Teachings

Teachings from Dr. Gabriel Bainesai

  1. THE QUALITES OF GOD IS:(NEW)
  2. SEEKING GOD
  3. SERVING THE BODY OF CHRIST
  4. WALKING IN “RECONCILIATION with GOD (New)
  5. The great commission (New
  6. Sending out Laborers into the harvest. (New

7. COMMUNION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER (New

8. COMMUNION WITH GOD (New

KNOWING THE QUALITIES OF GOD

  1. God is not a creature and never had a beginning point, being eternal: Deut 33:27; Isa 9:6; 1 Tim 1:17; Isa 44:6
  2. Jesus is called the creator in Jn 1:3; Col 1:16; Heb 1:10-12
  3. Rom 1:25 pagans are condemned because they “worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator”. This proves Jesus is not a creature, for Jehovah’s Witnesses have Jesus on both sides being a creature himself, as well as being the creator of man. Rom 1:25 refutes this contradictory false doctrine that Jesus is a creature.
  4. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit share the quality of eternal pre-existence with each other equally.
  5. No angel, devil, demon or man have ever, or will ever possess this quality. It is absolutely unique to God.

THE QUALITIES UNIQUE OF GOD

  1. God is everywhere (omnipresent): Mk 5:10; Jude 6; Rev 20:1-3; 1 Kin. 8:27; 2 Chron 2:6; 6:18; Isa 66:1; Acts 7:49; 17:27-28; Ps 139:7-13
  2. God is all knowing (omniscient): Ps 139:1-6; Job 42:2; Acts 2:23; 1 Tim 1:17
  3. God is all powerful (omnipotent): Gen 17:1; 35:11; Rom 13:1; 1 Tim 6:15; Rev 19:6

KNOWING THE QUALITIES THAT GOD SHARES WITH RIGHTEOUS ANGELS AND MEN AFTER RESURRECTION:

  1. God is a Spirit, without flesh and bones: Luke 24:39; John 4:24; Matthew 16:17
  2. God is invisible: Ex 33:20; John 1:18; 1 John 4:12; 1 Tim 6:16; Col 1:15; 1 Tim 1:17; Heb 11:27
  3. God is immutable (unchangeable) in his nature: Mal 3:6;   But God can change his mind: Jonah 3:10; Gen 6:6
  4. God is a person: Rom 9:19; Isa 1:18; Rom 11:33-34; Gen 1:27; Ps 18:19; Ps 103:13; Pro. 6:16; Ex 20:5; Ps 103:8; Deut 4:25; Gen 6:6; Ps 103:1
  5. Moral attribute of love: 1 Jn 4:8,16
  6. Moral attribute of Light (truth): 1 Jn 1:5; John 17:17
  7. Moral attribute of holiness: 1 Pet 1:16
  8. Moral attribute of mercy: Ps 103:8
  9. Moral attribute of gentleness: Ps 18:35
  10. Moral attribute of righteousness: Ps 129:4
  11. Moral attribute of goodness: Rom 2:4
  12. Moral attribute of perfection: Matthew 5:48
  13. Moral attribute of justice: Isaiah 45:21
  14. Moral attribute of faithfulness: 1 Corinthians 10:13
  15. Moral attribute of grace: Psalm 103:8

Many divine titles & names applied to the Holy Spirit show He is a person an not mere energy:

KNOWING THE DIVINELY NAME OF HOLY SPIRIT

  1. The Spirit of Life (Ezek 37:1-10; Jn 6:63)
  2. The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah (Isa 61:1-3)
  3. The Spirit of Holiness (Rom 1:4)
  4. The Oil of Gladness (Heb 1:9)
  5. The Holy Spirit of Promise (Eph 1:13)
  6. The Spirit of Jesus Christ (Phil 1:19)
  7. The Spirit (Jn 20:22; Gen 2:7)
  8. The Spirit of the Living God (2 Cor. 3:6)
  9. LORD (Acts 28:25 & Heb 3:7)
  10. The Spirit of Burning (Fire) (Mt 3:11)
  11. The Spirit of God (l Cor. 3:16)
  12. The Spirit of burning (Isa 4:3-4)
  13. The Spirit of Judgment (Isa 4:4)
  14. The Spirit of His Son (Gal 4:6)
  15. The Spirit of Glory (1 Pet 4:14)
  16. God (Acts 5:3-4)
  17. The Spirit of Life (Rom 8:2)
  18. The Spirit of God, and of Christ (1 Cor. 3:16, Rom 8:9)
  19. The Spirit of Christ (Rom 8:9)
  20. The Eternal Spirit (Heb 9:14)
  21. The Spirit of Grace (Heb 10:29)
  22. The Spirit of Wisdom and Knowledge (Isa 11:2)
  23. The Spirit of Jehovah (Isa 11:2)
  24. The Spirit of Knowledge and the Fear of the Lord (Isa 11:2)
  25. The Holy Spirit (Lk. 11:13)
  26. The Spirit of Grace and Supplication (Zech 12:10)
  27. The Comforter (Jn 14:26)
  28. The Spirit of Truth (Jn. 14:17; 15:26)
  29. The Spirit of Jesus (Acts 16:6-7)
  30. The Spirit of Counsel and Might (Acts 1:8,8:29, 16:6-7)

