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Making soul winning number one priority

By Pastor Lazarus Muoka
22 May 2022   |   2:53 am
Believers are soul winners. This has been clearly defined by the calling of Peter as a soul winner when our Lord Jesus Christ said: “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.

Worshippers at one of the Lord’s Chosen crusades held at the national headquarters in Lagos<br />

Text: Matthew 4:19 “And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

1Corinth 9:16 “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel.”

Believers are soul winners. This has been clearly defined by the calling of Peter as a soul winner when our Lord Jesus Christ said: “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” We must not delay to go and preach and save others before that day when there shall be no more room to be saved. We must preach now; we must go out to win souls now.

Mark 1:15 “And saying, the time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.”

There is no more time. The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ is at hand, and whatever we can do to save others is now. Let us not waste time because, after death, there shall be no more grace for repentance. After death, you can’t be here preaching again. Our time to labour and preach is now, and the time to be free from their blood is now. As we are going to do what we are commanded to do, we should make soul winning a priority above all things. I don’t know what you are pursuing or what is in your heart, your life, your vision, but we must understand that soul winning should be the greatest. It should be the first priority because that is why we are here; that is why we are called Christian workers and leaders. Everybody should know that this is the time to do this work and win souls.

1Corinth 9:22 “To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might, by all means, save some.”

Here, this apostle did everything to ensure that others were saved.

Mark 16:15 “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Our business here on earth is preaching the gospel and winning souls; that is the major business of a true believer.

We all should understand that the number one reason for our Lord Jesus Christ coming to this world is to save souls.

Luke 19:10 says, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” He came to the world to save souls.

John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

2Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” Even though Jesus Christ came to save all souls, many souls are not yet saved.

Joel 3:14 “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.”

Multitude all over the world is undecided, and they are not yet saved. Some even in Nigeria, Africa, Europe, America, Asia and other parts of the world are not yet saved, and yet the coming of the Lord is near. Therefore, we must do something before it is too late so that the Lord will not perish the multitude. As long as you are converted to save others and to do His Will. We must follow in His footsteps. We must do the business He did when He was here.

Luke 19:13 “And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.”

He has given us the talent to occupy His business until He comes to take the church away.

We are ambassadors of Jesus Christ. He has made you and I ambassadors of goodness for Christ and if we must be ambassadors, we must give people visa to Heaven. We must tell people how Heaven looks like; we must bear evidence of Heaven in our lives.

2Tim 4: 2 “ Preach the word at all time, in season and out of season.” Every Chosen member must go all over the world to preach and make soul winning the number one priority in our life.

Remember it is God’s time, and it may come anytime from now. We all must go into the business of the Lord. Every person must be given the opportunity to hear from us and to be saved. Our duty is to preach and God will save them and work on them. Having heard the Word of God, this opportunity should not pass anybody by. We must not prevent anybody from hearing the gospel from us. After hearing this word, I expect you to do something immediately so that even though you are preparing to do something and rapture take place, the Lord will see your faithfulness. After this, I expect you to decide that from now, you will put your house in order and nothing shall distract you from preaching in season and out of season. We must go into the business of soul-winning and everyone will have the opportunity of hearing from us and be saved. We must invite them to come and hear God’s Word from our church. We must do that in order to enable them to get saved. We must preach always in order to save many souls to fulfil our vision and mandate and to wear our crown in Heaven at last. Do you know that the crown is waiting for faithful people who will labour and make it at the end? And that crown shall be given to us. So, let us labour and jealously guard that crown. That crown is the crown of eternal life.

We must ensure like Paul the apostle that says my time of departure is at hand, I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith, the crown of righteousness is waiting for me, the righteous God shall give to me on that day and all them that love His appearing. And if that should be the case, then we must work and fulfil our ministry. You can’t take any money out of here; you can’t take any house or vehicle. It is the soul you have won that you are going to see over there. You have to be reasonable. As you preach and win souls, you shall receive a reward, even here and hereafter. God will bless you with sound health and prosperity. He that reapeth, receiveth wages. Let us go and reap, so that God will bless us.

John 4:34-36 “Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me and to finish his work. Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.” Go and reap, so that God will bless you here and hereafter and you must be blessed. Pray that you make soul winning a priority in your life.

Testimony Of The Lord’s Doing
Asked For Twins, Blessed With Triplets

Matt.7v7-8 says “Ask, and it shall be given to you, seek, and you shall find, knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh, receiveth…” The word of God is yea and amen. It has never failed and cannot fail. He answered me more than what l asked Him.

Mothers at the dedication of their babies during one of the church services at Ijesha, Lagos<br />

MY name is Brother Chukwuma Okorie. I joined Chosen in 2008, and I thank God for making my family and I Chosen. I reside in Ogun State, where I also worship.

In 2018, I went for the programme titled: ‘From Sorrow To Joy’ at the Chosen corporate headquarters in Lagos. As our General Pastor was about to conclude the programme, he prayed for people that needed miracle children and I keyed into that prayer.

It has always been my desire to have twins, as soon as l got married. My firstborn is a male child. The second and third are also male. So, when my wife was pregnant with the fourth baby, I keyed into the prayers of our General Pastor and believed God for twins. But this wonder-working God blessed me beyond my expectation and instead of twins, He blessed me with triplets and all the three are boys. Praise the Lord.

Now, God has blessed me with six boys. Prior to the delivery of the triplets, we went for a scan and the result given to us was that my wife was carrying twins in her womb. We did the scan for five consecutive months, and the result was still the same. But on the day of delivery, we went to the hospital, I prayed for my wife. Also, before the delivery, I went to our corporate headquarters in Lagos, and I had the opportunity to meet with our General Pastor. I told him the challenge I was facing, and he prayed for me. On the day of delivery, the triplets came out easily without any stress. I actually went to Sango to buy something, and it was not up to 30 minutes when they called me from the hospital that my wife had delivered successfully. When I got there I saw the triplets, hallelujah! It was a great surprise to me because God had given me more than I asked Him. My heart is filled with joy for this explosive miracle. I appreciate God Almighty for that.

After the delivery, the enemy struck and my wife began to bleed profusely. However, the enemy came too late, as the nurses tried all they could to stop the bleeding but to no avail. They came to me and told me that my wife was bleeding. Immediately, I went to see her and prayed for her, and within five minutes intervals, the bleeding ceased. Praise the Lord.

Moreover, I thank God for His divine provision upon my family. Of a truth, He has been taking care of my family. After the pandemic last year, when school resumed, I went to our corporate headquarters in Lagos and I met our General Pastor and he prayed for me. Two days later, I got some money and used it to pay the outstanding school fees I owed. After paying, the school proprietor called me and said, “Pastor, for your faithfulness, I am giving your triplets a scholarship till they finish their secondary school.” I was stunned, marvelled and speechless by what the Lord had done. He immediately called the school secretary to take note. Brethren, my triplets are now going to school without paying a dime. Oh, what a God we serve.

I appreciate God for these wondrous testimonies. May His name be highly exalted forever in Jesus name!

I pray for our General Pastor, his family, and all the Chosen pastors and members. Heaven at last in Jesus name. Praise the Lord!

Brother Chukwuma Okorie, Sango, Ogun State.