Recovery, restoration, soul winning for all christians
Luke 19:9-10,“And Jesus said unto him, this day is salvation come to this house, for so much as he also is a son of Abraham. 10: For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
The Bible is both authoritative and emphatic in declaring that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Whenever a child falls out of the father’s favour as a result of contrary behaviour to the family values and refused to make corrections, the father may turn his back on such a son or daughter. If the child does not repent, he/she might forfeit the benefits accruable to him or her from the family. God is the creator and father of all human beings, but the man got lost from God’s plan and purpose due to the sin of disobedience committed in the Garden of Eden — man’s first ordained abode.
Man fell from God’s glory and began to dwell in sin. At the time the unfortunate incident took place, God promised to send the seed of a woman who will bruise the head of the serpent; the instrument Devil used to deceive man and led him astray. That seed of man is our Lord Jesus Christ who has come to reverse the mistake made in the Garden of Eden. He came to recover the lost kingdom from the Devil and to save man. That is why the Bible emphatically states in the lead scripture that our Lord Jesus Christ has come to seek and save that which was lost. Man, who God gave the mandate to be fruitful and replenish the earth disobeyed God and lost the kingdom.
With Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit against the will of God, all human beings under heaven lost the kingdom, hence the need for recovery and restoration. Our Lord Jesus Christ came purposely for total re-orientation of all men and to restore human beings to God’s kingdom.
Man must be purged of the sinful nature inherited from Adam and Eve. Our Lord Jesus Christ started from the street of Galilee calling on the people to repent and embrace the things of God. Matthew 4:16 -17 declares: “The people which sat in darkness saw a great light, and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. 17: From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Christ is bringing the kingdom light to shine upon the life of the people in the darkness, ushering them into repentance. The will of God that will be established in their hearts will enable the lost man to begin to do the will of God and prepare for the restoration of the lost kingdom. The ultimate reason Jesus Christ came into the world was to redeem man to God. Nothing else mattered to Him than soul winning. That was why when He was talking to the Samaritan woman in the gospel of John, His disciples brought Him food to eat, but He told them that he had food to eat, which they did not know of. But, what food had He? The food is to do the will of the Father that sent Him and to finish it well (Jn4V34). However, the Israelites whom Jesus Christ came for rejected Him.
As a result of the Israelites’ rejection of our Lord Jesus Christ and His kingdom, God took the gospel to the gentiles and that is why today, you and I have hope for the inheritance of God. Jn3v16 says: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.” There is no discrimination in Christ, He came and died for all, including you reading this message.
Note, Christ will soon return to establish His kingdom here on earth for the millennial reign. Will you be worthy to be in that kingdom? The establishment of Christ’s kingdom will mark the restoration of all things. This is the summation of the agenda of the church. This will take place after the rapture. God is calling on all human beings whom Devil had led astray to return to Him for restoration. Hence the call in Joel 2:12-17: “Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning. 13: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. 14: Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the Lord your God? 15: Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly. 16: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. 17: Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, where is their God?”
God is calling for the repentance of the people so that they will come back to Him for the restoration of their souls. They must humble themselves and call on God. It is when the people repent that they are recovered and then restored into the kingdom. All hands must be on deck to ensure everyone is affected in the recovery and restoration of the kingdom. In the course of His ministry on earth, our Lord Jesus Christ charged His disciples to preach the gospel. In Mark 16:15-18, He emphatically said: “And he said unto them, go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16: He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17: And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18: They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”
For the total recovery and restoration of all things, the gospel must be preached to all creatures all over the earth. The aim is that all will repent and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Every Christian must work to win souls for the kingdom of God. As Christians, we must not in any way relent in our effort to soul win. The will of God is that all shall come to the knowledge of God, repent, and be saved. Then all should be in preparation for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ for the rapture of the saints. Christ will restore all things. We Christians should be prepared at all times.
Testimony Of The Lord’s Doing
What God Cannot Do, Does Not Exist
My name is Brother Chuks Chukwubiko Nwaneke, my wife is Sister Goodness Nwaneke and my son is Brother Akachukwu Nwaneke. I joined this ministry in 2006, but two years ago, my wife was driven into the church in a car as a result of terrible fibroid pains. Fibroid prevented my wife from conceiving in the first four years of our marriage. And to worsen issues, one of the gynaecologists that attended to her informed us that the position of the fibroid would make conception impossible and that we should go for an operation.
We came to church for one of the programmes and on the first day, we sat in a vehicle at the car park and when G.O told us to write 12 prayer requests and bring them the next day, I told God that I have only one prayer request for Him — roll away the fibroid in my wife’s womb.
Later G.O mounted the pulpit and said: “There’s somebody here, asking God for one thing. Today, God will give you more than what you have asked for.” I claimed it and after the programme my wife was relieved; all the pains are gone! Few days later, she told me that she was feeling somehow, we went to the same hospital and met the same doctor that told her it is impossible for her to conceive. The doctor examined her and afterwards, congratulated her, saying she is pregnant.
The Lord saw my wife through the period of the pregnancy and on the day of delivery everything went smoothly and my wife was delivered safely with a bouncing baby boy. Praise the Lord!
A few months after the delivery, the Lord favoured us with a miracle Sienna car. For the Lord Who has done this, may His name be glorified forever in Jesus’ name.
I appreciate Him for giving us more than what we asked for, may His name be glorified forever in Jesus’ name…Amen!