to ten years older than some of them. But you can’t turn the aircraft, you don’t even know where to start from. Knowledge is no a function of age, don’t sit down and feel you know what you don’t know, It’s a big risk. There is nothing a young man can’t know if he wants to know and there is nothing an old man can’t learn if he wants to learn. Until you have proofs, you have not attain unto knowledge.