“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” – 2Timothy 3:16
Every instruction of God is to benefit and profit man at any level. God has nothing to gain from the instructions He gives.
Your decision to obey or otherwise, does not affect God's status. Proverb 13:28 states that “Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured”. Man's action or inaction can only impact positively or negatively on his life and that is why wise people know that their pursuit of God is for their benefit.
So every assignment given to us by God is an opportunity to be on His payroll.
When you fail to accept responsibility as a christian, it turns you into a liability. Many people are in church to use God because they lack the understanding that it is our usefulness to God that entitles us to rewards in form of wages.
PROFITABLE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD
The church needs to work on the wavelength of accepting responsibilities. You have to do God's will first - follow scriptural instructions - if you want Him to make you number one in your field. God is not a respecter of how long you have been in church, He is only interested in those who comply with His instructions and patterns.
One of those patterns or instructions is that before you pray for your daily bread, you must first pray for the kingdom (Matthew 6:9-10).
When you follow Gods word and instructions, you will breakthrough without noise.
Another pattern is to obey commands as they come per time. We have looked at some commands in the previous publications, the first of which is the KINGDOM-FIRST COMMAND. Jesus Christ tells us in Matthew 6:33 to seek God's kingdom first, adding that other benefits will be added to us as we subscribe to the demands of this instruction.
We also considered the SOUL-WINNING COMMAND, from where we learned that soul winning brings joy to God and heaven (Luke 15:10), and that God values the souls of men more than the wealth of the world (Matthew 16:26). We know from these scriptural teachings that some of the returns accruable from soul winning include Divine Wisdom (Proverbs 11:30), Perfect Health (John 15:2) and Prompt Answers to Prayers (John 15:16).
Another very important one is the KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT PRAYER COMMAND
We talked about soul winning and for that to happen effectively, we must take prayers seriously because it is the sharpest of all the sickles of harvest.
Nothing is sweeter in life than being part of changing the lives of others and one of the most fruitful ways to do this is by engaging in fervent intercession to God for their souls to be saved. This is because God's greatest interest on earth is the salvation of the souls of men.
We must also remember that it is God's will for His church to grow (Matthew 16:18). Consequently, it is very important for the church to continually place a demand for the salvation of the souls of men , bearing in mind that whatever cannot stop the church from praying will never stop it from growing.
Labouring for God in prayers make us stand perfect (Colossians 4:12). A servant of God is one who follows God’s commandments and has a heart for Him, and having a heart for God means that you have time for Him (2 Chronicles 15:12), because every man has time for what he has a heart for.
Kingdom service is a partnership business with God, which results in profit sharing; God takes the souls, we take the blessings.
Why engage in kingdom Advancement Prayers?
Every unsaved soul is under the influence and custody of the strongman - the power of darkness - and it will take prayer warfare to bring them out, according to 2Corinthians 4:4. Once they are birthed into the kingdom, we travail in prayers for the character of Christ to be formed in them. (Galatians 4:17)
But, what is in Kingdom Advancement Prayer for me, one may ask?
God has never said to anyone, "seek ye me in vain." He blesses His people whenever He calls them to serve (Isaiah 45:19). Some of the blessings we get from Kingdom Advancement Prayers include:
- Supernatural Favour (Psalm 102:13-15). God favours those who are interested in what concerns Him. One of the consequences of favouring God's Kingdom is the presence of His glory in your life.
- Supernatural Change of Levels (Jeremiah 30:21). You cannot follow God and remain at the same level (Proverbs 14:28). No one serves God at a loss.
- Reversal of Curses (Exodus 20:5). Everyone that is born again is legally free from curses but to remain eternally so, we must continue to engage in intercession for souls (Galatians 3:13 - 14, Numbers 23:8, 20)
A curse is an invisible entity that prevents people from succeeding and seeks to frustrate their destiny. Though curses represent darkness, the cure for them, whether generational or not, is the blessing of God. When God blesses, curses are removed. God’s treasures or blessings are only reserved for those who diligently serve Him. Kingdom wealth is only for Kingdom promoters. We have seen that curses can be lifted or reversed by the blessings of God which we access via kingdom advancement practices.
Another very potent way of being free from curses is by the anointing - God's power. This brings us to the anointing oil. The anointing oil is a medium through which God's power is brought to bear in the affairs of men, to bring about justice to the wickedness on earth (1 Samuel 16:13).
The anointing oil carries, among other things:
- The yoke-destroying power of God (Isaiah 10:27)
- The breakthrough power of God (Isaiah 45:1 - 3)
- The healing power of God (Mark 6:7, 11-13, Ezekiel 9:6)
By the anointing, every curse pronounced on you leaves your body instantly in Jesus name.
For everyone in this church, the blessing of this hour reaches you now, in Jesus name.
Remain Ever Blessed!
Jesus is Lord.