*👤MINISTER: _PASTOR MOSES .D. AMETEPEH_*
👉MEMORY VERSE: “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.” (Romans 12:11)
Our Lord Jesus Christ has a Day of Judgement for every one. On this day, every body will be judged according to his or her works. Every Christian has a great service to render unto the Lord. The judgement of God is the assessment of our services as people He has created. In our homes, we are called together by the Lord as a family or group of tenants to serve the Lord in that line. Come to talk about our services at our workplaces including governmental positions and other places or portfolios to help us to understand that, our call to Christianity is purposely to serve God in all our ways.
Leaders take oaths of selfless services to their followers or subordinates. Reading from the 9th verse to the 17th verse of Romans chapter 12, we will get to understand that life in Christ is all about serving the Lord in various ministries into which we are called. Jesus Christ came to serve us in order for us to know how to serve Him after giving us a perfect example. *”Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28)*
Jesus Christ served His Apostles by washing no other cleaner part of their bodies than their dirty feet. Up to date, God is still serving us with life in Christ Jesus. Today, we can move about, breathe in and out, provide us with our needs and this should teach us to serve the Lord Jesus Christ wholeheartedly as God is still serving mortal men like us. *”But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.”* (John 5:17) If this Savior of ours is still serving us, then ask yourself this question, “will we be innocent?” The following are the two types of services which we want to discuss:
Firstly, slothful service. This service does not please God but it pleases the flesh with the pride of life and lust of the flesh. Such people are every where, even in all areas of life. They serve with laziness, evil intention, envy, and other vices that cannot bring them into God’s approval. Slothful service is a product of Satan. In Churches, they can always be in so many committees without serving to the satisfaction of God because their hearts are impure. They don’t do any thing good without complaining about it. Those people don’t care whether they come to Church late or the Church is losing its holiness. People in these services can’t enter the Kingdom of God because the motive behind their services is unclean. May the Lord have mercy on all of us.
Secondly, fervent in godly service. Before one can serve the Lord fervently, he or she will need the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ who came to uniquely serve all of us. The fervent or fiery Spirit of God is without stain or blemish. This service is what the Lord Jesus Christ is demanding from us. For one to be more powerful, there must be the godliness of Christ whose Spirit is represented with fire, water, air and other creatures but it all boils down to the holiness and righteousness of God in us. It is a peaceful service which satisfies God. This service includes the winning of souls in all parts of our lives.
This kind of fervent spirit is the character of Jesus Christ in us. We need to be meek and lowly in heart as our Lord taught us to learn from Him. They can’t be moved by temptations, lusts of the flesh or by their past wayward lives. They carry the love of God as an unction upon their heads (1Corinthians 16:22). This steadfast love is very fervent to the extent that we can’t disappoint Him in His ministry or betray His trust. This love is so strong that it overflows into an extension of love for mankind.
They lose their carnal will and take up the will of God for His purpose to be fulfilled in the life of humankind. Serve God in His love and it will be accounted to God as righteousness. Humility is also identified in the mind and heart of a person who wants to serve the Lord Jesus Christ with fervency in Spirit (Proverbs 18:12). We will always succeed in life and the Holy Spirit will lead us in all things and successfully end up in Heaven. God’s Spirit will expand His Kingdom through us because of our services to God, we won’t do anything contrary to His truth and we will finally overcome Satan. May the Lord Jesus Christ bless us. Amen.
*PRAYER: Lord Jesus Christ, make me love to serve you all the time in your fervent Spirit. AMEN*