I ONCE PREACHED TO A YOUNG MAN WHO KEPT ON NODDING HIS HEAD.
I THOUGHT HE UNDERSTOOD ME UNTIL HE REPLIED IN THE LOCAL LANGUAGE THAT HE DIDN’T UNDERSTAND ANYTHING.
I WAS PREACHING, YET IT WAS BOUNCING BUT HE WAS NODDING HIS HEAD.
I KNEW AT THAT TIME I NEEDED TO SPEAK HIS LOCAL LANGUAGE TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY.
FOR OUR SOUL WINNING ENGAGEMENT TO BE PRODUCTIVE, STRATEGIES INCLUDE GOING DOWN TO THE LEVEL OF THESE TARGETS, SPEAKING LOCAL LANGUAGES…DRESSING DOWN AT SOME INSTANCES TO BE ABLE TO REACH OUT TO THEM.
GOING AFTER THE LOST REMAINS A CAPITAL PROOF OF OUR LOVE FOR GOD AND THIS IN TURN WILL ENTHRONE EVERY BELIEVER.
-Pastor Steve Ogah at CHoP
This morning, I count it a great privilege by God and by His servant, my father to bring to you quickly a Word of exhortation at this morning’s Covenant Hour of Prayer.
Since the week began, we have been exploring this subject:
NO CHURCH GROWS WITHOUT A PEOPLE ON THE GO
The end time Church, we must always remember is ordained a Church of multitudes. The end time Church is ordained by God, a Church of multitudes. Ever growing multitudes.
The end time Church by God’s divine ordinance is ordained a Church of endless multitudes.
Please understand this morning that this Church is ordained to enjoy continuous additions and ceaseless multiplications.
But what it takes a Going people to birth and sustain a growing Church. It takes a Going people, a people on the Go, to birth and to sustain an ever-growing Church. So we don’t just go but we keep going if the Church must keep growing.
We don’t just go in one instance but we continue to go if the Church of Christ will continue to grow.
Please hear this, this morning, every creature is ordained to receive the gospel. Illiterates, educated; civilized, uncivilized; Go ye into the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
John 10:16 – Jesus was speaking there that this going is a continuous one if the Church will continue to grow.
There are multitudes yet in the valley of decision.
There are multitudes still held bound by the adversary. Jesus is simply saying, “these ones yet to qualify for salvation.”
We are commanded to keep going until every soul reachable is saved.
1 Timothy 2:4
But understand this truth, that no product, the quality notwithstanding will ever sell without engaging relevant marketing strategies.
The product may be good, the quality may be fantastic, but without relevant marketing strategies in place, there cannot be sales.
So it is with soul winning.
Effective soul winning demands strategy outreach. Effective soul winning will always demand strategic outreaches.
1 Corinthians 9:20-22
“…By all means save some” – 1 Corinthians 9:22
On the harvest field, some of the strategies we may need, may include us going down to the level of these targets, speaking local languages, speaking broken English, dressing down at some instances to be able to reach out to them so that our soul winning engagement is productive.
I remember some years ago, we were out on the harvest field. I saw a young man and I approached this young man. I began to preach to him. This young man was gazing at me with so much concentration and the more I preached, the more he nodded his head. I was preaching, he was nodding, so I felt he was understanding. So the more he was nodding, the more I was preaching and after a while I noticed he had not said anything and I asked him, “do you understand what I am saying?”
He said, “mi o gbo anything” (I didn’t hear anything).
At that instance, I discovered he heard nothing. I was preaching, yet it was bouncing. He was nodding his head. I knew at that time I needed to speak his local language to communicate effectively.
To the Jew, I became as Jew; to the weak I became as weak so that by all means I may save some.
-Our soul winning engagement will be highly productive.
We cannot see supernatural Church growth without engaging the operation of the reaper angels on the prayer altar.
Matthew 26:53 – Jesus was saying, “do you think I cannot engage on the prayer altar and God will release 12 legions of angels to match the demand for the hour?”
On the prayer altar, we activate the ministry of the reaper angels. These are angels that excel in strength, these are angels that hearken to the voice of His Word. When these reaper angels get on the scene, they reach locations we cannot reach physically. They wait on our target and mobilize them to Zion.
They move men and women beyond their will. They begin to gather them and compel them to assemble in Zion.
Please hear this as I begin to close this morning, we must continue to engage the ministry of the reaper angels on the prayer altar every time we are going out.
But going after the lost remains a capital proof of our love for God and this in turn will enthrone every believer.
Jesus asked Simon Peter, “lovest thou Me more than this?” and He asked him 3 times and Simon responded, “Lord, you know all things and you know that I love You.”
Jesus said, “If you truly love Me, feed My lamb; feed My sheep; feed My sheep” 3 times.
One of the core validations of our love for God is our going after the lost. Please understand this, that it takes the help from God to maintain consistency in our Kingdom advancement endeavours.
The good news is this, that help is available to everyone this morning.
Prayers: Receive the help that comes from God. Lord, I receive Your empowerment, I receive Your help this morning. I receive Your help this morning, for effectiveness on the harvest field. Having obtained help from God, I continued to this day, witnessing both to great and small.
Receive that grace this morning, everyone praying.
CHoP is an acronym for Covenant Hour of Prayer.