The Ministry of Reconciliation
Dear people of God, in sometimes past I have had cause to remind those who are in the business of opening ministry and saying that God called them; so they claimed that God called them into the prophetic ministry, healing ministry, prayer ministry, deliverance ministry etc. As beautiful as these ministries sound, the truth is that we only have one ministry and we all according to Matthew 28:19 are called into that ministry which is the reconciliation ministry.
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us; we pray you in Christ’s stead,, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.(2 Corinthians 5:18-21|KJV-
The only ministry that CHRIST left for us to continue in is the reconciliation ministry; reconciling men back to their maker; a type of Moses ministry.
The ministry of Moses is not to turn stick into snakes or turn water into blood; there is a specific message God gave him to deliver but so that the people will believe him, God gave him those signs, so signs and wonders is not the ministry, healing and deliverance is not the ministry, raising dead people and speaking in tongues is not the ministry, praying for ten hours is not the ministry, the ministry is the message. What is the message? That message is the ministry.
Gathering millions of people to do signs and wonders is good but that sign is just like a bait to attract them to hear the message.
This message is all about how God manifested Himself as Jesus Christ reconciling man to Himself, it is this knowledge of what He did on the cross of calvary that He has sent us out to declare abroad. So if any man claim that God called him outside this message, that man or woman is a liar.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:(Ephesians 4:11-13|KJV-
The five fold ministry is to archive three things in the body of Christ and one of them is the work of the ministry. That ministry is not deliverance ministry, it is not apostolic ministry neither is it prophetic ministry as there is no such ministry like that. We have only one ministry which is the ministry of Reconciliation; it is through this ministry that sinners can be transformed into a saint and this is the greatest miracle that can ever take place.
That someone who was once lost in sin and worldliness, after hearing the wonderful message of the cross, how God was made man and went to the cross just to redeem us, and after hearing that message, such a person decide from his heart to draw near to Jesus; oh that’s the ministry we have been commission to preach; it’s a prototype of Moses bringing the people of Israel from slavery into their promise land and that’s the greatest Deliverance ever. Hallelujah!