What to do with the touch of God on your lifeFrom The Heart
Publish date: 02/07/2016
Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. 6 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. 7 But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. 8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord. 9 Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. 10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Jeremiah 1:4-10 KJV
He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. 15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. 16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. 17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. 18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. 19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities. 20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: 21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. 22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: 23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury? 24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds. 25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.) 26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. Luke 19:12-26 KJV
1. We are not here on the earth merely waiting for Jesus to come and take us to heaven.
a. We are here to occupy until He comes.
b. Our commission is to carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
c. Mark 16:15-20 KJV – “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.16 He that believeth and is baptized 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. 19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.”
d. It is not just about church on Sundays.
e. It is about Monday through Saturday, as well.
f. Sunday should be a family gathering, and a celebration of all that the Lord has done through the week – as well as preaching and ministry.
2. What are you doing on Earth, for Heaven’s sake?
a. We work to impact both heaven and earth.
b. Ministry – fivefold ministry; ministry of helps; etc.
c. Every believer is a minister of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).
d. Each one reach one; each one teach one; make disciples.
e. Business – companies to fund the harvest.
f. Government – people to run for office; godly leadership; financial support; candidates and legislation.
3. What can you do?
a. Use the anointing, given you, to further the Kingdom.
b. Houses of Joy (HOJ) – be a part; multiplication.
c. Business – trade; making money to fund the Gospel.
d. Involved politically – run for government; open seats; godly laws and influence.
4. We must be involved.
a. We cannot do it without the anointing.
b. We must be led by the Holy Spirit.
c. Acts 1:8 KJV – “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
d. The Word of God tells us generally what to do – so do it.
e. Ask the Lord what He specifically wants you to do – then obey Him.
5. The Great Co-Mission.
a. This is for everyone.
b. Will you be actively involved?
c. Can you be counted upon?