KNOWING THE CHURCH (THE BODY OF CHRIST COMMITMENTS)

  1. REPENTANCE. Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3; Acts 3:19.
  2. JUSTIFICATION. Romans 5:1; Titus 3:7.
  3. REGENERATION. Titus 3:5.
  4. NEW BIRTH. John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:9.
  5. SANCTIFICATION SUBSEQUENT TO JUSTIFICATION. Rom 5:2; 1 Cor. 1:30; 1 Thess. 4:3; Heb 13:12.
  6. HOLINESS. Luke 1:75; 1 Thess. 4:7; Heb. 12:14.
  7. WATER BAPTISM. Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9, 1 0; John 3:22, 23; Acts 8:36, 38.
  8. BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY GHOST SUBSEQUENT TO CLEANSING; THE ENDUEMENT OF POWER FOR SERVICE. Mat 3:11; Luke 24:49, 53; Acts 1:4-8.
  9. THE SPEAKING IN TONGUES AS THE SPIRIT GIVES UTTERANCE AS THE INITIAL EVIDENCE OF THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST. John 15:26; Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:1-7.
  10. SPIRITUAL GIFTS. 1 Cor. 12:1, 7, 10,28,31; 1 Cor. 14:1.
  11. SIGNS FOLLOWING BELIEVERS. Mark 16:17-20; Romans 15:18, 19; Hebrews 2:4.
  12. FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT. ROMANS 6:22; Gal 5:22, 23; Eph 5:9; Phil 1: 11.
  13. DIVINE HEALING PROVIDED FOR ALL IN THE ATONEMENT. Ps. 103:3; Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matthew 8:17; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24.
  14. THE LORD’S SUPPER. Luke 22:17-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26.
  15. WASHING THE SAINTS’ feet. John 13:4-17; 1 Tim 5:9, 10.
  16. TITHING AND GIVING. Genesis 14:18-20; 28:20-22; Malachi 3: 10; Luke 11:42; 2 Cor. 9:6-9; 16:2; Heb. 7:1-21.
  17. RESTITUTION WHERE POSSIBLE. Matthew 3:8; Luke 19:8, 9.
  18. PREMILLENNIAL SECOND COMING OF JESUS. FIRST, TO RESURRECT THE DEAD SAINTS AND TO CATCH AWAY THE LIVING SAINTS TO HIM IN THE AIR. 1 Cor. 15:52; 1 Thess. 4:15-17; 2 Thess. 2: 1.

FROM THE TIME JESUS DEPARTED TO THE TIME JESUS RETURNS

  1. FOR WE KNOW IN PART-1 Cor. 13:9
  2. NOW I KNOW IN PART-1 Cor. 13:12
  3. WE PROPHESY IN PART-1 Cor. 13:9
  4. I WAS A CHILD-1 Cor. 13:11
  5. I SPAKE (or talked) AS A CHILD-1 Cor. 13:11
  6. I UNDERSTOOD (or thought) AS A CHILD-1 Cor. 13:11
  7. I THOUGHT (or argued, or reasoned) AS A CHILD-1Cor 13:11
  8. NOW WE SEE THROUGH (or in) A GLASS, DARKLY-1 Cor. 13:12
  9. NOW ABIDETH FAITH-1 Cor. 13:13
  10. NOW ABIDETH…HOPE-1 Cor. 13:13
  11. NOW ABIDETH…CHARITY (or love)-1 Cor. 13:13
  12. CHARITY (or love)…THE GREATEST-1 Cor. 13:13

