September 15:2018

Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19 (NKJV)


Protecting the nation and its dependent territories will always be the first role of a nation’s armed forces. In many ways, however, the armed forces are tailor-made for helping out or even taking the lead in rescue operations; they are always ready for deployment anywhere, and at any time, to meet a variety of challenges including rescuing hostages.

As a child of God, you need to understand that God has committed into your hands the ministry of reconciliation. A major part of that ministry involves rescuing lost souls – unbelievers that are being held hostage by the enemy in the kingdom of darkness. They are to be rescued through the preaching of the gospel of Christ. How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!” – Romans 10:14-15

When you preach the gospel of Christ to unbelievers and they accept it, the truth is that they will not only be rescued, but they will be reconciled to God, His family and His Kingdom. Jesus came to set the captives free and to reconcile mankind back to God (Isaiah 61:1; Luke 4:18). It was a key and major part of His ministry while on earth, and so, as the body of Christ and soldiers in God’s kingdom army, we must take this mission and mandate seriously because the lives of people depend on it. If believers do not rise up to do the work of reconciliation, some people will remain as hostages for the rest of their lives; they will not enjoy the quality of life that Jesus died for them to have on earth and they will also spend eternity in hell.

Beloved, it’s time to embark on rescue missions. We are living in the last days; the time is short and the harvest is plenty. As you go out into the rescue mission fields, remember that you are not alone; you have Heaven’s firepower and Kingdom forces backing you up (2 Kings 6:17-20). Take courage and win souls for God’s Kingdom. You will surely reap a great reward for your labour of love.

Additional Scripture Reference(s): Matthew 28:16-20

Prayer & Confession of Faith

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach the gospel. I am full of compassion for the lost. I am busy with my Heavenly Father's business and I win souls daily. Amen!

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