PLEROMA ARTICLE 1
PARTNERS IN THE DIVINE ENTERPRISE
By Tokunbo Salami, Pleroma Missions
There is a Divine Enterprise our Father God is involved in. This
Divine Enterprise has been the eternal concern of God the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit. It was this Divine Enterprise that
made the Eternal Son of God take upon Himself the nature of a human
and to be born as a man.
The death of the Son of God upon the cross was for the fulfillment
of this Divine Enterprise. The precious bloodshed, the Word of God
given to Man, The Holy Spirit sent from above - all was for the
fulfillment of this Divine Enterprise.
The Divine Enterprise we speak about does not have money or financial
gain as its focus. Rather the focus, the pursuit of the Divine Enterprise
is the salvation of souls. The Divine Enterprise is concerned about
sinners becoming saints and perishing souls being liberated; the
Divine Enterprise concerns itself with how dark
places of the Earth - habitations of cruelty can receive the Light
of knowledge of the true God.
Over the decades and centuries, men and woman who are wise have
always volunteered their lives and services for the fulfillment
of this divine mandate. Wise men and women have always made themselves
available to partner with the Godhead for the success of the Divine
Wise men and women have always made themselves available to partner
with the Godhead for the success of the Divine Enterprise. Simeon
and Anna the prophetess were of the company of such wise men and
women. They invested PRAYERS, much fervent and effectual prayers
for the savior to be successfully born and for Him to succeed in
His earthly Ministry. By doing so, they became partners with God
in the Divine Enterprise.
Of such a company were Mary Magdalene and the women whose names
were listed in Luke 8:2&3. Instead of squandering their
riches and substances on themselves, they invested it on the Lord
Divine Enterprise. Because they made their money available to the
Master, the Gospel was preached in their days.
Peter, James, John, Andrew, Thomas and others forsook their families,
their jobs and other legitimate comforts of this world in order
to go and preach the gospel to the lost. In the process they also
became partners in the Divine Enterprise.
Time would fail me to speak of numerous others who prayed, who
gave or who went for the cause of the Gospel. Some offered their
upper rooms and houses, while others offered their donkeys. These
all became partners in the Divine Enterprise.
In our time there are numerous vacancies for men and women who
will participate in this Divine Enterprise of winning souls. The
work of missions and evangelism is lacking willing hands and financial
resources in our time. There is scarcity of human and material resources
consciously given to missions and evangelism.
Whereas the church in United States of America is by far the richest
in the world today, statistics reveal that only 10% of the Churches'
total wealth goes to winning souls and missions. Heaven sighs and
moans at the gross misplacement of priorities that has led to this
scenario. Even if the Church if Christ worldwide increased
her giving to missions and evangelism by as little as 5%, its impact
would be far reaching in getting the Gospel to millions more and
enabling many missionaries suffering much deprivation on their fields
to receive succour.
Beloved, have you also become a partner in this Divine Enterprise?
Have you started to invest in this noble cause which holds great
promises of large returns both in this world and in the one to come?
Are you willing to PRAY, GIVE and GO for missions?
Many enterprises are attracting investors in our time. Thousands
are investing time and money in politics, sports and the banking
sector, but where are the investors in God's kingdom? Where are
the wise men who will invest in the Divine Enterprise, buying up
shares in the unfading kingdom?
There is still a great opportunity for you dear friend to fulfill
your portion of the Great Commission now! Stop giving excuses, stop
complaining and stop delaying obedience to the urge of the Holy
Spirit. Arise Now and become a participator in the Divine Enterprise.
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