Thursday 12th September 2019 Prayer Devotion
Scripture Reading:- Matthew 28:1-20
Topic:- Message To Ministers 
Text:- Galatians 2:20
“If we are depending on this Babylonian transactions going on on our pulpits today, it means that before our eyes, we will lose Africa to Islam in our time.”
In one of the Assemblies of God Churches, in Aba District, where my late dad Pastored in the 1980s, I remember when a young man came very early in the morning and told my father, “Pastor, what did I do to you? Why do you hate me so much? I have been born again for almost 1 year and I have won many people to Christ, but why have you not recommended me to join others to go for missions work in the northern States of the country.”
His singlet was torn. And with his zeal, he was crying profusely. My father did not know what to say. The young man kept crying.
“Pastor, why are you doing this to me. Why are you doing this to me?” My father told him, “Nna, I know very well that you want to serve God. But you are the only son of your mother and your father is late. If anything happens to you, who will look after your mother and younger ones?
The boy started crying the more. “Pastor, I am the only son and yet I was an arm robber. I am the only son, yet, I was attending meetings in the midnight with native doctors, where many of friends could not wake up alive after diabolically fortifying ourselves against police bullets.”
“Pastor, what would have happened to my mother if I had died in one of those armed robbery attacks? Who would have taken care of her? If I risked my life when I was serving Satan, why will I not risk it now that I am serving Jesus Christ?”
My father was speechless for almost 30minutes. And it was not long, we saw tears rolling down his eyes. He held the young man and both of them were crying together. How can I forget such scenes that God allowed to play out before my eyes?
My father recommended him to join some Missionaries that came in the area for missions work. The day he was leaving with them, the mother and his younger ones were crying. Knowing that they might not see him again, both live or dead. But I can still remember that excitement on his face.
Lord, how can I forget?
Brother, let us go to our Bible Schools and listen to the conversation of those young men and women who have joined ministry and you will know that many of them have no single passion for the lost. They are just getting ready to rent halls in the city where they will be rolling out posters and handbills, laying greedy hands on people, collecting offering and tithe. That’s all in their hearts.
Congratulations for your big auditorium. I am happy for your 10th time services. But if heaven cannot find such men in your Church.
Young men and women who will say, “Lets go to that village and tell them that Jesus is no more in the grave. Even If we don’t have to come back alive. Let it be so.”
If you don’t have such calibre of members among your congregation, then, sir, with due respect, it’s a big shame! This end time agenda has no need of you and your kind!
A Muslim suicide bomber doesn’t need tithe and offering to carry out a bloody assignment, in defence of his faith. They don’t need adverts or media stunts.
But here, we have young men who are in the Pulpit, being driven by tithe, offering and honorarium. If there is no 5star Hotel reservation, they will not honour the invitation to preach.
Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, give me passion for evangelism without counting the cost but by Your directives henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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