DURING THE MILLENNIUM

  1. PROPHECIES…SHALL FAIL-1 Cor. 13:8
  2. TONGUES…SHALL CEASE-1 Cor. 13:8
  3. KNOWLEDGE…SHALL VANISH-1 Cor. 13:8
  4. THEN THAT WHICH IS IN PART SHALL BE DONE AWAY-1 Cor. 13:10
  5. I BECAME A MAN-1 Cor. 13:11
  6. I PUT AWAY CHILDISH THINGS-1 Cor. 13:11
  7. THEN (we shall be) FACE TO FACE-1 Cor. 13:12
  8. BUT THEN SHALL I KNOW (fully) EVEN AS ALSO I AM (fully) KNOWN-1 Cor. 13:12

SEEKING GOD

GOD MEETS ALL OUR NEEDS.

Mattt. 6:33-34: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.34 Take therefore no thought for tomorrow:  shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

What does it mean to “seek God and his righteousness? This scripture tells us that it is the “first thing” that the son or daughter of God should do. It is not the last thing, or “when I feel like it” or when “bad things are happening in my life” but the FIRST thing. If all our sufficiency is based on the simplicity of this statement it is logical that the believer in God understands the details of this statement.

LET’S LOOK AT OTHER OCCURRENCES OF “SEEKING GOD”

  1. 1 Chronicles 16:11: Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
  2. Psalm 105:4: Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.
  3. Psalm 105:4 (Amplified Version): Seek, inquire of and for the Lord, and crave Him and His strength (His might and inflexibility to temptation); seek and require His face and His presence [continually] evermore.

Here in 1 Chronicles, it tells us not only to see the Lord but also to seek his strength. We shouldn’t depend on our own strength or sufficiency or anyone else’s, but only strength from God because his strength never fails. The scripture also exhorts us to seek his face continually. In the Amplified bible it says: “Seek his face and be in his presence continually”. Another ingredient in seeking God is preparation. Seeking God does not happen in a fleeting thought, but something that involves preparation detailed thinking.

1 Chronicles 22:19: Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of the LORD God, to bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of the LORD.

It tells us to “set your heart” in the NIV it tells us to “devote your heart and soul to seeking the LORD your God” in the Amplified Bible it states: “set your mind and heart to seek (inquire of and require as your vital necessary) the Lord your God”. Once again to seek the Lord involves thought, inquiring and devoting the heart and mind to seek the Lord. Let’s look at other verses that instruct us to prepare ourselves to seek the Lord:

  1. 2 Chronicles 11:16: And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the LORD God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the LORD God of their fathers.
  2. Ezra 7:10: For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.

HERE IS ANOTHER IMPORTANT ELEMENT IN SEEKING THE LORD

2 Chronicles 19:3: Nevertheless there are good things found in thee, in that thou hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God. One of the things that King Jehoshaphat did in preparation to seek the Lord was to remove the groves from the land, things that hindered him. Here is another record:

Ezra 6:21: And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel, did eat.

THIS RECORD REMINDS ME:

  1. 2 Corinthians 6:14: Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
  2. 2 Chronicles 34:3: For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he (Josiah) began to seek after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images. In this record we see that Josiah removed evil things from his presence that were contrary to God.

The same truth is shown in Acts 19:19-20: Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. We as God’s people have to continually “burns the chaff” in our lives and thoughts, things that are hindering us from seeking God. We can see from the following record that it is a BIG deal with God that we seek Him:

2 Chronicles 15:13: That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.

SO FAR WE’VE SEEN THREE ELEMENTS IN SEEKING GOD:

1. Seeking not only God, but also His strength.
2. Realizing that seeking God requires preparation and detailed thought.
3. Eliminating “spiritual baggage” that hinders our seeking God.

NOW, LET’S LOOK AT SOME OTHER SCRIPTURES RELATING TO SEEKING GOD:

1              Chronicles 28:8: Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the LORD your God: that ye may possess this good land, and leave it for an inheritance for your children after you for ever. In this verse we have to understand one thing not only exhorts us to seek God’s commandments, but to keep (guard and protect) them.

