Recovery, restoration, soul winning for all Christians – Sunday Magazine – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News
Luke 19:9-10: “And Jesus said to him, Today salvation has come to this house, for he also is the son of Abraham. 10: For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was lost.
The Bible is both authoritative and emphatic in declaring that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Whenever a child falls out of favor with the father due to behavior contrary to family values and refuses to make corrections, the father may turn his back on such a son or daughter. If the child does not repent, he may lose the benefits due to him from the family. God is the creator and father of all human beings, but man lost himself from God’s plan and purpose due to the sin of disobedience committed in the Garden of Eden – man’s first ordained dwelling place .
Man fell from the glory of God and began to dwell in sin. At the time when the unfortunate incident took place, God promised to send the posterity of a woman who will crush the serpent’s head; the instrument the devil used to deceive man and lead him astray. This seed of man is our Lord Jesus Christ who came to repair the error committed in the garden of Eden. He came to reclaim the devil’s lost kingdom and save man. This is why the Bible categorically states in the main scripture that our Lord Jesus Christ came to seek and to save that which was lost. Man, who was commissioned by God to be fruitful and to replenish the earth, disobeyed God and lost the kingdom.
With Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit against God’s will, all human beings under heaven have lost the kingdom, hence the need for recovery and restoration. Our Lord Jesus Christ came on purpose for the total reorientation of all men and to restore human beings to the kingdom of God.
Man must be purged of the sinful nature inherited from Adam and Eve. Our Lord Jesus Christ left the rue de Galilee calling the people to repent and embrace the things of God. Matthew 4:16-17 says, “The people who sat in darkness saw a great light, and for those who sat in the region and the shadow of death, light came forth. 17: From then on Jesus began to preach and say, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Christ brings the light of the kingdom to shine upon the lives of people in darkness, leading them into repentance. The will of God that will be established in their hearts will enable the lost man to begin to do the will of God and prepare for the restoration of the lost kingdom. The ultimate reason Jesus Christ came into the world was to redeem man for God. Nothing else mattered to him but winning souls. This is why when he was talking to the Samaritan woman in John’s gospel, his disciples brought him food to eat, but he told them he had food to eat, which they didn’t know. But, what food did he have? The food is to do the will of the Father who sent it and to finish it well (Jn4V34). However, the Israelites for whom Jesus Christ came rejected him.
Following the Israelites’ rejection of our Lord Jesus Christ and His kingdom, God brought the gospel to the Gentiles and that is why today you and I have hope for God’s inheritance. . Jn3v16 says: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” There is no discrimination in Christ, He came and died for all, including you who are reading this message.
Note that Christ will soon return to establish His kingdom here on earth for the millennial reign. Will you be worthy to be in this realm? The establishment of the kingdom of Christ will mark the restoration of all things. This is the summary of the church agenda. This will take place after the rapture. God calls all human beings whom the Devil has led astray to come back to Him to be restored. Hence the call in Joel 2:12-17: “Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn even unto me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning. 13 And tear your heart, and not your garments, and return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness, and he repents of evil. 14: Who knows if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even an offering of meat and a drink offering to the Lord your God? 15: Sound the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly. 16: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, gather the elders, gather the infants and those nursing: let the groom come out of his chamber, and the bride out of her chamber. 17: Let the priests, the servants of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and say: Spare your people, O Lord, and give not your inheritance to reproach, that the heathen may rule over them: why do they say among the people, where is their God?
God calls people to repentance to return to Him for the restoration of their souls. They must humble themselves and call on God. It is when people repent that they are recovered and then restored to the kingdom. All hands must be on deck to ensure everyone is affected in the recovery and restoration of the kingdom. During his ministry on earth, our Lord Jesus Christ commissioned his followers to preach the gospel. In Mark 16:15-18 he said forcefully, “And he said unto them, Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16: Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be damned. 17: And these signs will follow those who believe; In my name they will cast out demons; they will speak new languages; 18: They will take serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will not harm them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will be healed.
For total recovery and restoration of all things, the gospel must be preached to all creatures everywhere on earth. The goal is for all to repent and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Every Christian must work to win souls for the kingdom of God. As Christians, we must never relax our efforts to win souls. God’s will is for all to come to the knowledge of God, repent, and be saved. Then everything should be in preparation for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ for the rapture of the saints. Christ will restore all things. We Christians must be prepared at all times.
Testimony of the action of the Lord
What God can’t do doesn’t exist
My name is Brother Chuks Chukwubiko Nwaneke, my wife is Sister Goodness Nwaneke and my son is Brother Akachukwu Nwaneke. I joined this ministry in 2006, but two years ago my wife was driven to church with terrible fibroid pain. Fibroids prevented my wife from conceiving for the first four years of our marriage. And to make matters worse, one of the gynecologists who treated her informed us that the position of the fibroid would make conception impossible and she had to have surgery.
We came to church for one of the programs and the first day we sat in a vehicle in the parking lot and when GO told us to write 12 prayer requests and bring them the next day I told God that I had only one prayer request for him – to roll up the fibroid in my wife’s womb.
Later, GO came up to the pulpit and said, “There is someone here asking God for something. Today, God will give you more than you asked for. I claimed it and after the program my wife was relieved; all the pain is gone! A few days later she told me she felt somehow, we went to the same hospital and met the same doctor who told her she was unable to conceive. The doctor examined her and then congratulated her saying she was pregnant.
The Lord saw my wife throughout the pregnancy period and on the day of delivery everything went well and my wife was delivered safely with a bouncing baby boy. Praise the Lord!
A few months after delivery, the Lord granted us a miraculous Sienna car. For the Lord who did this, may his name be glorified forever in the name of Jesus.
I appreciate him for giving us more than we asked for, may his name be glorified forever in the name of Jesus… Amen!