1. Be Consecrated for God’s Purposes – We are saved by grace through faith. Yet, God’s salvation, righteousness and purposes also requires sanctification. Therefore, our first priority is to be blameless spirit, soul, and body; in thought, word, and deed. We pray always to be blameless and above reproach that our life, family, and ministry be not blamed. WE MUST ALSO GIVE OURSELVES TO FOLLOW AND KEEP GOD’S COMMANDS (APOSTLES DOCTRINE). (2 Corinthians 6; I Timothy 3; Titus 1; 2 Peter 3)
This also includes pressing into our high calling. By God’s grace and mercy, many may already know and have been functioning in their calling for many years. Some may not yet know as they would long to know.
Yet, each of us are called to press toward the “high calling” in Christ. As we seek the Lord in prayer, worship, staying in the word daily, being led by His Spirit, wise planning, and diligent execution – this becomes clearer.
Also, earnestly desire the best spiritual gifts in order to for you to excel TO the edifying of the church. As we seek to edify the church greater and greater, the greater God will excel you. (Romans 11; Romans 12; Philippians 3; I Corinthians 14)
2. Hear and Obey the Word of the Lord – Like Mary who sat at Jesus feet, we come daily and start with “selected messages.” We ask for ears that hear and eyes that see. We listen closely, take notes, and put them into action so that we are doers of the word and not hearers only. (Luke 10)
3. Learn How to Receive and Manifest God’s Kingdom – Jesus tells us unless we become as little children we cannot enter the kingdom of God. In fact, Jesus said “these things” were hidden from the wise and prudent and revealed unto babes. We must LEARN AND RECEIVE BY FAITH the “things, mysteries, and secrets” of God’s kingdom. We are then equipped to go forth and manifest God’s Kingdom to cities, regions, nations and take the kingdom by force. (Acts 1)
4. Study to Reveal the More Sure Word of Prophecy and Doctrine – According to 2 Peter 1, we seek the Lord and His Holy Spirit for what to study to understand exactly where we are in the day in which we live, and what exactly must be accomplished by God’s word and Spirit for God’s people and kingdom to be established in all the earth.
Thank God for those ministers and ministries of Christ who seek the Lord to reveal not only the prophetic plumbline of God for the body of Christ, but have the accompanying doctrine of godliness, and wisdom from God’s word to instruct all God’s people what to do (2 Timothy 2:15; John 16:13; Matthew 24)
In addition to studying God’s word, we also continue to read and reveal the uncompromised truth of God’s word that saves and converts worldly minded sinners into sanctified heavenly saints who are ready to meet Jesus. (John 6; John 7; I Timothy 4; I Timothy 5:17-18; Titus 2)
5. Learn to be led daily by the Holy Spirit – We need to abide in, read and study the word of God to do this, for the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit for they are foolishness to Him, neither can he know them (2 Corinthians 2). Yet, we need the Holy Spirit to lead us into the word of God daily, so He can take us from faith to faith & glory to glory, even as He did with Jesus. Our spiritual discernment will increase and we become more sensitive to His internal promptings, as we separate from evil and worldliness, and follow Jesus instead. (John 3; John 14; John 15; Romans 8; Acts 8; Acts 11)
6. Preach THIS Gospel Which commands all men to Repent and Obey God’s Gospel – Just as Jesus said, God will manifest Himself when we keep His commands (John 14:21). God needs those who are obedient to His faith, keep His commands, and bring His message of the “gospel of the Kingdom” to people, cities, and nations who repent and learn his ways so God may be manifested (experienced) among them also.
THIS GOSPEL will be preached in all the world as a witness to all nations, then then shall come. This gospel calls all men to repent, believe, and obey God’s commands. We are those who always get the gospel truth out to as many as many people as possible. (Matthew 3; Luke 13; Matthew 10; Matthew 11; Romans 2; 2 Thessalonians 1; 1 Peter 4; 2 Peter 3)
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? (I PETER 4:17)
7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power (2 Thessalonians nians 1:7-9)
7. Being discipled and Making Disciples of All Nations – Just as Jesus commanded His apostles to “teach all nations even as I commanded you (Matthew 28:19). Therefore, we focus on first being a disciple of Christ taught by those who take up their cross daily to follow Jesus knowing that flesh produces flesh, but Spirit produces Spirit. The goal of every new born babe in Christ is to become baptized, grounded in the faith, and submitting themselves to obey the gospel and to follow God’s mature sheep. Sheep should become elders, deacons, and bishops who help oversee the flock of God. Spiritual fathers and mothers, both in the home and through the local body are the lifeline of any church of Christ if the Lord will add to HIS CHURCH DAILY SUCH AS SHOULD BE SAVED. (Ephesians 5; I Corinthians 4; Hebrews 13:17; I Peter 5)
8. Being Fit & Equipped and Making Others Fit and Equipped for Every Good Work for and in God’s Kingdom – We prepare spiritual children of God to serve and worship God in Spirit and in truth. This should be apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers who are of the faith and follow Jesus.
Equipping for every good work in and for God’s Kingdom first requires obedience to God, and training in righteousness.
As God’s people separate from worldliness and seek righteousness by faith, they walk in signs, wonders, miracles. The Holy Spirit also gives gifts of the Spirit to help us accomplish works of the Spirit.
It is wise to understand our motivational gifts, as these divine gifts given by our creator and released through sanctified vessels of heaven minister life.
God’s grace, consecration, prayer, worship, and diligent relentless study of God’s word will empower you to equip the saints for correcting, rebuking, exhorting, and the training in righteousness, the work of the ministry of God’s Spirit, the ministry of reconciliation so that men can be saved – so God’s people be very fruitful.
Many do not realize this, but physical fitness lends itself to having increased energy & physical capacity required to accomplish more for God’s kingdom. Jesus walked many miles per day and was able to do more signs, wonders, miracles, and teach more as a result. Paul compared our race to an athlete. Selah. (I Corinthians 9:24-27; Ephesians 4; Philippians 1; I Timothy 5; I Timothy 6; 2 Timothy 2; 2 Timothy 3; Titus 2; Hebrews 13)
9. Ready for Harvest of Souls Coming into the Kingdom of God – Many will seek the Lord when all things that can be shaken are shaken, so that only those things that cannot be shaken may remain. That is why this work has come forth. Yet, we must seek the Lord for preparations for souls coming into kingdom & be diligent to work while it is still day for night will come when no man can work. (Hebrews 12) We must also use our resources for this harvest. Like the parable of the talents, whether you have means and resources that are great or small, use whatever means you have to accomplish these things. (Matthew 25)
10. Ready for Jesus appearing – Lastly, while we abound in the work of the Lord, coming short in no utterance or gift eagerly waiting, watching & praying to be counted worthy to meet our Lord. And not only that we be ready, but all who would hear us. (I Corinthians 1; Luke 21; I Timothy 4)
Here is the patience of the saints: HERE ARE THEY that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. (Revelation 14:12-14)