2              Psalm 63:1: A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

3              Job 8:5: If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty; these two verses exhort us to seek God early (He should be our first waking thought) and something we do daily:

4              Isaiah 58:2: Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.

WHEN WE SEEK GOD, WE BECOME TO REALIZE THAT HE WILL NEVER FORSAKE US:

Psalm 9:10: And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

WHEN WE SEEK THE LORD WE SHALL NEVER BE IN WANT

Psalm 34:10: The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

SEEKING THE LORD GIVES US UNDERSTANDING:

Prov. 28:5: Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES:

Amos 5:8: Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:

LET’S LOOK AT WHERE WE STARTED THIS STUDY:

  1. Matthew 6:33: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Seeking God and what He says is right is the first thing the believer should aim and strive for in life, realizing that God will always reward us for being diligent in doing so:
  2. Hebrews 11:6: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a reworded of them that diligently seek him. AMEN.

“WHEN YOU READ HIS WORD MAY THE LORD GOD BLESS YOU”

SERVING THE    THE BODY OF CHRIST

“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another…” Heb. 10:25.

PURPOSE FOR GATHERING

There are three basic reasons for regularly gathering as Christians together:

  1. To worship together
  2. To hear from the Lord together
  3. To build one another up

Notice that the Christian life is designed to be a “one another” experience. We each have an individual relationship with the Lord, but this is not the sum total of everything. There is also a “together” aspect to the Christian life.

  1. We together are being built into a temple (2 Cor. 6:16; Eph. 2:21-22).
  2. We together are the Body of Christ (Rom. 12:5; 1 Cor. 12:12, 20).
  3. We together express the fullness of Christ (Colossians 2:10).
  4. We together walk in the light (1 John 1:6-7).
  5. “For through him we both have access to the Father through one Spirit” Eph. 2:18.

BUILDING ONE ANOTHER

“ Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing”1   Thessalonians 5:11.

Each of us has a basic choice to make in our dealings with others in the Body of Christ: to tear down or to build up. Building up is, in practice, a five-step process:

  1. Accept one another (Romans 15:5-7)
  2. Be devoted to one another (Romans 12:9-10)
  3. Encourage one another (Hebrews 10:24-25)
  4. Pray for one another (James 5:16)
  5. Serve one another (Galatians 5:13-15)

We are encouraged to build other Christians up. Ephesians reveals what it is we are building:
“And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit…From him the whole body…grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work” Ephesians 2:22; Ephesians 4:16.

BUILT TOGETHER

Two words describe this process of building up, translated in English as “exhort” and “edify”:

EXHORT ONE ANOTHER

The Greek word is paraklesis, which is related to parakletos, a name of the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17). It means “a coming alongside” to encourage, counsel or comfort. This is the work of the Holy Spirit, but He uses us in this ministry.

EDIFY ONE ANOTHER

The original Greek word used for “edify” is oikodome which has a root meaning “to be a house-builder.” When we edify another Christian, we play a part in building the “house” (or dwelling place) that God has designed their life to be.

RECEIVING AND GIVING

“…Freely you have received, freely give” Matthew 10:8.

God gives freely to each one of us in order that we give just as freely to one another. Paul said: “For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you…” (1 Corinthians 11:23).

There are two things that we receive which we can pass on to others:

  1. Revelation (1 Cor. 11:23)- what we hear from the Lord
  2. Experience (2 Cor. 1:3-4)-what we go through with the Lord

This sharing with other Christians of what we have received is called “Body ministry.”

BODY MINISTRY

“What shall we say then, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church” 1 Corinthians 14:26.

God desires for His Body to learn what it means to minister to one another, both during and outside of meeting times. For this reason, He has distributed gifts – not just to church leadership, but to every believer (Eph. 4:7; 1 Cor. 12:7-11).

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God” Colossians 3:16 (Ephesians 5:19).

A SIMPLE GUIDELINE

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” Eph. 4:2-3 (Colossians 3:15).

Body ministry has only one purpose- to build up one another up toward the Lord (1 Corinthians 14:26). The guidelines given for prophecy apply to all forms of believer-to-believer sharing. What we say should be “for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort” (1 Corinthians 14:3). Directive words are not within the jurisdiction of Body ministry.

MUTUAL IDENTIFICATION

“…But God has combined the members of the body and…its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it” 1 Corinthians 12:24-26.

