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Privileges of Christ’s servants – Part 1

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Many people do not know how glorious and wonderful it is to be a servant of God. They do not appreciate the profit, privilege and promise that Christian servants enjoy. Such people are not like David who said: “O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.” Though a king, warrior, and singer, David downplayed these titles and, instead, emphasised his servant-hood and the privileges of freedom, blessing and victory over the enemy, which are available to God’s servants.

He recognised these unique benefits and prayed that God would give him wisdom and understanding to do His will. Servants of the Lord need to know His word, desire, plan, programme, and project so that they would be able to enjoy His blessings and do His will. Our privileges as God’s servants transcend life here on earth to eternity, where there shall be no more curse, sickness or challenge.

Christian believers, who engage in any other business aside Christ’s may succeed, but He will not reward them in eternity. It is not enough to work or labour: what matters is that one gets involved in Christ’s commission. With all power at His beck and call, He commands His servants to “go… therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”

Many ministers and servants of Christ fail in the commission to teach men to observe Christ’s teachings. They neglect the basic, foundational doctrines of repentance, righteousness, restitution, Christ’s resurrection, purity, humility, and evangelism. Instead, they emphasise healing, deliverance, and prosperity. But the Lord wants us to preach the totality of His teachings to all men in all nations.

After Peter and other apostles of Christ were released from prison through divine intervention, the angel of the Lord emphasised the same commission to “go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.” There must not be any specialty in ministry by any servant of Christ. Everyone must preach the whole counsel of God as Moses, Joshua, Elisha, and Paul did in their ministries to the people.

Further Reading (King James Version): Hebrews 3:3-6; Psalms 116:16; 119:125; 143:12; Revelation 22:3-5; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 5:20; 2 Samuel 15:15; 2 Timothy 2:10; Acts 26:19; Psalm 15:4; Acts 20:24; Hebrews 11:24; Luke 9:23-26.


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