Matthew 14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
Ministering like the Master is compassion. People will suffer needlessly for years if no one has the compassion to be moved toward them to command healing.
When nothing will stop you from reaching out to that next one who your heart goes out to, then the miracles will never stop! Where love flows, you go, healing flows!
Jesus said that whatsoever you ask the Father in His name, would be done. Compassion is what moves you to ask or some translations say "command." When you are moved with compassion you command "be whole in Jesus name" and they are!
The Word will not return unto you void, but will accomplish that which you send it to do. Want to see more miracles in your community? Then command more healing to individual after individual.
Compassion is what gets you off the couch. It grows your church. IT MOVES YOU into action; the action of Christ!
Meditation: The love of God is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit. I am moved with compassion and all are healed by the power of God.
Romans 5:17 For if by one man's offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.
Reigning in life like Jesus means reigning over problems for other people. Jesus healed the sick, blessed businesses, comforted the hurting, restored the broken and even raised the dead. How do you think Jesus expects us to reign?
Many times people hear the word "reign" and they think of the conventional type of reigning - bossing people around, telling them what to do. Jesus introduced a very new kind of reigning (never before seen demonstrated), REIGNING THROUGH COMPASSION. He was moved with compassion and healed them all. He never showed an interest in controlling those around Him like they expected Him to; like many still expect Him to do today. He actually likes the title "King of Kings" which means that He is calling you and I to the same type of reigning that He demonstrated.
So are you up for it? Are we willing to lay down our quest for power and use the unlimited power fully granted to us to serve our communities with miracle after miracle?
Meditation: The love of God is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit. I am moved with compassion to heal my community.
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
The same Holy Spirit who empowered Jesus' ministry wants to empower your ministry.
Acts 19:2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
After you are born again, you are welcome to invite the Holy Spirit inside of you.
Luke 11:13 ...how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Is it really that easy? Yes, it is. Once you ask, you do not need to ask again. Rest assured He is inside of you.
Did you ask? "YES" you say. Great! You are now born again and filled with the Holy Spirit! Congratulations you are fully qualified for Master Ministry!
Future blog posts will simply be you going into action with these qualifications as settled, bold, beautiful reality in your life to affect blessing in the lives of others.
You are now a child of God, full of the Holy Spirit! You are in partnership with Him.
John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
This lesson is two-fold. The first should go without saying. But just in case... if you want to minister like Jesus, you must be BORN AGAIN. It's not about using the name of Jesus to go ghost hunting for a reality TV show or a little personal recreation and entertainment - which are all VERY DANGEROUS as these guys below found out:
Acts 19:13-16 A group of Jews was traveling from town to town casting out evil spirits. They tried to use the name of the Lord Jesus in their incantation, saying, “I command you in the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, to come out!” Seven sons of Sceva, a leading priest, were doing this. But one time when they tried it, the evil spirit replied, “I know Jesus, and I know Paul, but who are you?” Then the man with the evil spirit leaped on them, overpowered them, and attacked them with such violence that they fled from the house, naked and battered.
I want you to get saved, yourself, first and foremost. It's a lot safer that way. SECONDLY I want you to catch the simplicity in leading others to Christ. Ministers must never over-complicate it! Adding more to it can add years of uncertainty, causing people to doubt their salvation which distracts them from real Christlike ministry. Worse yet, they may develop a strong negative reaction to the simplicity of the gospel and even become the next generation of religious persecutors.
Below is page right out of my book "Healed, Healthy and Whole in Jesus' Name." It works great for anyone including ministers to become born again.
Romans 10:9 says that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
Pray this out loud:
“God, I confess that Jesus is Lord of all, and I believe in my heart that You raised Him from the dead. Thank You that I am now saved!”
WAIT A SEC!
IT IS THAT EASY?
Yes, indeed it is. You are now a Christian. Well, what does that
Ephesians 5:8 says this of you after you prayed that prayer: “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.”
2 Peter 1:4 says that you have partaken of God’s divine nature.
Romans 8:16 and 1 John 3:2 say that you are now God’s very child!
Before you were the child of the devil (John 8:44) but not any more!
Now get 2 Corinthians 5:17’s scoop on you... “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Meditation: God reveal to me all that I am the moment that I got saved. As real as when I was born, this new birth is no less real. God I love being in Your Family.
Luke 6:40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
The New Living Translation says the student who is fully trained will become like the teacher.
That is great news! One of the very first things to learn about ministering like the Master is that IT IS POSSIBLE. It is actually a lot easier than most think. Your greatest challenge will be hearts that react negative to this news. I can hear the ridicule already, "I mean who do you think you are? You're not Jesus! You're not God."
I don't want you to worry about everyone else's reaction to your participation in the work of the Master just yet. How did your heart respond when you read that it's possible? Take some time to understand your heart's response.
Did your heart jump on it with child like faith? That's the key to quick learning and big results for the kingdom of God. A heart that rages against it significantly slows down the learning process.
Meditation: Lord thank you for including me in the Father's business. God since You said it, then I believe it! I'm ready. I repent of any hesitation in embracing scriptures.