Our Mandate For Ministry | Jesus Made It Very Clear

Be the arms of love to those who need it.

Be the arms of love to those who need it.

Jesus walked as we walk. His life was our model. When He read Isaiah 61 in the synagogue, He read our ministry mandate.

The Spirit of God is on me because I am anointed to preach the gospel. He sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to declare liberty to those who are bound captive, and open prison doors; to comfort those who mourn, to give them beauty for ashes, and the oil of joy for morning; to give them the garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness, that they will be called  trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, so He will be glorified.

This is what we are called to. Preach the gospel so others will know of the salvation that is theirs. Break off bondage from those who suffer from depression, anxiety, fear, and anger. Comfort people when they hurt. Love them so they feel loved. Let them understand the blessing of God so clearly that they will throw off their heaviness and receive joy. Walk with them so they grow strong in the Spirit, with deep roots of faith. Do that, and God will be glorified.

What do you mean you can’t do that? God has put His Spirit in you, and it’s the same Spirit that was in Jesus, so yes, you can. And you will love it. There is great joy in walking out the mandate of God because He loves to answer prayer. Now go. Go out and bless someone.

 

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