Body ministry works on the basis of mutual identification – knowing what the other is going through. This principle is shown in Romans 12:15: “Rejoice with them that do rejoice; weep with them that weep” (KJV).  So many times, we do the opposite. When we see someone weeping, we “rejoice” with them – we encourage them to look to God and to experience the joy of the Lord. Rather, we must learn to feel with the other person, before we can truly minister comfort and encouragement to their heart.

SHARING THE BURDEN

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ…for each one should carry his own load” Galatians 6:2,5.

These two verses appear to contradict themselves, but the Greek word used for “burden” in each case is different. The first word translated “burden” is baros, which literally means “a weight, that which is heavy.” The second word, however, is phortion, which was a military term referring to a soldier’s pack. In other words, we should all individually carry what is our everyday load or responsibility, but where it becomes too heavy for us, we all join in and share the burden.

ANOINTING OF THE SPIRIT

Each of the gifts of the Spirit is a “manifestation” of the anointing of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 12:7). There are many manifestations or expressions of the Spirit’s anointing, but below we identify five that are at the core of Body ministry:

  1. Prophecy
  2. Prayer
  3. Tongues
  4. Sharing
  5. Song

During Body ministry, the anointing of the Spirit can be expressed in any of these (and other) forms. It is the same anointing (1 John 2:27), but expressed in different ways.  This anointing is controllable (1 Corinthians 14:32-33), and can be expressed in a form – prophecy, prayer, tongues, sharing or song- that best fits the time and situation.  God desires for us to be filled with His Spirit (Ephesians 5:18), and that the overflow of this infilling will spill over in the form of encouragement and comfort to the lives of others within the Body and out in the world – 2 Cor. 1:3-6).

WALKING IN “RECONCILIATION” WITH GOD

1. PREDICTED.

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

2. PROCLAIMED BY ANGELS AT THE BIRTH OF CHRIST.

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

3. BLOTTING OUT THE HAND-WRITING OF ORDINANCES IS NECESSARY TO.

  1. Ephesians 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
  2. Colossians 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

4.  EFFECTED FOR MEN

1.  BY GOD IN CHRIST.

2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

2.        BY CHRIST AS HIGH PRIEST.

Hebrews 2:17 Wherefore in all things it beloved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

3.        BY THE DEATH OF CHRIST.

  1. Romans 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by
    the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
  2. Ephesians 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
  3. Colossians 1:21-22 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unbelievable and unreproveable in his sight:

4. BY THE BLOOD OF CHRIST.

  1. Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are
    made nigh by the blood of Christ.
  2. Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross,
    by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

5. WHILE ALIENATED FROM GOD.

Colossians 1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

6. WITHOUT STRENGTH.

Rom. 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.

7.  YET SINNERS.

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

8. WHILE ENEMIES TO GOD.

Romans 5:10- For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

5. THE MINISTRY OF COMMITTED TO MINISTERS.

2 Corinthians 5:18-19 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

6. MINISTERS, IN CHRIST’S STEAD, SHOULD BESEECH MEN TO SEEK.

2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

7.  EFFECTS OF;

1. PEACE OF GOD.

  1. Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
  2. Ephesians 2:16-17 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

2. ACCESS TO GOD.

  1. Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Eph. 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

3. UNION OF JEWS AND GENTILES.

Ephesians 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

4. UNION OF THINGS IN HEAVEN AND EARTH.

  1. Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross,
    by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
  2. Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

8.  A PLEDGE OF FINAL SALVATION.

Rom. 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

9.        NECESSITY FOR–ILLUSTRATED.

Matthew 5:24-26 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

10.     TYPIFIED.

  1. Leviticus 8:15 And he slew it; and Moses took the blood, and put it upon the horns of the altar round about with his finger, and purified the altar, and poured the blood at the bottom of the altar, and sanctified it, to make reconciliation upon it.
  2. Leviticus 16:20 And when he hath made an end of reconciling the holy place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat:

May God bless you, when you read His word!

THE GREAT COMMISSION

It’s a Personal Instruction:- The Great Commission is one of the most significant passages in God’s word (the Holy Bible). First, it’s the last recorded personal instruction given by our Lord Jesus Christ to His disciples. Second, it’s a special calling from Jesus Christ to all His followers to take specific action while on this earth by the power of The Holy Spirit.

The Great commission is for Christians only:-The Great Commission is the end of a Gospel and the beginning of faith in action for all Christians. This command comes from Jesus is significant because it’s a personal instruction for Christians to have a profound faith in Jesus Christ. “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

“This is an incredibly powerful statement which demands faith in Jesus Christ, validating His power in the lives of Christians and their commitment to Him.

