The Word This Week – WHAT CAN WE GIVE TO GOD? HE GAVE ALL HE HAD.

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30 Mar 2015 by Rev Dr Jai Kumar –

 

IT IS A PROPHETIC TIME-FRAME

I hope you get the sense that we are living in a prophetic time frame. You and I are living at the closing of the ages. In fact we are living at the most important timeline in human history in view of what we are witnessing around us today.

 

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The global outlook economically, politically and socially is not only fearful it is also unpredictable. The decline of moral laws that God established from the very beginning of human history. Society has removed Biblical principles for living and replaced it with their own clever ideology. They say we can do it without God! We don’t need God anymore! This has brought about colossal damage to the standard of integrity, honesty and righteousness in mankind. The very fiber of society has been fragmented. Satan has infiltrated the minds of man and is holding them captives today.

You know what? You bet something big and phenomenal is ready to be birthed prophetically in the spiritual realm which will manifest in the physical world soon.

 

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But sadly, we have been unconsciously caught up into this world system that is demonically influenced and we have been hijacked into thinking, that it’s a norm to live like this. We need to wake up and tune ourselves to the signals that are coming from God and rejecting what the world is bombarding us with…. The question of survival is very much like the Titanic ship. A huge ship that was believed to be unsinkable sank ultimately. The problem is that there are a lot of people who will not believe until they are under water. 

 

HIS RETURN IS SOON

Although we cannot predict the precise timing when Jesus will return. 

 

Matthew 24:36 – But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 

 

We know the seasons thou.  And the great sign for us prophetically is what is happening on “God’s time clock” concerning Israel.

 

I HAVE GIVEN YOU POWER AND AUTHORITY TO SUBDUE AND RULE

The authority and power to rule and subdue that was lost by Adam in the garden has been purchased back for us by the blood of Jesus on the cross.

 

Genesis 1:28 – Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. 

Luke 10:19 – Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you.

 

The question is, what are we doing with this power and authority that is available to us? God does not give you any gift to be kept lying idle in you. God is a God of purpose and plan.

 

GOD IS A GOD OF PURPOSE

Matthew 25:14-30 Parable of the talents

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Returning after a long absence, the master asks his servants for an accounting. The first two servants explain that they have each put their money to work and doubled the value of the property they were entrusted with, and so they are each rewarded:

The master said to them, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.”

The third servant, however, has merely hidden his talent in a hole in the ground, and he said to his master “I was afraid. ” But his lord answered him, “You wicked and slothful, lazy servant . You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own, with interest. Take away therefore the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents.

 

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Jesus said, “To everyone who has, more will be given. From him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.”

You mean to say the God of this universe has blessed you with goodness and mercy, sustained you with long life to just sit back, enjoy yourself, relax and wait all the way for your time to get to heaven? You must be out of your mind to be thinking like that!  God is going to hold each of us accountable and He is going to ask you “What have you done for me? Where are your fruits?”

 

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If you never surrender what you feel is good and comfortable currently in your hands, you will never get what is better that God is waiting to give you.

The light is never meant to light itself. The light is meant to light the darkness! The salt is never meant to salt itself. The salt is meant to salt the food!

 

THE GREAT COMMISSION

THE COMMAND IS TO GO AND NOT TO STAY

Matt.24:14 – And THIS GOSPEL of the Kingdom will be proclaimed as a testimony to all the nations of the world then the end will come. 

Matthew 28:18-20 – But Jesus (after he met the eleven in Galilee) came and spoke these words to them, “All power in Heaven and on earth has been given to me. You, then, are to go and make disciples of all the nations and baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to observe all that I have commanded you and, remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.”

 

Jesus knew the Gospel of the kingdom is the very cure to all human problems. It is the ultimate solution to man’s ultimate problem. It is this Gospel that can set the captives free, heal the sick and the blind.

You and I are empowered to do great exploits for God.

 

John 14:12 – Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.  

 

IT’S ABSOLUTELY GOD’S WILL & COMMAND FOR EVERYONE

You know what? I get tired of people asking me if it’s God’s will for them to go for missions? Please understand, IT’S NOT ONLY GOD’S WILL! ITS GOD’S COMMAND TO GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES! God is not an aimless God! In this closing of the age, God wants to use everybody. It’s not the matter of how much you know. As long as you are willing God will use you in an awesome way to touch lives.  God has promised us that He will always be with us until the end. Besides He has given us the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit to take residence in us and be our helper. 

 

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There is no excuse or compromise in this area. It is very clear and very plain for us to go and not for us to stay! If you stay you will be just like the third servant in Matt.25, “The Parable of the Talents”, who hid his treasure instead of investing it. But his lord answered him, “You wicked and slothful, lazy servant”. You will be rebuked by God, if you don’t transform what God has given to you, into something better than what has been given to you by God.

Mission is touching the heartbeat of the Father! It is impossible to use the pulpit alone to reach the world. There is no way you can subdue the world back for God by sitting within the four walls of your church.

 

HE GAVE ALL HE HAD FOR YOU AND ME

WHAT CAN WE GIVE BACK TO HIM?

Therefore He is looking out for you and me to carry out His mandate.

The Bible teaches that God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked.

 

Ezekiel 33:11,

Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel.

 

If we are to be Christlike, then we must not rejoice in the death of the unsaved. It is a sad thing when someone dies and goes to Hell.

 

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Rev Dr Jai Kumar

Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is an ordained & licensed minister of Covenant Ministries International N.J. USA. He is also the representative of Faith International Bible School for Malaysia & Singapore. He is the founder and senior pastor of Full Gospel Outreach Ministry KL. A member of ECCM (Malaysia)  Spiritual Adviser & overseer to various ministries and churches. An itinerant speaker with a passion for missions.  He is also the author of a book entitled, ‘God’s Time Clock.’

 

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