THE HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS

John 14:12

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.

A quote I picked up recently, this is what is says.

Being the hands and feet of Jesus means that Christ’s followers, past, present, and future, are obedient in their commission to preach the gospel and co-labour with Christ to love, serve, and heal the broken, hurting, and hopeless of this world.

Thirty-two years ago, I gave my life to Christ, He became my Lord and my Saviour. The journey to my salvation began more than 32 years ago because there were people who preached the gospel to me, people who prayed for me, people who saw beyond my defensive mechanism, people who never stopped loving me despite my attitude towards them, they were the hands and feet of Jesus.

No other generation has spoken of the love of God as much as this generation, we sing and speak of how God loves us, yet this generation has been the least to demonstrate or share the love of Jesus to others.

The love of God is not a sentimental kind of love, it is the love that gave His only begotten son for the lives of sinners on the way to hell.

It is the love that nailed His beloved son to the cross.

John 3:16-17

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

I am so shocked that many believers today focus more on their needs than what is on God’s heart. I am not exempt, many of us have focussed on what is important to us and neglected God’s heart.

We live in a world of tired, wearied, hopeless, fearful, morally and spiritually bankrupt people, looking for hope and truth.

Every Christian believer is meant to be an envoy of hope. Paul calls us ambassadors of Christ. We are not an embassy, we are ambassadors.

An ambassador is an accredited diplomat sent by a state as its permanent representative in a foreign country. An embassy can be simply described as a diplomatic mission of a country represented in another country. Embassy can also refer to the official residence or offices of the ambassador. An ambassador acts as the official communication channel between the two countries.

Let us take a look at 2 Corinthians 5:20

20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.

We represent God’s kingdom on this earth, we are God’s communication line with the unsaved.

There is no good news out there; there may hot gossips, scandalous news, defamatory news, even reality shows but there is no good news.

Romans 10:14-15

14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!”

Beautiful feet preach Jesus, beautiful feet carry the gospel, beautiful feet bring people to the cross, beautiful feet bring hope to the hopeless, etc.

1 Corinthians 12:27

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

Jesus said to His disciple in the book of Mark 16:15-18

15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature……  16 He who believes and is baptized will they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

This is the time for us to now see things the way God sees it. There is no limitation to what God do if we truly or choose to become the hands and feet of Jesus in this land.

He is the one that gave us the authority, the anointing and the power to GO.

So let us become HIS HANDS AND HIS FEET
Amen!

 

 

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