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last…” John 15:16.

All ministry is based upon the fact that we have been sent by Jesus (John 20:21).

We have been commissioned by Him to fulfill the purpose of God in our generation. It is this commission that determines the parameters for our ministry:

Then Jesus came to them and said, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them…and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age‘” Matt. 28:18-20.

This is our charter for ministry. So important is this commission that the timing of the return of the Lord Jesus depends upon its fulfillment.

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” Matt. 24:14 (2 Peter 3:11-12).

WHAT IS THE STRATEGY OF THE GOSPEL?

The Great Commission is not just about us doing something for God. It is about joining with God in His purposes on the earth. These purposes are laid out clearly in the Gospel. The focus of the Great Commission is the Gospel.

There is a clear two-part strategy to the Gospel:

A COME STRATEGY

“‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will make you fishers of men’” Mat. 4:19.

The first part of the Gospel strategy is to come:

  1. Come near to God (James 4:8; Rev.3:20; Mark 6:31).
  2. Come to the spring of living water (Rev.22:17; Jer.2:13).
  3. Come and follow Jesus (John 12:26; Mark 1:16-18).
  4. Come and be trained (Luke 6:40; Matthew 11:28-30).
  5. Come together in fellowship (Matt.18:20; 1 Cor.14:26).

The purpose of this “come strategy” is to equip the believer for ministry (Ephesians 4:12, 15-16). As we come together regularly, the Holy Spirit works to cause the Gospel to become an integrated part of the believer’s life.

A GO STRATEGY

“…’everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent?.”Rom.10:13-15 (John 17:18).

THE SECOND PART OF THE GOSPEL STRATEGY IS TO GO:

  1. Go out as workers in the harvest field (Luke 10:1-3).
  2. Go into the highways and byways (Luke 14:21-23).
  3. Go into the entire world (Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; Rom.15:20).

The “go strategy” involves the taking of the Gospel out to where the people are – not waiting for them to come to you.

It is important for us to see these two parts of the Gospel strategy clearly. If we do not, we might get the come-go strategy reversed. We end up having a come strategy for evangelism (“Come to church and be saved!”) and a go strategy for training (“Go to that place to be trained!”).

The Biblical pattern is to have a come strategy for training and fellowship and a go strategy for evangelism.

“Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel…so that all nations might believe and obey him” Romans 16:25-26 (John 17:20-22; Col. 1:3-6).

One part of the strategy will not work without the other:

  1. In coming, God establishes us in His Gospel.
  2. In going, we take that Gospel out to other lives.

UNDER AUTHORITY

“…All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go…” Mat. 28:18-19.

The Great Commission is backed by the full authority of God’s Throne. But to be effective in that commission, we need to come under the authority of God. This means obedience – going, coming and doing as we are commanded.

“For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he come. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it” Matthew 8:9.

We need to be coming to Him, going where He sends us, and doing the things He commands – not just for big decisions, but on an every day basis.

THE MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL

“…Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. ‘The time has come,’ he said. ‘The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!’” Mark 1:14-15 (Matthew 4:17).

  1. The Gospel is described in many ways throughout the Bible- the Gospel of grace- Acts 20:24),
  2. The Gospel of salvation (Eph.1:13),
  3. The Gospel of peace (Eph.6:15),
  4. The Gospel of the glory of Christ (2 Cor.4:4)- and the Gospel of the Kingdom.
  5. The word “gospel” means “good news.” The good news of God’s Kingdom is based upon three solid facts:
  6. Satan has been defeated (Matt.12:24-29; Col.2:15).
  7. God’s judgment has been satisfied on the Cross (Eph.1:7).
  8. A new life- now and in eternity- has been opened up in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17; 1 Pet. 1:18-19; 2:25).

“…I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me” Acts 26:17-18 (Col. 1:13).

SEPARATED FOR THE GOSPEL

Paul summed up his whole ministry as being “set apart for the gospel of God” (Rom.1:1). To be “set apart” means to be “dedicated for special use” (Acts 13:2). As we respond to the Great Commission, our lives are set apart for the purposes of God.

“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace” Acts 20:24.

DING OUT LABOURERS INTO THE HARVEST

“After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Then He said to them, ‘The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. ‘Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves’.” Luke 10:1-3- “Behold I say to you.